Ahhh… Summer is hear, school is out and it’s time for a vacation. While bustling cities, comfy cottages and out of town adventures may be calling you for holidays, do you incorporate time on your vacation to connect with your soul for a little soul vacation?
What does it mean to take a Soul Vacation?
Thinking about a Soul Vacation may cause you to drift to the song Drops of Jupiter by Train. For me, this song is about a man inquiring about a woman’s soul vacation, a trip through the universe to find herself. I love this song and it took on a deeper meaning for me when I did my first big soul vacation to Sedona, Arizona.
From my perspective, a soul vacation is about feeding the soul and taking time to listen to your soul. It is absolutely delicious when you can give yourself this kind of break from the busy-ness of the world for several days or weeks even. Did you realize that you can take mini soul vacations each and every day, even multiple times through-out the day?
Think about it… there are so many simple ways to feed your soul and tune in to your inner wisdom every day. You just need to give yourself the time and space to do it.
Here are some magical ways I love to experience a mini soul vacation in my day:
lingering a few minutes longer in the shower and getting present to the water cleansing me
taking a moment to look at the sky when I take the garbage out
stopping to smell the roses on my walk
lying down on the grass and looking at the clouds after hanging the laundry up on the line
sitting outside and looking at the stars while drinking my bed-time tea
letting the flavours of my salad at lunch linger in my mouth a moment longer, appreciating the efforts of the farmers and the little miracles created by mother earth
taking a few deep breaths of the morning air before getting into my car…
enjoying the birds’ melodies before getting up in the morning.
being fully present on my bike ride, sensing, feeling, seeing and smelling everything around me.
looking for the beauty in everything.. from a china tea cup to a fresh pea pod.
What would a mini soul vacation look like for you?