I recently went to a potluck at a friend of a friend’s house. This was someone I vaguely knew from my neighborhood but wasn’t well acquainted with.
When I arrived, the host greeted me with a warm hug, and said, “Welcome Home.”
I was profoundly moved by this greeting! My eyes filled with tears.
It was the end of a busy day and though I was coming to the potluck from the place I live (my technical home), I had been in motion all day long, and not always as present as maybe I would like to be.
So to you, right now, I would like to invite you back to this moment with a warm and delightful:
Late summer is the time of grounding and stability and centeredness in Chinese Medicine. It’s the time of year to take the time to root, before the leaves begin to drop from the trees. It’s a wonderful time to have a potluck, to share the last bursts of the harvest, and the fabulous peak of produce that’s flourishing right now, with your neighbors and friends.
This is a wonderful time of year to welcome yourself home.
Home is where the heart is. And in this sense every moment is an invitation to come back home.
I welcome you home to the present.
I welcome you home to our planet.
I welcome you home to yourself.
Wishing you a bright and beautiful end of late summer.