Oh, sure. The sights all look the same. The family members and friends are still there. The memories… they’re strong as ever.
The house you rebuilt from the ground up, where he proposed, and where you brought the children home from the hospital. The home where both love and war took place – more than once. The street where you pulled your children along in a wagon, and where they learned how to ride a bike.
The school where you sent your children and they walked to and from home nearly every day. And, where a playground mishap led to an ER visit with an obvious sign that your child was protected from the powers above.
Your favorite restaurants, members-only club and favorite shopping malls. They are all still there.
But, there is something DIFFERENT… something VERY different. This place. This strongly familiar place where many of your memories rest… it’s no longer “HOME”.
Its fiber is entwined in your soul, yet YOU are no longer a part of its heartbeat. It. Has. Moved. On. WITHOUT YOU.
Your friends are busy… some are too busy to come see you. The air feels more tense… traffic seems worse than when you lived there. You feel almost invisible… like you’re an absolute outsider. Because, YOU ARE.
And it hurts.
You resist it, though. Feelings inside of you make you feel so unsettled, sad, uncomfortable and confused. In fact, at first, you have no idea what you’re feeling or why when you should be happy to be “home”. It’s your safe place, your nest, the place where all of your comforts exist.
But you quickly realize… you truly CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN.
You’re different now. VERY DIFFERENT.
You’ve grown, expanded… you found your own wings and flew. And for that… you feel CONFLICTED.
A part of you wants to pull back in, retreat to the person you used to be… the one who FIT IN. The one who FELT COMFORTABLE and SAFE in the surroundings, routines and patterns.
But, GUESS WHAT?!?! You really, truly CAN’T. GO. HOME. AGAIN.
Because once a bird has cracked its shell, it can’t go back in. All it can do is learn to use its beautiful wings to fly. That’s what it was born to do. It was born to fly high, soar above the Earth and breathe in its beauty and magic.
SO WERE YOU! You weren’t meant to stay small,
grounded, practical, blah, blah, blah. You were born to SOAR, BABY!
But, are you really? I. Think. Not. And, why? What’s holding you back?
Where in your life RIGHT NOW are you trying to “go back home again” to where it’s safe, secure, comfortable? In which part of your life are you denying your own growth… shunting it… beating it down? I bet you don’t really even have to think about it. YOU ALREADY KNOW, don’t you?
Is it your job, relationship, health, taking a chance on your dream, or maybe even your old hometown?
Don’t you think that – like the beautiful soaring bird – it’s YOUR TIME to fly and own your true power, passion, and what YOU WERE BORN TO DO on this Earth?!?!
No, that’s not really a question. 😉
Stop trying to shrink, play small, and deny WHO YOU TRULY ARE. Because only when you realize that you absolutely can’t go home again will you see that you were born for something better, GREATER, than what you’ve allowed yourself to accept up to this point in your life.
And, we both KNOW that’s EXACTLY WHY YOU’RE HERE. It’s now time to take the leap of faith in yourself and FLY…