I hope you are well and life feels good! I am back in Cincinnati after a week away at my favorite home away from home - Costa Rica. It was quite the adventure with my daughter, Callie, and the landing back into the normal routine of life has had its ups and downs. And yet the vibration of spaciousness is still sitting so comfortably with me that the only words that feel appropriate for this week are "Pura Vida!"
Pura Vida - "Spanish for 'pure life.' The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos (Costa Ricans) follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on Earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it." ~ Urban Dictionary
I love this phrase for so many reasons. Like all words, there is power in the vibration and meaning of these two simple words. Pure - "free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind." (Vida) Life - "the existence of an individual human being or animal." When I bring them together and say them in the magical way of rolling sounds that the Spanish language offers, there is a harmony and a lilting cadence to the words that immediately brings relaxation to my body. When you hear the words spoken by someone who lives in that country, usually with a smile, shrug, or laugh, the vibration is even more powerful.
And so I offer these words to you with a full heart and a rejuvenated Soul. It is so easy for us to get caught up in the routine of our daily lives and the busy-ness of schedules and tasks. We can lose sight of the relationships that matter and the moments and stories shared that define our experience of life. Being present to the gift of each moment is a choice. I was reminded of that so beautifully last week and I'm continuously realigning and re-centering myself as I transition back into the regular routine.
This weekend we celebrate my daughter's graduation from high school with a party at our house and there is a lot of activity swirling. So I keep my newsletter short and sweet and invite you to witness my understanding of "Pura Vida" in this week's Healing Our Souls video.
We are gathering on Sunday morning to be present for the experience of life this week. I invite you to bring your Soul-human to the Viben call or replay and realign and recenter with "Pura Vida."
For my local friends, our New Moon Viben Circle is next week Wednesday at my home. Come play!
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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