Nostalgia comes from two Greek words: nostos, meaning to return home, and algia which means longing. Nostalgia is defined as a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time. The longing nature of nostalgia may be for a home that no longer exists.
This word was actually coined in a medical dissertation in 1688 by a Swiss student named Johannes Hofer. Nostalgia is a medical term? In the 17th century, nostalgia was actually thought of as a curable disease akin to the common cold (tee hee). The first victims were those displaced by war or plagues. Doctors thought that opium leeches and a trip to the Alps would cure symptoms of nostalgia. That prescription might cure everything!
Nostalgia might be expressing a sentiment of displacement and loss for something or someone that may have never existed. The longing might be for a different rhythm that existed in dreams of childhood or romantic love experiences. Nostalgia may be connected to our intuition, in a sense that we can project those feelings and sentiments into our future. Nostalgia may also be connected to our grief. Let’s get a whisper to catch the vibe of the word nostalgia:
Nostalgia is the heart expressing a longing by the human spirit searching for love. The vibration of a natural rhythm experienced in the past is the soul’s remembering its alignment with love. Humans awaken to their most natural state of purity with vibrations found in another person, a geographic location, or the destination found only in their dream state of consciousness.
The message to the Universe during a moment of nostalgia is that of willful desire. The strongest wish takes form inside a magical dream that is the journey to return home. The heartfelt communication is simply a language that speaks of longing to re-experience the safety found in a moment of divinity. The heart holds space for anything or anyone that can be experienced in a way that makes them feel seen, heard, touched, understood, and loved without condition.
Nostalgia is more than intuition, it is instinct. The internal compass taking a moment to recalibrate and find direction in life. Loss of love in any form can serve to redirect, as free will determines destiny influenced by the emotional longing for love. It’s easy to feel lost in a world seemingly full of hatred. Nostalgia is the spirit’s effort to refocus on a world filled with love. Daydreaming presents the opportunity to attain a level of connection through twilight learning that delivers acceptance of the present, release from the past, forgiveness at a soul level, and the longing for a future completely aligned with love.
Dance beneath the stars, dream beyond Earthly limitations, feel with all your heart, and remember the love that has been forgotten. The experiences you create today can become the basis for the nostalgic offering presented to your future self to illuminate the journey back home.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“Perhaps a creature of so much ingenuity and deep memory is almost bound to grow alienated from his world, his fellows, and the objects around him. He suffers from a nostalgia for which there is no remedy upon earth except as it is to be found in the enlightenment of the spirit–some ability to have a perceptive rather than an exploitive relationship with his fellow creatures.” Loren Eiseley