There is a reason that the phrase “Winter Clean” isn’t bandied about. I have always had great aversion to the New Years resolution, particularly because my birthday, the worst of all “measuring sticks” lurks right ahead of it, but also because it is extremely hard to make great things happen when you are in hibernation mode. It is the nature of things to slow, to hoard, to weigh down and retain your energy in the winter, which makes getting up early to do your daily practice, eating cold salads, and going on lots of first dates a real slog.
The nature of things is that spring is the ideal time to clean, and while we at FLOWhome think any time is a good time to release what no longer serves you or even weighs you down, and bring attention and intention into your abode, there is something particularly potent about doing it in the spring. It works in complete harmony with what is happening all around us in the world and in our own bodies, organically.
Lightening up in all ways is the order of the season! By opening the windows of our bodies and our homes, we are letting air and light in to increase prana. By going through the piles in the corner of the room and closet, we are removing the allergens and static energy buried there. By donating what we didn’t wear at all last year we make space for the new frock we want to treat ourselves to, so that we go out there to be seen in our fullest whole-hearted and most beautiful expression of ourselves.
Setting intentions for our space is no different than setting them for our sprits, our minds and our bodies. Your home is the sixth kosha, or sheath, and it vibrates at your frequency and reflects your being. What is your home saying to you this spring?
Elizabeth Rich, founder of FLOWhome, will be joining us for an INlife event later in the spring to talk about streamlining, simplifying and organizing your home. Join us and her, Tuesday May 27, 7:30-8:30pm.