Spring To Do Lists
Next to autumn, spring is my favorite season. This year like many others, I was anxiously anticipating its arrival. Seeing that first robin tells me that even though it may snow a time or two more, seriously, spring is on its way. (I’ll let you in on a secret, this year I actually squealed the tiniest little bit when I saw my first robin.)
I start watching for the changes. The changes in the trees. The changes in the grass. I begin to watch for those first tender sprouts of green to push their way through the earth. Before I know it the chipmunks are scampering about and darting into drain spouts when I walk out my door to go to my garage. The rabbits are getting feisty. In fact, this year they are trying to make burrows in both my back yard and my front yard. The tiny warblers pop up out of seemingly from nowhere and start to sing and the goldfinches take on their bright summer colors. It is as if the universe is telling me to come alive and join the party! And oh, how I want to, I really do, but first I am compelled to work on my Spring To Do List.
This list includes things like: clean out the garage, make sure the downspouts are working, dig out the lighter weight clothes, pick up the million sticks that have fallen over the winter, rake up those leaves, switch out those comforters. The list is much more extensive, but you get the idea.
This year I added something new to my list. Me. I needed spring cleaning. This year I became aware I have taken on a lot of things that actually aren’t mine. The best way I have to describe this is I have taken on emotions and feelings that aren’t mine. It’s not so much that I have made anyone else’s emotions or feelings my own, more like I have kept adding the weight of those to my energetic field or aura or my spirit or my heart. I think there are lots of different ways to name it, but what it boils down to is I have felt weighed down and I didn’t know why really. Over the years I have been shown many different techniques to use to clear my energy field or cleanse my aura as it were. I have done them with what I will admit was more than a bit of skepticism. Well, evidently I wasn’t ready then but I am now, much like that saying, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.
I have been participating in T. Thorn Coyle’s Fiat LVX video series and the April videos were titled “Cleansing the Soul”. She taught a simple technique that turned out to be quite powerful for me. Find my center. Take in a deep breath and strongly exhale while imagining that anything that isn’t mine is pouring out through every pore in my body. Do it three times. On the fourth breath, instead of things pouring out, imagine sealing an imaginary bubble around myself. This has been nothing short of stunning for me. I feel so much lighter afterwards. I also feel held in a way that is hard for me to describe.
I now try to do this several times a day. It doesn’t take long, in fact I do it at work when I am riding the elevator or walking down the hall and it has made such a big difference in my day. I feel more calm and grounded and am able to communicate much more effectively. Definitely adding this to my Things to Do All the Time list.
I encourage you to give it a try if you have not done this exercise before. Or if you have something different you do, I would be interested in hearing about it if you are willing to share.
This post was written by Elizabeth Wilson