A few days ago I was cleaning out my storage closet (I just love scratching things off my ‘to do’ list) and felt half exhausted/half embarrassed at the amount of stuff I had that I don’t need or use. As I threw the piles of stuff into bags for garbage, donation or recycling, I began to feel lighter. By the time I was finished, I felt so light that I worked out afterwards. (A rare occurrence these days!) I felt not only lighter, but freer. Just all-around happier.
Spring cleaning is the time when we (are supposed to) donate old clothes we no longer wear, dust off the shelves and scrub the fridge, clean out our closets and get rid of the things we use so little that we forgot we had. Spring cleaning is time-consuming and labor intensive, but it feels so good when it’s all said and done. Spring is a time for new beginnings. Out with the old, in with the new.
While you’re cleaning your closets and scrubbing every nook and cranny, think about the emotional spring cleaning you can do. If you’re like me, you might even find the cleaning itself to be therapeutic.
Take the time to ask yourself:
- What old emotional baggage am I hanging onto that longer serves me well?
- What emotions have been weighing me down?
- What things/people/situations in my life are causing me to feel heavier?
- What steps can I take to deal with these situations, lighten the emotional burden, and move on?
Taking this kind of self-inventory – like cleaning – is labor intensive. It’s not easy working through our baggage (both literal and figurative), but as we do, we begin to feel life getting better. We can move around more in our physical spaces while opening up room in our hearts for love, friendship, kindness and abundance.
This kind of work isn’t always fun. It’s sometimes painful, this business of getting rid of the things we’ve been hanging on to but no longer serve us well. But as we do the work and sift through the junk, getting rid of what we don’t need, we begin to see the benefits. When we are finally finished (and sometimes while we’re still working), we can look back and feel proud and accomplished. And relaxed.
What emotions, situations or relationships are you hanging on to even though you know they are no longer working to your benefit? What sort of work do you need to do to clean house and heart this year? Join me in spring cleaning now: physical and emotional clutter begone. Let this Spring be a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. We can do it!
If you feel like you might need some guidance about how to work through your emotional ‘stuff’ you want to get rid of, why not contact me for an intuitive reading? I can help point you in the direction to the right path that serves your highest purpose and help you as you work towards new beginnings.