Any time is a good time to take stock of what you should hold on to and what you should let go of. I do a deep cleaning in the spring and in the fall. I take down curtains, wash windows, throw stuff out, re-organize and clean the energy in my home. When it’s all done, I take in a deep breath and bask in the glow of my clean and fresh space. I also use this same principle for myself. I take a look at what emotions I have been holding on to and clean them out as well.
So let’s look into what you can do to bask in the glow of your clean and fresh life. First thing, start with the easy stuff. When you start with the little things, it gives you the motivation to keep going and tackle the harder areas of your life. One of the reasons this is so effective is that you are opening up space and are able to take on more issues.
1) First thing to get rid of is all the old things that you no longer need. According to professional organizers, if an item has not been used within 6 months, and you are storing it for the sake of that you “may need it someday”, get rid of it. Same can be said about sentimental items. If it is collecting dust and in a corner without being properly honored, get rid of it. It’s the memory that is precious, not the item. If you suffer from too much clutter, get information on how to organization or look up “How to De-clutter Your Home” on the internet. Get busy and do it. This is fairly straight forward. Clean home, clean mind; it goes hand-in-hand.
2) Now that you have cleared your living space, we can work on the energy. Everything is energy and a person can interact with energy in positive or negative way. You want to create an environment that has a positive flow of energy. I use the Native American tradition of smudging to release negative energy form my space or person.
Smudging is the burning of certain herbs to create a cleansing smoke bath, which is used to purify people, spaces and objects. The principle herbs used are sage, cedar or juniper, lavender and sweet grass.
Sage is used as a cleansing and purifying agent, the effect of the smoke is to banish negative energies. Cedar needles are used in a similar way to cleanse and bring balance to the emotions and to clear one's actions and to promote forgiveness. Lavender flowers can be added to the mixture to bring the quality of spiritual blessing. Sweetgrass is often burned alone after the sage or smudge mixture has been used. Sweetgrass brings sweetness and beauty into one's life and surroundings.Zensational uses Palo Santo or "Holy Stick" (along with traditional herbs), which is a natural aromatic wood incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune. It is often used by shamans in ceremonies.
The process of smudging involves placing the individual herb or mixture of herbs into a shell, or fireproof bowl or dish. The mixture is lit and helped to burn by the use of a feather or fan. Feathers and wing fans aid in the cleansing process and have the effect of combing the human aura, space or object, therefore adding to the cleansing. Cleansing a space before and after an event is an essential part of spiritual hygiene. It is also a good idea to smudge on a regular basis to maintain individual and domestic harmony.
Zensational offers several items for your smudging needs. For instructions on how to smudge and bless your space, click here.
3) Now you are ready to rid yourself of old thought forms, beliefs and past hurts that are holding you back from creating peace, happiness and abundance in your life. There are many ways you can approach this part of getting rid of the old. There is the option of seeking professional help to work through your toughest issues. If that is not what you need, then there are other options available.I recently participated in a Burning Bowl Ceremony. This can be very effective in letting go of what you don’t need. It’s simple, write on a piece of paper the things you want to release, say a prayer that you intend to let it go and place it in a bowl and burn it. This was so effective that once it was burned, I could not remember what I put on the paper. Poof, it was gone. I can’t promise the same result for you, but it will help in some way.
Holistic healing is another option. There are many practitioners who can locate the dis-ease in the body and move the negative energy out. Many forms of energy healing therapies already exist, and more are being developed all the time. The field of energy healing or “energy work” has a very wide range of programs and focuses. This is partly due to the fact that healers have a wide variety of backgrounds and natural gifts. Everyone has a different “energetic makeup”, and healing will be expressed differently through different people. Zensational uses Reiki in all of our spritzes. Reiki is a wonderful healing energy that can work on the emotional, physical and mental levels to assist in removing your dis-ease.
Meditation can also help release those things that no longer serve your greatest good. We have created a guided meditation that helps you release anything that is causing you concern and replace it with something positive. The kit gives you everything you need to “get into the zone” so you can experience a journey that will help you to let go and bring abundance into your life.Creating intentions can also bring into your life what you desire. Zensational has started an Intender’s Circle and we have seen many who have received what they requested through intention. We call these “wins”. I myself have had many “wins” and some of my intentions have helped with growing Zensational. Please look at the Intenders page for more information on how you can use intentions to create peace, happiness and abundance in your life.
Whatever method you choose is up to you, the important thing is that you do it. The easiest way to get what it is that you desire is to get rid of what no longer suits you. This is a process that can not be done overnight. With a clear intent and a resolve to really move forward in your life, you can create abundance at all levels. You have to get rid of the “old”, so there is room for the “new” to come in.
Love and Light,