Everybody knows I am a fan of sacred travel. Have you ever wondered what to expect from a spiritual travel tour? What might happen? Every trip is different. Every person is different. There are some commonalities to pilgrimage. If you know what to expect, you can get the most out of your experience.
The law of resonance says that things of a like nature take on the energetic vibration of the stronger element. For example, if you place a violin near a piano and strike the D key of the piano, the violin’s D string will begin to vibrate. If you walk into a church, you can sometimes feel like you are on hallowed ground. When you walk into a hostile workplace, you might feel that negative energy. If you walk into a place that is rumored to be haunted, you might get the creeps. All these things are signs that resonance is in play.
With sacred travel, it tends to be more subtle. You may feel like singing, creating, or praying. Your libido may perk up. You may feel more energized and bold. Maybe you feel more or less talkative. You will probably feel more alive and balanced.
It may not be all roses and song. You may experience mood shifts. You may feel your feelings more. This means that if there is unprocessed sadness, grief, jealousy, or disappointment inside you, this may come out. It may happen in slow leaks or huge waves. Then you flow back into your happy space.
It’s common to get new ways of seeing things. Maybe this means that you re-envision your career. It could be that you get back in touch with a dream you set aside. Perhaps you create something – a song, poem, line of clothing, or a family. The energy can shift you out of your habits so the blocks you’ve created lift. Consequently, things start to flow again.
There are many things that take us away from our center. Spiritual travel can bring us back. It can get us away from distractions so that we can see who we are. We feel our inner desires, know our strengths, remember our love, and appreciate our beauty. We can feel that zest for life again.
Every day life can be so busy. So many things demand your time and attention. When you experience sacred travel, you can slow down. That naturally creates connection with your inner self, others, spirit, and the universe. When you’re plugged in, you feel supported, peaceful, hopeful, and more sure of your place in the world.
Most of the things I’ve talked about are welcome and positive, but there is balance to all things. You may feel more irritated too. You may cling to the way things were. Some people want what they’ve always known. Some may feel the urge to push their mood swings away. Some may feel like they don’t deserve their happiness. Some may not want to make the changes they need to step into the person they truly are and take this experience home with them. They make it an annual pilgrimage – a place to visit.
Think of the sacred travel journey as time spent in a chrysalis. Lots of changes are happening. Change is sometimes painful. Sometimes it is exquisite. It’s just a phase along the journey. To really let it mean something, you have to bring that new energy into the world by taking it home with you. Have courage. Don’t leave it in the land where you found it. Don’t let it rest on the pages of a journal or in photos. Break out of the cocoon and let it live. Life is a process. Let it unfold.
If you are in need of a boost to break out of old pattern, spiritual travel may just be what you need. The energy of the group and the places can give you the energy to create transformation. It can be very healing.