Leap of Faith

We just came through the eclipses of October… did you feel them? Everything can change during eclipse season as the eclipses will always put us on the right path. It certainly changed for me…

A couple of years ago a friend of mine took me on a trip to Costa Rica. I had never been there before. I got Covid on my way there – and my friend had a cold so I figured I just got her cold and I wasn’t worried about it. But when it came time to do a covid test 12 days into our vacation before getting on the plane, I tested positive. My friend tested negative so she went home. Meanwhile, my travel insurance policy covered a $300 a night hotel room for me to stay an extra ten days in quarantine. Of all the places to get covid, Costa Rica in January was the place! I spent each day on the beach and in the water, relaxing and recovering, drinking yummy juices and soaking up the vitamin D with no one around.

I completely detoxed and was eating minimally, resting a lot and drinking tons of liquids. About 16 days into the trip, I was sitting in the water on the sand watching a long line of pelicans fly by. I didn’t have anything to do, nowhere to go and nobody needed me. It was just me, the sun, sand, ocean and air. In that moment of simply being, my heart opened wide – wider than I can ever remember it opening before, and in that precious moment, I merged with all the elements and became one with everything. It was profound. I lost my sense of being in a body and just felt this blissful oneness, as if I was on the other side of the veil, in the ocean of love. It was in that moment that I knew that Costa Rica was my home and I belonged there. I was never surer of anything in my entire life.

I have never been to a place that felt so right for me. Everything vibrates at the frequency of the heart there. There are dogs, horses and cool people everywhere who are enjoying the natural beauty of the land. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its own list of challenges… just like any place. I have lived in third world countries so I know, but this place is where I want to spend my days, even the difficult days. You know it’s right when it feels right. That’s how our heart communicates to us.

After my quarantine finished, I returned to upstate New York and continued to work in my practice, not really knowing how I was going to get back to Costa Rica. I couldn’t see a practical, logistical plan of how it was going to work, so I just sort of put it on the back burner and got on with my life hoping that somehow it would happen… until this last pair of eclipses.

An elderly friend of mine had invited me to spend the winter with her in Mexico as a companion assistant. I was pretty sure I was going to accept the offer, but it wasn’t quite a great deal for me so I began to ask around to other friends in warm climates what opportunities might be out there for me to spend a winter there. That’s when a friend offered me to come stay with him in Costa Rica for a couple of months.

The Universe made it very clear to me that the time to go to Costa Rica had arrived and that I was to actually make preparations to go there and not just for the Winter. Suddenly, I just knew that I had to do it and the time is now. The realization was unexpected, like a bolt of lightning out of the blue!

The best way for me to make it happen is to sell everything and book a flight and go. So that is what I’m doing. I’m relocating my life and business to go live in Costa Rica. On January 1st at 6am, I will be getting on a flight after selling everything I own. I don’t really know anyone there except my friend, I don’t have a “plan”, I don’t have tons of money and I know very little Spanish. This scenario would scare the crap out of most people…

This move is what I call a “Leap of Faith.” Part of me is terrified of all the “what if’s” of things that could go wrong, especially after what I have been through when things really did go wrong and I paid a hefty price for my poor choice. But there is another wiser part of me that says, “Go to this place because it holds the treasure you seek. It is your next step and there are people there that you have to meet to fulfill your destiny. Go and trust in God because this is what your heart wants. Follow your dream. You will always have what you need, God loves and supports you in every moment of your life. This will be a delightful journey, enjoy it! You are moving into a time where the sun will fill your life once again and you can put into practice all you have learned from the spiritual winter of your life. The Universe has your back. Go! Jump! Now!”

I have decided to listen to that voice and trust in what my heart knows to be true. Because if I don’t listen, I will cheat myself of all the amazing things that are going to happen. I could stay here in Upstate New York and continue doing what I do, but it is not where I want to be, so I am jumping off this cliff and my wings will open wide and I will soar…or a net will appear!

What happens when we ignore our heart? We suffer! Fear can keep us contracted and immobilized and rob us our dreams. It is up to us to face that fear and follow our heart. Our beautiful heart holds the map of our life and knows the way.

It requires great faith and trust in God to live like this. So ask yourself, what do you know in your heart to be true and are you listening to it? Are you living by that truth? Or are you ignoring it, burying it deep down and feeling yourself slowly dying inside? What does your heart want? Listen…and then act on it. Because there really is no other way. You’ve got to jump off that cliff at some point to live your highest and best life. And you are totally worth it! You are and always will be a magnificent being – a sacred soul. God, the Universe wants the best for you. You are dearly loved and admired for who you are right now, exactly as you are! Even with all of your flaws. There is nothing wrong with you. You are lovable exactly as you are.

Many of us know what it’s like to live our life from fear. It sucks. But when we take action from our heart, we will succeed. Follow the path of the heart, never give up and you will fulfill your destiny. This is the way!

I hope my bold leap of faith inspires you to take the next step in living the life you truly want to be living. Blessings on your path!