This trip did not go to plan, and it was so beautiful. Things will never be the same for me.
I felt so welcomed and loved and held in Costa Rica, and am so grateful to the land for teaching me so much, and to all the people I met who left me deeply inspired. I will try to share some of my experiences now.
I felt the true abundance of the world on magical permaculture farms, walking amidst fruit trees and twisted herbs and spices. Permaculture seeks to use the natural energy present in a system to produce abundance, to use the natural intelligences of nature. I will be writing about this more, but that seed of permaculture design is awakening in me.
I re-connected to my deepest creative passions, including dance, music, and cooking. I danced Gabriel Roth’s 5Rythms for 5 days, a workshop at the Pachamama community.
I made superfoods and jumped naked into hotsprings, learning about nutrition and raw foods. I experienced the chaos and power of creativity unleashed, in the form of a total creative genius who is exploding with so much energy all the time that sometimes everything is thrown off-kilter, but there is always endless excitement and learning.
I was swept into deep shamanic and mystical experiences with an indigenous grandmother elder. Thank you for initiating me and helping me remember. I saw into past lives and tapped into deep power within myself. We went beneath our two legged-ness, beneath our human intelligence into something deeper. Human life is only 400000yrs old We have 13 billion years of universal life force intelligence coming through us.
I shared part of this journey with a beautiful friend and fellow star-sister and lover, thank you for serving as a honest mirror and for humbling my ego. Your wise owl wisdom for us to part ways set both of us free to pursue our own paths, yet I feel our connection stronger than ever.
I met visionary and brilliant artists, poets, dancers, farmers and we even got to gather at a beautiful river and celebrate together, including my 21st birthday celebration.
I learned about eco villagery and saw into real possibilities for how human beings can live sustainably on this planet, together. The biggest obstacles to this our within ourselves, not “out there.” We have all the technology, tools, models, concepts and examples we need to create global regenerative culture, where human presence on the earth replenishes and adds to eco-systems, rather than destroys them. It is our own issues and personalities and lack of ability to come together that stands in the way of this.
I was transported to another universe at Envision and the Tribal Alliance gathering, where my connection to the earth was amplified. Still processing that experience, and will need to write about it later. Jam Base has a good write – up of Envision if you want to read more about it (and see some insane pictures)
I learned nothing, only re-membered from ancient depths
Goodbye sweet pura vida love
the breath of impermanence
the eternity of this moment, gleaming
tears stream down my face, magic rainbow droplets
red ruby of the tongue initiates new songs
i left my hair and my name in your green mountains
deep trust as the journey ahead unfolds;
and things will never be the same.