Doorway 4: Home, Family & Ancestry

In Doorway 4 we encounter the ground on which we stand. This doorway corresponds to Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon. Here we find the ground in which we are rooted, topics here include home, a family of origin, ancestral roots, psychological foundations, the nurturing parent – typically the mother, the state of our inner emotions, too. This house shows the conditions of early life and end of life.

At Doorway 4 you encounter early familial influences, your relationship to nurturing, and how your ancestral origins shaped your life. Your early psychological influences determine things like emotional sensitivity and your basic sense of security, as well. Doorway 4 shows the unconscious foundations of who you are.


Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on home, family, and ancestry to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

I have arrived. I am home. My destination is in each step. Thich Nhat Hanh

Home is not a physical place in the outside world, but an inner quality of relaxation and acceptance. Osho

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • Where do you get your sense of home from?
  • What makes you feel at home?
  • If you had your choice, what kind of home would you create?


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