This week I am in Sedona, Arizona. On a whim I cancelled my business trip to Highpoint, North Carolina and decided that I needed to be here instead. What is important to remember as humans is that we need to learn to trust, something we often fear to do. We get tethered to responsibility and “have-to’s” and feel like those should rule our actions.
Intrinsically I knew that I needed to be here. What’s more interesting is that I knew things that I needed to do and see without fully knowing much about Sedona. As a kid my parents brought me here often, however it’s been nearly twenty years since I’ve been here, and as a kid I could not appreciate all that Sedona has to offer.
Over the years I have heard many business coaches tell me that travel was exponentially important to our growth and well-being. It’s also important to your business which can be hard to trust. We often get bogged down with the menial tasks of the day and before we know it tens years flies by.
What’s more interesting is that as I started to write this article my business coach Sue Painter put out a newsletter this morning sharing that she would be traveling for the next month, and discussed the importance of travel. As I get more rooted into my Feng Shui practice and honor my intuition I’m beginning to see the blessings that the universe gifts me every day. Essentially saying this way my love, you are on the right path.
Not only has this trip been awe-inspiring but truly invigorating. It has rejuvenated me and allowed me to explore nature in a way that helps me find enchantment – something that’s nearly impossible for an adult to do. Or shall I say, think we should do.
So if you are reading this, I hope that this inspires you to travel, let loose of those responsibilities, give back to your self in big ways and recharge. And in doing so, here’s a few tips on how to feng shui your travel to make it meaningful.
How To Feng Shui Your Travels
- Invoke your travels for protection – It is said in Feng Shui that 9 pieces of orange peel help heed negativity and provide protection. Place in a red envelope or carry in your pocket.
- Mark your departure with ceremony – Place a 6′ red cloth over your threshold, visualizing safe travels as you step over it. This marks the beginning of your travels and utilize the cloth when you depart your destination to mark the ending and attract safe travels home.
- Clear the energy – when we travel we often forget how transient places can be, especially hotels. Especially in older hotels, many people have traveled and stayed in that space. If possible clear the air with incense. If this is not possible, spray orange essential oil or some type of citrus. This helps clear the negative energy and promotes good vibrant Ch’i while you stay.
- Create a travel altar – Regardless of your religious beliefs a travel alter is your touchstone to begin and end your day in the place you are in to stir up good quality Ch’i. Set up a scarf, and a few personal objects that are meaningful and inspiring to you. I love to start a small altar as a ceremony to welcome myself to the city and add objects to my altar that I find from that city to honor where I am.
Below are a few places I visited while here. One thing I would certainly recommend are the vortexes. Sedona has four major energy vortexes that are said to heal depression, stop cancer and heal many other ailments. While I am not sure that is or isn’t true, one thing is for sure they balance you out. We are inundated with positive ions every day from our technology, so visiting a vortex drenches you in negative ions – which creates balance. But even if you don’t have the chance to come here, give back to yourself and get away to help your tired body get the rest it deserves.
As you can see it’s beautiful and inspiring. I will return home at the end of this week and will wrap up my last chapter of the book on gratitude. So it’s no surprise that as I walked the beautiful trails of Sedona the Universe herself, with her amazing sense of humor introduced me to a woman wearing a T-shirt that said Grateful on it. Yes indeed.
So get out there and travel the world, she has much to show you!
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