Have you ever wondered what it is about a journey that makes us think of the words: experience, knowledge, adventure, exploration, destination, people, food, culture, train-tracks, airports, etc.?
The Native American tribes would send their adolescents off into the wild for several days during a period of intense fasting. This would be their time to find a direction in life, awaken spiritually and become adults.
The ritual called ‘Aborigine Walkabout’ was practiced by many tribes in Australia where adolescents are set off into the wilderness to survive for 6 months and return as adults. They understood that every child had to learn to survive and be one with their environment before they could qualify to be adults.