I am traveling through Costa Rica for 3 weeks with my hubby and 1 year old daughter. Crazy? Maybe. The adventure of a lifetime? Definitely.
The first week we stayed at The Farm of Life, which is a vegan, raw farm right outside of San Isidro, which is on the southern pacific side of Costa Rica — about 40 minutes south of Dominical.
All you can eat fruits and veggies are included. So hubby and I have been using this time to enjoy the cleansing and detox benefits of raw food. Especially since its been two months since my last cleanse.
Every night since I stayed at the farm, I had crazy dreams. Not being attacked by the loch ness monster crazy but still crazy. Dreams about people I haven’t spoken to in years like old family members and ex-boyfriends. Dreams about hurtful experiences long forgotten — or maybe not. Maybe the dreams were trying to tell me that on some level I did remember them and think about them, and they were still affecting my life on some undetected subconscious level.
I don’t know. But I do know there was something about this place. Something magical. Something powerful was happening not only in my body but in my spirit and in my mind. I was cleansing on a level I never had before. During the day I looked around at all of the abundance and beauty of nature. And at night, I cleansed old memories, thoughts, and experiences.
I always have a bible verse that’s the current theme of my life. Some of my past ones were, “be still and know that I am God” when i doubted myself. And “thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” when I felt alone. My current verse is, “Behold, I make all things new.” This one keeps me from being anxious about my future. I’ve given up everything. My home, my career, and business. Everything I use to define myself, I’ve let go of because I want a new definition. I want a new life. So this bible verse gives me the belief that the new life I’m seeking is also seeking me and it will manifest.
Being at the farm made me feel the essence of this verse. I felt like everyone night I was being made new. I was letting go and making room for something much more magnificent.
Sometimes when you have dreams about old experiences it could be your mind letting you know it’s something you need to deal with. Other times it may signify that you’re letting those things go. To find out which one it is, simply ask yourself how you feel. What’s going on in your life? Are you actively engaging in self care? Or are you ignoring your own needs and neglecting yourself.
Letting go is the natural by-product of dedicating time and energy to nurturing yourself.
The experience at the farm was extreme self care for hubby and I. It nurtured our bodies, rested our minds, and inspired our spirits. Do you see spirit in the word inspired? This is why inspiration is vital to our lives. It feeds our spirits and when our spirits are strong we have the physical and emotional stamina to accomplish anything.
The dreams have ended and we’ve left the farm. We’re off exploring other parts of this beautiful country. But the experience touched very deeper places within us.
I’m excited to see this deep internal experience mirrored on the outside. It’ll be interested to see how this affects us when we return home.
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