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Wholeness, Much Love, and Pura Vida.

What does love mean to you? We dove into this question and others for this Full Moon gathering the theme being, "Love as a New Creation." The inspiration of this theme came from the progression of our last gathering which focused on forgiveness. After releasing the suffering and pain caused from ourselves, others, and situations within and out of our hands a new spaciousness was made available.

Surrounded by Love

Many of us have stories and conditions around love. We have reasons why we don't accept love or why we grip onto it so tightly that we eventually suffocate what we wanted to flourish.

The first step in reprograming is acknowledging what's there and why, forgiving, and then setting down a new foundation which supports who you are now and how you want to give and receive love. A light was shed on women's moon time because it is another area of our lives that has been hidden and made into something unholy. The truth is women's moon time reflects the life cycle, death, birth, growth, decline. By seeing this parallels in ourselves and honoring it also opens yet another door of potential love and new creation. After moving and transforming so much energy and digesting the last several events I can say that I am not the person I was 3 months ago. I've been shown that I am a every evolving being. I have my ebbs and flows and so does everyone else. Sometimes the way I love is by choosing to close my door and just simply being alone. Other times its by making delicious food, offering full hugs, and giving my complete attention to someone.

My husband and I have been married for over 6 months now and have been in a journey since February. Taking a huge leap of trust and committing to move to Costa Rica and creating EcoMaste. During the last several months I've surrendered more and more into trusting love and appreciation of my partner. Learning the art of making direct clear requests, and not taking things personally. Acknowledging each other for what we do for ourselves, each other, and for the community.

For me my new creation of love is one that mimics the torus. I am love within and project love, and I choose to receive the love around me. I set clear boundaries of what I do not wish to experience. I'm learning to release expectations and be open to receive someone else's expression of love and accept that its beautiful even if, its different than mine. My love language is thoughtfulness, little gestures like, (making me cacao in the morning when I don't ask), touch, listening, and patience.

I invite you all to re-create love for who you are now. Dive into how you want to express it, feel it, embody it. How would you like to offer it, receive it, in what forms. Those parts of yourself that you spend the least amount of time with, befriend them, they need it the most, and see if you can truly encompass all that are with love. Then play with love, with all different relationships. How can you bring love within every exchange you have. What would change in your life if you practiced this. Can you imagine the shift if every person in a small community or even a household did this?.

The thing is, it's possible for your to experiment with these practices and take note of the changes within your life. Then, the people around you will become curious because you always seem to have this presence contentment. Slowly you share or just simply modeling love and your vibration will carry and inspire others to create the love they want to experience. May you and all beings always feel loved and cared for.

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We recently came together for a Full Moon in Aquarius Women & Men's Forgiveness Gathering. The circle began with heart songs led by Leo then flowed into the question,

"what does forgiveness mean for you?" The answers varied from freedom, release, love, openness, and more. As you read this blog I invite you to ponder the same question.

Our brother Marcus led a deep 9 layer meditation. We ventured into forgiving our ancestors, great grandparents, grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, friends, past lovers, co-workers, and ourselves. Then made a list of all the persons in each category. The women were instructed to pick a man on their list that they had the strongest negative reaction. The men did the same but with a woman.

The big take away I had was, those that had cause me suffering did not do it out malice but rather how they were raised or out of fear. I felt a huge sense of relief, as if

I was a bridge for my ancestors to release what they weren't able to do.

This exercise also reminded me of generational trauma. The memories we may not be aware of but hold inside of our DNA. When we do forgiveness work we not only free up energy within ourselves but also release what our ancestors could not or weren't able too. The only way we can transmute this trauma is to accept and acknowledge that it is there.

A practice that many know is the Hoʻoponopono. It's a series of phrases that originates from Hawaii. The phrases are:

I'm so sorry

Please forgive me

Thank you

I love you

Orin offered a song of the Hoʻoponopono. I invite you to play with repeating them out loud or play with singing, perhaps begin with forgiving yourself. Explore the melodies that resonate to you.

The men and women separated and we journeyed further into forgiveness. Both groups had the opportunity to write out all the suffering the person that caused us a strong negative reaction in detail. Then women were guided by Sophia and the men were guided by Marcus reinvent this person and our relationship with them. Giving us the opportunity to fully forgive them for all the pain they caused and receive what we may have been yearning from them for many years.

The importance of our words was emphasized. Many of speak as though our words hold no power. We make empty promises, talk against ourselves and to others.

Our word is a vehicle for manifestation. To quote the Bible:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1

"How can a young person stay on the path of purity?

By living according to your word" Psalm 119:9

We gave our word that we would honor the holiness of our word. Later we did this by the men and women coming together at a sacred fire and burning the words of suffering so we could embody our reinvented relationships and intention around what we had written.

The heart medicine of Cacao was facilitated by Ita from Cacao Magic after the fire.

Mark & Sherrie shared their deeply healing Kirtan music with ancient mantras infused with Cacao. Making for a sweetly potent journey back to ancient vibrations calling and receiving the presence of the ancients ones.

Together we created a masterpiece of forgiveness. When we acknowledge, and accept our traumas we gain our power. When we release suffering we gain the ability to heal ourselves and collective. This opens us up to receive clearer guidance, inspiration, energy, and deeper levels of love. May we all be impeccable with our word, fully release what no longer serves, and embody the joy and divinity that we are.

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The second New Moon in Cancer of 2020 on July 20th highlighted the nurturing energy of Cancer relating to the mother, caring, feelings, and sacred space. However the Sun and Moon being in Cancer have been in opposition to planets in Capricorn. This has been causing us to feel tension between what we feel and our responsibilities and commitments.

What to do with this tension? This New Moon encouraged slowing down to take a step back from our responsibilities. Don't worry they aren't going anywhere. We can pick them up after we've rested. Now we are invited to step into our hearts, listen, take a break, and detach from all things, people, and all situations that are draining us. Taking a break will support us to have the clarity, energy, and alignment to birth and create what feels nourishing, exciting, loving, and has the essence of growth and development.

There has been SO MUCH novelty around 2020 and it has required a lot of us energetically and emotionally. Give yourself the space to acknowledge how this year had impacted you. Welcome in a tenderness with yourself and others because this is a time of monumental permanent change. We rapidly changing and need to remember we are ripe for this evolution.

Every time you change some part of yourself will be sacrificed. We must be willing to let go of the aspects of ourselves that aren't being utilizing, or are no longer supporting what we are becoming. Think of your favorite fruit. Where did this fruit come from? It came from a flower. This flower knew that there was a fruit coming so it gracefully released its petals and opened itself to transform into a gorgeous fruit.

Many of us are in this flower stage. We have grown so much from seedling, to bud, and now have blossomed into beautiful fragrant flowers. Some of us may feel like we want to stay flowers, or maybe we just don't know that a fruit is coming so we want to hold onto our petals. Our petals being our comforts. But if we knew for certain, like flowers know that bountiful fruit is coming would, we still be gripping onto what we've outgrown?

The difference between grace and fear is trust. The natural world trusts and honors in the cycle of the life and death, and reciprocity. Humans have become detached from these natural cycles and ways of being and have started functioning from a place of fear, and disconnection.

To build trust we must commit to letting go of control. We must grow a kinship with the unknown, being adaptable, and flexible. Learning from our the plant and animal kingdoms. Listening to our heart beats, which drums to the universal rhythm we are inseparable from. Trusting in the divine intelligence like the flower who release its' petals to bare the fruit that we have the privilege of enjoying.

I'll leave you with some questions to ponder. What is the fruit that you are becoming? How can you give more time to yourself to listen to what you require and honor that? What do you need to release so you can bare your fruit?

P.S- My fruit is Chapa-Jack and I'm delicioso!! 🥰

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Our focus is to bring communities, families and individuals back into harmony and simplicity. We do this through workshops, classes, retreats, and ceremonies with themes around rebuilding our foundations of living a balanced life. We host, practice and collaborate with the community to teach the best healing arts, permaculture, sustainability, natural building, nutrition, herbalism and spirituality of the region. Be part of a community movement rooted in care for the planet that embodies love and compassion for all beings on Mother Earth. 

We are all one. 

In 2016, the cofounders of EcoMaste visited together the Diamante Valley and since, they fell in-love with the majestic mountain. A few years later, after coming and going to Costa Rica, they felt a strong pull to root down in the area to share their passion and skills with other brothers and sisters. At the beginning of 2020, Jose felt a call to learn about natural building, specifically bamboo and timber framing. After his courses he was admiring the Diamante Waterfall and reached out to his indigenous brother Kandymaku from the Arhuacos Tribe which is part of the Teyuna Collective (four indigenous tribes from the Sierra Nevada in Colombia).

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