Traveling When You’re an Empath

Being an Empath may not be the easiest thing. A lot of empaths don’t know how to acknowledge their gifts, use them, or protect themselves with them, which can make traveling a nightmare. Hopefully, the tips below will help you with your next amazing adventure.

Where are you going, and do you actually want to go?

A lot of empaths need a home base to recharge. This place is their center and they can’t stand to leave. Traveling five miles away from the house is a lot for them, much less an entire state away.

The reason that I’m traveling is for work. While I had the option to say no, I knew the client really needed me to be there, and honestly, I needed the experience.

What are you getting out of this? Are you actually going for yourself?

I haven’t been on a plane for over 20 years which means I’m not up to date on anything (besides that you get on a metal structure and hope it gets you to your destination safely).

I didn’t agree to this trip out of enthusiasm for the state. Louisiana as the state had nothing to specifically offer me. But the experience itself had something to offer me. I knew I had lessons to learn from it and this was my chance. The moment I said “yes” in my spirit, the universe set everything in motion, and suddenly I was planning a trip.

Congratulations! You’re going, but are you sure you really want to?

When I found out, I wasn’t nervous, I wasn’t concerned, I knew I would be safe, and I know I’d do well with what I needed to take care of here. However, as I began to discuss the trip with other people their panic and worry tried to latch onto me. I simply reminded myself that those emotions weren’t mine. Once I was able to remind myself of that, I emotionally separated myself from those people. Only then was I able to deal with my actual emotions. That’s my first tip for you,. The moment you made your decision, how did you feel? Remember that feeling and let it guide you whenever you have any doubts. While emotions can change it’s doubtful that overwhelming stress and worry trying to surround you is actually yours.

Board that plane with confidence, baby!

Once you have a good handle on your emotional and spiritual health, do your research. There’s a lot of airport regulations but they aren’t as bad as they seem. Just search “travel tips” on Google and I promise most of your questions will be answered within 10 minutes.

Where emotional shielding comes into play.

Now comes the hard part, your itinerary, or lack thereof. Every town, state, and country has it’s own culture, and when you’re traveling you should give yourself time to experience it. However, if you don’t have a good handle on your abilities you may find it difficult to be in large crowds. It may simply be easier for you to say, “I’ll go another time” or “I’d rather stay in” than experience the new world around you.

This is why it’s important to know how to shield yourself. Strangers come up to me and tell me their life stories all the time. They share a bit of themselves with me, in the subconscious hope that I’ll heal the ailment they have. While this is normal for me, it doesn’t mean that I have to accept this behavior. While I appreciate the trust, I know that in these instances I have to listen without sharing myself. That, my friends, is emotional shielding. I am my own home base, I am capable of being calm, serene, and holding peace within myself and I take that with me no matter where I am. I urge you to shield yourself and learn how to find that within yourself as well.

You’re halfway there, now comes the hard part.

Packing, oh the joys of packing. Does that thought overwhelm you? The thought that you may forget something? Well, it’s time to introduce you to lists, my friend. Yes, I’m serious. I’ve been bullet journaling from the start of the year and I appreciate the check-in and extra peace it gives my mind. I made my packing list in my journal and it was nice to know I wasn’t forgetting anything the day of departure.

And that’s our last thing, departure. Parking, checking in, security, (the pat-down especially), waiting for the plane, boarding, making it to your destination safely, grabbing your bags, and finally walking out to meet the fresh air, it’s a lot. For my final tips, remember to breathe. Meditation and yoga aren’t just good for the body but also good for the mind. Especially in these times. Remember not to rush, be calm, be serene, and have faith that everything will work out for the best. Downloading some jams, a book, or a movie will help this go a lot more smoothly.

Last, but not least, embrace that this is a new adventure and no matter what comes of it you tried it, that should bring a smile to your face if nothing else did. Congratulations love, you did it.

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