On my Radar: Cleaning out the Closets

I often cringe when I get those pings it’s time to purge. Not because I don’t appreciate the results, but more because it can be such an all-encompassing and sometimes overwhelming chore.

But whaddya gonna do, man? It is what it is. It doesn’t have to be done all at once.

Lately, it’s been occurring to me to ask, what’s the nature of the stuff I have around me? Who gave it to me, and under what circumstance? What’s the function of the material, and how may that impact the energy and flow in my home space?

An old, broken down car in front of the house? Lousy Feng Shui. I mean, how on Earth can you expect to ever get anywhere in your life when that’s the symbolism, the energy that surrounds you saying different?

And then there are gifts. Even if you like the object, what sort of energy does it carry? It is an energetic connection to the giver. Is that what you want? Was it given in good intention? Is the giver still in a good energetic space? Is the connection, how it was and how it is, something you want to maintain in your life?

Are there clothes that don’t fit anymore? May be former identities, showing you where you’ve been more so than where you are. Look to hold on to what fits as you evolve and let go of what doesn’t, making room for who you are becoming.

Stuff you just haven’t touched in years? Perhaps there is stagnant, outmoded energy in your life. Time to resurrect it by giving it attention, or maybe slate it for another use so it can serve another.

These little nooks and crannies in our home mirror little nooks and crannies in our energy fields, in our lives. Symbolic and magical connection between the literal and the metaphorical surround us, if we choose to pay mind.

If you’re feeling in a rut,  if you want all the old, stale, flat energy out of your life to make way for fresh and alive, a great way to get going is clean out those closets. God, I need to!

Do you have some closets to clean out?

Everyday Tarot, 07/01/11: Wash that Man Right Out of Your Aura! | Hermit

IMG_1402Water holds emotion—weather you’re sweating it out, drinking it in, engulfed in a wave or crying in your beer. There’s still waters and stormy weather. Tears ease pain and expend pent-up emotional energy. We can “throw cold water” on an idea, or drown our sorrows.

I refer to showers and baths as “magic,” because soap and water clean up the energy body every bit as well as the physical body, I’m convinced. Who doesn’t feel better after a hot shower or bath? And that’s why drinking water is so helpful—it keeps your emotions flowing freely. They are less likely to back up.

Today’s Tarot is the Hermit or “Magnus of the Voice of Light,” number IX of the Major Arcana and associated with Virgo. (This card came in inverted, but I flipped the pic to see the chick.) The Hermit speaks to self-reflection, turning inward and limiting contact with the outside world. The Hermit washes off outside influences, isolates to classify, categorize, and come to understand.

This housewife Hermit is suggesting it’s time for a bath—an energy bath. It’s important to keep energy clean now. To me, that is know what’s mine, wash off what’s not. This is the only way I’ll be able to sort (Virgo) my thoughts (Virgo). If you don’t do this, you could be wearing someone else’s attitude and not even realize it.

You give and take vibrations from others in your sphere, and the more energy invested, the more similar your vibrations become. So be aware of who warrants your attention—and take regular time out to clean up outside vibes. That helps you stay balanced and not overwhelmed with other people’s energy.

Bonus tip: Spend time in, on or around water to process emotional upsets. Visualize the water washing away unpleasant feelings. Selenite is known to be a good gemstone for cleansing energy as well—and can be used to clear crystals or other gemstones.

Does your energy need a bath?

The Housewives Tarot
by Paul Kepple

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