A snippet from our recent Journey to Shine retreat on isla Holbox, Mexico which I’ll never be able to describe as anything other than ‘Beyond the Beyond’…
Talk amongst the group had been on Flamingos; Were they going to be here? When did the season start?
Agatha had a dream about thousands of flamingos flying toward her and through her and said it felt beautiful.
Irene said that according to Lonely Planet, they arrived in April some time, so maybe we would see them.
‘Oh, then we definitely will,’ I decided.
On the morning of the boat trip, Deborah and Fernanda were (stylishly) late to the meeting point, so I waited behind and sent the rest of the girls off toward the boats anchored in front of Villas Flamingos.
When the last two arrived, we made our way past the infinity-symbol-shaped swimming pool and down the steps into the emerald sea.
Being at the back of the pack, I paused to take a photo of this magnificent scene with my phone – beautiful women walking on water, skirts hitched up and Frida bags overhead.
Maru turned around to offer her signature peace sign.
Snap. Beyond perfection, I thought.
And just then, off to our right, a single pink brush stroke appeared in the sky.
“Flamingo! Flamingoooooo!!!!!” I called out, pointing in awe and amazement as she gracefully arced overhead.
Our jaws dropped and we all shrieked as she carved her path through the air, blessing our journey with her presence.
We called her in and she came. In that moment the veil between the physical and ethereal realms was lifted and we knew our power. As women. As creators. As Goddesses.
When we arrived the boat, the captain said he hadn’t seen any yet – she was the first one of the entire season.
Later, we leapt off the boat to swim with dolphins in the open water, shrieking like children about miracles and magic but by then, we had become accustomed to Dancing with the Divine.
And that was just one day.