Even before I lived here and would come as a visitor, I remembered myself saying, “if I can just get my feet in the sand (Costa Rican sand), I know this pain in my knee will go away ( or whatever pain I was having at the time for that matter).” Seriously, no lie! I would get here and 2-3 days would go by (sometimes less) and I would feel 5-10 years younger and pain free! Someone once said to me, “the most powerful healing energy comes at the “tideline” where the sea meets land. “
I often exercise in the mornings at Espadilla Beach in front of the EOC, I consciously walk this line. Here, the ocean breaks and softens the earth. The soft sand is a place where I find it a bit harder to walk, but somehow in this challenge, inevitably “softens” me too. As I really use my muscles, they merge with the earth and my view of everything is refreshed. There is peace and beauty presents itself, once again. I ask myself, “is it the energy that vibrates at this line or is it just the positive mindset that makes me feel light?” Regardless, I feel renewed. If you have been here, you probably know what I’m talking about. Maybe you just felt it and didn’t talk about it or maybe you did. None-the-less, Espadilla Beach is not just a concept I write about. It’s potent and healing and real! It’s a place that gets into your cells and becomes a friend and place for renewal. For all that is here, I am grateful to be “barefoot in the sand.” Thank you and pura vida.