Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
–Henry Van Dyke
Whenever I feel lonely, exhausted and lost in this busy world, I go back home. I am one of the lucky ones that I still have my parents and siblings right where I grew up. They always welcome and accept me with open arms. I am writing this blog at my little sister’s house in Tokyo. My little sister is my best friend in the whole world, and we grew up doing everything together like twins. I speak to her daily when I’m home in Los Angeles, and we have been each other’s best support throughout our lives. My sister bought our grandmother’s house where I used to see my great-grandmother, grandmother, aunt and uncle weekly when I grew up.
In Japan, we are very close to our extended families and our ancestors. When I was young, my aunt used to make me sit in front of the Buddhist altar and say “hi” to our ancestors. We would bring sweets or fruit daily and burn incense and talk to them. Most Japanese families at that time would have a family altar, and the pictures of ancestors who are deceased would be on the wall above it. From a very young age, I felt that our ancestors were watching over me, and we were connected like they would hear me when I spoke to them. I used to ask my ancestors to protect me and thank them for their presence.
I left home when I was 18 years old to move to the United States to go to college. I was ambitious and wanted to be a successful businesswoman traveling around the world. In fact, I did make that dream come true, and I started my own business while I was still in college. When I had everything anyone could ever dream of having – a successful business, material satisfaction and beautiful children, I still felt that there was something else I was missing, as my heart still felt empty. That’s when my journey to find myself and my life purpose started.
My family was very supportive throughout my spiritual journey and my transition. I went through a very difficult time with my divorce, spiritual awakening, re-involving in my business and again left everything to pursue what I came here to do. I quit my job as a president of a very successful company to write my memoir “Light Atonement” last year. I started my work as a consultant and channeler to bring information and messages from other dimensions to change the destructive course earth and humanity are heading toward.
I couldn’t have done what I did without my family’s support. My family and my ancestors give me a safe space to come back and recharge my energy. I don’t have to say anything, and my family is always there for me. Home is where you can truly be who you are and be understood and loved unconditionally. I hope everyone in this world will find their safe space.
If you don’t have a home to go back to, you can create one for yourself and your children. It doesn’t have to be the house you grew up in or even where you lived for a long time. Home is where you can share the love and where your heart can rest. I hope that I am creating a safe space for my children to come back.