Our mission is to help people to feel at home in this life. Here is what we mean.
Home is a sense of belonging. When you are home, you are where you belong. You are exactly where you need to be. You can relax because you feel comfortable and safe.
Imagine not feeling safe in your own home. Imagine it crawling with poisonous insects, maybe even a rapist or a thief. Now ask yourself, is the world like that? Is it dog-eat-dog out there, “kill or be killed?”
Most of us today, deep down, don't feel safe. We think most mushrooms are deadly, most plants are poisonous, most germs are dangerous, and most people can't be trusted. Is that true?
Now imagine a world full not of enemies but of family and friends. Could that be true?
Home is not just safe; it's beloved. It's “where the heart is,” the place with the people and things you care about. When you care for others, you take care of them – not because you should, but because you want to. You do it because these people and things matter to you.
The word “matter” comes from the Latin word for mother. When you are home, you are among those who care for you. You matter to them as much as they matter to you. When you are supported by friends and family in this way, you have the will and the strength to protect them because you have the courage to do so.
The word “courage” comes from the Latin word for heart. When you feel at home in this world, you can open your heart. Until that happens, you operate not from love but fear. You feel alone in an uncaring world.
When you open your heart, empathy starts. Compassion flows naturally. You are a child of God and you grow up strong, loving, and unafraid. The world is blessed with your presence, and you with it, once again.
For more about coming home to this life, see here.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.