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At home wherever we are

From the May 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

 Home can mean many things to many people. For some, home may be a cozy spot that fills the heart with warmth, happiness, and comfort. Or a place that brings to mind the enjoyment of beautiful natural surroundings. Or the thought of happy times with family and friends. Or a place to be quietly alone with oneself.

Over the years I’ve come to see that our true home is not so much a physical location or set of circumstances, but the peace within us that comes with knowing that we are always in the presence of God, good. With God, we find a truly satisfying sense of home.

From a spiritual standpoint, being “at home” really means abiding in the consciousness of divine Love, God, where we know that we are at-one with God, embraced in the atmosphere of Love. It is to be conscious of divine Love as being all, and that because we are inseparable from God as His spiritual reflection, we cannot ever be outside of His presence. It means knowing we are always cared for and watched over, always protected and safe in Love. Why? Because our true God-given home is heaven, perfect harmony, provided for us by God here and now, because we are each an idea in divine Mind, God, held within Him and governed by Him. This spiritual understanding of our true home, our at-one-ment with God, is peaceful and nurturing.

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