Traveling with a Purpose

When I talk about travelling with a purpose, I’m not only referring to helping others and the earth along the way but I’m talking about individual growth. We are drawn to certain destinations throughout our lives for different reasons. When we explore these reasons we are able to make our travel more meaningful. When I was spending my 7 months working and traveling  in England in 2001, I constantly overheard people complaining at a magnificent landmark, ‘Another @#$% church and another @#$% castle.’ I felt sorry for them that they felt this way as it appeared they were only traipsing through the motions of being able to say, ‘Been there, done that.’  They were missing out on a wonderful opportunity to feel the vibration and learn something from that historical site. Often there is also something to learn about yourself there.

One of the reasons I went to Egypt was to explore ancient lives. Another was to make new and wonderful memories with my beautiful mum.

One of the reasons I went to Egypt was to explore ancient lives. Another was to make new and wonderful memories with my beautiful mum.

Being able to meditate at certain sites throughout the world gives you an opportunity to hear messages and feel the vibe. Looking for particular points of beauty and wonder helps to recognise the details in the messages. Acknowledging your own feelings towards a place adds to the experience. Even a crowded place can offer you a unique personal opportunity to grow. Getting a feel for the place when an ancient wonder was first constructed and imagining the lives of those who created it invites their entities to make contact with you. Maybe you had a connection there in a past life and you have an opportunity to explore that life. Messages about relationships and ways you can make a difference in the world will often come to you when you have travelled with a strong sense of desire to be there.  Sometimes we end up somewhere where we didn’t plan to be and the opportunities can be just as worthy.

What were these rulers thinking spending so much time and money dedicating buildings to their gods. Imagining the lives - so complex is great for hearing messages.

What were these rulers thinking spending so much time and money dedicating buildings to their gods? Imagining the past lives involved – so complex, is great for hearing messages.

Reflecting on the way we respond to emergencies, lack of control in a situation and delays in travel plans gives you a magnificent chance to grow and learn about yourself. Travel helps you to be adaptable and adaptability is a survival skill. You will learn to find your Zen and not to over react. You will learn to trust that you are safe and that a change of plans doesn’t mean the loss of an opportunity. There is just a new opportunity and you learn to create your own.

Meditating at the Lost City in Colombia. Most of the thinking was done on the 4 day hike. What a wonderful way to reflect on ancient movements.

Meditating at the Lost City in Colombia. Most of the thinking was done on the 4 day hike. What a wonderful way to reflect on ancient movements.

Making space in that busy mind of yours assists with your creative juices therefore making space for meditation is an important aspect of your travels. Some people are a bit special when they talk about creating this space and insist that it is to be well planned and in isolation. It’s a matter of training. You can calm yourself and clear your mind at any time you choose – allowing for random thoughts to enter. Most people will agree that these random thoughts should be examined only briefly and then set free. As soon as your thinking interferes with the process, your opportunity may be lost. Only after you’ve rested and enjoyed your time of peace should you recall the thoughts that invaded that sacred territory of your mind. Then it may be time to act on those thoughts if it is warranted.

All sorts of places offer the opportunity to reflect. Hush environments offer a unique backdrop for admiration and wonder at the previous inhabitants of an area.

All sorts of places offer the opportunity to reflect. Hush environments offer a unique backdrop for admiration and wonder at the previous inhabitants of an area.

Travelling with a purpose can also mean you are visiting a site to spread love and harmony. This adds to the positive vibe in a place or assists in the healing of damaged ground. This could be done through meditation or through actively engaging with the local inhabitants and making a positive physical change in their world.

A ghostly mansion in Victoria, Canada oozes vibes.

A ghostly mansion in Victoria, Canada oozes vibes.

So no matter what your mission is, I encourage you to actively think about your purpose when visiting a location. It’s not just to see the sights. That’s a bonus to your journey. It’s to add something special to your life and those around you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity.

Touching base with the locals creates a lasting impression.

Touching base with the locals creates a lasting impression.