Becoming a Traveler
For most of my life I lived by the limiting paradigm "Traveling is really expensive and I don't have the money for it." Then as I was studying the system for building dreams my coach encouraged me to answer the question "if time, money, education, gender, and any other curcumstance didn't matter what would you love to do?" I was shocked to discover that week after week traveling was my answer. I couldn't believe it! I didn't know how I was going to travel, or even where I'd go, I just knew that my divine intuition was leading me to somewhere new.
I decided to follow my coaches teaching and visualize what I would love without being limited by what I thought was possible. I envisioned experiencing a country from the local person's perspective but kept getting stuck on my fears about backpacking on my own. So then I began dreaming about going on a backpacking tour where someone else guided me but we travelled by going to hostels and experiencing the true beauty of that country.
I talked to my partner about it and we decided to travel to Cuba. After only one day of research I decided it was too hard for me to figure out how to go to Cuba and put out into the Universe that it was something I would like to do. Four months later, without my telling anyone outside of my partner about my dream, my sister announced to me that not only was she planning on backpacking in Cuba but that I was more than welcome to come along! I was ecstatic and NERVOUS! My dream was coming true!
I put on my big girl panties and my partner and I joined my sister, brother-in-law, and their friends on what was to become a life changing experience.
I'm not sure how to explain it, other than to say that lifting the wall that blocked me from ever thinking I would travel lifted a lot of other walls I had unconsciously built about things I would "never" do. It has been a month since our trip and I am still finding my mind filled with ideas of new adventures and experiences to come.
Cuba is of course a beautiful country , with cars from the past, art from the heart, and people who know the meaning of looking after one another. I believe though, that my biggest take away was less about the country itself and more about the experience of going beyond my set limits. I can't wait for what else my divine intuition has in store for me.
With God/the Universe all things are possible!