January 31

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 31: “The place where you continually return for love and acceptance—that’s home.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

This place should be within ourselves. We should be the home where we feel safe, but that is not always the case.

Many of us have a recurring voice of reprisal and which demands more, better, bigger, etc. from us all the time. We have that critic going full blast many days, and never seem to be able to live up to the standards set by that entity. It may be old ideas from childhood, the voice of a parent, grandparent or other who was demanding and critical.

No matter, if we don’t have that disapproving and unaccepting other, Ego is happy to let us know how poorly we are living up to it’s expectations. That is not home, that is Hell.

When we are able to stop listening to that voice, which is what I found in meditation and mindfulness practice, we are able to be Home…truly Home. At one with the Universal Creator who made us in the image of Love. THAT is home.

I am not sure I buy the concept of Heaven, but I do feel that I am in that space when I go to my one true home, the one where I am loved and accepted unconditionally by ME. The one where Ego’s voice is silenced, and I can sit peacefully with myself and the Universal Power. I wish that for everyone who seeks peace and home. As the BB says, “May you find it now.”

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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