Spring has finally sprung here in the Pacific Northwest, and we are finally getting some gorgeous days full of sunshine! The plants are awakening from their long winter naps, and animals are basking in the warm rays of the sun. I am enjoying spending time outside, also soaking up the sun and seeing what new plants are in bloom. I have always loved this time of year because it feels like the whole world is shaking off the doldrums of winter and coming back to life in their projects, their relationships, and their missions. Personally, I find myself at a place in my life where I am shaking off more than the winter blues. It is a time for shedding of old ways that no longer are serving my highest good and incorporating new challenges into my life that allow me to grow and learn so I may "be all that I can be." It is Spring Cleaning on Steroids. Just when you get comfortable and think you have done all you can do, WHAM!, God gives you something else. I am still getting clear on the something else and keeping busy with the cleaning. All of us are experiencing a purging of sorts right now. We could be physically changing, adjusting our diets or activities. We might be discontinuing relationships that have run their course. We could be releasing old habits and beliefs that no long feel true to our divine selves. EVERYONE is doing some kind of Spring Cleaning on some level. It is unavoidable with these energies that are catalyzing the change. Clearing away the old to make room for the new. So since we are all in the same boat, be kind to your self and others. We are getting rid of some pretty old stuff that was near and dear to our hearts, no matter how bad it was for us, and that process is challenging. You have the energetic Spring Cleaning on Steroids to thank for it and it's ALL GOOD!
I have some awesome things in the works and over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some very exciting news with you. Stay tuned! In the mean time, enjoy the sunshine. Allow yourself to succumb to the cleansing energies that abound and discard what is no longer serving your highest and best good.
One prayer that I love that really helps to anchor your mind in a place that will encourage you to allow these changes to occur is this:
Today, I will allow myself to be surprised by God.
I will invite and welcome the miracles which are so effortless to the Divine Mind.
I will be open to the greatness and generosity, to the unparalleled imagination.
I will respond with gratitude and dwell in the light of wonder!
By Kathleen McGowan
Happy Spring Cleaning!