Saturday, January 28, 2012

" Release ... "

You knew it was time to just let go 
'cause we want to be free 
But somehow it's just not that easy 
Come on darlin', hear me darlin' ...
Can you release me ..."
~ Wilson Phillips ~ Release Me ~

Imagine sweeping your front porch every morning ... and while you are sweeping you are preparing the ground for new energy ... kind of a cleansing ritual or also known as energetic sweeping.  I recently read about this and thought what a wonderful way to start the day.  

Sweeping seems to be a thing of the past really ... most of us use our fancy schmancy vacuum cleaner with it's white noise to do the job.  Yet I remember back in India, sweeping is something very common and done more than once a day.  And besides clearing the area of dust, I think there was more to it.  Now depending on the climate it may be a little easier for some than others, but sweeping can be regarded as an important cleansing ritual that prepares the ground for new energy on every level ... physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.  Often, a place is swept to prepare for a ceremony and has the power to clear away the old and make space for the new by stirring up the energy in place and clearing up the stagnant build-up.

To energetically sweep, it was recommended to use a different type of broom ... one you would use for clearing, one that doesn't effectively touch the ground.  They suggested decorating the broom by carving its handle, painting it, using gemstones and ribbons and other creative adornments.  Or maybe even using branches or twigs .. choosing a natural appearing broom from nature.  Some food for thought.

When we cleanse our mind, we bring awareness to all that causes us limitations in thinking.  Overthinking that is rooted in fear, deters us from living wholeheartedly ... our biggest detriment.  Energetically sweeping can teach us to free our minds from imprisonment and create a focused and well balanced mind set.  

When we cleanse our spirit, we learn to accept a Universal power that is greater than ourselves.  It is the ability to look at those beliefs which do not serve us any longer and the possibility to honour those beliefs that do serve us.

Our goal is to deepen our awareness regarding the importance of letting go of the past and welcoming the present.  Once we clear the energy of our space, we clear out our own energy systems ... the space feels clean, clear and open.  A great opportunity to think welcoming thoughts and manifest what we need for the day.  Just another way to to cleanse our mind and spirit.

let go of the hope that the past can be changed ...

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