Some people call it meditation. Some yogis call it child’s pose. And yet some even say, it’s where the heart is. What I am talking about here is being at Home. Not just the physical structure you live in but the state of mind of being Home. It’s the space you return to when the world is buzzing around you and the pain is too much to bear.
It is the stillness that brings peace. You can find safety there. It is the place where all answers to all your troubles can be found.
Photo by Ariane Hunter
It is the place where the highest version of yourself can be accessed. It is a fortress that cannot be broken but is strengthened through love and connectedness.
You can return home to seek rest and rejuvenation. The home is always welcoming; you will never be turned away. It is a place where loving arms will greet you every time. Being at home embraces you with patience, non-judgment, and a space to be vulnerable. Home is being at one with self and your surroundings. Home is releasing. Returning home is a return to wholeness; to the complete and full embodiment of the deepest richest parts of you.
Walking through the doorway to your home is like crossing the threshold back to self-care. The space that nurses you back to health; the space to shed the layers of disappointment, fear, and rejection that you wear from the outside world.
The home retains the energy of your soul like a vault. The vault holds the magic of your intuition and the buried treasure of forgotten dreams and unsated desires. Your home holds the key to your best selling book, the tools to carve the next David, and the prowess to wipe out and end world hunger if you so choose.
That is how powerful the home is.
We must protect it and guard it like the sacred space it is. Keep it free from invaders to swarm in and uproot the sanctity of this gentle space. The home is where the heart dwells and is susceptible to unwanted guests in the form of distracting thoughts and visions from the outside world. They stir up the peace and solitude from which the home is grounded in. Fearful thoughts of an unconscious world seek refuge in the dwelling of our homes.
If we are not careful, they overstay their welcome creating conflict and instability within us. And like the space and security of a car garage, the home too may be prone to clutter and unnecessary storage. The home is a place that holds memories and experiences; good and bad. The temptation is to hold on to these experiences as they seem to signify the person we have become.
But remember, the home is a sacred space filled with the essence of our being. When we are no longer being served by the clutter of our past, it is an opportunity to spring clean and dust out the cobwebs of yesterday. We can then generate new space for today.
Your home; your sanctuary; your resting place. The space that your spirit lives and remains grounded.
You can always return home when you feel you’ve wandered too far away. The spirit of your home is grounded in love and acceptance.
Face the world around you with boldness, desire, and passion. Yet always remember you can always return home.
With Love & Light,
Ariane Hunter is a photographer, spiritual & personal growth coach, and yoga enthusiast.
She finds truth in moments of stillness and at the cusp of fear and triumph.
Ariane works with closet creatives in discovering and honoring their unique gifts to align with their true passion and purpose.