When I was younger, I would hear my mother say welcome home to my dad as he walked into the house. It was also customary for anyone coming home to say “I am home.” as we walked in the door. Funny I have not thought of that in many years. I have modeled that same philosophy within my own family and it just has not caught on, however that does not stop me from greeting my children and spouse with hardy good to see you when they come home.
I had a client say to me “I feel like I have just welcomed myself home and I didn’t even know, that I was gone. I remember when she first came to see me. She was a reluctant soul, she was not sure she wanted to talk to me but some part of her knew she needed too. We did the cancellation dance for many months before something turned on. “I can’t go on like this”, she said. “I feel empty”. I thought to myself, no one is home.
We had a great talk a few days ago as her sessions are coming to an end. “I feel different”, she said. She used words like comfortable, thriving, loving, compassionate, patient, complete, safe, and humorous when describing herself and her life. I reminded her that she has learned to welcome herself home. I would never say to my son, as he walked in the front door, “you are not welcome here because you got in trouble at school”. I would welcome him home with open arms and then we would sit down, talk and I would seek to understand.
This is how we approached our healing sessions. She was invited in, and learned to embrace who she was and where she was at. She learned to release judgment by embracing the concept of self understanding.
In my early twenties I saw a Prophet and she told me I would lead people home, it is in this moment that I understand what she meant. For me there is no greater place then HOME.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I a stranger in my own home?…….It may be time to get to know who you really are.
- Have I exiled myself?……. It may be time to forgive yourself and let go.
- Is my home abandoned, run down and boarded up?……It may be time to “sharpen your saw” and get to work remodeling from the inside out.
Let these questions help guide you to greater understanding. I think you have been gone long enough, don’t you think it’s time to welcome yourself home?