You are a traveler in this land, and while you’re here, you will move and be moved.
In the process of your progress, become the ocean wave that rolls with elegance and sincerity. Burst into joyous dance as you celebrate the shores.
With an open heart, point yourself in the direction of the things you love. Align your priorities with your values. Make room for joy in your day. Say what you mean, mean what you say, and speak and act from a place of compassion.
May you travel only ever in devotion.
You are a pathfinder now, so dare to trust your feet even when the way has yet to unfold. It will as you do.
While you’re passing through this place, become the river. Etch your story into solid rock, and forge a path that bears your signature all the way to the open sea.
With an open mind, remember what it is you intend to do with this life. Be true to your intuition and follow the questions that call you. Make a point of knowing how you want to feel, what engages you, and what you want to offer to the world.
May you travel only ever with curiosity.
You are an adventurer here, called to seek the truth of who you are.
In your quest for knowledge, become the blue hole, a cavern of exquisite mystery and so much more than you appear to be. Invite the echo of your beginning and future to rise from your unknown depths.
With open eyes, look for the evidence of your majesty. Investigate your strengths and interests, they are present everywhere. Remind yourself that there is no part of you that you cannot love, even if you don’t yet know how.
May you travel only ever in awe.
You are a sightseer for a moment, guided by the muse who speaks directly to your heart.
In this soft landing place, where you wish to perceive and receive, become the cloud above the rainforest that replenishes itself before replenishing the forest again.
With an open spirit, allow yourself to burst wide open and fall back into you. Be willing to stretch in ways that contribute to your authentic expansion. Renew your energy when it becomes depleted. And as you take tender first steps, trust that falling only brings you back to the security found within yourself.
May you travel only ever with courage.
Though you may think yourself a stranger, even within your skin, you’re in a constant state of becoming your truest self. So, stay the course.
As you get to know yourself, become the tide pool, a space of land and sea. Flow with the rhythm of the tides. You are more adept at adapting than you give yourself credit for.
With open arms, embrace the rise and fall of life. When you can, meet whatever arises, inside or out, with strength. When you can’t, breathe through it, give it space, and try again. Know that you have a knack for finding your way through.
May you travel only ever with ease.
You are a guest on an extended visit. Be gracious to your host and generous with your love. And pack lightly, you can’t bring the treasures of this world with you when you go.
During your stay here, become the rainbow. Devote yourself to the beauty of the journey. Gaze upon the earth with love, for she made you, and you make her.
Savor all you experience, giving thanks to both the sunlight and the showers for bringing you to life.
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May you travel only ever with lightness.
Leslie Ralph is a psychologist, writer, and artist who hopes to leave the world a little brighter than she found it. Her people are creative, sensitive spirits who crave love and peace, inside and out. Leslie is the author of There, I Might Find Peace: Poetry and Prose, Mantras and Meditations for Peace, Love, and Strength. Download her free gift, a ritual for receiving, a daily ritual for bringing more love and light, clarity and confidence, meaning and connection to your life. You can follow Leslie on Facebook or Instagram.
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