Just hold on we’re going home…

I am completely head over heals in love with this song at the moment. I love the words, the beat and of course the sweet sound of drakes voice and what the words represent.

‘I live in my own little world, but thats ok, they know me here’. Lauren Myracle

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What is home to you? Where do you feel ‘at home’?
We use this term to describe a place we feel completely at ease, a place we feel free to just be.

There aren’t to many places you will find that feel like home; a sense of familiarity, a sense of belonging, a sense of complete peace.

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We often to look to other people to create this sense of home, sometimes we can find this feeling of contentment within another’s arms and love, but what happens when that isn’t or is no longer available?
When things go astray, go wrong or just the beauty that is life happens, we reach out to others in our world to offer condolences, support and guidance.
What if anytime you reached a crossroad or a mountain, you could simply return to a place of love within you? Your home. Your sense of being. Your essence.

Be your own place of love.

Feel compassion and a sense of self by learning ways to self soothe and return to your inner stillness and you will always be able to feel at one with yourself, contentment and fully ‘home’.

‘You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.’ Alan Alda

Sometimes when I feel a little lost, a little unsure, I ask myself ‘what do I need to make this better?’ To solve the issue? ‘What do I need to do in this moment?’

When things would go wrong for me I would automatically long for my mothers bed, for when I was little this was my safe place, if I was sick, she was there, if I was suffering heart-break, she was there, if I felt I’d ruined my life (yes I used to see every small ant hole as a mountain of ruin), she was there.

But now, it’s not so easy to just return to her. I have to find my own place of security to return to.
For me; to generate this ‘home’ feeling of love, belonging and peace, I have created ways to self soothe; I return to my yoga mat, write my thoughts to clear my mind, run (exercise releases the happy hormones, endorphins & dopamine to make you feel good), or I simply get my ‘quiet’ on…no phone, no electrics, no LED lights to interfere with my melatonin, snuggle into bed with a good positive book or hopelessly romantic movie.

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When things go not quite right, it’s an automatic protection response for our minds to think with negative thoughts. When I find myself in a position of reevaluation, I have found that this is the best time to read inspirational material, the best time to plant seeds of positivity (it doesn’t matter if I’m distraught with salty tears washing over my skin); practise healthy habits.

‘The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.’ Julien Green

Home; it is within you. It is very the essence of being.

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘Cause your a good girl and you know it.’

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Remember your Roots…

Self Love Sunday and I’m taking time to honour the roots that I came from, my parents.

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

pa6‘The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, days you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes its the family your born into and sometimes its the one you make for yourself.’ Sex and the City.

Today is my Mothers birthday, and Fathers day, so what better self love sunday action then taking some time to respect, appreciate and honour the very essence of my being. The people who have made me who I am today, who have created this life I live.

Parents; two people who have individually created the unique gift that is your life.

Sometimes we love them, sometimes, not so much. Although every word, gesture and thought from a parent to a child is an attempt to direct you to live a good life, patience is often tested and quality time often neglected.

Parents are our teachers, from our first breath of air, they teach us the morals they believe in, they teach us to believe in ourselves. They teach us love.

Reflecting on my childhood, its taken me a long time to reflect back with love, fondness and also laughter.

I was a terrible child. I was embarrassed by my Mum and her hippy ways (growing plants, markets etc, ironically funny how now I am following in her footsteps when I fought it for so long), she was so different.

I believe most children go through the cycle of depending (0-10), teenage rebellion (11-19), indifference (20-25), and then respect and appreciation (25+). This is the stage I am now in, where I appreciate every little thing my parents have ever given me or shown me, for every little experience I was luckily enough to enjoy.

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But mostly, even now at 29 years old, I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to pick up the phone, or visit my parents when I feel like returning ‘home’. Home truly is where the heart is, and for me that is my parents love, anywhere that they are.

Life gets busy, and there really is no feeling that can compare to the safety of your parents. Knowing that they are there. Your support system. To return to anytime you like to reinstall your faith and motivation for life, because let’s be honest, life is not always easy. Life and people are constantly testing, trying and disappointing. It’s through these tribulations that our strength is built, but sometimes its just nice to know there is always a shoulder to lean on, someone to listen, and someone who will love you no matter what mistakes you might make. Yes, that is the feeling of unconditional love, safety.

Blessed.

Today, I’m taking time to honour my parents, to let them know that I am thankful for every single little thing that they have done for me, from the smacks, to the groundings to the ‘i love you’s’, for every single moment of my life that they have always been there.

It is never to late. Family is all that we have in this life . The same DNA, the same blood through our veins, same same but different.

Build strength in your family.

For me, its listening, making time. Laughing and listening when my mum fills me with her stories about her garage sale finds, the flowers she gave to a neighbour, the colourful dress she wore that day to make the world a happier place (so cute!).

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I havent yet experienced the joy of giving life, however when I think about it; if im ready? when will I be ready? Will I make a good mother? I think of what it would take to be a good parent, a good mother, and I have to be honest, the thoughts can be overwhelming, being responsible for another little being. Holding their life in your hands. For me, I know when the time is right it will happen. I always had the typical female  ’30’ deadline; husband, house, child. Now, I know you cannot put a deadline on these things. I also know I was never ready, Its taken me 29 years to finally build self-love, respect for my own parents and start to become the person I believe I am meant to be.

‘Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, even when it is difficult t smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family’. Mother Theresa

Whether you are a mother, a father, a son or a daughter, take a moment to tell your parents you love them. Thank them.

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‘We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves’. Henry Ward Beecher

Let whatever resentment go. Perhaps you didn’t get to go to after school activities because your parents had to work (I would always start a sports season but never got to finish it), perhaps you didn’t get the latest fashion, perhaps you didn’t have a good upbringing. Let it go. Release resentment and allow love and gratitude into your heart, for they have done the best that they could with what they had, and now you are you. And you are capable of being a better person, every single day. Filling your life with love.

The best thing, they put up with you and still love you! (Huge thank you to my parents for always loving me, through EVERY little and big thing I have put them through).

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou

So, take a moment, remember your roots, look back and be grateful, perhaps laugh at moments of idiotic behaviour, stupidity or general naughtiness, but look back with love.

Every day, I am trying to live a life of wellness so my parents can feel a sense of pride.

Happy Birthday Mum, I love you.

Happy Fathers Day Dad, I love you.

Love & light, Charlie x.

 

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