Loving ourselves and life from where we are ...
I’m counting down to contentment — to the starting date of my new sacred journey course,“Creating a Life of Contentment," which begins Sept. 15. For one entire year we will travel together as intimate companions: to relax, let go and rest into Love; to discover the bliss of our own life. You can learn all about it here.
My mother calls it “fiddling.” Others might call it “putzing.” Arranging, rearranging, tidying. I call it housecleaning.
Is there a woman who loves to clean her house? I don’t mind as long as I can do it my way—with contentedness.
Rather than pressuring myself, pushing through to have my house look just so (I did enough of that over the years!), I prefer to straighten it slowly, with intention. Using intention helps one feel contented, pleased.
I take one room at a time and survey it. What needs freshening, sprucing up, so that it will emit some “new energy”?
Cleaning, in this way, becomes an act of making my space sacred again.
This weekend, my target was the dining room. The dust bunnies were having a convention under the table. A scan of the room left me feeling stale so I dusted mindfully and vacuumed around the baseboards. I took a picture down from the wall and replaced it with one I had never hung there before.
As it turns out, the three pieces on the wall—re-grouped just so—now send a heartfelt message and make our eating space (very tiny!) feel blessed and sacred.
Perhaps we will eat more mindfully, gratefully, with the help of these subtle reminders.
In pleasing my senses and heart, I created new energy in my home.
And my house is tidier too!
Today, survey a space in your home and see if you can find some fun and contentment in fiddling. En-JOY!
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
"The path is beautiful and pleasant,
and joyful, and familiar."