Home, by definition, is the place where one lives permanently. But as many of us know, "permanent" is a loose term and few things stay the same forever. Life happens, things change. I'm not quite sure what sucks more about change, having to let go of your old comfortable habits or embarking upon the unknown. It can be terrifying, exhausting, overwhelming. It can open the door to everything you ever desired for your life, or it can open the door to a new segue, or it can open the door to yet another misstep. It all depends upon the perspective of the person in the control seat. Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Despite the fact that you might not be in control of the change or how it all unfolds, you are always in control of the perspective you hold. You can engage in a new situation with fear, or embrace it with pride.
I've been reminded of this many times before, as there have been many chapters to open and close already in my short life. I've passed through many physical homes and yet still felt incredibly ungrounded. Something that I am learning upon reflection is that I have never regretted anything that I have done, any decision I have made. Right or wrong I am able to stand by all of my choices. The only thing that I do regret though, is the worry/fear/concern that I had for all the decisions that I could not control. Anxiety kills joy, and anxiety is nothing more than worry for that which you cannot control. Anxiety makes you feel alone and insecure, like any step could potentially be the wrong step. Anxiety takes away your power and shakes your sense of "home." Where Home represents unconditional love and security, anxiety represents a general lack of control and stability.
But home is a matter of perspective, not necessarily a physical state. Home is a space where you experience comfort, rootedness, support, stability and from that space you can feel ourselves free to move and shake as you please. Home gives you confidence. When life goes to hell you can always go home. The house that holds all of our belongings can be "home," but not always. It is this facade of home that makes you believe that you are ungrounded and unsafe when you are away from it. It makes you fear that you are no longer capable of anything.
Home is truly the space in which your Soul resides. This is the space within you where you are always accepted, safe, capable of anything. The Soul always accepts, grounds and supports you, reminding you that you are capable of anything. It is the human in each of usyouthat doubts this truth. It is this level of acceptance that allows you to move through life with excitement and positive anticipation of all that lays ahead. It is this safety that reminds you to trust because when you are at home you are OK. What if you were able to wake up every morning and not doubt your power or your path, but know that through all the fears and doubts you can always come back to that beautiful space within you that reminds you that all is well and it always will be. At the end of each day, life has come and gone and it is done, can you accept that, trusting that you did your best and you are now exactly where you need to be. You are home.
Home is love in its truest sense: an energy of total acceptance, safety, security. This space doesn't need to be filled with possessions to hold energy, this energy can be held within you and taken anywhere. This inner home, inner Soul grounds you no matter what house you wake up in. You are right here, right now and that is perfect.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.