Each year around this time my personal plans fly out of the window as I am carried away by an intense process much bigger than me.
A sensitive who is very in-tune with planetary energies and alignments, the equinox period always seems to be particularly potent. Bathed in light and pulsating with potential—the seeds that I have been nurturing since the fall push forth demanding expression.
This creative tension ushers in my own personal apocalypse: the revealing of things previously unknown.
Without fail, the blazing light of the vernal equinox has brought a keen awareness into my sphere of existence. After many days of x-ray vision, intuitive downloads and super-sensing I reached a saturation point. It was time to assimilate and act on that which was made known. My spring purification process had begun.
Reason for the Season
The obvious outward expression of renewal, seen in nature at spring-time, mirrors our personal inward experience of rebirth. Indeed, the new shoots bursting from the ground have nothing on the explosion of transformation churning on the inward plane.
Yet as the body vibrates and quivers with new energies, it also demands stillness. A careful balance of opposing forces— the active and strong energy of full bloom and the quiet energy of dreaming and germinating—collide resulting in new manifestations.
Spring, ushered in by the wamma-jamma equinox, is a time of movement after hibernation. As nature moves out of the cold and dark winter, the pulse of life quickens, the earth warms, and blossoms unwind as they reach for the sun.
Ancient Ayurveda, also known as the Science of Life, focuses on living in tune with nature and recognizes the intimate relationship between the individual and the environment. Ayurveda teaches that seasonal changes have a profound affect on our well-being.
There are many ways that we can adapt our lifestyle to stay balanced in each season. Spring presents an opportunity to perform the time-honored ritual of cleansing.
The idea of spring cleaning is much more significant than just cleaning out the back of closets and wiping down the tip-top of shelves. A metaphysical cleansing is the essence of spring cleaning. When cleansing is done with an alchemical intention that addresses each level of being (mind, body, spirit, emotions, and environment) we are clearing our runway for take-off to a whole new level.
Transitioning into spring can be greatly facilitated by creating sukha, a Sanskrit word which means good space. Creating sukha is especially important when you’re trying to wring out the excess winter energies which are dense and moist.
Not taking care to consciously create sukha can result in the restricted flow of energy which then creates dukkha or bad space. General well-being and happiness emerge from sukha, while misery and confusion emerge from the distorted flow of dukkha.
Me, Myself & Flow
My version of spring cleaning revolves around frequency cleansing. Since we experience the energy of life primarily through our mind and body, then a metaphysical spring cleaning will naturally include the physical aspects of our life as well.
There are millions of particles and energy waves passing through our bodies without us noticing them and everything we encounter has to go somewhere. Much of what we experience gets lodged or leaves a residue at some level of our being. Cleansing before our spring growth spurt (rapid manifestation period) is essential.
During my metaphysical purification process, I noticed that each awareness that I had corresponded with a place in my body, and that each place in my body had an external component within my physical environment.
As I began following the energy, breathing into the feelings bit by bit, and finding the strength to address it all—I noticed that I would be led to an action in my outer world that I needed to take, something that I had to do, or an area in my physical environment that was stagnant, chaotic or dirty.
Whether it was a tough physical reality that needed to be faced and accepted, a very important phone call I was putting off making, a critical appointment I was afraid to go to, or a cluttered corner or dirty room in my home—the inner road map for purification would continually lead through cycles of deep awareness, intense resistance, and then to a required action on the outer plane.
After the assimilation of each a-ha moment, I began to feel strong waves of resistance. This resistance, I realized, was the core energy and original error, which caused the block in the first place.
The resistance was present at each point: upon feeling the energy of awareness, while looking at what I had been avoiding, and when taking an action that I feared or disliked. It was a heavy and fear-filled energy that rolled through my system like a bowling ball. Despite this, I continued to lift veils, breathe into the next level, and discover new road blocks on my runway that needed to be cleared as I toggled between an inner and outer cleansing process.
While moving through the internal purification and external actions, I noticed that I was discharging large amounts of stagnant energy which required me to stop regularly. Sitting on the grass or using my earthing mat helped to facilitate release. Additionally, in order to move the incredible amounts of energy through my system I found acupuncture, massage, yoga and reflexology to be essential.
While I created sukha, I became cognizant that this process was launching me into life at a new place of vibrational residence; it involved:
>Cleansing: a natural clearing of my environment, mind, body, emotions, and spirit which was challenging to keep up with
>Changing Seasons: shifting from a hibernative, introverted mode to a more active, extroverted mode with a call to assert myself with vigilance in all areas of my life
>Biological Upgrades: healing and rejuvenation at the cellular level including the repair of DNA and the evolution of my physicality
>Cleaning the Hard Drive: wiping the neural and energetic pathways and circuits clean so that they are ready for new information and signals
>Divine Feminine: a powerful and new connection with the feminine energy that gives birth to and nourishes forms as related to the female aspect of God and associated with Earth, nurturing, love, and sensuality
>Initiation: a ritual period whereby a new level of frequency was activated
>Unification: preparing the mind and body for active participation of unity consciousness by experiencing myself as a single cell in the body of humanity
>Balance: establishing a delicate balance between yin and yang, masculine and feminine, action and rest, and doing and being
Inside-Out Spring Cleaning Check List
To move beyond any feelings of being sluggish, stuck, or having low energy after a long and challenging winter consider a process of clarifying, purifying and letting go this season.
Conducting a spring metaphysical cleaning can be done by examining the check list below. We can’t heal what we cannot see and feel. On the other hand when we can see it and feel it, we can heal it.
For each category select three lower frequencies that you want to cleanse and let go of, and three higher frequencies that you want to add in and cultivate. Of course, this purification will be a deep inward process and will require you to take these concepts off of the page and into your life as guided by your inner spirit. Start here to begin clearing your runway:
>Release: examining old religious beliefs that need reinterpretation, notions rooted in spiritual fluff that actually slow down spiritual evolution, wounded healer and ascension stories, ideas of right and wrong, rigid beliefs that keep you from new ways of living and being, resistance, intolerance, outdated spiritual practices that are no longer relevant
>Integrate: channels that allow for expansion, updated spiritual practices, centering, grounding, time for contemplation, connecting with inner spirit daily
>Release: accumulated debris from trauma, stagnant energy, blockages in chakra and meridian systems (this will be linked to cleaning out corners in home and repairing issues)
>Integrate: intuiting and feeling into the body and energy system for blockages or restricted flow and consciously allowing energy to move through, using tools such as wooden pillows, an earthing mat, yin yoga props, and massage units to facilitate and restore flow, energy healing, grounding
>Release: old and tired victim stories, negative thinking, negative self-talk, obsessing, karmic patterns that you are already aware of but are still repeating, thinking patterns that are not yours but that are part of your code of living which you absorbed from family or life partners, erroneous beliefs about what you are or are not good at, resistance about taking complete responsibility for everything in your life, unworthiness
>Integrate: saying positive mantras when experiencing habitual thought loops (my favorite: I now express divine design in my mind, body and soul), inserting positive expectations in place of regularly occurring negative expectations, mindfulness practice, conscious breathing, body scanning, meditation and simple breathing to quiet the mind
>Release: dwelling in sadness, unresolved guilt, unhealed grief, shame connected to anything, excessive highs or lows that cause imbalances and disrupt optimal functioning, relationship drama
>Integrate: permission to feel the way you feel, crying to release, time and space to be with and feel your emotions including grief, guilt and shame without attaching thoughts, stories or judgments to them, honoring the power of your emotions, acknowledging positive emotions such as joy as it arises, activities that cultivate joy, using positive emotions to aid in conscious creation
>Release: addictions, too much or too little of anything, over-eating, sleep deprivation, resistance to exercise, apathy related to the material realm, poor self-care habits, pushing past your natural limits, procrastination, excessive busyness, fake foods, refined foods, and junk food
>Integrate: taking care of pesky little things about your appearance you’ve let go, scheduling healing or body care appointments, touching areas that have not gotten attention or that hurt, looking at your body naked while examining any areas you have been scared or uncomfortable about, getting medical check-ups for things that have been concerning you, upgrades to your personal care routine, extreme self-care, living foods, whole food vitamins, probiotics, omega-3 supplement, adding in or taking out whatever is needed to establish balance and enhance functioning
>Release: individuals that drain your energy, masks and false ways of being that hide the real you, people pleasing, relationships that bring you distress, co-dependence, and power struggles (list individuals with whom you have power struggles; write down what you would say to them to end the struggle once and for all if you were not afraid of their reaction; keep it in your journal for review or burn it to release)
>Integrate: making a point to call or visit the ones that you hold guilt for not contacting enough such as parents and siblings, reaching out to meaningful people that you have lost touch with, being direct with love while expressing your truth in every moment, arranging your life to spend more time with the people that bring you joy, igniting new friendships that resonate with who you are now, strong boundaries
>Release: blocked corners, stacks of stuff, piles of papers, toxic, inconvenient, or broken items you have not used for a long time and do not actually need, stagnation, dust, dirty spaces, anything that is not useful or beautiful
>Integrate: rearranging furniture, reordering items to prevent stagnation and dust accumulation, performing a space clearing ceremony in your home, incense, sage, fresh flowers, plants, crystals, salt lamps, fountains, music, creating meditation space, designating one area that is exclusively yours and fill it with the things that you love and that reflect who you are
Examining these areas for imbalances, lower frequencies, resistance, blocks, stagnation, chaos, drama, grime and clutter will enable you to wrap up old energies, create good space, and practice conscious manifestation.
The fertile nature of this spring growth spurt offers ample energies and ease of creation. The force that is seen and felt at the equinox and throughout the season of spring is sheer creative force.
Things including what direction you are moving in, the blocks in your field and body, your desires, your clarity of intention, and the cleanliness of your runway will all determine whether your spring take-off is easy and comfortable or jarring and tumultuous.
Get your sukha on so you can shift smoothly into your next vibrational lane.