Spring is a time of renewal. A time to begin again. Restore. Replenish. Revive. Recover. Re-create. Rejuvenate.
For many people, myself included, it is a time to do spring cleaning. What does this mean? Spring Cleaning. For me it means going deeper. We clean all year long, but in the spring we do a deeper cleaning. We clean in places that we don’t usually clean the rest of the year; sometimes for many years. Discovering treasures along the way. Disgarding what is no longer useful. Organizing. De-cluttering. Simplifying.
This sounds like inner work doesn’t it.
For myself, I have taken the idea of spring cleaning and applied it to myself. To go deeper – within. To places that I haven’t gone to in many years. To discover parts of myself long forgotten. Disgarding the things in my life that are no longer useful. Finding new treasures along the way.
I began physically cleaning my home this weekend and as I did I made the connection internally. And instead of just cleaning my home, I tried to nourish it as I cleaned. It made me look at my home in an entirely different light.
A place of comfort.
A source of joy and creativity.
Warm and inviting.
A place to keep my treasures.
I remember receiving some wonderful advice years ago. I was about to begin homeschooling two of my daughters. I had never homeschooled before. I had no idea what I was in for really, but I knew it would be a challenge. I contacted this woman and she gave me this advice. “Clean your house” she said. Clean my house? What did this have to do with homeschooling? But over the years I have come to realize how important this is.
When my house is clean, and organized and un-cluttered I feel more at peace. I feel like I can accomplish so much more. I feel…..well, I feel happier inside.
“Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. Take care of your inner world and plant the seeds of goodness & love. All other things will fall into place.”