Variety is the key to the world’s beauty and thanks God there are no two same countries in the world. Apart from the geographical, economical, political, cultural differences each place seem to have “something” about it, that makes it really different from others, may be even on a spiritual level. I assume, most of my readers have rich experience of living in or visiting various countries. And probably, being introspective enough, most of you have noticed the changes of your temperament and feelings, when in various places.
Let me share with you first, this may give a better illustration to my question.
Being proud of my Russian origin, I never felt comfortable in Russia itself – since my childhood I felt very different from my surroundings, not only in spiritual sense of it, but also in cultural and mental. Being “packed” with one single mentality gave me a choking sensation. But since I was patriotic enough, I never thought of immigration until the Hand of Destiny literary moved me all of a sudden to Austria. Since then I had several interesting experiences of living in different countries and having a impact of it on my temperament and vibrational state. Here is my list (VERY PERSONAL, can be just the opposite to someone else’s):
Russia: it feels heavy, vast, intelligent, wild…I feel myself mostly oppressed and cannot manifest my qualities fully, cannot unfold my potential.
Germany: it feels more right-sided and I find myself much less dynamic, softer and lighter than the inhabitants of the land. interestingly, being in any Southern country, I can express typical German qualities which disappear when I am in Germany.
Switzerland: gives a choking sensation thanks to it over-perfection and feels like the Seat of Materialism, no Spirit… Feels like in a beautiful grave (interesting also Lenin wrote about it once).
Italy: I feel I can never be at home there because of lack of order and stability in everything. But the amazing “easiness” of inhabitants, their temperament are very enjoyable. Also when I speak Italian, become very emotional and laugh a lot. The best place to feel joy!
England: The Spirit feels very strongly there, I feel I can listen to Englishmen speaking for ages – such a deeply penetrating language. I calm down, become introverted and very peaceful.
Austria: feels like Home, very cosy in very sense of it. I feel I am being myself at the best of my human qualities (my be not spiritual though) – centered, both dynamic enough and introspective, both peace-giving and inspiring.
India: I am in constant thoughtless awareness! Just cannot think much, being in total bliss and peace. The spiritual Home above all.
Some countries that I visited for a very short time like one or two days, I would not comment here because the analysis of such kind need more experience data.
Having experience all that I belive it’s a great enrichment for everone who is striving self-developing to collect all these precious expereinces like a bee collecting honey. And often we can see ourselves opening up froma totally different side.
What do you think? Please share your thoughts and experiences, I am sure that would be fascinating to hear as many as possible!
thanks and LOVE