In the spirit of "no one likes to be told to go clean their room..." here goes. Maybe you’re bored right now. Maybe you're freaking out. Either way, you know you could probably be using this time at home wisely instead of bingeing every last Netflix show there is and scrolling through Facebook or the news, totally numb to the time of day, your rhythm completely disrupted. (I'm speaking to myself as much as anyone!) Because here's the deal, freaking out and being full of fear will hamstring us way more than this virus will over the long haul. We are all in this together and we are ALL experiencing this global reset button pushed right now. Rich, poor, young, old, all genders and races. By trying something like Space Clearing, who knows what you'll be up for! I've found it extremely helpful over the years in inspiring me to take action on all sorts of creative adventures. Here's the encouragement you need to make the best use this time to purify your living space in three parts:
And what are the benefits of a Space Clearing practice?
Without further ado, here's a link to the Space Clearing formula when you are ready to explore deeper. The video below is a simple walk-through of this document with some (hopefully) helpful commentary. I'd encourage you to print a copy and take notes and then use it when it comes time to Clear. Looking at a screen while you're doing Space Clearing is highly discouraged. Hope this is helpful! Enjoy and happy Clearing y'all!
May it be so.
The Spring Equinox came and went. Did the Three Adepts gather and feast as we have in years past? Er, no. Sister Corona Virus has made an appearance and now we find ourselves on complete lock down. She has a message for us, you know. One that I hope to keep tuning in to as we move through this time period. I'm listening, Sister Corona.
No, instead of dinner with the group, my darling husband and I prepared and ate the feast we'd planned: Spring salad with fennel and dill, samosas, basmati rice, channa masala and naan. Oh, and baked pears for dessert. Afterwards, we made a simple despacho and buried it in our yard. (Under a Buddha statue no less!)
Further, I went on to spend the Equinox window singing hymns with my friends online in a magical and beautiful way. For ourselves. For Sister Corona. For all of us. May the peace of our Mother shine in full radiance as we Spring Clean our homes, declutter our drawers and closets and purify our daily routines into something sustainable that will serve us for many years to come.
Sincere prayers for front line medical workers, retail workers and those financially freaking out right now. May calm and peace permeate the streets, may we lean into each other and explore deepening levels of kindness, worldwide. May vitality and healing prevail.
A friend shared this with me the other day. One the sutras of the Vijnana Bhairava, a classic tantric text of Kashmir Shaivism, says:
You are stunned, powerless.
You thought you knew
What was going on.
Now you realize you don’t have a clue.
You are stopped in your tracks.
Everything within your skin is shaking.
Enter this shaking.
Look around inside with wonder.
Unmind your mind.
All the walls have fallen down--
Go ahead and dissolve.
The One Who Has Always Been,
Who has seen much worse than this,
Is still here.
May it be so.
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