Life at Escondida Beach here in Manuel Antonio is magical. It is unique, special and free to all who wish to encounter such a magnificent paradise.
Whether looking up in the trees to see daily monkey crossings or down at the sand at iguanas or colorful crabs, the same magical experience is shared by all. Clear indications of this wonderfully enriching experience are smiles of joy and happiness. And of course, everyone running to get their camera to take photos to capture the moment.
But really, what causes this shift in emotion, this sudden rush to capture the moment on film? A moment whereby in your future, you can go back and conjure up those same special feelings. Better yet, share those memories with family and friends to say, “I was here!” “I saw this!” and “I felt THAT!” THAT is pura vida. That is “pure living”.
Well, very simply put,that shift in emotion and energy towards PURA VIDA is your connection to nature. A source of energy you are supposed to be resonating with and connected to always…naturally. But perhaps for many, all too infrequently in your life.
It’s here in your moment at Escondida Beach where your connection to nature allows you to relax. And when you can relax in nature, your spirit and energy is renewed, refreshed and recharged. Your energy resonates in harmony with nature…as it should be…naturally. This shift allows you to experience life in a whole new perspective and perhaps begin thinking differently about nature, resources and energy.
WATER…just think about water. Everything is made of and with water. Every living thing needs water to survive. The earth plane consists of 72% water comprised of oceans, lakes and rivers. In certain parts of the world, water is abundant while in others it is scarce. Here in the rainforest, we have an abundance of rain in the green season. In the peak dry season very little rainfall occurs. Those of us fortunate to live here anticipate the green season with all the rain. Perhaps it is our peak season, as we know all that rain brings a lot of new life to the rainforest. All wild life and plant life seem to flourish remarkably and change on a daily basis.
Look out into the ocean here at the beach, and realize there is an abundant of sea life in that vast large body of water. Recently here at Playa Escondida, whales and dolphins have been spotted. Surely they naturally know the special magical stops on their journey. Do you? Dolphins are a symbol of love and communication. It is a special magical experience to see them.
La Playa Escondida in Spanish translates to “Hidden Beach”. But why named hidden? Is it a treasure, a secret? A discovery of enlightenment? A shift of natural spiritual consciousness or awareness? It’s your journey; you decide. Why is a “day at the beach” more enriching to one’s life? Because it is esthetically beautiful or calming with the sounds of the waves? Do you ever hear people say “Gee I feel great, just spent hours in the office or on the computer”? People always feel sooo much better and finish the day with…”I had a great day at the beach and feel great!! Why? Because 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes directly from the ocean. And with all that oxygen rich air…we allow nature to help us on our journey..as it should be..naturally.
And what about that big vast large body of water, the ocean just teeming with all that sea life. How can you connect yourself to this wonderful natural abundance? Well if you wander over to the rocks just before Playitas at just the right tide time..there is a few inches of clear water… a natural rock pool where you can see lots of little tropical fish. This will definitely help you…Better yet go in…and float…and relax. Look up to the sky and gently allow the calm tide coming in to swirl you around for different views of the cascading water over and down the rocks.
And realize the tide is bringing in water enriched with new life and energy; your connection to nature. Relax, float, relax some more in your natural rock pool…feel and enjoy!!!
PLEASE REALIZE THE OCEAN IS VERY POWERFUL AND SHOULD BE RESPECTED AT ALL TIMES. FOR YOUR SAFETY USE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES AS THE UNDERTOW AND RIPTIDES CAN BE DANGEROUS. IF YOU DECIDE TO CROSS THE ROCKS, PLEASE REALIZE THE TIDE IS STRONG AND CAN COME UP QUICKLY. YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO CROSS BACK AGAIN.
To all our visitors from all over the world: Welcome/Bienvenido and PURA VIDA.
See you at Escondida Beach for another beautiful day here in paradise.
Katreena is a Reiki Master (Reiki is the Spiritual Healing Art of Empowerment). She lives at the beach and has over 20 yrs. empowering people on their journey. She is dedicated to the enjoyment, empowerment and safety of residents and all our visitors. Please call 506 2777 6389 or [email protected]