Written by Carroll a member of Women Move it Forward
It is spring time and I find that I am antsy and fidgety. Lately, I have noticed the energy in and around me is shaken up and all over the place. I do not know why or when it started. One morning it was just there. Thinking on it, I gain the vision that it is time to do a spring cleaning. Not only in my home, but also inside of me. I feel that my spring cleaning needs to be very deliberate and purposeful. Looking around, I notice there are rooms in my home that could use some attention. But then I notice that there are places inside of me that could also use some attention.
When spring cleaning my home, I take everything from the shelves and remove items from the counter tops. These items are carefully placed in another room. Then I dust and clean each item and thoughtfully place it where it feels right or get rid of it if I do not need it anymore. To complete the task, each room needs this careful going over or the entire house will be unsettled and the home is unsettled while I go through the process.
Just like a spring cleaning in my home, I also feel I am getting a spring cleaning of myself, like the universe has decided to spring clean my life. Thoughts, ideas and feelings need to be evaluated and shifted until I have either kept or thrown them out. There is a dance of keep it… toss it… keep it… toss it… I feel positive and cleansed as I go through this routine. As I think the mental process through, it occurs to me that the state of my home and my state of mind are more closely linked than I realized. My mental state is obvious to my friends when they visit my home. If my home is cluttered, I am cluttered. If the house is organized, I am organized. This insight seems very fitting.
I am not completely relaxed or grounded right now, but this process gives me a sense of purpose behind my energy and an channel for it. Letting this energy buzz around me without an outlet will drive me crazy so I embrace it. April is my spring cleaning month. My mental cleaning and house cleaning will be hard and time consuming but it will also be very rewarding. I look forward to the positive results.
Are there places in your life that could use a good spring cleaning?