Jan 18, 2017 - Finca Verde Lodge - Bijagua, Costa Rica
Continuing on my journey of life and travel, I find myself in the beautiful little town of Bijagua, Costa Rica. It is located more inland and is nestled near a volcano with a jungle setting of a million different colours of green. The air is fresh and the people are humble. I am staying at a friends home and family business called Finca Verde Lodge. Since I left my hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, I have encountered many beautiful places in Mexico and Nicaragua, and this place is no exception to the roll I'm on of awesome places and people. It is the most lush place I have ever been and I can hardly even believe that my friend, Jorge, lived in Regina for as long as he did when this is where he grew up! If you are ever travelling through Costa Rica be sure to check it out!
My intention for my travels is to heal myself so that I can help others heal. The way I can do this is to grow and learn and go with the flow as I try and stay totally in the present. Not staying in one place longer than it serves me but not leaving too soon before I can digest why it is that I ended up here in the first place. So far I have learned many things about trees, plants, insects, volcanos, birds and welcoming friends and family. It is so amazing to witness the hard work that my friend and his family have put into this place to make it their own gem that they are able to share with others. This is the idea I have brewing for my life path....to create something unique that I can offer and share with others. So far I have done a ton of processing since being in Costa Rica over the past couple of days. My Spanish is rusty as heck but it also turns out I don't have too much to say at this time. On the contrary, my visual senses are on fire with the beauty of my surroundings. Soon though, I will need to get out of my head and start speaking some truths from what I have learned and what I want to contribute. My throat chakra is feeling a bit weakened so it is only a matter of time. Necesito practicar mi espanol! One thing I have been expressing in both english and spanish is my gratitude for everything. I feel continuously blessed to have made amazing connections in my life that have allowed for some amazing people to grace me with their presence, homes, friends and family.
Soon I will move on in my adventures for there is another place that is calling to me. I have a feeling I will be back here one day as it holds a special place in my heart. I have never been so immersed in nature and it is a pretty surreal feeling. It has been a beautiful 20 days of travel thus far filled with love, new friends, old friends, sunshine, rain, good times, iffy times, health, sickness, calmness, anxiety, excitement and fear. I am where I need to be for the time being but I know my travels hold plenty more experiences and adventure. I am off now to find a place to do some yoga. Heart openers are must right now as it is key that I stay open. Love, peace, namaste.
!Thank you! !Muchas Gracias!