~ Wherever you are "I am happy to be here" Brings you Home again ~
Standing in line after line at airports over the past few weeks gave me a lot of opportunity to observe and reflect. There were new insights into my fellow humans and my own reactions to the world around me.
Something was stirred inside me. A feeling of welling upwards and opening energy is a common occurrence nowadays, on and off the mat. My senses become acute and a feeling of warmth moves through my body. I have come to think of it as a wave of life force energy or a spiritual hotflash. It’s a call from Source to listen deeply.
When it happens I turn to pen and paper to see what comes up. Where there is no pen and paper, my mind will begin to create a haiku which captures the essence of the message. This time the voice said “I am happy to be here” and it was the truth. Right here and now is where I can be happy. Saying those words brought me back to a calm center and appreciation of simply being alive. I am happy to be here.
Over the years I have felt a tension between being Scottish and missing things that are dear to me in my homeland. There has also been disturbance when in Scotland and missing certain things from my life in the USA. I wasn’t fully grounded in either place. When in one, I wanted more of the other.
It doesn’t seem like much, but the feeling behind those words and recognizing them as the truth has allowed me to find a deeper contentment, and a renewed commitment to be present.
The wisdom here is that the “place” where we are isn’t what matters. It’s the life force or Source within us that connects mind, body and spirit. This sense of wholeness and wellbeing is our true Home, no matter where we happen to be standing on this earth.
The seeking and uneasiness ends when we find our way back Home.