5 Benefits of Spiritual Travel


The world and our lives can rush past us at remarkable speeds. We strive to find time to meditate, read, pray and learn but it can be hard to carve out time for these important spiritual practices as the demands from day to day life keep propelling us forward. When was the last time you were able to sit in peace and feel connected to the universe? To relax without the interrupting pings of electronic notifications and constant pull of responsibilities? Taking time for yourself and embarking on a spiritual journey can give you back that feeling of connectedness and peace. A spiritual guide can help you discover some of the most sacred places that this beautiful earth has to offer and can aide you in reconnecting with your inner self and all the peace the world has to offer. Read on to discover five benefits of spiritual travel. 

1. Discovering New Cultures and Customs

By taking a sacred journey to places such as Peru, India, or Greece you will be exposed to new cultures and customs. Even if you have visited a country before there is always more to learn and discover. Having a tour guide full of knowledge and ancient wisdom about a place, enriches the experience for you, and often your leader could take you to visit places and to meet people that the general public does not know about or cannot access. 

Enjoying a meal with a traditional Indian family

2. Finding Peace Within Your Mind and Spirit

Often when we travel we are stressing about how we are getting to our next destination or the itinerary for tomorrow. A guided spiritual journey provides you the mental space and energy to open yourself up so you can relax and completely immerse yourself in the experience. Give yourself over to the experience and get so much more out of your journey.

The Sacred Heart of Sri Lanka with Andrew Harvey – Join us in March 2020

3. Developing a New Perspective

As you travel on your spiritual journey you will move amongst the locals within the countries you visit. What may seem like a hardship to you could be viewed as personal wealth and happiness to the people living in the beautiful locales. Through the opportunity to see how others live their lives and find happiness, your entire self-perspective could change. You will return home reenergized and with a deeper appreciation of all that your world has to offer you. 

The Bridge of Sighs, gondola floats on a canal in Venice.
La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life of Mythic Italy with Phil Cousineau – Join us in March 2020

4. Finding Your Joy

New experiences can provide deep bliss as you expand your spiritual boundaries and immerse yourself in learning new things about the cultures and places you visit. You can feel serenity as you learn to appreciate more about your life and learn to grow emotionally and spiritually. Imagine sitting in peaceful harmony with your surroundings on the top of Machu Picchu and feeling the warmth of happiness as you relish the physical and spiritual journey it took to reach that most perfect place on earth.  

Machu Picchu, Peru
Heart of the Pachamama with Puma Quispe Singona – Join us in September 2020

5. Determining Your Purpose

After embarking on a spiritual journey, the world can seem like a much different place than when you started. Colours appear brighter, you may appreciate the little things of your day more and find you have developed a stronger sense of self. This refocusing of the world around you can open new doors to life paths that were previously hidden from you. Each new path can help you continue to shape your purpose and live your life with intention. 

A Sadhu (Hindu religious devotee) doing morning prayer by the river Ganges in Varanasi. Divine Love: Sacred North India with Andrew Harvey – Join us in February 2020

Are you ready to find joy, purpose, personal growth and a greater appreciation for other people and places on Earth? Come and explore the spiritual journeys that Sacred Earth Journeys has to offer and see what new paths are awaiting you.