Home, is it a place? a feeling? a concept? Does it even exist? The answer is not a simple yes or no, or is it? We each have our own ideas of what home is and those ideas can be influenced by many things, our upbringing, our culture, our religion, our ethnicity, our conscious thoughts and our unconscious mind. One man’s home may be seen as another man’s prison. So why do we consider something to be Home, whether that be a house, a hut, a boat or anything in between? What is it that makes somewhere a home?
I have lived in many places but very few of those have truly felt like home to me. I don’t consider home to necessarily be a house, or apartment but a place where my soul and spirit feel at peace, safe from the turbulence that is life, a place where I can regenerate and re-energize and recapture the enthusiasm and passion for life that drives me.
When you find that place, one that fills your soul with tranquility and a sense of belonging that is where you need to be whenever you need clarity. Many will not find such a place for they search in all the wrong places and fail to let their heart lead the way. I am lucky to have found a place that not only brings me peace but fills my soul with light and love that allows me to release all stress and worry, a place where I can be truly me, not someone’s mother, grandmother, daughter, friend, sister, confidante, boss, employer or any other tag that people try to define me by. Just ME.
The energy I feel from the beauty within her boundaries, from mother earth, the grounding I experience and the connection I feel to the place itself and the spirits and protectors of the land I feel nowhere else. I have accepted that this is where I am meant to be. It is a place that has given me some of my best memories and some I would rather forget but it has also given me the most profound lessons of life and brought out, in me, my purest essence.
No matter where I am in the world my connection to this place will be my strength and I will be able to connect to it’s magic and gain clarity and inspiration from it’s power. They say home is where the heart is and my heart is there and that will always be my Home. As I was preparing to leave there recently the emotions filled me and my feelings flowed through my fingers:
As I sit here this morning with tears in my eyes
The emotions are swelling as my heart simply sighs,
My soul has accepted that this is my home,
No matter where my human body may roam.
This moment will pass as my absence will too
For I will return soon, this I know to be true.
I will follow my heart as the Gods do foresee
As we are but one, this island and me.
What I wish for you is that you find your HOME, if you haven’t already, whatever that means for you. When you find your home. you will truly know as you will feel it in your heart and bones and when you do I would love you to share with me how it makes you feel.
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