Finding the Place I Belong-Feeding My Soul

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Finding the Place You Belong
Where the Soul Is

by Madisyn Taylor

There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances.

There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. Your subconscious mind may be ready to move forward long before you recognize that you are destined to embrace a new way of life. Your soul intuitively understands that changing habitats can be a vital part of the growth process and that there may be one part of you that is eager to move to another home, another state, or another plane of existence. But the ties that bind you to your current mode of being can make moving into this next stage of your life more challenging than it has to be. If you find it difficult to move on, consider that just as people in your life may come and go, your role in others’ lives may also be temporary. And many of the conditions that at first seemed favorable served you for a short time. When you are ready to match your situation to your soul, you will find that you feel a new sense of harmony and increasingly connected to the ebb and flow of the universe.

Moving on can be defined in numerous ways. Your forward momentum may take you from your current locale to a place you instinctively know will be more nurturing, comfortable, and spiritually enriching. Once you arrive, your misgivings will vanish, and you will know that you have found a sanctuary. Similarly, subtle changes in your values, goals, or emotional needs can motivate you to distance yourself from one group of people in order to reassociate yourself with individuals that are better able to support you. For example, this could mean moving away from your birth family in order to find your energetic or spiritual family. The route you need to travel may not always be clear; you may feel inspired to change yet be unsure as to why or how. Clarity may come in the form of a question if you are willing to seriously ask yourself where your soul is trying to take you.

In a way, moving from one point to another when you feel strongly driven to do so is a way of bringing your spiritual and earthly energies together. It is a two-step process that involves not only letting go but also reconnecting. You will know you have found your destination, physical or otherwise, when you feel in your heart that you have been reborn into a life that is just the right shape, size, and composition.


I read the above today and I felt as if it was talking to me.  I’m getting ready to “match my situation to my soul in order to find harmony…”  I want to find a place that I instinctively know that will be nurturing, comfortable and spiritually enriching.  I want a sanctuary a place that feels in my heart as a life that is the right shape, size and composition for me. 

My friend Cindy sent me a progress report from a grant that she is working on around farmers’ markets.  At one time in my life farmers’ markets were all that I wanted to work on.  The markets literally fed both my physical body and soul. I was so passionate about markets.  I put so much volunteer time in, spent my own money attending conferences, tried to establish new ways of working, finally got a job in one which didn’t work out, ended up doing some research.  But then I let it go.  Looking back maybe I didn’t get the support and nurturing I needed or maybe I did but I didn’t let this in.  Yes I wrote an article about Kathmandu farmers’ markets but I’ve not really been involved with markets for such a long time.  Maybe I didn’t persevere enough and was so upset and didn’t grieve the loss of the paid position in order to let it go.  It now seems to be a huge lesson/loss for me.  But who is to say that I couldn’t do this again?

I want to do more with disability sports and also play more; I want to live in a community and learn about agriculture; I want to do more yoga; I want to read more and listen to more music and watch movies; I want to take in more spirituality; I want to spend more time with my good friends, I want to be with people who takes things seriously and are accountable; I want to be around people who give the right of way to pedestrians and are concerned about others and the environment; I want to make a little money so that I’m comfortable; I want to be happy.   I don’t want more noise or polluted air or watching people drop garbage wherever they happen to be.  I don’t want to go through life on pilot control, there needs to be more living out loud.

I know what I need to “feed” myself, but I’m not there yet. However my inner voice, my soul is telling me that it’s time to move, to do things differently to find those things that I want.  There is a lot of unease which I feel, a restlessness that I’m not doing enough to find the nutrition that will cause me to have more life energy.  My body is asking me to once again become healthy and I have to listen.

But mostly I need to find my passions again and feed my soul.  It’s coming; I can feel it, it’s there.  With the help of my family and friends I know that I will make it.  The shadow side is part of me but it can stay in the shadows.  However it is now waking me up to move, no matter my energy level.  My shadow is giving me a message to feel the loneliness of not having fed myself.  It may take weeks or months or even a year but it’s coming.  I’m going to persevere again and make it so. 



Position: Lover of Life-Change Agent

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