About Those Ruby Slippers!
Updated: July 26, 2015
Dearest sparkle being!
This note will be short as I’m writing this in my demolished office amongst boxes and garbage bags and all kinds of moving paraphernalia that freaks me out every time I look at them. Moving house is always so stressful for me. I am a Cancer and like my home to be settled at all times. So seeing things out of place brings up some annoying anxiety and I have to be mindful that my little frightened Bag Lady and Chicken Little goblins are soothed and cooed at so they can sleep while the adult trusting me can get s***t done.
At this moment as we tie up loose ends, the dogs are happily playing on the bare floor. Marc is rushing to edit your videos for this week before he has to pack up his computers. Needless to say we keep it going right until the end.
I was thinking this morning about the nature of “Home” and what it means. Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been moving around my life like Goldilocks trying out different beds. This one’s too soft, this one too hard, this one too noisy, is this one finally just right?
Or perhaps I’ve been more like Dorothy discovering the Wizard of Oz is just a fraud.
Each time I placed too much importance on what a place would give me instead of how I can contribute to it I lost my sense of belonging. Each time I placed too much importance on an identity the same thing happened. The magic leaves and the sense of Home is yet again just out of reach.
There is no ambition in Home.
Home is being authentically in your own skin.
Home is built on acceptance.
Home is right here all the time.
So .. about those ruby slippers.
We all have a pair.
We earn them when we’re uprooted enough times to realize that Home isn’t a place outside of ourselves but within us.
You don’t have to move your actual house to know this. But life happens and you eventually figure out that to really live free, to appreciate each moment, know love and compassion, even real success you have to wear this world loosely and let go your expectations, and your belief that magic and power is held by others.
You have the power. Be yourself. So if you’ve felt lost at all lately, unsure of your purpose- go find your ruby slippers and remember.
“ There’s no place like home.”
Then watch the magic and miracles begin.
Love love love to you and yours