Rediscover a Home within a home, where Love is, always.

Home is where the love is. But isn’t it just as true that home is where the pain is?

Do you remember a time when home was the last place you wanted to be?

Perhaps home was a source of love, but it was also a great source of pain–more than you know how to handle at that time. But NOW in this present moment, where are you choosing to be? 

There is a proverb that says, “No matter where you go, there you are.”

And wherever you are, you’ll find that your heart is always longing to go home. But where exactly is home when we don’t feel at home right where we are? There is a reason for this perpetual inner state of homelessness. Remember, it has nothing to do with anyone or anything on the external.

The answer lies within.

If we allow it, we will be led on a journey to find a Home away from home. To a place of deepest acceptance within, where our longing for belonging is received and embraced. An everlasting Home that can never be touched, shaken or broken from the outside. It’s built on the inside.

But in between the journey of leaving home to find our Home where the heart is, along the way, we become home sick. In our desperate and in-born desire to feel at home again, we find ourselves impatient to get there. We find ourselves a little too eager to announce “we’ve arrived”.

We make a home in the temporal shelters of things, mistaking it for Home.  As long as we try to feel at home through things of the external, instead of the Eternal within, this feeling of “being home” will never last.

Home is where the Love is.

Love is where the Home is.

If you’re Lost, the way Home is where your heart is, where Love can be Found “in here”.

“In here”, there’s no need to perform or inform to be seen and heard.

“In here”, we can curl up in the palm of God, and rest in the silent night of unknowing, finding calm, light, and peace in the midst of dark moments.

HomeIsWhereTheLovePainIs

“In here”, we regain the courage we need to face our own brokenness.

The reality of a broken home, a broken family, a broken marriage, broken hearts and broken relationship is messy. We can choose to runaway from facing our mess or we can choose to go Home, even if it looks like the aftermath of a warzone, because that’s where Love can be found. Our inner grounds of devastation can be the solid rock bottom on which we build a strong new foundation for our lives. Layer by layer, we can arise again, supported and grounded by the firm and steady pillars of Love.

No matter what happens “out there” or how far we’ve strayed or where we are now, we can rediscover a Home within a home, where Love is, always. To this Home, we can return to. So let’s get ready to come Home.

Love, Mish

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“The Growth of one blesses all. I am committed to grow in Love.” – Julia Cameron

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Congratulations! You Made It To 2012. Happy New Year! NOW What?

Wow. Can you believe it? It’s 2012! The question on my mind all day today is, “NOW what?”

Not knowing the answer to that question is scary. The unsettling feeling of Fear began to weigh me down.

To shake it off, I turned to THE ADVENTUROUS FOUR AGAIN! by Enid Blyton.

It’s one of my favourite childhood books from when I was eleven.

Obviously, I haven’t read it in ages. In the midst of packing up books to give away, I ended up having fun reading it all over again the last couple of days–and I’ve been amazed by how differently I read this book now!

Every page seems to be coming alive with rich, insightful Wisdom for Life.

Today, I’m at chapter II, and I could see a parallel in one of its passages with our feelings of hope and wishes for the brand New Year 2012:

“Let’s go somewhere exciting,” he said. “Can’t you take the Andy (a boat named after their friend) and go on a trip somewhere? Don’t you know anywhere thrilling, Andy, you could take us to?”

“There’s the Cliff of Birds,” said Andy suddenly.

All the three children were fond of birds. Their eyes shone.

“Let’s go there!” said Tom.

Their eyes shone. Their eyes shone. Their eyes shone.

The answer to my “NOW What?” question came to me in a form of another question, thanks to those three words. “What makes your eyes shine? What makes it come alive? What makes it light up?”

And the answer to that question has been coming to me, and still is.

But how about you? “What / who makes your eyes shine?”

The answer to that, is a very big clue to your “NOW What?” question. And in that moment, like Tom, your heart will be telling you, “Let’s go there!”

Are you ready to get a clue? Why not sit with the question, live with it, explore it and learn from it? Or are you choosing to be stuck in Fear? Listen to your heart. Why not? What’s holding you back? Drop a comment below…

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Love NOW,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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Work Is Love Made Visible

I’ve got a friend who looks like Asia’s version of Ashton Kutcher. Tall, not so dark, but handsome, he’s away on a major Adventure. As of now, he’s holed up in Groningen, “a small town at the northern part of Holland, very close to German’s border” he says.

Next, he’ll be off to Berlin for all of three weeks! We’re talking massive travelling here. Enough to make us all go green with envy! So it came as a surprise that out of anything he could’ve talked about, he chose to open up his heart.

What he said next, is something I’ve been hearing A LOT lately. It doesn’t matter if they’re 18 or 20, 24, 26 or 28, 29, 30 or 32, one by one, everyone’s been more or less saying the same thing to me: “I’m still very lost… I don’t know what I wanna do.” I don’t know why they choose to tell me that. All I know is that I’m very much just as lost as they are.

I hated it at first, but now I’ve embraced being lost with the full curiosity and wonder of a three year old.

But honestly, I did a whole lot of freaking out–half a year of totally freaking out–before being okay with being lost and being okay with freaking out over being lost!

I’ve discovered that it’s all part of the package deal.

I’ve also found that the longer I allowed myself to stay lost, the more I began to see things I never would have otherwise seen had I been on the fast and usual, easy route.

I’ve always gone in and out of the forest of life so quickly. I’ve never been lost long enough to see the hidden secrets of the jungle and the many treasures and adventures just waiting for me in there.

This time, I went in like Alice in Wonderland, not knowing Who I Am, just wanting to find my way home.

But as I ran around frantically trying to find my way out, I’ve slowly begun to see that everything around me was and is my Teacher all along. And they’ve been leaving me clues to Who I Am, all the while.

As I drank from the bottle of Wisdom and ate from the bread of Life, my Fear of the Unknown began to grow smaller and smaller as my Love for New Possibilities began to grow bigger and bigger.

I’ve come to the present conclusion that the answer to the question “Who Am I?” lies in knowing “Whose I am”.

As I began a deeper relationship with my Creator, I began to see that I am Made in Love, Made of Love and Made to Love. But knowing WHY on earth I’m here is not enough. I’ve learnt that we each have a powerful role to play.

And that is to share our Love Story.

The Plucking Of A String, is a Guitarist’s Love Story, strummed out. The Ink on a Canvas, is the Artist’s Love Story, painted out.  The Idea In A Line, is a Poet’s Love Story, crafted out. The Playlist on a Disc, is a DJ’s Love Story, blasted out. The Quiet Listening Heart, is a Therapist’s Love Story, hearing us out. I could go on and on but you know what I mean.

We’re lost because we’ve forgotten Who We Are.

When we rediscover “Who I Am”, we discover Love.

The world is just waiting for You to share You. Are you ready to share your True Love Story?

I’ve read a quote somewhere that sometimes, people need a story more than they need bread! They need it like oxygen. Your Love Story poured out, might just be the ray of Hope they’ve been looking for at the end of a very dark tunnel.

Khalil Gibran, said it so powerfully in poem, “Work Is Love Made Visible.”

Right now, am I still Lost? Very much so.

But it’s been an enriching journey and I know it’s just a matter of time before I find my way out. So while I’m here, I’m going to ENJOY it and learn from it as much as I can, and have fun with it while I can!

ps: Dolphins are one of the best example of Love Made Visible! Look at them doing some really phenomenal things with bubble rings. Who knew they could do something like that?! I didn’t! It’s AMAZINGGGG. And all the Dolphin did was BE a Dolphin. Watch and be Inspired!

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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