Home isn’t necessarily a place, it can also be a feeling. It’s something that makes you feel strong, grounded, and at peace, which is why it doesn’t have to be a physical place. Sometimes it’s people or nature that make you feel at home, sometimes it’s sitting with yourself, it can be a specific experience or even many different physical places instead of just one solitary place. The best part is, you get to decide what home means to you. You also have the power to find a home within yourself. One way to discover this kind of home is through a meditation practice. Below are a handful of different ways you can achieve this.
Ground in your own energy, feel it vibrating throughout your body. Your meditation practice is a great time to connect with it, explore it, and learn from it. Your energy can tell you more about yourself when you learn to listen to it and trust it. Learn to recognize your energetic cues for emotions or disharmony in the body. Maybe you realize you experience a low energy day right before you get a cold, or maybe you suddenly get a burst of frantic energy before a deadline at work. Once you recognize these kinds of cues you can use them to create harmony between your body, mind and soul by living your life in a more understanding and compassionate way.
Speak to yourself with kindness, compassion, grace and love while meditating. Utilize affirmations that make you feel empowered and at peace. What you think and say to yourself creates your external world, so if you’re able to create a grounded and harmonious world inside of yourself, you’ll be equipped to experience an external world of the same caliber.
Practice non-judgment and impermanence so that it also becomes easier to do so in the external world. When you realize that everything is temporary it’s easier to move through difficult situations, seasons and emotions because you know they won’t last forever. In addition, when you practice having more compassion for yourself and others you become less likely to judge and criticize. This leads to a more peaceful and equanimous state within yourself. Utilize your meditation practice to remind yourself of these things. If you are going through a tough time, meditate and ground yourself in knowing that it will pass. Utilize affirmations during meditation that offer compassion and open your heart such as “I am open to new perspectives.” or “I am confident I will move through this.”
Visualize what you are grateful for and what brings you joy. Visualization meditations are one of my favorite kinds of meditation. You use your mind and imagination to create and manifest new things, ways of being and experiences. One way to create a sense of home within yourself is by visualizing what brings you joy and what you are grateful for, and allowing the joy you feel from this visualization to fill you up. It is a wonderful way to shift from a low vibrational state into a higher one, all within your mind. No external stimuli or physical objects needed.
Be and breathe. This is a lesson I learn over and over again, and each time it gets easier for me to remember that I can rest in my own energy when I feel ungrounded. Sometimes we as humans experience burn out, feeling confined to specific ways of being or paths, and frustration with how hard everything seems to be. You may even end up feeling like you don’t know who you are anymore, like your inner home is lost. The Universe teaches us that anything can be ours when we align with our authentic selves. There are infinite possibilities inside you, you are free in your own mind and body. In your meditation practice, ask yourself what feels right for you, and then align with that energy so you can bring it with you throughout the day.
Your home is always within you. You have the ability to ground yourself in your own energy to find peace, offer yourself compassion and love, and cultivate your inner power/strength. You don’t have to rely on external sources for this. If you’re just starting your meditation practice, click here for some tips to get you going. Remember, there is no “wrong” way to meditate. Figure out what works for you, and don’t be afraid to explore new ways to meditate to expand your consciousness even further.