When travel is a big part of your life, what/where do you call “home”? And when you return back to what you once called “home”, is it ever the same? Travel changes us. We grow we learn and many of us find home in a new way.
Reflection questions for your yoga session:
Home is a place within and everything externally is an extension of us. These questions always remind me of what matters and why I am here in this physical location… and keeps our energy grounded.
Reflection Q 1: What lessons have I learned from the place I live now?
I am a huge believer that where we live and where we move to is all part of this weaving story that creates lessons and growth. If you travel, the weaving pattern just seems to expand all the time with every new location. I find that it’s very grounding to take a moment to bring home all the lessons, to take note of them and integrate them fully. This is especially true when I feel restless and want to move on.
Reflection Q 2: Are there any energy ties I need to release in order to grow?
Our energy system collects all these wonderful energy cords… they build and expand… but sometimes, it’s time to let go. Maybe something/someone is no longer meant to be in our Self journey and that’s OK. The soul purpose is complete, the lessons are learned. The release will probably happen naturally anyway. This can be a hard time to be honest with our Self – especially when there are people involved. But, it not only serves us – it also serves their soul expansion too. As we change, the ones who seem to react more are those/things closest to us. Take time to observe the dynamics and ask your Self this question often while you reflect on your mat.
I also notice in the past is that in some moments when I felt restless to travel, maybe what I really needed was a release of things/people around me… and to change the dynamics of the location I live in first.
Reflection Q 3: Who has brought me precious experiences here?
On a joy-full note, people make experiences… all kinds of experiences that push, poke and open us up to new possibilities. I love to reflect and give thanks to every single soul I come across, even if it was just for a brief conversation on the bus stop, never to be seen again!
Reflection Q 4: If I were to leave next week, are there any places or things I would regret not experiencing?
Maybe it’s time to slow it all down and see what/why you really are here… did you miss anything? Are you going to miss anything? Most times, living and visiting a location can be 2 totally different experiences. If you have lived in one location for a while, have you really completed everything you came here to do?
Reflection Q 5: Is my journey to return to this place?
Sometimes we know the answer straight away. Sometimes, we just have to leave our soul’s door open and see what happens. Sometimes, the energy of a location comes in different forms to us, even when we are miles away – in the form of people and reminders.
About Tera Kaur
Tera Kaur is a holistic therapist and yoga/meditation teacher (since 2004), living and working between Barcelona and London. After many years of travelling, holistic health has been a key foundation in her life over the last 20 years. For more information, you can find her on Tera Kaur Yoga (therapy and classes website) and OM Barcelona (a blog dedicated to sharing the yoga lifestyle in Barcelona).