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How to Feel a Sense of Home

belvedere gardens Vienna from apartment

What does home mean to you?

For me, to feel a sense of home means that my surroundings are stable and comfortable, I’m present in my body and mind and I feel inspired and at peace.

Recently, I discovered that home also means the place where I can be who I really want to be. The place where I feel like I’m in my natural habitat.

For the last 2 weeks I’ve been settling into my new home with my partner. We found an apartment in Vienna, Austria and couldn’t be happier.

But this is not just any apartment, this is actually an apartment that I’ve been working hard to manifest for as long as I can remember. I’ve been visualising my dream home for so long now, writing it in my journal, meditating on it and describing it out loud to the Universe. Even pinning Pinterest pins to boost the visualisation process.

Here’s how I’ve always described my dream home:

  • High ceilings
  • Fresh white walls
  • Big windows with lots of natural light
  • Wooden floors
  • A fire place
  • Surrounded my nature and close to water
  • In a beautiful city

 

Many of the apartments in Vienna are in beautiful old buildings and so it’s common to find homes with high ceilings, big windows and wooden floors. But to find an apartment that looked out to nature and had a lot of natural light seemed to be tricky at first until we came across one with a view of the Belvedere gardens. It was a big, massive YES! for us, and we were able to move in within 2 weeks!

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you kept visualising it, saying it out loud or writing about it and then the Universe delivered but gave you something even better?

This was one of those situations and I’m beyond grateful. It was also a clear sign for me to keep focusing on my big visions and to trust in the unfolding.

A home that feels good is super important for me. As an introvert who loves to stay home, having a space that sparks inspiration, allows for creative flow and space to work on my dreams is non-negotiable.

For others, home may mean:

  • A place where there are lots of family conversations
  • Children playing
  • A lively sharehouse
  • Where your fur babies live
  • Two different countries
  • More than one house
  • Your body
  • Where you feel most supported
  • Your workplace
  • Your hometown although you may not live there anymore
  • The furthest you can go away from your hometown
  • Wherever your loved ones are

 

Wherever home is for you and whatever it may mean, ask yourself – are the people, foundations, energies of my home as well as the location, serving my highest good right now? Do I feel content within my home? Do I feel secure? Inspired? Will my current surroundings continue to nurture the person I am becoming?

The reason why I encourage you to check in here is because I truly believe that without a sense of home, it’s easy for us to begin to feel lost and insecure. When we feel like we don’t have a true sense of home, that’s when we begin to wobble.

Your sense of home can change too. When I travelled home to Australia last December, I thought that I would want to stay and live there again after living overseas for 3 years. I was surprised to find out that what I thought was my real home, didn’t feel like home anymore – I felt that I belonged in Europe.

Of course, Australia will always be home but the type of home I’m talking about here matches my description above – a place where I feel at peace, present, inspired, secure. But most of all, a place where I can be my true self, where I can continue to shine in my own unique way.

I guess when your sense of home changes, it means you’ve changed in some way and your current surroundings just aren’t fitting you anymore.

How about you?

Do you feel a sense of home right now? 

Check in with yourself here. Maybe you’ll discover that you need to make some changes to support the Soul that you’re evolving into, or maybe you’ll discover that you are right where you’re meant to be. 

If you feel the nudge to ask for guidance and support to make way for a new beginning or to give your life the lift that it needs, book a discovery call with me here. I’d be honoured to serve you as a guide. 

Take care, 

Lauren x