Costa Rica – Day 28 – Domingo

When you find the truth, you will not change the universe.  Only you change.  You begin with you.  You travel with you.  You arrive with you.  The journey to truth is from the alone to the alone.  ~ Yogi Amrit Desai

I woke up with incredibly vivid dreams.  I was pregnant.  The father wasn’t even anyone I knew.  I mean, I knew him in my dream, but not in real life.  Seemed like a nice enough guy.  The odd part was that I was ok with it.  I felt content, actually.  Maybe even happy.  In fact, when I woke up, I was disappointed to find that I was, in fact, not pregnant.

Analyze that!

My fruit stand boyfriend, Juan, told me some interesting facts regarding the Colones, or the Costa Rican currency.  Not only is it colorful and beautifully designed, but the paper money is different sizes for blind people.


When you fold the paper money over, it completes a picture, useful against counterfeiting

Colones folded

I was going to bring some money home as a souvenir, but decided to photograph it instead.  I am going to make an attempt when I return to de-clutter my life.  Less stuff.  I’ve lived out of a suitcase with the same clothes for 4 weeks now and I am fine.  The rest is a luxury.

Take only memories.  Leave nothing but footprints.  Chief Seattle

This is my daily butterfly.  I should really look into getting a butterfly book.  I would like to start identifying what I see.

Red Black Butterfly

I use the biomat before meditation.  Jill said it will help with my pain.  It certainly doesn’t hurt.  In fact, each time I’ve used it, I’ve experienced a feeling of bliss.  Like I’m floating.  I can’t describe it.  Maybe I am experiencing the benefits of the amethyst crystals, said to balance energy centers and remove blockages.  It could be the negative ions released, or the far infrared rays.  Whatever it is, I like it.  If they didn’t cost $400, I might consider buying one.

Four new women arrive for meditation.  They are here from Guanacaste.  It’s about a 4 hour trip from there.  After meditation, I do acro with two of them.  It’s a great way to bond.  Immediately.

Tonight’s movie is Milk.  I’ve never seen it and I find it inspiring; overcoming stereotypes, violence, and fear.  I wonder if I would be strong enough.  To speak my truth.  To stand my ground in the face of such violent opposition.  How brave.  Some days I can barely make it through my days, and I am certainly not facing that kind of adversity.  It puts things in perspective.

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.  Frank A. Clark