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How to stay spiritual on vacay

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Let's face it, keeping up with all your woo when you're at home in your regular routine can be difficult enough at times. Add in some travel plans, changes of time zones, jet-lag, staying with friends or family and a busy itinerary into the mix and it's near impossible for even the most spiritually practised of us to keep up with our regular woo routine.

But it doesn't have to be like that! Here are some of my fave ways to stay spiritual while I'm on vacay, travelling, or just away from home for any reason...

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

Keep it real

Accept that fact that your usual two hours, one hour or even half an hour of yoga, meditation, card slinging and journalling is probably just not going to happen while you're on the road.

Keep your expectations about what you're really going to be able to do woo-wise realistic and you won't find yourself having a freak out on day four of your vacay because you packed all your gear and haven't done any yoga yet. 

 

Meditate in bed

I find that if I stay lying down in bed, I tend to fall asleep again, but if I sit up and meditate for a few minutes it works quite well! If you're still going to fall asleep, get out of bed and just plonk yourself down on the floor for a few minutes before you start your day.  

 

Don't neglect your energy

It literally only takes a few seconds to ground, clear and protect your energy. I like to do this in bed before I get up in the morning when I'm travelling as a kind of non-negotiable.

You can literally just say "my energy is grounded, clear and protected" in your head or out loud before getting out of bed and it totally makes a difference. Add some visualisations if you fancy it, but even just a quick affirmation can be enough. Find out more about how to protect your energy in my free e-book How to Stay Shiny. :D

 

Sneak around

One time I woke up super early while I was in Apollo Bay and so I snuck out of my hotel room and went down to the beach to meditate. :D 

It can be fun to sneak off somewhere when others are asleep, or doing something else with their time, but leave a note so they know where you are. #SafetyFirst! 

Apollo bay later that day... x

Apollo bay later that day... x

Talk to your guides and angels in the shower

This is one of my fave places to have a chat with my team anyway, but when you're on vacay it can often be the only time you really have to yourself! Uh, unless you're not showering alone, but anyway...

I like to just say hey to my team, call them in by name and then ask for what I need and what I'd like help with.

 

Pack a travel altar

A travel altar can be a neat way to set yourself up to do some spiritual check-ins while you're away

Include a candle, matches (lighters don't fly too well!), cloth, mini statues, prayer cards, a few tumble stones or whatever else feels right to take with you.

Be mindful that some countries won't let you bring in plant and animal products like sage, palo santo, feathers etc., so check before you travel.

 

Wear your crystals

I don't know about you, but I have a pretty decent crystal collection. It kind of freaks me out when I have to pack for a trip because I will miss all my crystal babies! I tend to only pack a few tumble stones and wands and take my favourite wearable crystals instead.

 

Visit churches and sacred sites

If you should find yourself in a church or at a sacred site take it as a chance to check in and connect. Take a moment to sit down at a pew, sit in silence at a stone circle or light a candle in a cathedral.

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Tarot Apps

If you don't want to carry around all your decks while travelling, there are some awesome Tarot apps around, and many are even free! Some of my faves are the Golden Thread Tarot, the Kawaii Tarot and the Tarot of the Holy Light.

 

Books

While you might just wanna chill with some trashy romance, why not take your latest spiritual read to the beach, pool or log fire?

 

Travel yoga

Take a travel yoga mat and if you have WiFi check out some of Adrienne's yoga on the road videos or try Movement for Modern Life's quickies whenever you have a chance.

 

Enjoy being human

A big part of the human experience is to enjoy being human. Don't get too caught up with trying to keep up with your spiritual stuff that you forget to chill, have fun being human and enjoy your vacay! 

 

With so much love, light and good vacay vibes,

Vix

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Reading with the   NewAgeHipster InstaOracle   on the beach. :D

Reading with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle on the beach. :D

10 Spiritual Practices for Everyday Awesomeness

It's not that easy to create and stick to a daily spiritual practice. It takes a lot of time to work out what works for you, and sometimes a whole lot of butt kicking to get you to actually do it every day.

But I don't believe that a spiritual practice should be a chore. I've tried a lot of different things on my spiritual journey so far and I must admit I tend to gravitate towards the ones that are easy, enjoyable and bring the best results with minimal fuss

So here are 10 spiritual practices for you to pop into your daily routine to help you maintain your general awesomeness with ease

 

1. Protect Your Energy

As sensitives and empaths it's so important that we protect our energy. Visualise yourself in a bubble, call on Archangel Micheal and/or grab your favourite protective crystal before you head out the door.

My totally free e-book How to Stay Shiny has a bunch more info on how to protect your energy! Grab it here

 

2. Ground Your Energy

To avoid floating off with the fairies and other feelings of ungroundedness, make sure you ground yourself every day.

One of my favourite ways to do this is through Yoga. I have a non-negotiable daily Yoga practice. Sometimes that means a good 45 mins hanging out with Adriene. Some days it's just five minutes doing a couple of cat cows and some downward dogs. Moving your body is uber important! There's more grounding tips here

A morning Yoga + Tarot session with the Angel Prayers deck and the Fountain Tarot x

A morning Yoga + Tarot session with the Angel Prayers deck and the Fountain Tarot x

 

3. Talk to Angels + Connect with your Guides

Chatting to those who are helping you from the other side is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is open your mouth and talk! Tell them what's on your mind and ask for their help.

When I was commuting into London from Reading every day I used my shower and driving time to chat to my team. You don't have to do an hour long meditation to connect with your guides and angels, a quick check in when you pop to the loo is just as good sometimes!

 

4. Use your intuition

Don't ignore nudges from the universe, it's seriously not worth it! I can honestly say that pretty much all of the success I've had in my life is because I acted on those nudges! 

 

5. Notice the signs

Signs are everywhere. Be open to them. A playing card on the ground, a billboard with a message that feels like it's just for you, an overheard conversation or song lyrics that just hit you where you live.

Divine guidance can and does come from Spotify playlists, Facebook posts and bus numbers

 

6. Pull a card

Using cards has been a gateway for me into developing my intuition and getting super woo woo. If you have a deck (or many!) try making it an every day thing!

Do a full reading for yourself with candles and incense, or just put them beside your bed and pull one last thing at night. Carry a deck around in your bag, or use your iPhone app! Galaxy Tarot is fab, and I have the Tarot of the Holy Light on my iPhone for when I'm out and about or stuck on public transport. 

If you're in the market for your first deck check out my deck reviews on YouTube! Or, even better, just go with what you're drawn to!

 

7. Be nice

This should probably really be number one on this list. Being nice to other people is the ultimate spiritual practice.

If you're being a jerk or a grumble bum it doesn't matter how much of this other stuff you do. Some days it's hard to be high vibe, and that's totally OK, but you can still try to be nice to people. Of course you should always stand in your power, but basically; don't be a dick

 

8. Play with crystals

Crystals are so fun and carrying your fave one in your pocket, or wearing something super shiny on your person can have powerful effects!

I've used smokey quartz to help me out in negative environments, amazonite to boost my confidence and howlite for some awesome calming vibes. Get thee to a crystal shop and find the stones that feel good!

Amazonite is awesome for confidence + following your life path! x

Amazonite is awesome for confidence + following your life path! x

 

9. Be in gratitude + be present

When you're in gratitude your vibe raises so much.

Write down three things before bed you're grateful for that day. Tell the universe, your guides and angels how grateful you are for the things you have, the people in your life and most of all, don't forget to be grateful for who you are and everything that you've done and are going to do.

Being in gratitude is an awesome way to stay in the present moment. It makes you stop and notice exactly where you are and how awesome it is to be right here, right now! 

 

10. Clear your Energy

At the end of the day or whenever you need to, make sure you always clear your energy. You can do this in so many ways. Taking a shower, visualisations or working with Archangel Micheal are all good ways to clear yourself ready for another day of spiritual awesomenss! 

 

You really just have to find what works for you, but it's actually easier than you think to incorporate spiritual practices that are going to work with your lifestyle into your day!

If you want to learn more about spiritual awesomeness be sure to check out Woo Woo 101 - my online course in all things spiritual! Next class starts 25th January! x

 

With love, light and everyday awesomeness,

Vix

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