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I’m going on vacation and I’m taking…

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Every year it is quite a challenge to take everything with you. Who doesn’t have a whole laundry list of what to take with them on holiday! Often these are the standard things. But do you also take those things that a highly sensitive, spiritual person needs? If you’re going to be away from home for a week or more, you still need your deeper connection! In this blog I will share with you what is special for me. Because even though I pack everything for the kids, I can’t forget myself!

Going on holiday aims to have fun, relax and recharge. As a spiritual person you may have some additional needs. Time to be alone for example, or time to spend in nature, meditate or write in your gratitude journal. Since you are usually together 24/7 on vacation in a smaller space than your home, it is also important to do expectation management before you leave. In short: discuss in advance with your travel companions what you want for yourself in terms of time, space and experiences.

For example, as a mother of three children, I will spend a lot of time at the swimming pool, lake and rivers. Or playing games in the evening. That is why it is extra important that my husband and children know that I will sometimes do something else, for myself. And that when I do, I don’t want to be disturbed. That usually works fine. Of course I don’t have to meditate every day, but once every three days is fine.

Everything can be arranged in a way that works for everyone. Meditate when they go get the tasty sandwiches for breakfast, for example. In addition, it is nice to have some things with you that nourish your spiritual self, or calm your sensitive self. So in addition to all the normal things, I like to take something extra with me: things that ensure that I feel comfortable and attuned.

But also natural remedies that I use in case of complaints. In addition, it is nice to have some things with you that nourish your spiritual self, or calm your sensitive self. So in addition to all the normal things, I like to take something extra with me: things that ensure that I feel comfortable and attuned. But also natural remedies that I use in case of complaints.

In addition, it is nice to have some things with you that nourish your spiritual self, or calm your sensitive self. So in addition to all the usual things, I like to take something extra with me: things that ensure that I feel comfortable and attuned. But also natural remedies that I use in case of complaints.

This is on my packing list:

Garbage bags and thick tape to cover bedroom windows. You don’t want everyone to be awake at 6am. In addition, you can shield windows or doors if there is too much view.

Herbal tea: chamomile, mint, yarrow. Good for digestion and calming for the nervous system. There are many more possibilities.relax-holiday

 

Essential Oil and an Oil Burner: I often take with me refreshing, calming scents like mint, lavender, and tangerine.

Cloves: Putting in an orange works great against flies. That saves another annoyance.

Incense: has a cleansing effect and if you intentionally smoke out your holiday home, you can remove all the energy from your predecessors.

Colorful cloths: nice to brighten up my outfit if necessary and otherwise as a tablecloth or grand foulard over furniture.

Crystals: I take a lot of that with me. Always a number of small rock crystal points to place in every corner of the caravan. A chunk of rose quartz for the table. Handy as a paperweight for your magazines or loose sheets. And of course a few smaller (dragon) skulls for my bedside table. I can’t miss it for two weeks!

Medicines: Boegem balm  against burns, rescue cream (Dr Bach) against all kinds of skin rashes.

Mala: To embellish the simple holiday outfit and because of the crystals, the necklace also has a specific effect. I have a mala of rock crystal, amethyst and rose quartz, the golden triangle.

Books: The Artist Way by Julia Cameron is always inspiring and a wonderful read.
Books that help you relax, with a spiritual touch are favorite. Or books that are full of meditations, such as those by Tim Wild and Diana Cooper.

Insight cards: Creatrix, Anything is possible from Melissa Harris and Mother Earth cards by Jamie Sams. I often use them to put down, or to pull one once a week and then discuss it further with my hubby. Good conversations guaranteed.

Massage oil: great for massaging children’s feet (or your own). Great to help calm them down before going to sleep. Also useful for massaging the abdomen if there are constipation complaints.

Earplugs: nothing seals as nicely as earplugs. Silence…

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Koshi/ Saphir/ wind chimes. Wonderful to hear the tinkling on your terrace! And it looks nice.

A number of handy trays and drums, so that I can picnic a lot and eat healthy while on holiday.

Craft supplies, paper, markers. For the kids and myself. So nice to make a creative holiday journal together or to illustrate your gratitude journal. Or we decorate the walls of the caravan.

Candles: atmospheric and colorful.

Music: For example Tom Kenyon , who helps you to easily attune to other dimensions and atmospheres.

These things keep me going on vacation, but also keep in touch with what I call ‘the spiritual world”. That’s part of who I am. I would lose myself if I can’t tune in regularly. These things ensure that I enjoy my vacation and me-time. For me, it’s a very natural, natural way of not leaving this part of me at home. And no one is bothered by it. And the caravan also looks very cozy because of all those things!

If you have any inspiring additions, I’d love to hear them. A very nice holiday time, at home or away!, with children or without.

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