(Note: I found this little gem stashed away for a rainy day, it seems today is that day- I want to share with you some tips on staying tuned into you when you find yourself traveling outside the norm.)
Being tuned in means that you are experiencing life exactly as you desire, in alignment with your highest self. Your highest self is your own unlimited potential, the part of you that houses all the beautiful, radiant, glorious details of you. Have you ever felt that place where abundance, passion, creation, direction, knowledge, and desire flow freely? Didn’t that place absolutely satisfy you? That’s the outstanding feeling of being in tune with your highest self. Don’t you want more of that delicious sensation? Well, the good news is that it is available to us, any time we wish.
So, what does it take to get tuned in, no matter where you find yourself?
As my husband and I exited Penn Station in New York City and began walking the streets of Manhattan toward our hotel, hand in hand, he looked at me, curiously and said “How do you get tuned in, here?” Knowing that the overwhelming buzz of the city, fascinating buildings, interesting characters on the streets and our agenda would pose a challenge, I smiled back and realized we had some work to do in order to have a highly positive experience. We excitedly set our collective intention to get tuned in to everything this amazing city had to offer.
Set Your Intention
Before you begin your travel or even enter a new segment of your day, set your intention to be deeply connected to your highest self and to remain present in the event.
As we maintained our gaze, we took a deep breath and gave each other a look that we both know means, “We’re here together, co-creating and it’s pretty awesome!” And then we chose to use this trip as an opportunity to look deeper into ourselves, learn something perhaps about our own selves and each other, to become fascinated with our new surroundings and create magic.
Take a Mindful Pause
Remind yourself with a deep breath and a pause that you are in control of how you choose to be within this situation. Connect with your highest self and remind yourself of all the opportunity lurking in this novel situation.
We pressed onward with our heavy packs, a bit more mindful of being centered than just a few moments earlier. The business of the city seemed to pass alongside us and while we viewed it. We got more comfortable and definitely more grounded. We began to take photographs of the architecture, each other and what we found inspiring.
Do the things that generally bring comfort and joy that you would “normally do” - taking photos, stretching, meditating, journaling, exercise, and eating habits are important to allowing your body to stay in resonance with who you are and what you desire. Keep your routines related to balance in harmony regardless of where you are.
We were finding our flow, rather than following a pace that we perceived as stressful and confusing. We were drawn in to a huge crystal store with very large pieces of amethyst and decided to delight our senses with peeking in and experiencing the energy of the gorgeous, powerful rocks.
Receive the Signs
Those little coincidences in seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling something that delights you are all signs that you are in balance and often indicators that you are on the right path. Take the time to be open and receive these amazing gifts from the universe. They are often exactly what you seek.
We arrived at our hotel extremely early and were given a beautiful corner room right away with the number 1107, which happens to be the combination of each of our favorite numbers. We started to feel like we were on track being present, enjoying each moment together and manifesting the experience we desired. We got comfortable in our room and eventually we decided we were ready to explore even deeper into the city and ourselves.
Find the elements of the scenario that feel like home to you. Unpacking your bags or bringing the essence of you into a new space will help you to establish that feeling of being home, wherever you are. Get in tune with the energy of the new space and share your amazing energy in the space.
We were experiencing the openness, curiosity, fascination and creativity that we desire and thrive in. We were enjoying being tourists, taking subway rides, going Salsa dancing, finding lovely little places to eat great organic vegan food and then we hit a pretty major obstacle. We set a meeting (that we had based our entire trip on) one month ahead of our scheduled travel. Whoops!
Have a solid grasp on the schedule you are committed to and the travel time it might take to get there. Keep your important documents in order. Do some research ahead of time, so that you are prepared for some of the novelties and eccentricities of the new place. The plan enriches the element of trust, allowing you to easily let go and be within the experience. If the plan gets skewed, as ours did, it’s okay, something fantastic can be manifested.
Once we realized the mistake, I looked up and saw a beautiful painting of angels and I knew everything would work out. I asked the universe quietly to provide us with this meeting, if it was in alignment for us. While doing this, my dearest, actually asked the kind gentleman taking care of us if there was any way we could be squeezed in for the appointment on that day. After a few phone calls and a knowing smile or two, he confirmed that his superior (who was familiar with the town we live in and had travelled from) would gladly see us, right then and in fact, was happy to offer to provide some correspondence by mail in order to avoid a second trip to the city!
Remember, YOU ARE THE CREATOR
That’s right, you are in the driver’s seat of creating this life that you are living, right now. You have the chance to freak out or remain in faith that the universe is working with you to provide you with exactly what you are seeking. That means, at any time, you can alter a situation or your perception of it in order to suit your desires. As the creator, you have unlimited resources to draw from in order to enhance your experience.
It seemed for my husband and I, that once we experienced this miracle, anything was possible. And we wanted to celebrate this huge win and enjoy the way our time together in the Big Apple was twisting and twirling into sources of inspiration, creation and fun.
Be an Open Vessel
Let the inspiration flow from the experience through you. Express your authentic self completely. You are an amazing vessel in the receiving mode for inspiration all around you.
We took our time each morning to connect, doing our own little routines, but also just being present with each other. These special intimate, vulnerable moments led us to feeling comfortable, confident and positive as we set out each day.
Resonate at your Highest Vibration
Being in alignment with your highest self allows your highest vibration to pour from you to the universe and for you to receive that amazing high vibrational energy from other sources.
We adventured in a new city together. We did the things that made our hearts sing, like dancing in a fountain, kissing on the top of a skyscraper, riding escalators up and down and up again, and just being together laughing joyously.
Above all else, if you’re enjoying the experience and you are delighted by your creation, then you are on the right track to being tuned in. Fun is sometimes under-rated, but it seems to be the cornerstone for us feeling harmony within ourselves and keeping our inner child satisfied!
You are well on your way to being tuned in, in any situation! You’ve got this! You are the amazing creator of your beautiful, blissful life!