Do you find yourself feeling homesick for a place you've never lived?

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  1. @ngeleyes

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    Most of the time, I can live a normal and happy life. I do have snippets where I recognize people as spouses from other lifetimes. I remember the deep connections with certain people and become overwhelmingly homesick for those lifetimes. Right now, I am drawn to Europe. So much so that I have considered moving there. Have any of you felt this way before?
     
  2. Carloloner

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    I have felt homesick for Norway a few times over the past year or so. A few years ago, just as i started to get into spiritual stuff like reincarnation more, i started to look at Norway on google maps, i wonder if being interested in reincarnation has awoken a lost connection to it. I often look at images of the fjords and mind blowing Norwegian scenery and feel emotional and a sense of longing to be back in a place where i feel i had a happy life at least once. I feel a similar way with ancient Egypt and the monument valley area in Arizona/Utah as well :).
     
  3. BethC

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    Carloloner, right around the time you were posting this, maybe a bit before, I was thinking about Norway (same thing, thinking about the fjords) and then my imagination...or maybe this is a memory of a life there...but although I was homesick, this memory was quite traumatic, involving my pl brother's death which I felt responsible for.
     
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  4. fireflydancing

    fireflydancing just a fly in the sky Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Norway, I know the feeling. I used to feel a kind of 'home connection' since I was a child when there was a certain light in the air together with a certain temperature. It always gave me a message from 'home'. For years I sought and sought: maybe Norway? Iceland? Greenland? By now I came to the conclusion it was the Faroe Islands, but being originally from Norway.
     
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  5. Carloloner

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    A few times also i have seen images of fjords like this one in the link below which is called Preikestolen and some which looked a lot like the lofoton islands in the north of Norway which i think were triggered by homesickness too. I often think why couldn't have i been born in Norway rather than England which is somewhere i've never felt truly at home here as i've often felt out of place here :(.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=p...ved=0ahUKEwj1wI_lgfrRAhVHshQKHf3aDPIQ_AUIBigB
     
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  6. insearchof_1785

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    Hey there @ngeleyes :).

    I totally get what you mean. I feel homesick for a variety of places, mostly Europe.

    I've been only to Sweden and it is so lovely there. Something about it felt very familiar and I wonder could I have lived in Sweden in a past-life that I don't have memories of? Also in one life I made a visit to Stockholm with my family, so it could also be that. I recognised the pier and the quay and it was so... emotional? It was so ridiculously familiar.

    I plan on making some trips to western and eastern Europe when I can financially of course. Mostly France, Russia, Italy and Germany. I also would love to visit the Isle of Wight and Osborne House as well as Windsor Castle. (Particularly the latter)

    The past few days I have been so very homesick for France. In particular, Versailles. I'm honestly reluctant and afraid to re-visit Paris. I don't know how I will react when I see Paris again. I've not been there since 1795. The building I died in is long gone but remnants still linger. So I'm really nervous about visiting the City of Lights.
     
  7. BethC

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    I remembered that I also feel homesick for London...anywhere from the mid 18th century up through 1930's or 40's...maybe even earlier, although when I see the pictures of London in that span of time, I feel like I lived there and miss it. I have a longing for Medieval/Renaissance age...but that is inclusive of more of the UK and other countries, as well.
     
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  8. AlexD

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    I've been homesick my whole life, feeling like a stranger even if I was born here. I remembered my past hometown not too long ago (just about one year), and I was immediately drawn to it. So I organized a trip there as soon as I had the chance... being there again was the most wonderful sensation I had ever felt in my life. But for practical reasons, now I am back to the place I was born in this life, again.
    Until the moment I returned to my old hometown, all I could feel was a sense of emptiness and despair, and of being a misfit in this world. When I touched that familiar soil again, all those feelings vanished and I simply felt at home, in harmony with everything that was surrounding me. The ground, the plants, the people and the animals, every single thing, living or nonliving. Now that I am back here and I am feeling homesick once again, I no longer feel that same despair as before, for I know that if I want, I can always return. The feeling of emptiness is no longer as painful as it was before, because I have carried many pleasant memories with me and I can always bring my mind back to those moments when I long for my home.
     
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  9. sunnynights68

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    Hi everyone! I'm new here to the forum . I only remember as a child telling my family that I miss my other family, and wanted to go back there. And then frequently getting scenes of a beach type area and Spanish-speaking people. ( I am currently blonde haired green eyed Irish American) did all of you do some work to find out where exactly your particular memories came from as far as countries? Or were you just drawn to these countries?
     
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    imo.yes most of the time i feel natural.but a lot of times i feel so lonely like i dont belong here at all.im like you drawn to europe.the first memory ive ever had i was 3 i was going to home i was in the car with my father i knew perfectly who those people were(my parents)but i was like what the hell am i doing here this is not my place.i just felt so out of place .i felt like the child who left the home he always knew to start anthor life.i remmeber when i was 5.i was with my mother at night watching the sky from the window.i was telling her how pretty the sky is(nothing effects me like the nightsky)then i started saying some random words in french.when i think about it i get quite confused since i never start learn french until middle school but i remmember the words since i have good memory.thinking about it i do feel connection to france.oh and also seeing spain and itally make me very depressed.but the last time i watched a documentary about italy i felt so ease.so calm.feeling that i never felt before
     
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    How strange, I came across this thread while googling being homesick for a place I've never been. It just so happens that Norway is my place too, seems a few of us have some sort of connection there
     
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    I've not been homesick for a place but more of a place and time, the 1910s and 20s. I always regretted not asking my grandparents what it was like growing up during that period. Remembering that I am reincarnated from the same time and place made my interest in the people of that period make sense. I wish I didn't know though, curiosity killed the cat. There's a huge difference between viewing history as history and remembering what it was like back then. They were troubled times.
     
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    I do understand how you feel... and the Fjords seen from the sky are soo beautifull
    I was very happy in Norway too... for a very short period of time.
     
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    I visited Norway earlier this year and felt probably the happiest i have felt in this life to this point. I went on a cruise from Flam to Gudvangen through Aurlandsfjord and felt very much at home :). I walked through Flam Valley as well and felt a peace that i've never truly got in England.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=a...uBQKHRIUCVkQ_AUICygC&biw=1152&bih=773#imgrc=_
     
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    Hi Amber, is there an area of Norway that you feel really drawn to ?
     
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    I've felt homesick for Germany, many times.

    I miss Wolfsgarten and my playhouse..
     
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  17. Was I Reincarnated?

    Was I Reincarnated? Aidan

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    I feel homesick for Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I've got a few threads about my reincarnation theory of who I was in a past life. Check them out if you're curious about my theory.
     
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    I'm very drawn to Nijmegen, a city in the south east in the Netherlands, I've been there many times in this life, lived there in what's most likely my first life (Roman) and past through it in 1944 as a medic in the 101st Airborne

    Every time I visit Nijmegen now and I'm in the train approaching the Waalbridge and seeing the top of the St. Steven church I get the feeling that I'm home, when I leave it's the complete opposite, I want that final glimpse of the bridge and St. Steven and am down for sometimes a few days, homesick most likely
    I'm even to the point were I'm on the waiting list for a house there, I already moved to the country for family so why not move to the city I love? (besides the hassle of being a wheelie complicating things a bit)
    So I can definately relate
     
  19. Annabell

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    I long to go to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I was born here but it has never felt like home.
     
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    Trust me, I'm often there, it's not the same
    I've lived there for a year in the 1990's and pretty much the entire atmosphere is different, I now only go to where I need to be and back out ASAP
     
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    Really! That's awful! I mean of course I still want to see it but...that sounds awful.
     
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    Yes, but more for a place I had lived in the life before the last one than anywhere else. It's changed a lot though since the 1800's, so it doesn't really feel the same. The city my boyfriend lives in, however, has a very similar vibe to a modernized version of what it would have been back then, and it makes it feel very familiar. I always feel more at home there.
     
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    Almost daily! Currently stuck in the midwest, but i've always longed to live near an ocean. I love southern england (cornwall area), northern scotland, and I fell in love with western Ireland on a brief visit. Unfortunately, I can only do so much as far as moving goes. So i've chosen a more realistic place for this life. New England I'm coming for you... in around 10+years.
     
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    I am a white male nearing 40 and when I did my ancestry I found it was German. I did the Ancestry DNA and found no traces of Asian in me. From what I have read on reincarnation many believe we are reincarnated within the same family line. I don't believe this to be true. When I look at pictures of Japan I feel homesick. I have never been there. There have been times I felt like I have been to those locations. I feel strongly for the culture. When I hear the language I feel at ease even though I do not understand it. I truly believe I belong in Japan. I have even started looking for work there.
     
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    When I was very young, I missed the unique British landscape when I saw the Harry Potter movie despite my ancestors being close to the Asian side.
     
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    Yes NYC everytime
     
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    Stuck in the slow roasting oven that is the Southern US and loathe it with a passion as summer easily lasts six months with horrendous heat, for me I love the British Isles in general as the landscapes and the climate overall is so lovely there compared to the states. Portions of Europe where it is nice and there are mountains get my fancy as well does NZ.
     
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    I know this post is about a year old, but as I read it I just felt like confirm this case as well.

    Some years back I lived in Amsterdam. And I've never been to such a crap place ever. Im so sorry I have to say it. And I cannot realy explain or describe what it was. But the fact that I had to stay there for mounts acctually felt like dieing. And I never felt depression so intensively as when staying in Amsterdam. The whole place felt like death itself to me. And even though I know it is a very old city/ town, it appeared to me like it had no soul and no history at all. I went to museums there to learn more about the history of Amsterdam and the Netherlands, but never really got the impression there was any significant history at all. Which is rather strange to me, because on a general basis I am very interested in history and was even studying history at university as a young student in the early 2000s.

    Amsterdam has been the bottom number one place to me, ever since.
     
  29. Grel

    Grel A Quebecker stuck in an American body

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    Goodness yes. Until I wandered to Canada, I felt a huge pull to the Dominion. It was so terrible I gave in and everything fell into place. Before I left for Quebec, I would look at pictures of Sin City and have a sense of homesickness.
    I am in the process of leaving the US but COVID 19 pushed back my move. Stinking virus from hell!
    -Grel
     
  30. SeekerOfKnowledge

    SeekerOfKnowledge Learner

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    Yes, there are such places... I also catch myself feeling/thinking sad for what happened to "my" place(s) when it is not the place where I am living now.
    Can't say more, have been somewhat "tongue-tied" lately.
     

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