I woke up yesterday with a strong desire to clean.
Well, it was really more like ‘clean out’. I raided the fridge, throwing almost empty cream cheese containers and old oranges across the kitchen like I was Steph & Clay… SPLASH! Yes I ended up cleaning stuff off the floor too but neveryoumind all that ☻
Even though, as usual, the Bay Area can never make up its mind about what season to play dress-up in, my spirit feels a change coming on. Whether it’s humid, raining or still snowing where you are, it is the season for getting rid of sh*t and laying a welcome mat for the new & improved.
If you’re wondering, Spring cleaning has origins in cold weather climates where homes are shut up all winter and with the changing of the seasons need to be aired and cleaned out.
You’ve heard, “As above, so below”? I’d like to add:
As in your house, so be your temple
Look around the area you sleep in, get your work done, eat, play with your children. Are these spaces cluttered with things you don’t use, broken or torn items, stuff you don’t even believe in anymore?? Often our environment is an out-picturing of what’s going on in our ‘temple’, our bodies and minds.
But no need to go all woo-woo if you aren’t up for it. Just check out these neurological effects of clutter if you need a more concrete reason for a Spring cleaning.
Now that the reason for cleansing your environment is clear, know that in ancient Chinese medicine the same is believed about the body. This season is a time of renewal, blossoming AND the dissipation of old & stale energy. A time to open your heart and welcome new flow.
I encourage you to bring to mind one (did you hear me? ONE) goal or desire and write down what you can ‘clean out’ of your environment, body & mind in order to make space for it in your life. How does that feel? Acknowledging that you do indeed have room for your goal to show up.. if you make space for it?
I’d love to know how your cleaning goes. What are you making space for and what’s in the way? Comment below ☟