This time of year…
after a long long winter inside
makes you want to break out & shake off the winter fur!
energies are bubbling up within you after a long hibernation-in the cave- being SOLITARY!
for me anyways….
Winter brings on a retreat
a time of contemplation & self reflection
a time to allow the visions to enter
The dynamic energies of spring calls us out of the cave
to break out of the shell so the seeds that have been germinating all winter
can take root and start reaching for the light!
the time of separating the chaff from the wheat
calls for clearing the clutter
both within & without
it’s all connected
the inner changes call for outer changes 😉
i guess that’s where the term ‘Spring Cleaning’ must originate from?!
like a snake that sheds its skin as a form of rebirth
we are also called to shed the unwanted to make room for new growth
i’m not a huge fan of cleaning…
who really is?
but the results is what people strive for
feeling accomplished and feeling better in your space!
it itself can be quite a creative act 🙂
life is an art, afterall
when i do housework i’m also clearing the energies in my home
when my home is cluttered and too many things strewn all about
i also feel cluttered and scattered
unfortunately, a life with children makes this a regular thing! ha.
it becomes a collective pool of energy that is building in the house!
(even as i type this – behind me – little tornadoes wreak havoc~!)
the urge for clearing the clutter doesn’t only happen in the Spring though
it can happen at any time of the year when we need release those things no longer needed
physical or metaphysical
within the natural cycles of the year though
i also find the Fall to be another time i’m naturally drawn to a
a release before the long dark nights
Smudging with Sage and Sweetgrass
or even incense
is an energetic equivalent to dusting – and invites invigorating negative ions into the home 🙂
it helps cleanse out all the stagnant energies that have been building in the home
little matrices of energies
that collect and store
except they are made up of thoughts and feelings
that accumulate in time.
a good smudge is a must for the >>Spiritual Houskeeper<<
open all the windows and doors
allowing the fresh winds of change to flow through the house
carrying with it
anything no longer needed
it can be quite the process
the kind that never ends…
but that is how it is supposed to BE
and i hope it can only mean >new growth< is imminent!
and spiral on……..