Happy Spring! With the spring energy all around, I have been doing some serious cleaning. I have been cleaning up cobwebs and making space in my closets, my body and my relationships. I am on week 3 of no sugar (that means no lemon drop martinis) and I feel so clear! I have spent these weeks with a lot more energy, which I have used to clean out my closets and all my drawers.
On the mat, I am opening up old patterning in my body, especially in places where the energy tends to get stuck such as the pelvis, heart and belly, and the throat. The new Bowspring alignment is perfect for retraining the nervous system to expand in possibilities instead of contracting in fear.
But most of my work this quarter has revolved around cleaning up some of my relationships and clearing up space. In the past, I would have let these relationships dissolve awkwardly or put them out on the curb with my bellbottom yoga pants. I certainly would not have faced the ghosts in the closet by addressing them. I know that if I feel disempowered in a relationship, there is some old dirt under the rug that needs to emerge. And that is exactly what I have been doing. It took a lot of courage in the beginning but with every conversation the relationship blossomed. As a result I am feeling powerful, free and self-expressed after cleaning up and clearing my space with people for the last couple of months. Mostly, I feel connected where previously there was disconnect.
What relationships are you not feeling empowered in? If there is place in your life where you feel disempowered, it unfortunately is reflected in all areas of your life and not simply isolated to that one particular area as I use to think. That said, perhaps there is spring cleaning to be done in your domain. As new beginnings emerge with the onset of Spring, this is the perfect time for some house keeping. You can clean up the closets, cut out the sugar, get on the mat and get in communication. You will feel lighter on the beach this Spring Break. I know I will.