Fun Rap Songs and Life in Costa Rica

Fun Rap Songs and Life in Costa Rica

When we moved to Costa Rica in February, I thought we would be totally focused on writing our book. The reality is, we are more in the flow with life’s timing, over ours. We feel everything in our bodies more - it’s like we are completely connected to nature, breathing, living, feeling - and it wipes us out more than it ever did in the US.

Things are also clearer and more obvious - what we need, our patterns and lessons - and we respond to and address things immediately, in ourselves and with each other. We are forced to rest or just do what we can in the moment. What that has done for us is help us express our true selves, and Doug and I have been more creative than ever!

We started an improv troupe, Doug plays harmonica with the local Caribbean band, I am making art with beautiful shells, coral and rocks, we are playing and dancing in our pool, and I actually got on stage with the band Saturday night and played the conga!

It’s important to stay present to your needs in the moment - from that place your true essence flows.

It's interesting because I used to make up fun songs and words when I was 2-3 years old, but because of my Dad’s raging and shaming and my Mom’s shut down of all emotions, I lost my free expression and told myself that I wasn’t creative.

In my 20’s I made up rap songs, but only when I was drinking with my friends, which is no coincidence. I would surround myself with artists and musicians, being drawn to their creativity, but I thought I wasn’t creative.

When I lived in Thailand 10 years ago, I was deeply dedicated to my healing, and I journaled a lot. Sometimes a rap song would flow out of me, like this one (a fun one I did with my friend's cat, and so I sang it with my cat voice), listen to "Toxic Trap Rap" here.

Then, 7 years ago, during a 30-day water fast in Costa Rica, I woke up in the middle of the night and this one flowed out of me in one go (what I wrote is a little outdated, I don't believe in water fasting or a restricted diet anymore), listen to my "Water Fast Rap" here.

And a few years ago I was talking to Doug one night about the Candida patterns and I said “That’s Candida!”, and we wrote this song together (I had someone else sing and illustrate it), listen to "That's Candida!" here.

This past weekend I wrote a new rap song about our life in Costa Rica:

Costa Rica Life

Lizards on my back and
Bugs in my nose 
Connecting to my Spirit 

There is no lack of Life
in the jungle, yo!

Howler monkey alarm clock
Doug playing harmonica 
Elicia is a mermaid
Brocco chasing pizotes 
Girl sittin’ in the shade 

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Worms in my mango 
Sparrow hawks in the sky
Honey’s organic market 
She has everything we want to buy 

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Hiking through the jungle
Magic on Playa Grande
Surfers at high tide 
It’s always a fun day 

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Improv on Thursday 
Banging on the drum
Flowing is the way
We are never numb

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Playing and laughing
Dragonfly above my head
Swimming and napping 
Working in the flow

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Sunset in the pool
Walking barefoot 
Shell, coral matrix
Nature is so cool

There’s no lack of Life 
in the jungle, yo!

Sending you so much love, laughter, and Costa Rican vibes!

Pura Vida,

About the Author

Elicia is a Candida Expert and Founder of Core Emotional Healing®. She is the author of Detox 101 and coauthor of One Crazy Broccoli and What’s Left to Eat. Her new book, Your Symptoms Are A Gift, is scheduled to be released in 2020.

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