Updated: Mar 31, 2022
No matter what time of year it is, it is important to remove unnecessary items, memories, feelings, judgements from our energetic fields. It is actually interesting and enlightening to look at what we really need to hold on to in our present day life. A sort of Spring Cleaning exercise!
Having walked the 500 mile Camino in Spain, with all that I needed on my back, I can absolutely attest to the fact that we need very little to sustain ourselves in this adventure called life. I do have to mention that there were places to sleep and cafes to get food so I was definitely not self-sufficient on that trek, but as far as belongings, what I had on my back was definitely enough to get me through rain, cold, heat and countless miles of being lost off the trail.
So what do I recommend? First start on the physical plane of cleaning out drawers, closets, bathrooms, kitchens, and even garages and get rid of everything that you do not use or do not love. Remember the saying “everything you own, owns you”. Feel the freedom of releasing those items that may help serve others less fortunate or others in need. Clutter interferes with creativity and focus. Items require our attention and distract us from the meaningful things in life.
Next- search through your head for unwanted feelings, memories, thoughts, criticisms, and judgements. It is time to let those go and to be open to the present and all it has to offer you at this moment. Guilt, fear, caution, and remorse just weigh us down like heavy bricks that we carry wherever we go. It is as easy as taking off a heavy coat when it is too warm- you allow yourself to just let go of the negative thinking. Once you get used to stopping yourself from these negative and painful intrusions into your life, you won’t want to ever embrace them ever again.
It is time to spring clean our surroundings and our insides to allow all the good to come forth!
P.S. Check out my new Spring Cleaning meditation here.