We don’t always notice how much we internalize over the course of a year. All those little things that we experience and never realize that they are trapped somewhere inside our mind and impacting our physical and spiritual being. Over the course of three years I have chosen to “Fill the Well” by going to Costa Rica and becoming submersed in nature and a simpler lifestyle. While I realize that this may not be an option for everyone, the point of my story is to find time to be with yourself in nature.
Three years ago I hesitantly booked a trip to Costa Rica last minute with friends. I thought that it would be a once in a lifetime trip and decided to go enjoy ten days in a beautiful country. Much to my surprise I fell in love with the Nicoya Peninsula the moment my feet hit the ground at the little airport in Tambor. The energy of this place embraced me in a way that I had never experienced and made me feel so alive and even more positive than usual. I call this overwhelming positive energy a “Life Grab”. A Life Grab is something that sticks with you in such a positive way that you can’t turn it off ~ kind of like getting a song stuck in your head.
I make this journey with myself every year now and use the time to recharge my battery and ground. For me, spending time on quiet beaches, hiking in the jungle, or just relaxing in a hammock are amazing tools to let go of the things that hold you down and provide clear focus for the coming year. I find that journaling becomes much more fluid and positive in this environment which is very healing to the mind and soul.
I encourage you to find that place which allows you to recharge and in essence “Fill Your Well” with positive energy. This is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself and those around you. It doesn’t have to be an exotic location, it can easily be found in the peace of your own backyard or a nature trail in your area. Take the time to be with yourself and nature…you’ll be happy you did 🙂
Have a beautiful day! ~Pamela