Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring Cleaning, Nurturing You

Spring cleaning is really about clearing out old energy to make way for new energy. So in your garden, we need to clear away debris and turn the soil before planting the seeds.

Spring cleaning in our selves means letting go of what no longer serves us including old thoughts that no longer serve us, relationships that no longer serve us, looking for work that suits us better, clearing old debts or making progress on them, old hobbies or activities we are no longer really interested in, and clearing all these so that they can be replaced by positive thinking, new goals, inspired actions and better relationships.

Spring cleaning of things in the house relates to all these goals.

When we look around our residence, it should be filled with things that fill one of two criteria. What surrounds us should have value because it is something we use or it should be something that is just so beautiful that it adds aesthetic value to our space, so that in essence, our space always serves to support us, nurtures us and helps us recharge our batteries.

As part of doing this, we need to get rid of mementos and things that have emotional energies that pull our energies down rather than lifting them up. This could be a picture of an old relationship that is clearly over, but it could also be that arts & crafts project that we bought supplies for and started a few years ago and never finished. One spring, I noticed that some old sporting gear I never used any more. Every time I looked at it, I would think "I used to be a good ball player but I can't do that any more. So I put the gear in a yard sale and sold it to one of the next few people coming by. 

Sometimes space can be refreshed by rearranging rooms, changing the flow of traffic and also making plenty of room for what we want to do next.

The extreme of course, is hoarding. I have seen some of these disasters first hand. Hoarders are afraid to let go of anything. Their lives are full of fear. Fear that they might need that stuff again sometime, although that never happens, so the house just gets congested, and the energy of the person and the place is congested.

So if we become more highly aware of who we are and what we want to do. That is why purging book and music collections can be much harder than other tasks. But as we go through phases in life, art one time we read a lot of one type of literature, then moved on to another. So keeping only what resonates most strongly with us, helps us focus and move forward. It also leaves room for new knowledge to come in.

Think of this whole process as giving you a fresh start. New energies, new ideas, new actions, devoting more time to what we feel is most important.

See yourself as a garden where some things get pruned, some get pulled out and some bloom and bring us great joy, strength and many healthy gifts. So maybe old thoughts & things you took out left room for a new focus of energy, and maybe giving more time to something we only did a little of lately. Now that area can grow, just like plants with room to expand. We are constantly adjusting and evolving, and now we ask ourselves the important questions. What do I want more of in my life? And what do I want less of in my life? And then the answers to those two simple questions reorients our schedules and activities to reflect these realizations.

The seeds we plant now bring more beauty into our near future. Today's garden started out as a dream, either ours or nature's.

I can help you with any of these tasks, what ever you want to let go of and what you want to bring in, it is a good time to tackle this seasonal challenge. Readings? Reiki? House Blessing? Aesthetic questions? Soulful questions? Help you with decluttering? Help you refocus your energies on your current goals?

Go ahead, ask me.

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