Travel as a Spiritual Purpose

As a Spirit inhabiting the body, One already is traveling, therefore Travel IS a Spiritual Purpose.

Everything One does is a Spiritual Purpose.

This is the premise.

How, Why, Where, When One Travels can explain the finer details of One’s purpose generally in One’s life.

Examine your travel life for deeper understanding of your needs, desires and fears
  1. What type of travel do you do? Leisure, rest, business, family, tourism, local, overseas, solitary, group, road, air, water, sport, hobby, art, culture, etc etc…
  2. What type of travel do you enjoy, despise, or feel obligated to do? why?
  3. What destinations do you return to? why?
  4. Is travel a conversation topic for you as a recognition tool (for instagram, facebook posts), a means to keep up with the Jones? to feel successful?
  5. Can you travel without showing photos to anybody? without telling anybody about it?
  6. Do you travel to ” off the beaten track” destinations to explore the unknown ?
  7. Do you get travel anxiety? why?

Being mindful about travel can save you time, money and effort.

You can focus on the benefits of travel for your life and minimize the negatives.

If travel brings up anxiety or fear, it could mean fear of the unknown, or a lack of control especially if your routine is quite rigid.

If travel is never enough and so much better than “home” could mean you need to examine your life, your work and other aspects you need to change.

If travel is addictive and you can’t stay anywhere very long could mean a lack of roots, or connection, or you could be a nomadic soul here to explore.

Travel can teach us so much about ourselves if we use it as a means of self-discovery.

Travel can inspire creativity.

Travel can teach us impermanence, flexibility, adaptability, patience, tolerance, acceptance.

Travel can bring deep transformation and healing.

Travel can show differing perspectives and broaden the mind.

Travel can simply be a change.

Travel can be in your own backyard, literally, with a new vision, a new state, a new presence.

Travel can be a pilgrimage.

Travel can be in your chair whilst meditating, watching an amazing show or reading an engrossing book.

Whatever type of travel you do, see it as your purpose in that moment.

Happy travels!

O

My Second Home for my spiritual purpose as a nomad

The listener Archetype

How much time do you spend talking and listening during a social interaction with certain individuals?

Let’s apply the Pareto Rule to this phenomenon.

80/20.

80 percent of the time listening and 20 percent talking or inversed?

The Listener Archetype is alive at 80 percent listening.

Active listening 80/20 is empathic listening, caring, giving feedback.

Passive Listening 80/20 is disconnected.

Dumping is 80 percent talking about your issues.

Narcissism is 80 percent talking about yourself and your world as “more” or “better” or “the best” or “less”, “worse”, or “the worst”.

Bullying is 80 percent talking and interrupting and arguing and needs to be right and to win.

Sharing is 50/50 ish…

Resources for Active Listening

Resources for Narcissism

V.O

Forest Therapy

When the wave of pain arises from the deep

Seek the trees in the forest

Sit under their canopy of comfort

Wash your tears in the waterfall

Connect to Mother

Breathe

Let the wave roll away

Stay in moment

Here

Now

Photography https://vostudiophoto.wordpress.com/

Cascade d’Orlu, Ariege, Pyrénées

Feather Symbolism

This week has been a “feather” week.

Went hiking way up in the Pyrénées to a waterfall and found a white feather on a rock near the water. oooh i love finding feathers in unusual places.

On the way down the mountain a black feather flew across my path. hum two feathers same day..mmmm ok…

Next day I go shopping for kitchen mats (as you do) and the only set available was the feather set…right. feathers. again.

To end the week in beauty, during the visit of my favourite yearly garden exhibition in the region, the Lieurac Gardens, I luxuriated in the Plumerium.

Feather is obviously communicating with me! right?!

So I researched (googled) the symbolism, archetypal, religious, spiritual, all rational and irrational beleifs that have existed for eons, from Dream analysis to Native Shamanism and Biblical references.

Needless to say, it was very interesting reading.

So thankyou Feather for the experience. The photography of feathers will be all the more fun now.

Olivia

Hiking and finding White and Black feathers
White Feather means connection to the spirit and angels are with you
Head in the feather cloud at Lieurac Plumerium
It’s like walking on a cloud..I am Luxuriating…
mmmm..the softness underneath the feet..yes angels are here!

I liked this blog amongst others: https://www.worldbirds.org/feather-symbolism/

All photography by V.O