Cleaning out your mental closets as well as your physical closets.
Can you sense it yet?
The birds are beginning to sing. Trees are beginning to show signs of new growth and new life is beginning to show as it makes its way through the snow covered grounds. Spring is such a magical time of the year.
That time of year where we shift out of a state of slumber as we, too, feel the inner desire for new growth.
Spring is also the season in which we prepare our homes to release old stagnant energy and to make way for all things new.
We pull the furniture away from the walls to sweep away the accumulated growth of dust bunnies, we strip down all bedding and linens for a deep cleaning. We wash down the windows and the walls and we clear out our closets of all things we no longer use, need or wear and donate them to others who may benefit.
The origins of spring cleaning, according to wise geek, states that:
“Spring cleaning is the process of thoroughly cleaning a house from top to bottom once the weather has lost its winter chill. In the past, inadequate heating in homes and small living spaces often meant that certain types of cleaning had to wait for spring.
For example, pioneers who used straw tick mattresses tended to wait till spring to refill these, so that they could use fresh dry hay for filling. Before modern dryers, washing drapes or comforters was complicated by cold weather and tight living quarters. Those in cold climates and had no other choice but to wait for warm weather to hang laundry outdoors to dry.”
Yet, often times we only do outward cleaning.
We neglect the inner cleaning just as necessary as the outer. Cleaning and clearing out the old makes way for the arrival of the new.
As we continue along our own awakening process, one must be willing to let go of all things which no longer are effective, those things which no longer provide a benefit. It’s time to relinquish old thoughts, beliefs and patterns which no longer serve your Highest good so you may embrace all things new.
To continue growing, to continue along our spiritual journey of awakening, it becomes necessary to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
For some, this may feel as though the shaking of the old proverbial apple has begun as you experience the pains of loss or removal. For others, the change is more welcomed as somewhere deep from within, you knew something was in need of changing.
As you continue to clear and clean out the mental and emotional closets, one method in which to help with the transition is to learn how to quiet the mental chatter.
This is a simply yet effective tool.
Take your hand and in a cup like position about 8-10 inches away from your forehead. In a swiping motion, move the hand up towards the top of the head, over the crown and down the back of the head to the base of the skull and just continue this sweeping motion until you feel your racing thoughts begin to quiet.
This process allows the energy which has become stagnant to flow again enabling you to return to a state of feeling more calm and relaxed.
So, remember, while you are spring cleaning your home, don’t forget to include your inner closets as well.
With love and light…