Winging It With Linda Lauren, the Travel Psychic™: April 2013
Traveling by the Light of the Universal Moon
It’s 1 o’clock in the morning and you are traveling through different time zones, tossing and turning while fighting the storm that might have entered the atmosphere. With a storm comes lightning and thunder, a combination that stirs up energy, and that atmospheric pressure affects our own personal energy. Depending on the length of the storm, it can be hard not to ride it out by staying up all night, eyes wide open, body buzzing as the mind fights that desire to slowly flutter off to dreamland. It is this fight with one’s energy that causes us to toss and turn in insomnia.
Rather than toss and turn, I have always used these times as the perfect opportunity to be productive in my journal. (And if you haven’t started one, now is as good a time as any to adopt the practice of communicating via the written word.) It is a practice that gets its strength from energy, and most times I find myself writing about the things that are most important to me. That opportunity does not lend itself only to storms but includes new moons, full moons, retrogrades, and even eclipses that can contribute the same seemingly disruptive energy. We move through those aspects of the universe as we travel through it, no matter the means.
It amazes me that someone would think the moon could move large bodies of water to create tides, yet it could not possibly affect the movement of a human body, which is approximately 65 percent water! There is a reason why emotion and ocean rhyme; it’s to remind us that that lunar connection has an effect on our responses, and we have to consider those responses as we move through our daily existence if we want to establish emotional balance. People reacting through emotional outburst have allowed themselves to be tempered by the vibrations around them. No matter what shakes you up, the fact remains that your energy is still shaken up, and it would behoove you to use that distraction to your advantage, rather than to toss and turn, literally losing sleep over it. Keep your energy fresh, aware, and uplifted. How do you do that? By being aware of what your body feels as it unites with your mind and doing something about how your inner clock responds to all that energy.
Meditation is the key to the awareness that will lead to safe, easy, and calming travel. Even under the most adverse conditions, the slow, deep inhalation and exhalation of breathing allows us to delve within to the spirit to tap into and listen to that awareness I’ve been writing about. So on your next trip take some time out to breathe slowly and allow yourself to be mindful, rather than distract yourself from the daily grind of your commute.
A Note From Our Editor, Mary Anne:
A few weeks back I talked to Linda about a trip to Switzerland I was taking for work. She gave me a strong suggestion to keep my electronic and mobile devices protected. We assumed this meant theft or perhaps someone trying to use our laptops or phones without permission so we password protected everything and there were no incidences throughout our trip. But protection has many meanings. On our flight home I breathed a sigh of relief and thought, “Thank God I listened to Linda and nothing happened.” I relaxed … and proceeded to spill water all over my laptop keyboard. Protection apparently meant having insurance; the laptop was insured, replaced, and all is well. Thank you Linda for the suggestion.
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