Updated: Sep 4, 2020
Someone once said to me, 'You know you're home when you go somewhere and your soul feels settled.' I have not been shy to say that I did not enjoy my childhood…for the most part. This is a fact that I know saddens my mother, one I cannot deny to be my truth. I am certain that my childhood 'baggage' contributes to my hometown and state not being 'home' for me.
So escaping as I must I made my big move to Los Angeles, California in my early 20s. Yet I knew even when
I went that LA would not be my forever home either. I imagined to be there about 10 years and I was there 7. During that time I met my husband from Northern California and it was there in Northern California that I first felt my soul settle. The feelings were undeniable as if the brick of grounding landed deep within Gaia and my soul while settled was uplifted simultaneously, freeing me in the perfect balance of roots and clarity.
The kind of home I am talking about is the soul's home. We could argue that the soul's home is not an earthly place, but for this writing I will define it as the place that your soul is most empowered, safe, in service, at peace, and free…while on earth. Now here's the kicker. The perfect place 'home' must satisfy more than that right? Or else it's just a great vacation spot. We thrive best with:
Affordable (to us) housing market
Climate & Geography that matches our internal temperament and our outdoor lifestyle
State government that aligns with our personal values
And a city that allows us the freedom to be fully ourselves
This place, for me, means that I can wake up each day and feel at peace with my surroundings, joy in my community, strong in my core, and that each day I know I am somewhere special.
Logically speaking I have what I listed above. And yet I have been in other places that fill me with grand peace that I lack now. Is it calling me forth or am I searching for the unicorn?
I have no way to wrap this up. I am still trying to decide if I am 'home'. And I imagine that I will write more about this as time moves forward.
There is the famous saying,
"Home is where the heart is."
The perfect place… Home
I know it exists.
Are you in yours?
To a Confident, Sexy, Love filled life! Kimberly Lindsay, BA, CPCC, ORSCC, IBCLC
Mental Fitness Coach for Spiritual & Creative Moms:
Who are ready to ditch their saboteurs so they can show up
as the partner, parent, and person they want to be - getting back to self and back to roots.