The first couple days of spring were uncharacteristically cold here in Oregon. A freak snowstorm sent one of our trees toppling to the ground, which really bummed me out. So far, spring was not off to a good start. Today, however, is sunny, albeit cold, and clear. I can see our backyard birds carrying nesting materials as I sit here and type. The bright, clear energy of today is stirring in me the desire to clean. Spring clean that is.
There is only one problem with this, my body says no. While the desire to finally get all of our boxes unpacked, the house organized and cleaned from top to bottom is great, my ability to accomplish it is not. A wellness warrior needs to know her limits and I do.
However, all is not lost. It dawned on me that there is a much more powerful clean-up job I could accomplish at this time. I could spring clean my life!
by John Wagner
There is a lot of junk in my trunk that I know is getting in the way of my healing, at least to some extent. So I decided a little inner housekeeping was in order.
Now, I already have the physical detox happening. In fact, I have switched healing therapies (I’ll post more on that, later), which has the physical detox and clean-up covered. What lingers somewhat unattended to is the stinkin’ thinkin’ that will no doubt keep me in a state of dis-ease until it is cleaned up and cleared out.
In effort to spring clean my life I started working with some very powerful questions. Journaling, collaging, meditating, praying and doing a whole lot of inner listening is the process I am using to answer these questions.
In case you are in need of some inner house cleaning too, here are some questions to ponder:
1. What is harming you and needs to be removed to permit your body to heal? From Dr Frank Lipman
2. What is lacking or what does your body need to promote healing? From Dr Frank Lipman
3. Where can you put knowledge into practice? From Laura Hollick
4. How can I cultivate more balance in my life? From Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian
5. Am I trying to hold on to something that is ready to change? Am I willing to let go? From Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian
6. Are there situations, relationships, or conditions in my life to be healed or transformed? From Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian
I can see clearly now...
Other ways to clean-up your life:
1. Surround yourself with people who fuel, inspire, support, encourage, love and believe in you unconditionally.
2. Nourish your body with organic, plant-based food that raises your vibration.
3. Shift your priorities in order to support that which you say you want. If you truly want something you will make it happen, if you don’t you’ll make excuses.
4. And, by all means, clean-up and clear out your physical space if you can!
You’re worth taking good care of!
Do you have any inner housekeeping tips?