A Sensory Experience of Costa Rica
"The one who calls"...and she did. From the very first step on her soil until the moment I left, it was magical....profound really.
I had 3 wonderful weeks experiencing a soft, fluid, yet powerful female energy; a lovely mix of gentle Lemurian and raw volcanic fire. The first week I was surrounded by 33 members of my beautiful soul tribe at the Lee Harris retreat at Blue Spirit on the shores of Playa Guiones. Our collective ancestors descended from the mountain and held us as we worked through energy healing on multiple dimensions. At the end of that week the fire of creation was lit. Wow... it burned through long held emotions in my body; it encircled my feet, spiralled up to my hands and then my crown. It now fuels the flames around my heart. 😌
The following two weeks was about exploring and nuturing my soul as I integrated new energies. Through ceremony, I sang to her waters, danced to her beauty, rattled to her ancestors, and I received her gifts.
Her people are beautiful. I love that they live with a natural ease, fully honouring the land. "La Pura Vita" is a way of life. What soul magic!
Photo Credit: Ferlander Arguedas, Costa Rica
Honouring Mother Through Ceremony
"You are now in the presence of the one." Is what I heard as we approached the mountain on the new moon of Thursday October 19th.
As soon as we arrived at our campground on the base of the mountain, I immediately performed a Water Ceremony to honour the land and ask permission to work with it over the next four days. I sprinkled drinking water around me in a circle (representing the feminine) to cleanse and purify the land. I then danced around the circle to celebrate the land's grandeur.
On day two, I performed a Wind Ceremony on top of the mountain at the Old Ski Bowl Trailhead where I was asked by my guides to sing to the land. The song that intuitively arrived was Chattr Chakkr, a mantra for love and the heart chakra. I cried as the energy was so profoundly beautiful.
On day three, I was guided to complete a Fire Ceremony to honour ancestors. The ceremony involved 3 dead leaves representing roads already taken, 3 alive leaves representing roads we are going to take, 3 pine cones representing the bridge between spirit and land through our 3rd eye (pineal gland), and a plate of food to feed the fire. I started with the sprinkling of water to set a pure intention. I then added the pine cones and leaves to the fire and I ended the ceremony with rattling and dancing around the 4 directions of the fire.
On day four, I ended our magical experience with a prayer in Panther Meadows, a sacred indigineous shamanic site on the mountain. I brought my animal totem and my crystal pyramid and thanked the land for protecting, healing and bringing me emense joy.
And so it is.