I am moving next week and as of today have packed a grand total of one box! It’s a little bit of denial coupled nicely with a heavy dose of procrastination. Yet, I am excited for this process! Why?
Because I love to purge! I’ve moved a lot throughout my life, as a kid and as an adult. Every move is an opportunity to clear out the excess, the extraneous, the broken, the worn-out, the ugly and the useless. I’ve become pretty adept at letting go of “stuff.”
However, this time I’m taking the cleaning out process to a new level. I’m detoxing my space of anything that energetically represents something or someone from the past that it’s time to release. Meaning, the things that tend to move with me just because I’ve had them in my life for a while and haven’t questioned their presence are going through a whole different kind of screening process.
It may sound silly, but everything holds energy, and whether we’re conscious of it or not, what we surround ourselves with, including our possessions, has an effect on us. I know for me there are items from past relationships, past careers, and past lifetimes that occupy my space both physically and energetically. I am thrilled for this new chapter in my life and with that comes a desire to completely release any lingering attachments that might in any way be preventing me from fully experiencing this present moment and all it has to offer.
No, I am not throwing all of my childhood photo albums in the trash. I am being selective of the things that I see and interact with on a daily basis and taking with me only those items that give me great joy and represent who I am in my life today. I know that what I choose to part with will bring joy to someone else’s life, and clear space in my own for new fresh energy to enter.
I invite you to take action as well and do a little spring-cleaning of your own, whether you’ve moving or staying put. Survey your surroundings and take stock of the things you have collected over the years, particularly from past relationships and old jobs, which perhaps would serve you best if you part ways. In the comments below, share one thing you are willing to release in order to detox your space of old energy and welcome in the new.
Happy Spring Cleaning!
P.S. Ganesh is the remover of obstacles. Repeating the Ganesh mantra during meditation, Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha, is a wonderful way to clear your energetic space. Click HERE to hear how it sounds.
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