I am writing from the open air covered porch in beautiful Arenal, Costa Rica! Toucans and parrots sit in the bird feeder sharing bananas and papayas with the turkeys. The Arenal Volcano is hiding behind the cloud cover, remnants of this mornings hard rain. A dream come true for sure.
The journey started with an incredibly and synchronistic experience in the Santa Rosa airport, by taking a risk to engage in a conversation. Truth be told, the person I was 10 years ago, could never have taken that risk, the Creative Awakenings process and the work with the horses has changed everything for me in that dimension.
Shelley Rosenberg, one of my Eponaquest mentors, Barb and I, took the red eye out of Los Angeles-a first for me-and arrived in Costa Rica at 7:00 am. We then took a 3-hour journey with our driver on a winding narrow road, to the rain forest of Arenal and our final destination, the Leaves and Lizards resort. This is where Shelley has run her riding programs for many years. It is a magical slice of heaven to be sure.
I set my alarm intending to do yoga this morning, but my body had other ideas and I slept in until almost 8:00, waking to the sound of the rain pummeling the porch roof. I heard a Voice say, “There is no hurry, tranquilo…” And so I closed my eyes and drifted off into a deep sleep.
Blessed sleep. No Chores. No responsibility. Time to let go and shed a few more layers.
I have made an agreement with mySELF, our only task while here is to LISTEN and be more horselike. To drop my agendas and hear what my body is saying to me…
NOT MY MIND.
During this adventure I am determine to once again ask the question, “What is calling you?…”
In these many years what I have learned is that is truly is about the journey, not the destination!
The sun is working her way through the clouds. Time to put away the devices, pull out my journal and water colors and take some time to BE present.
I’ll be blogging a bit here and there while I’m away and I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below this post.
Arenal, Costa Rica