Our Mission

Our mission is to help people to feel at home in this life. 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 secure. This sense of home is universal to hunter-gatherer society because it is only natural.

Imagine not feeling safe in your own home. Imagine it crawling with poisonous insects or someone "out to get you." Is life really like that? Is this really a dog-eat-dog world?

Most of us today, deep down, don't feel safe. We think we're not "out of the woods." We think most mushrooms are deadly, most plants are poisonous, most germs are dangerous, and most people can't be trusted. Is that true?

Imagine a world full not of enemies but of family and friends. A world like that feels like home. It's “where the heart is.” It's the place with the people and things you care about. You care for them and they care for you. And when you care for others, you take care of them — not because you should but because you want to. You do it because they matter to you.

The word “matter” comes from the Latin word for mother. When someone matters to you (and vice versa), you have the will and strength to protect them. You have 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.

Rachel Carson