Many of us spend countless hours looking for a place to travel. We pick up flyers, look at websites or call a travel agent to find deals on current places to go.
Then, we get to the place that we planned and wonder why we are there. Let me ask you. How many times have you chosen to go somewhere and gotten lost or unexpected things came up and ended up having more fun than you planned? I have had many experiences like this. I can remember booking a flight to go to an expo one year in Texas. A week before we were to travel the tragedy happened on 9/11. Friends and family warned us not to travel. I decided to go to my inner voice and ask myself if I should go. The answer I received was “yes. " So, my husband and I boarded the plane and went to Dallas, Texas.
When we got to the hotel and checked in I picked up a flyer on local happenings in the area. I tucked it away in my purse and we made our way to the Expo Center. When we got there half the events were canceled and the vendors were scarce. My first thought was that I had made a mistake coming all this way. I quickly dismissed this knowing that there had to be a reason I was there. Perhaps it was for me or maybe for my husband. We decided that we would call it a day and go back to our hotel. I decided to take the flyer out of my purse and look at it. Remarkably, on it there was an event which reported the Tibetan monks would be there doing sand Mandala paintings.
I told my husband about it and we decided it would be a good thing to do. When we arrived at the center, we walked into the place where they were doing the sand paintings and a gentleman approached us. He invited us to a ceremony that night to wrap up the weekends events. We thanked him for inviting us and took down the directions. After dinner we headed over to the ceremony. It was being held at a yoga center and there were only about 20 people there. I was very thankful that this man had invited us because space was limited. The ceremony was amazing. It is done by them using music and chanting. It is a metaphor for the impermanence of life. They swept up the sand and placed them in an urn, to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing. When they were chanting I could feel the energy within me begin to shift and could sense that we were shifting our consciousness.
I forgot to mention that I was also seven months pregnant at the time. I could not only feel my energy shifting but also feel my daughter moving to the energy of the chanting. It was an awesome experience. To this day, I believe that this was an attunement for her. She is four years old now who loves to sing and is a very aware child. We left the ceremony feeling a sense of purpose and balance. The next day we had dinner and spent some quality time sharing. This is just one example of the many trips I have taken by trusting my inner voice. How can you listen to your inner voice? It is simple. . . . . close your eyes. . . . . . . go into your heart and ask yourself if it feels right or wrong. Then, go with the right feeling. Try it sometime. Another thing you can do is pack your car up and just drive.
Give yourself a time limit and perhaps an amount of miles you want to travel. Look at the signs that you see. Perhaps there is a museum that you want to stop at or a park. Just follow the signs and stop there. I guarantee you will be guided divinely to exactly where you need to go! You can also close your eyes and ask for a symbol or thought of something you need to see. Then, call your local travel agent and ask them where you might go to see whatever came to you. A good travel agent will know exactly where to guide you. By using your intuition to travel you will find yourself taking more exciting trips and more fulfilled by listening to yourself. Try it sometime! It will make your traveling more purposeful.
Here is an easy exercise you can do to ground you. It will help you to stay focused and live a more grounded life.
1. Imagine that when you inhale, your breath comes in through the top of your head moves to in between your pelvic bone.
2. As you exhale, the breath goes down through the center of your legs into the earth and moves to the earth's center. Within this center there is a grounded energy that helps connect you to balance and the vibrations of the earth plane.
When this happens it automatically pulls your Soul into your body and grounds you. What this does is it automatically yanks your Soul into your body. Many people have tried this and have felt calmer and clear. Try this and see what a difference you feel!