Prepping For Spring
As the snow gently melts and the grass begins to show, we are happily reminded that spring is just around the corner. For many people this is not just a great time of year because they can shed their winter coats; but they also get a chance to cleanse the built up energy, clutter, and emotions that build in tight inclosed spaces.
It seems around this time of year every blogger, meme, tweet, and facebook post has something to do with the why and how to clean up and clear out during spring. Still very little focus on the what, or rather, how to determine the what. This transition period between winter and spring is the best time to sit and think about what needs to be done and how.
So then the question does not become do I purge, but how do I decide what to purge? I have always found the best luck with heart and hip openers during this time of the year. I particularly enjoy Yin type classes, as well as charka focused flows. The more you get to know your chakras the more you know what needs to be changed and what you need to get rid of instead of just mindlessly throwing stuff out left and right.
It is much the same concept as clearing out a closet. You do not just put on a blind fold on and start pulling cloths out and throwing them in donation bags; nor should you just blindly start cleaning out your self and throwing stuff away. Many people when taking stock of their lives decided to either fear the change they are about to undertake, or they hit it on head first with very little preparation. Some meet it somewhere in between.
So you have decided to clean and clear out, but this still does not answer how to do such things, or better yet what. As I have said I find that hip and heart openers to be a great way to start. When in a clear state of mind, sitting in these poses, things begin to nag. They start out small at first; but after shoed away they seem to come back and stronger.
These nagging voices are our inner Selves telling us the things that we have in the past ignored. Things that would make us beyond happy, or things that are making us miserable that we need to let go. When we listen to these voices, and even just set a true intention to either embrace or to let go, things tend to unfold naturally.
Say, when sitting in your heart chakra, you find this voice telling you that your career is slowly steeling away your essence. You acknowledge this voice on a very base level. In day to day life you start noticing things. Situations that you find yourself complacent in now, when you were younger you would have left on moral grounds. The next time you sit in anahata chakra, you ask yourself, “if what I am doing is so bad, what should I do instead?” Again, after your mind is clear, that nagging voice comes back. It is always weak at first, but as it grows you realize it was something you wanted as a child, or in college; a dream you thought died a long time ago.
The more work you do, slowly you start to see a path forming. This strange sensation of feeling alive starts to warm your body, from the toes all the way up to the crown of the head. Here is where the tricky part comes into play. The universe will show you, at first, not only what to do, but that it can be done. Once you know that, the ‘work’ is up to you. There will be moments of testing, of hardship, of everything seemingly crashing down. Sometimes what you thought was your dream is just a spring board for something better, but the universe needed to build your confidence, or break down a wall. Everything happens for a reason.
In order to fully utilize the energies of spring, you need to have an idea of what needs to happen first. That is what winter is for, the deep introspection. However if you skipped this step, this next week is a perfect time to figure out your spring board. Just sit and let go of the negative energies held up in your chakras, then listen to your heart. Make sure that your mind is clear, and the simple voice of you heart will start to speak.
Live your dreams, and go in love ❤