Today's blog post is brought to you by Ellie Mcatee, yoga instructor at Sundance.
As Winter gives way to Spring ~ a period connected to transition ~ a reconnecting to the revitalization of energy through the flow of Shakti (from the composting of winter into the new life cycle). A time to plant seeds, an opportunity for change, for growth, for adventure this is the initial spark of ignition.
Spring is a time for cleaning, for celebrating the old and looking toward the new ~ an opportunity to cleanse the world around you. Whether that means a re-evaluation of your social circle, cleaning the car, deleting emails, going through the closet make sure to be thorough and ruthless ~ the practice of non-attachment (Aparigraha) and the concept of non-possessiveness or non-greediness in Yoga traditions. This often means to limit possessions to what is necessary or important.
This cleansing ritual allows a review of need/want/desire and a reflection of Dharma ~ is something serving your highest purpose? With everyone and every situation comes to us a lesson ~ if we are paying attention we can discern when the lesson is learnt and that as humans we have the capacity to move forward and to move on ~ with gratitude for the experience but without remorse or regret for what we have watched transform.
When Spring Cleaning ~ maybe ask yourself:
- How is my home ~ does the energy flow, is it comfortable and inviting, am I inspired?
-How is my work space ~ is creativity being fostered, am I at ease?
Your relationships are a reflection of where you are in life~ Pay attention to whom you’ve been attracting into your orbit lately. For better or for worse take an honest look at. If you are being held back, have the courage to say goodbye if their purpose no longer sits in line with your own!