Day 12: Home Sweet Home

There’s no question that home is a special place; a place where, ideally you feel at home, and are welcomed. It’s where you live with family or loved ones. It is your base of operation.

Home is where you nest, love your mate, keep all your stuff, and live with those you love and feel safe enough to argue with. Home sweet home! Home is where the heart is. Home is the place you return to, no matter how far you roam.

Your early home life gave you a unique sense of what makes a house a home. If home was a refuge for you, as a child, you likely created your adult home to have that same feeling of safety, security, and stability. If your early home life was volatile, it’s possible that you have either experienced a measure of volatility in your adult homes or have gone to the opposite extreme and made a point of avoiding conflict at all costs.

Home for our purposes also includes the family environment created there.

~ Did you share a bedroom or have a room of your own?
~ What was mealtime like, in your early home?
~ Did you live most of your growing up years in one home, or did your family move from home to home?
~ What comes to mind first when you think of your early home life?
~ Did your family host gatherings, like holiday parties, for friends and extended family?
~ How is your home life different today than it was when you were young?

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now tells us that your true Home is within. Until you are grounded in that spiritual truth, your external home, as lovely as it may be, will always feel somehow lacking. Once you realize your internal sense of home, you will feel at home wherever you are.

The Goddess reminds us that whenever you are feeling you don’t belong, or that your house doesn’t feel sufficiently hospitable, you can enter your Goddess Chamber and reconnect with the place that you will always feel at home. “Come in,” She said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into the writing exploration take a few minutes to dip into your inner resources. Imagine there’s a pool withing – in your deep eternal inner – the moon is shining and the water is black as ink. The pool stirs slightly as a breeze washes past your skin. You dive into the pool sloughing off the tethers that bound you to the shore, deeper and deeper you swim until it is just you and the moonlight. You take a deep breath and swim to the bottom of the pool and plant your feet firmly into the earth. Allow the old stories to settle into the sediment. Feel the light of the moon as it draws you to the surface. Up, up and up you glide into the moonlight and rest upon the shores replenished and relaxed.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Consider your relationship to home through the Goddess lens of Belonging and Compassion. Please take a moment to reflect on these prompts and explore where you are Now with your home and how you might like to tweak or upgrade this aspect of your life.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

Our home is . . .

My early home was . . .

Home is where . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.