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A Spiritual Birthday Gift

 

 

A Spiritual Birthday Gift

Butterflies have always been magical to me because they are so free and beautiful. In 2012 my Mom told me: “Promise me something, that you will go to Costa Rica next year for me. I will not be here but I will send all the butterflies and tell them to visit my beautiful girl so that you know I am with you.” She kept that promise and on my last day of vacation I was greeted by an amazing, deep yellow butterfly. I knew immediately that it was her and she brought such a variety of friends with her. It is a memory I cherish every day that allowed me to truly grieve for her and let go.

This November visit was extra special and reinforced my Mom’s presence is with me all the time. My birthday is in November and my Mom always made it so special. I miss getting a card from her the week before my birthday and her insisting that we have cake and ice cream to celebrate. Two things that I took for granted when she was here and now I would give anything to have. But today, as I sit eating breakfast in Costa Rica, there are many butterflies fluttering about. I am taken by their grace and beauty as my heart fills with love from my Mom. I look down to see a beautiful orange butterfly struggling to fly and realize that it has a broken wing. I reach down to pick her up so she is out of foot traffic and she eagerly climbs onto my hand. What an amazing feeling to be able to hold one of these magical beings! She spent an hour with me while I ate my breakfast and checked my messages – a birthday gift from my Mom. As I was leaving The Bakery I tried to place her safely in the flowers but she clung to my finger. Finally she moved to the flower and I said goodbye, my heart filled with love and joy from the experience.

What an amazing experience to feel the love of a tiny little being. My day was extra beautiful from that moment on and I am so grateful to now have that memory. I am also grateful to have that feeling of my Mom joining me for a part of my day in a way that I could touch and feel.

When we truly believe in the power of positive, beautiful things happen. Always believe in the greater good of the world and you will experience pure, honest love in places you would never expect.

Thank you Mom for being present in spirit and in a form that I could touch. It means more than anyone could ever know.

Have a Beautiful Day!! ~Pamela

Fill Your Well

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