My Home is Always With Me

I love nature and what it allows me to learn in every moment.

After having had a very beautiful meeting via Skype with an amazing friend, I was sitting on the terrace and I felt such an inner warmth and stillness. I decided to enjoy the wonderful morning by going for a short walk to admire the landscape, the golden morning sun, and let this joyful feeling sink in deeper.

After a few metres I suddenly saw a snail, which was graciously gliding through the grass. I could feel a stillness, beauty and clear focus in those movements that felt very similar to what I felt in myself. It seemed to be so full of joy gliding through the meadow, just living each moment, without a goal to be reached or something to be fulfilled, just living and being. Now and then nibbling some leaves to nurture itself, constantly stretching out its feelers to feel its surroundings.

Michael Kremer-My Home is always with me

When seeing the ease with which this snail carried its home and how solid that home seemed, I had a deep realisation of the fact that my home is also always with me. It is not made of brick and walls, but a place of trust, love and inner knowing that I carry with me, deep down inside of me.

It is light and yet the safest and most solid place I can imagine. I can always go there to be warm and to nurture myself and I do not need to be provided for with anything from the outside, as everything I might really need will be ‘at home’.

The striving for goals and the expectations I have had towards life suddenly seemed like a big distraction from the ease and stillness I could feel, if I would be constantly aware of the fact that my home is always within. It feels like I just need to allow myself to go there more often.

This little snail has been an amazing reflection and inspiration… of coming home to my soul, my inner wisdom, and to my inner-heart.

By Michael Kremer, Personal Assistant, Buchholz, Germany

Further reading:
The Inner-Heart: Your Key To Connecting With Who You Truly Are
Being Still – With Joy

780 thoughts on “My Home is Always With Me

  1. Reading this blog made me appreciate that the smallest thing on this planet has a purpose and constantly reflecting to us that God’s creations are all around us. If we just stand still and observe it just for a moment.

    1. Same for me Shushila. I find stopping to appreciate what nature reflects to us is a great way to also appreciate that we are all deeply connected to everyone and everything around us.

      1. Yes, Michael has given us here a beautiful reflection of the constant magical communication of God, it is just whether we are willing appreciate and receive it.

  2. When looking deeply into the snail’s eye it has a deep focus and it is still appreciating where it is going. One can also look it in the other eye as it is focused on the camera while the other eye is looking where it is going, which brings up a clarity, because although there is a distraction, I will move forward as long as I have the opportunity. If life was the same where we understand what is going on around us and then only respond when it is needed so our movements will always stay on track towards our evolution without taking our eye of that ball.

  3. “a place of trust, love and inner knowing that I carry with me, deep down inside of me.” Our true home is where we are always welcomed and called to return to.

  4. With the ever-present beauty and message from God through nature, one wonders how anyone could ever say that they were bored. Our relationship with nature alone, apart from everything else, is so rich and wise.

  5. I love this Michael, if we carry our home with us then if you think about it we always have everything we need, so we when we often pretend that we don’t – it’s a bit like a snail pretending they have no shell – and it’s crazy because it’s always there.

  6. “my home is also always with me.” The magic of God is in nature all around us as a reminder of our true home.

  7. What i love too about snails is that they always go in their own pace and never are rushed by anything (imagine a rushed snail!) There is a knowing that there is a moment for everything and that it will come to us as long as we steadily keep going.

    1. So true Lieke, great observation. I have never seen a rushed snail even when it is under attack by a predator.

  8. I find sometimes the magic of God through the symbolism of nature provides a rocket of awareness to the simplicity an absolute confirmation of the majestic we are from and are.

  9. Yes allowing ourselves to really go there is the key, a commitment to forever deepen within ourselves. I have been bringing more consistency to deepening within myself which is having a huge impact in all areas of my life, far beyond what I could have imagined.

  10. Through our connection to who we are within, to our inner-heart we discover that our eternal home resides within, a kingdom where our Soulful light represents all that we are and how our lightness of being can be lived wherever we are. We certainly are blessed to have the constant reflection of nature reminding us of the true nature of who we are and what we are here to live.

  11. This is such a gorgeous sharing and reminder Michael; of the messages we receive from the Magic of God that are constantly offering us truth and wisdom.

  12. I have always enjoyed the abundant reflection from nature and I felt to read your lovely blog today Michael as I too found a gorgeous little snail on my travels this morning and he was leaving behind a beautiful silver trail and it showed me how the quality in which we move can be a direct reflection of how we live and that is pretty cool.

    1. It’s an amazing little creature, I had forgotten about the silver trail! Snails can also stick themselves on to a wall or other safe place to hibernate until conditions are better, and despite their size and slow pace I often see them embarking on enormous journeys to new destinations. I wonderful little inspiration!

  13. This is such a lovely reminder that everything is a symbol, communicating divinity in one way or another – and it is when we allow ourselves to be open to read what is being offered that magic is felt.

  14. Beautiful to read Michael, thank you for sharing that our home is always with us, this was the feeling I first experienced when i first heard Serge talk, a feeling that I had come home, home to my inner heart my soul, there to be bathed in its beautiful love, warmth and stillness.

  15. I always love being at home but I have to agree that our home is with us all of the time, this is felt when I take a trip for a couple of days and I am somewhere else. The surrounds may be different, the luxuries sometimes decreased, sometimes increased, but the feeling is that I am home, as when you have yourself in full, your home is everywhere.

  16. This shows the importance to make sure we really feel at home in our own body and in and with ourselves.

  17. What you have shared in this blog Michael is also an amazing reflection and inspiration. How blessed we are to have the opportunity to come home to our soul, inner wisdom and inner-heart;
    “This little snail has been an amazing reflection and inspiration… of coming home to my soul, my inner wisdom, and to my inner-heart”.

  18. The snail is such an awesome reflection of being complete within yourself and trusting in the universe.

  19. It’s so gorgeous to feel how when we choose to re-connect with our inner heart we discover that we have truly come home and have no need of outside trappings. I am gradually releasing so many items in my home that I was attached to but they no longer serve a purpose and can be easily let go of.

  20. This is a beautiful thing to remember as I put my lovely home on the market ! The divinity is within me and that is my home – I reside in the heart of God amidst the universe.

  21. Nature is always giving us gorgeous messages that are exactly constellated for us in that moment. In fact all of life it like that including the people we happen to meet and the page of the book we just opened. The Universe is our home.

  22. That you found such inspiration in the gliding steadiness of a snail Michael shows that if we open our eyes up to the fact, we are blessed by many experiences in our day to day lives that can inspire us.

  23. When we are open to the messages we receive from nature it can bring a wonder to life. This morning I passed a snail and while I knew there was a message from God to read I carried on walking….That is until I came across another and then admitted that I couldn’t ignore it anymore. What I felt was to be assured that my home, my heart and my love is always with me, and to take things slowly rather than trying to force myself to be the picture of what ‘being me’ is/has been.

  24. I haven’t read this blog in a while and thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. Appreciating what you are sharing with us Michael and reminding me that my home too is always with me, by connecting to my soul.

  25. It’s a beautiful feeling to know that our ‘home’ is always with us. With every loving choice we strengthen its foundations until even the most tempestuous of ‘storms’ leave us unrocked and steady in their wake.

  26. We have symbols all around us revealing and confirming our innate qualities or sharing with us aspects of ourselves which need refining…. to receive these loving messages requires us to be present within our inner home which is always with us wherever we go.

  27. Every time I re-read your beautiful blog Michael I feel refreshed and know the simplicity of life. Thank you!

  28. Great blog Michael. I was just thinking this morning, if only you could be truly at ease with yourself most of the time, you would not need to search so hard to find your place in the world. You would simply feel at home wherever you were.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Adam, when I read your words about being at ease with ourselves I had quite a healing moment. Something in me responded and a momentum (I imagine of searching) stopped. I hadn’t realised how much I do not feel at ease with myself. Thank you for the simple words and the healing they offered.

  29. Life is full of symbolism – we can let it go by without batting an eye or we can stop and take notice and learn from a humble snail.

    1. I agree Nick, we can learn a lot from nature and from each other too. Also, when we are open to it, everywhere we look there are many messages to support us to learn and grow.

  30. Home is really only a breath away – a revelation that has changed my life. For if I’m ever ‘out’ or not feeling myself, I can always return ‘home’ by connecting to myself. I love the simplicity.

    1. And no matter how often we step out of our home or the reasons why, we are always welcomed back.

  31. I also love nature Michael and that whenever we are open to the messages that nature constantly offers us, reminding us of and confirming our Soulful way, our lives are enriched to no end.

  32. In my garden I love to observe the snails and how they move, they are constantly feeling their surroundings with their feelers and make their next move or glide according to what was felt. Sometimes I need to move one from the lawn before the grass is cut and it is lovely to see how it is not perturbed by the fact of the change and will continue feeling its way in its new surroundings exactly the same way as it did, before being moved. I see this consistency in flow, as a much-needed reflection for me to not lose myself when things suddenly change in my life and to be aware of the importance of staying with me whatever these changes may be.

    1. Perhaps that is the steadiness that knowing your home is always with you provides. If someone picks you up and puts you somewhere different you still know that you’ve got everything you need in this different situation.

  33. The magic of Nature is a wonder to behold. Recently at a course we were studying the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus and even over 10,000 years BC he was telling us that God communicates with us constantly in two ways, through dreams by night and through signs through day e.g.. birds and the sacred oak i.e nature. It is a deeply beautiful and grace-giving science that is all around us.

  34. Remaining open to the many reflections nature is constantly offering us allows us to feel the enormous love and divinity that surrounds us always.

  35. ‘Just Be’ is what came to me reading this but when I first started reading I had a thought of ‘where is the snail getting to?’… but that’s the point, the snail is not getting anywhere, it’s just with itself. I can see where I can get caught up in an outcome or an accomplishment to tick my day off as successful… and it’s just not needed.

  36. Thank you Michael for a beautifully simple blog, the magic of God in nature is constantly reflecting back to us his messages of Divine love.

  37. I am someone who doesn’t like change, but have had to move home 4 times in the last few years. I too have discovered through the discomfort of several moves that there is something within me that is solid, dependable and foundational, even when things are constantly changing on the outside.

  38. Seeing nature as a constant teacher opens up our world and allows us to feel just how interconnected we all are and that is pretty cool.

  39. Through observing nature I get to feel the truth of God’s presence all around us and his constant communication with us inviting us to return to the oneness that we come from.

  40. The snail is an amazing symbol that all we seek is already within us. I’ve always admired the steady, consistent pace the snail moves at, completely in its own rhythm, and never trying to be anything other than that.

  41. How simple and beautiful, how our home is always with us, within us, through our connection to self. We don’t need to go looking for it. As we surrender and connect it’s all there for us.

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