Because first, they who they are, and second, they had just spent a two nights at Solfeggio Retreat Sanctuary! On vacation from their life in New York City, they were interested in everything around them. I was so grateful to see our sanctuary through their eyes. My favorite experience happened on a walk to the Ceiba tree. We weren’t more than a 100 feet into the forest, when the 16 year old stopped and said, “It’s so alive!” My whole body resonated with her words. For course
Back in early October I was called to visit Mother Ceiba at the heart of the Solfeggio sanctuary. As I viewed her massive roots spreading out in all directions, crossing over a small ravine and rising up the adjacent hillside, I realized not only is she holding up an entire hillside, the trees around her are helping to support her in this expression. As I took in the whole, a message began to form in metaphor. The original seed message follows, however I urge you to read the
The follow is a prayer and blessing I wrote and read for the crew on the first day of construction in September, 2012. The young men, who built The Pavilion were a blessing to me. I was so grateful for their enthusiasm, willingness to please, laughter, and the attention and care they put into everything they did each day. The Pavilion holds the energy of their very best intentions, as well as mine. Pura Vida!
Everything at Solfeggio has been created with intention from its' very inception in 2006. It's said "intention" is the most powerful force in the universe. This may well be true, as I've experienced its' powerful work in my own life, and The Pavilion is no exception. The pervading energy of The Pavilion is sacred, peaceful, nurturing, and elevating. Those who come to the space for an activity, class or event, more often than not, leave feeling grateful for their experience a
At the beginning of the rainy season in 2000, soon after moving to Costa Rica, I wrote this poem. (The first in many years) I’m at the end of my 17th rainy season here and still loving every moment of the magic and wonder I experience on a daily basis. Back in 2000, my senses were just beginning to re-awaken, as my body relaxed into the natural rhythms of a tropical rainforest. To this day, the power and beauty I am surrounded by continues to educate me through my senses, and