I have returned from a most magical time spending time with family and friends in Florida, then being enveloped whole-heartedly by Martha Beck Life Coaches at our Bi-annual Conference in Phoenix. This weeks post is inspired by my time spent with these fabulous women and a handful of men who not only know how to love others with such deepness, but also know and practice returning to their home base within to rejuvenate.
Are you searching for peace? A place you can call home? A place where you have a sense of support, love, care, and acceptance?
So many of us look for home outside of ourselves. We look for it in our families, friends, significant other, nature, pets, work, a city or town, the physical home we live in… And yes, I believe we can find a sense of home in each of these.
But the home I’m referring to is that deep connection within you, with you. That place within yourself where you feel clam, connected, at peace, balanced, and full of love. You may at times have felt this, even if for a fleeting moment.
The home within is accessible anytime you wish. The whole world may feel like it might implode but you have a place where you can become grounded and feel whole.
Maybe you haven’t found the home within yourself and long to find that space of comfort and belonging.
Here is one way to begin:
Get comfortable in a quiet space where you can sit or lie down.
Close your eyes.
Take 3 long breathes, each one slower and deeper than the previous.
Then ask yourself what home would feel like?
What emotions surface for you?
As you hold those emotions, notice where and how they physically show up in your body. For example, if your emotion is love, do you notice the feeling of a full heart? Or when you think of peace, does warmth in your chest appear? No rules, no judgment, just notice.
This is what the home within feels like for you. Be curious. Drink it in. Allow it to encompass you so that you know what it feels like and can easily return.
When I turn inward, my mind becomes very quiet, no chatter, no to-do list, only silence. I feel a sense of calm and peace come over my entire body. Every muscle relaxes and does no extra job other than what it needs to. I have a sense that no matter what were to happen outside of me I could handle it from a place of balance.
The next time you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and bedraggled; remember that home is not far away. You carry her with you everywhere you go.
From this space, home base, you become grounded again. All of the wisdom you will ever need lies within you.
Home is where your heart is found. Look within and you will find her there.
Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. I really do appreciate it and hope you found it helpful.
As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest, you can leave behind.
P.S. What does home feel like for you? Leave a comment below or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org