I recently went to Brazil with my daughter, travelling to an international Capoeira event as well as exploring some other regions with my fellow Australian Capoeiristas. It is a trip I won’t regret, but at the same time was filled with all types of surprises.
We found ourselves landed in unfamiliar territory, and although taken care of in terms of safety by locals, we quickly realised how our basic needs were not so easy to come by. Bottled water, familiar food and even toilet paper were suddenly precious resources in a place where the language was unfamiliar, our method of transport was limited and there were events to travel to each day. I realised how even band-aids became precious for popped blisters on my big toes by day 3.
On the day before we left, my teenage daughter decided to share with me that she had continually had her period for the past month. Much to my shock. Which meant we needed to bring extra sanitary goods for her and there was no time to see a doctor. I was concerned with why and whether it was a long-term issue or a slight hiccup in her physiology. Late on day 2, while awake with jet lag in the middle of the night, I gave her a kinesiology balance for that as well as jet lag (and later for myself too). I found out later on that her period had reset itself and returned to normal.
Our original accommodation was organised by locals. Possibly since they were trying to keep the costs low for a large group of people, the chosen location was situated deep in questionable territory. Although there was a school across the road, we questioned the safety of the area, the taxi drivers and the accommodation managers themselves. It quickly became a collusion fest of sharing clues as to why we weren’t safe. In the end, I broke away and used intuition to get a handle on the truth of the matter. Basically, we were safe for the time being but the truth is that none of wanted to stay in that location regardless. By that night, we were moved to a good quality hotel which was around the corner from the mall.
The hotel also had a restaurant downstairs, so I ordered a pasta dish that I knew. Unfortunately, I realised the following day that it was full of MSG which I am sensitive towards and normally avoid. That night, I did a kinesiology balance to help my liver detoxify it out of my system, which worked because I felt slightly sick the next morning as my liver and kidneys cleared it out of my system. But I no longer got any facial flushing reactions and was back to normal by lunchtime.
Moving on to a safer and more relaxed sea-side town, I thought our troubles were over. Unfortunately, on the 3rd day there, my daughter got a high fever and severe nausea. My first thoughts were Yellow Fever! I tuned into her health, using the basic method I teach in my Level 1 Intuition for Health Workshop, and received that it was food poisoning as suspected from a creamy pasta dish she ate in town. I also received that she would be better by the next day and basically fully recovered by the following day, with her action to nibble on crackers and bread and wait it out. Luckily, my travel companions also had some tablets for nausea. She insisted that she needed to go to the hospital – so after talking with the receptionists, we negated local hospitals but looked into the possibility of a call-in doctor. He unfortunately was not available til the next morning, and by the next morning, she was up and eating cautiously at breakfast. She was back to normal by the following day. Phew!
Many great things happened as well on the trip – don’t get me wrong. But my purpose to sharing this is to highlight how valuable it is to have healing skills and intuitive techniques that work and allow you to travel light. Medications have side effects and there are limits to what you can bring to certain countries. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared though.
Here are some suggestions from me that I feel empowers each person to travel with more assurance, especially with your children:
- Notice your emotions on the trip. Crankiness can surface when away from the comfort of home, as well as other emotions. Some techniques that help you avoid suppressing emotions and refocus is a great help to continue enjoying the most out of your holiday. Holding ESR points is a useful tip for any emotional stress release (click here for a short video)
- Sometimes you just can’t eat the same foods or eat well – so some techniques to help clear stress from your digestive system can help you feel more comfortable on your trip. This doesn’t mean you should have some back up medication, though
- There are times where emergencies will come up – and the ability to arrange your thoughts, not be swept away by emotions can be vital in these times. Can you still access your intuition during your flailing emotions? Will you still be able to focus on your true outcome, rather than needing to fix the conditions you find yourself in? This is where having your medical intuition techniques and even just basic intuition skills can help you immensely.
Learning a healing modality can cost a lot of time and money to become proficient. While this is well worth the effort and experience if you want to enter the healing profession, some people do not have this desire. One day I may design a course for people to learn enough of the basics for themselves and loved ones – for situations such as travel. But for now, I do have intuition courses for health guidance that helped me greatly on the trip and a great skill to have and develop (see here for more information).
The key is not to have the ability to use intuition so that you can control or avoid situations. Things happen – this is called life. It is filled with ups and downs, a quality which keeps being alive interesting. The key is to be able to stay engaged with life, and use the conditions in your favour by accessing your innate creative resourcefulness and power.
Intuition is but one avenue in which you can do this. But intuition is useless unless you have the will to be wholly open to receiving what is deeply important to you and hold the frame of mind that outcome is possible. Even if you don’t know how. Then, you only need to get out of your own way.