Spring is a ripe and beautiful time. The quickening of the earth can be felt in our own bodies...in our bones...
We feel the pull outward from inside our Winter's nest, where we have resided all the cold, dark months.
There is something in the air and in the light that can inspire us deeply in the Spring. We long for a freshness, perhaps a way to cast aside our old self and step into the new.
We have the very real energetic support of the Earth awakening to support that intention.
Since the opportunity to embrace this season, especially the part where the weather shifts and brings a familiar sense of warmth, is not to be missed.
Here are a few ideas and tips for doing some spring cleaning and clearing of our space (energetic and physical.)
1. Take a bath: Go outside and drink in the warmth of a beautiful Spring day. Ask any of the flowers in bloom, on trees or in the earth, if they would like to be a part of your cleansing and clearing.
When you get a yes, collect the plants and leave an offering. (A song or a piece of hair will do) and draw your bath.
Float all the blossoms in the bath and add your favorite essential oils or bath salts. Let the plants clear your energy and cleanse your spirit. I promise you will feel altered after a bath like this. In the best way!
2. Clear your space: We all know about Marie Kondo and the magic she is bringing to the world. Even if you do not want to do her whole method, it still feels nice to clear out your space every now and then.
Maybe it is your desk, or your altar, or one room in your house, or your garage, or your car.
Rearrange, dust off, toss away. Bring in some flowers or a fresh new scent. Open the windows, put stuff away.
When you are done you can burn some sage or lavender or spray an essential oil spray in the room. This is also a great way to clear the energy around your body.
When you get home from work, wash your hands and spray the mist around your body. AHHHHHH.
Suggested essential oils: Lemon, Lavender, Bergamot, Basil
3.Clear your emotional clutter: This one is easier said than done. We all have attachments to things, to memories the things hold, to the potential or hope that they represent. These things tend to collect in our homes and our psyches and take up space that could be better used for more present time things and things that uplift us and move us forward.
It is not an easy process to let go, but sometimes it is the best for our spiritual and emotional growth.
Having a good therapist or other emotional support professional is key to this. We can't hold all that stuff in, find someone that knows how to help you get it out and can give you tools to keep your space clean.
As far as the physical stuff, it's time to get really, truly real with yourself. To check in on the deepest layers of your being and ask what purpose this thing serves in your life.
One thing I have been using lately is to think about my life as a story or movie...then when I am dealing with an object, I ask myself..."Does this progress my current time narrative, does this move the story line forward? Or does this keep me stuck in the past or in an old story or way of being?"
Then, I usually know what to do...(believe me this is not easy).
HINT: The answer, if I need to ask the question at all, is usually that it is time to let it go.....
A few more ideas for you to clear your energetic space, spend time outside, go to a wild body of water and wash your hands and the back of your neck in the water, stretch, "sweep" your auric field with your hands or a selenite wand, lay on the earth, get an energy healing, drink water, smell the flowers, get a haircut, clean up your computer desk top, fold your underwear, burn old papers, balance the check book, switch to all natural cleaners, switch to all natural body products, get a water filter......
Good Luck! What are your favorite ways to clear your energetic or physical space?
Lark Fox is a Priestess, an herb wyfe, Seer, intuitive healer, writer and ceremonialist.
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