It's April already - I can't believe this year is flying by so fast! What better time to look at clearing out clutter from your home, your body and your mind than spring? It just feels good after a long, cold winter - the weather is getting warmer and we want to shed anything that we feel has weighed us down - heavy clothing, extra weight, heavy emotions. It's a time of feeling light and free and stepping into a new time of the year.
I have been doing quite a bit of cleaning in the last week. I had a professional stylist, Brett Ellen (The Closet Concierge) come over and help me go through my closets and get rid of everything I don't want, need or wear anymore. She helped me create new outfits from what I already have with a few simple additions. It's a great analogy for what we can do with our lives - get rid of stuff, emotions, situations and even people that don't serve you anymore and make room for new and better things and people to come into your life.
We can clean up so many areas of our lives that will help us move forward and grow. Such as -
People - did you know that you are a combination of the qualities of the five people you spend the most time with? Really think about that for a minute. Do you have friends who spend most of their time complaining that nothing ever goes right for them, they're never happy, they're usually broke...etc? If you don't want their energy to influence your experience, I suggest you spend less time with them or even disconnect from them completely. They are not adding to your life in any kind of positive way.
On the other hand, do you have friends who are always up and happy with positive expectations for themselves and for you? These people are generally happy and content with their lives, they make the most of and appreciate what they have and they are a joy to be around. These are the people you want to spend more time with. Remember, you are acquiring their qualities, attributes, attitudes and even income level, whether you realize it or not. A good general rule to follow with friends is this - if they add to your life in a positive way, nurture those relationships. If they drain your energy and seem determined to prove how bad life is all the time, step away from them.
If there are qualities you would like to have or experiences you would like to incorporate into your life, find new friends who embody what you would like to include in your experience and develop relationships with them. It will eventually rub off on you one way or another.
This is a good time for physical cleansing as well. We all start thinking about our bodies when the weather gets warmer. We want to eat lighter and get outside and move. I'm actually doing a cleanse right now with Isagenix, and it is unlike any I have ever done before. It's a whole body cleanse on the cellular level and I have been feeling great! Some strict cleanse days have been tough but overall I feel great and I can feel the difference it's making in my body and mind.
I also went to see an amazing medical intuitve, Amy Startari who helped me clear out a lot of old energy from my body. It's amazing what (or who) we hang on to, energetically and psychically that can have an effect on our physical bodies. I felt so much lighter and more energized after our session together! If you're interested in working with Amy, (which I highly recommend) she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your mind is a great thing to clean out once in a while too. We let so many negative and unproductive thoughts clutter our minds that it serves us well to examine our thoughts regularly and clean them up. If you have any negative thoughts about yourself, your life or things you don't want, turn them around into positive affirmations about what you do want. Examine your thoughts regularly and make sure they are serving your highest good and not working toward your detriment.
You're off to a great start with your Spring Cleaning -
Clear out your surroundings of clutter;
Clear out negative people from your life;
Cleanse your physical body;
Clear out negative, unproductive thoughts from your mind.
You're on your way to a happy, healthy, productive spring and summer - enjoy!
Lots of love,
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