For me, this trip is about surrender and trusting my INtuition. Knowing I am here for a purrpose that is still yet to be revealed to me. So I asked the Universe for a sign. Show me irrefutable proof that I am supposed to be here today. Hahaha. Careful what you ask for.
At Quito national airport (domestic flights), I check in, go through security and wait in the departure lounge when my name is called. Please report to the ticket counter for baggage inspection with police. Which means I have to go through the screening and back to the ticket counter. Except as I try to go against the current through a side door for exits, I am pushed back by a security guard. El Presidente!! El Presidente!!! And there he is, Rafael Correo, President of Ecuador - surrounded by security, shaking hands of people waiting on the side, and then he comes right by me - stops and kisses my cheek. Did this just haHAhappen?
I go to the ticket counter, meet police, we go through my luggage until they are satisfied and then through security again. As I walk into the departure lounge, there he is again, El Presidente. This time I get swept up with the wave and I am once again in front of him. He asks me where I am from. He asks me what I think of his country. He takes a picture with me.
I get it GPS - thank you for the clear and OMazing sign. I am here to figure it out by surrendering and allowing it to haHAhappen. So be it.
And this is just the beginning of my day - woohoo!!!