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Traveling with Soul Play  ~ Igniting Your Inner Adventurer 

When I graduated from high school many moons ago, the most popular jobs for a woman were that of a court room reporter, a nurse, a teacher or a flight attendant (aka a stewardess back then).
Being a flight attendant was quite glamorous back in the day (it has many perks today as well). Although I loved to type, teach, care for people and travel, none of those positions was the path I chose.

I have always loved to explore, to see new sights and learn new things. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel by plane many times over the years. As much as I love to plan and pack for my adventures, flying has not always been a pleasurable experience for me.
I can’t pinpoint exactly when I began to become uncomfortable (even fearful) of flying. I feel my discomfort has heightened over time.
Last night I flew back from a trip to Minnesota. I had a connection in Chicago and then on to Ft. Lauderdale. For any of you who have flown in recent years, you may have witnessed how the airlines have managed to figure out how to pack ’em in! Not only is there less leg room, less snacks, increased fees for baggage (on most airlines), etc., but it’s a small miracle to even find an empty seat or extra space to breathe.
Being an Intuitive Energy Healer has its challenges, especially while traveling. I am super sensitive to energy and find it’s something I actually have to intentionally navigate. It’s not only necessary but essential to take care of my energy field (my body, mind & spirit). In order to truly enjoy my trip, the first thing I do is call on and ignite my Inner Adventurer. This allows me to shift from fear to excitement and focus on the fun!

Me & My Inner Adventurer heading to Minnesota
You don’t have to be a healer or empath to be sensitive.
That’s why I want to share what I’ve found most helpful in traveling with Soul Play.  These tips are in addition to good travel sense such as planning ahead, packing lightly, hydrating, etc.
* Invite in your “travel angels” to accompany you (remain open for the surprises that may arise)
* Ground:  Put trust in yourself, the pilot, the flight attendants & the plane
* Surround yourself in your own “energy bubble”
* Be sure to pack some patience
* Carry Bach Flower Essence Rescue Remedy, chamomile tea & other calming “go to goodies”
* Practice your favorite relaxation visualization or breathing exercise
* Ignite your Inner Adventurer ~ this is especially helpful if it gets bumpy!  I like to visualize myself on a boat vs. a plane which is fun for me
* Have the mindset that you are going to Soul Play with traveling!

I made the decision when I committed to a trip to Minnesota AND Norway within the same month that I needed support in order to play full out. I desired to do some inner work and lean into the tools above so I could fully enjoy the experience. I chose to travel with Soul Play vs. allowing my ego to run the show of discomfort and fear.
I’m all about living and playing full out, experiencing all the joy and magic that life has to offer. This often requires getting out of my comfort zone and shifting from anxiety to excitement. Finding a way to feel empowered vs. living in fear is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself.
Traveling with Soul Play has set me free.
Next time you fly the friendly skies, may I suggest you try a few of my tools above and don’t forget to bring a little Soul Play along!
To our Inner Adventurers,

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4 Comments on Traveling with Soul Play  ~ Igniting Your Inner Adventurer 

  1. Jill Martin
    August 22, 2017 at 3:19 pm (2 months ago)

    Genius Post Melanie!!!

    I love your travel tips – my list is very similar :)
    I would add: bring a pashmina or cozy shawl in case of extreme temps or just the comfort of having a blankie 😉 and I always schedule a massage for soon after I return – it really helps me ground as well as get back in my body. Being up in the air causes all the fascia in the body to tighten up, so it is just a good practice to get it worked out upon landing . Love you Travel Goddess!!

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    • Melanie
      August 26, 2017 at 12:41 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you for your brilliant suggestions Jill! Nothing like a cozy pashmina to snuggle up with AND I love your idea of having a massage to look forward to.
      Traveling can be so challenging on our bodies as well. Love to you too my fellow Travel Goddess!

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  2. Dana Murphy
    August 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm (2 months ago)

    Love this “Finding a way to feel empowered vs. living in fear is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself.” Thank you and thanks for the tips! Rescue Remedy is amazing. I will have to remember to bring that the next time I fly. Part of my pleasurable flying ritual includes covering myself with a super soft and silky blanket and listening to Om Namah Shivaya by Robert Gass & On Wings of Song. My inner adventurer usually doesn’t come out until mid-flight – I’ll work on (or play on) calling in and igniting her spirit at the very beginning. <3

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    • Melanie
      August 26, 2017 at 12:46 am (2 months ago)

      Dana! So wonderful to hear from you :-) Soft and silky blanket and listening to chanting….now that is a fantastic tip for my “go to goodie” list! YES to igniting your inner adventurer at the beginning of your trip. It truly is an act of play!

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