When we think of spring cleaning we often just think of refreshing our homes. Clearing out our closets, deep cleaning everywhere and refreshing our accent pieces. There is also the heavy duty aspects of completely repainting, remodeling and reconstructing our homes. All of it means we are sorting, organizing, revamping our spaces to feel more like we want our homes to feel like this time of year. Clean. Fresh. Open. Renewed.
I like spring cleaning. Ok well let me rephrase that a little. I don’t enjoy necessarily thinking about having to clean a closet or baseboards but when I’m actually in the midst of doing those things I find I’m usually enjoying that process. It feels good to get rid of things I don’t use anymore and to wipe away dirt I didn’t realize had accumulated in corners, nooks and crannies. It feels refreshing to see something that was feeling confusing and overwhelming, even falling down on my head from being crammed inside be organized and appealing to open the door now. What i enjoy most is realizing how much space we really have where it was once so full it was busting at the seams.
When I was thinking about spring cleaning I realized that we often just focus on our homes for this task. Certainly they benefit from a good deep cleaning that leaves rooms smelling good and sparkling clean but what else in our life needs that type of cleaning now and again? In January through the 2020 Wellness Challenge we started this year with the Natural Health Cleanse (you can take it here: dragonspitapothecary.com/natural-health-cleanse). On that cleanse journey we explored what we needed to release that was holding us back, stifling our energy and blocking our creative natural flow. We worked to release all of that so we could reset our health and build momentum on our health journey. It was like an early spring cleaning to our body, minds, hearts and souls that is now reaching into our homes to extend that feeling there.
Cleansing in our homes, our bodies and even our minds is work. It’s dirty work. We will be covered in dust literally and figuratively as we reach deeply and explore the far reaches of corners in our homes and minds. That doesn’t always feel comfortable but pushing through those areas gives us that lighter, freer feeling that gives us confidence, opens up space to new opportunities and gives us that sense of peace. A good cleaning is just the opening though isn’t it?
After we clean then what? How do we spend our time? How do we use this new space we have opened up and found new room in? How to we build on the momentum we started? Where else can that energy take us?
Often when I spring clean I open the windows. It feels good to have fresh cool air whisk into the house and bring new air into our rooms. It’s like nature is helping in the process of cleaning by bringing in new air that smells good, feels good and renews our alignment to it’s natural flow. How powerful it is to align with nature through the simple act of wiping, organizing, sorting and cleaning our physical space, our body and our minds. That act of cleansing, releasing what isn’t serving us and giving it up to make space is freeing indeed. There is an energy to it that motivates us to other areas we have long ignored or didn’t want to face before but now we can have confidence and courage to go there and make sense of it.
Spring has a natural way of helping us through this process of cleansing. We feel more motivated to start it and it doesn’t feel as overwhelming to go through it all. This is the experience of living aligned with nature. Of moving in flow with the seasons and letting ourselves be in tune with what is truly important to us. The more we move in this way the healthier we naturally are, the more energy we find we have and the more happier, content and fulfilled we find ourselves. We no longer force things to happen or feel compelled to do things that are not aligned with how we feel or that are not just right for us.
To support you in this season of spring cleaning this is my favorite “elimination blend.” It helps me realize my own power in cleaning things and understand why this is important for me to do. It also gives me the strength to get through the process and not see it as a loss but rather a gain of space, creativity, energy and flow in my life. This blend comes from the I Am Fabulous book written by Desiree Mangandog.
Clear the Clutter
In a 5ml roller ball bottle add these oils and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to back of the neck, forehead and temples and inside the elbow creases.
- 12 drops doTERRA Lemongrass
- 4 drops doTERRA Lime
- 3 drops doTERRA Lemon
- 1 drop doTERRA Cinnamon
- 1 drop doTERRA Arborvitae
- 3 drops doTERRA Douglas Fir
These oils are natural cleansers. They help with that emotional work of releasing what we are holding tight to but that isn’t serving us anymore. Together these oils boost are awareness to our own self-worth and help us see our hope in new spaces of our life. We are assured we are on the right path in our life and can feel renewed by our own energy and excitement for what is ahead.
As you move through spring cleaning in your home, look to your mind and heart as well. What are you holding to that is not working for you anymore? What doesn’t feel good and are you ready to release it for something that does feel incredible?
Are you ready to move in flow with nature and reclaim your energy and excitement for life? Click here to being dragongspitapothecary.com/spring-cleaning