Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Travel Pins by Dorota Quiroz

Let's consider the definition of travel for a couple of minutes: 

travel - verb (used without object), trav·eled, trav·el·ing

  1. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure.
  2. to move or go from one place or point to another.
  3. to proceed or advance in any way.
  4. to go from place to place as a representative of a business firm.
  5. to associate or consort: He travels in a wealthy crowd.

For the purpose of presenting my point I will divide these definitions into 2 categories: physical and non-physical.

To travel from one place to another… it is a physical action as it is to associate yourself with people. It requires movement, contact, and/or possible interaction. I will call it a horizontal travel. The other facet of traveling is the non-physical. I will call it a vertical travel, while others may define it as spiritual, mental or any other consciousness related dimension. It's a progress from one level to another, either in consciousness, dreams, time or wisdom.
Seven Levels of Awareness
  • There are people who never travel in either way of two paths. They are dormant.
  • There are people who only travel vertically. They might not have left place in a long time, yet they traveled through dreams, books the read, time they invested and wisdom they realized when moving from one level of consciousness to another.
  • There are people who traveled to multiple points on earth, yet haven't advanced in a nonphysical sense of wisdom or dreams.
  • And there are people who travel all the time in both ways: horizontally advancing from point A to B on a map and vertically - in their consciousness. They are awake. They are the diagonals.
The Sisterhood of Madame X by Dorota Quiroz, 2005
I think both types of travel are closely connected. The horizontal travel - change of venue - inspirational or not, will prompt vertical travel and the other way around. Change in awareness may call for change of place to gain new ground and understanding.


My recent horizontal traveling inspired me to do some vertical upgrades and now I'm moving up to diagonal... What about you my friends? Where are you in your journey?

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