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Clean Up Your Space to Clean Up Your Life

My dishwasher came to a grinding halt and so, I am washing the dishes. Don’t feel sorry for me. Washing the dishes reminds me of my connection to my mother, grandmother and great grandmother – their wisdom, laughter and stories. The warm soapy water cleans a plate, one at a time, to its outer edges and so, cleans out my chaotic or negative thoughts. I use this time as an opportunity to think of nothing special at all, simply reflecting on what’s in the sink – a cleansing meditation.

Next I became inspired to clean out other spaces in my home because of this small success. The results help me to realistically see, certain pivotal points in my life. I start to understand that most of us are so busy defending our mistakes, that we lack both the clarity and energy to correct them!

However, actively and personally participating in cleaning, like a ritual, transfers from the physical to the emotional/intellectual. If you are feeling messed up, have been trying to clear the air, or are ready to infuse your life with a brand new vigor, here are some symbols for the various cleaning counterparts:

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