Sometimes we sit in our world, wanting to be somewhere else. Sometimes we yearn to be a particular place, but don’t know why. Sometimes, we go on a vacation, not expecting much, and - Whoah! !
It feels like home… or magical…like we were meant to be there. Déjà vu feelings might even come up.
Recently, one of my friends spent two weeks in Ireland. She said it immediately clicked for her. It felt magically wonderful. She felt aligned and vibrant there, and connected with people right away. I could hear the excitement in her voice. She bonded so well that she planned to go back for a few months.
I really believe when this happens, it’s a soul connection. Either the vibration draws us in, or perhaps there is a DNA connection or even a past life existence there. For whatever reason that place resonates for us. As we discussed this, my friend told me of amazing experiences there, some that she can’t really explain. She doesn’t know why, but she wants to go back, hopefully for a longer time than a vacation.
On the other hand, one of my clients, an expat in Europe, visited family on a short vacation to the city where her grandmother grew up. She felt so much at home in this city, more so than where she currently lives. I’m sure there’s a feeling from being in her grandmother’s stomping grounds, and the energy is there. She said she felt perfectly fine wandering around in an ‘unfamiliar’ city. From our talk, I get the feeling that she doesn’t intend to move there, but being a short train ride, it’s an easy comfort vacation that she can go back to every year.
I’ve lived in Germany for 26 years, and yes, it feels like home. From my first arrival, with the intention of staying for three years, I was fine here. My grandparents being German, and being somewhat knowledgeable with the language, it felt familiar to me. After a couple years, I started to blend in, and feel at home. Eventually, I built my life here, through a gradual comfort.
I have my favorite vacation places. I like to venture to new places, but once I find a place that feels like home, I go back again and again. My husband and I on occasion, have felt immediately drawn to a place and decided to pursue it. It’s always an amazing adventure.
Have you ever experienced this feeling? Guess what? It’s your soul telling you you’re ‘home’.
If you have a ‘happy place’, I encourage you to explore it, and find a way to go back. Whether it’s a perfect place to live or an enjoyable place to visit, you find power and energy there.
If you feel drawn to a particular place, and don’t know why, check it out. Go there, follow the adventure.
I invite you to share in the comments below.