Tuesday, April 05, 2011
April's Letter from the Editor | Spring Cleaning for the Soul
I absolutely love the song Walking by Mary Mary, especially the line "Tell me what you see when I pass by// A shadow of clouds or a light in the sky.." While listening to this song I had a thought, why not take spring cleaning to another level? Instead of just cleaning my home from top to bottom, why not clean my soul. Spring is the season of renewal, rejuvenation and light; packing away all your heavy winter sweaters, boots, cold air and snow until fall. But how can you exude light when your mind is filled with worry, doubt and negative clutter?
So let's start by packing away all the uninspiring thoughts, negativity, physical laziness, people, emotions... just stuff that weigh us down and has us feeling like we are always in the midst of a storm. We will no longer burden ourselves with other people's issues to the point where we forget our own blessings. Once we're finished packing up the things that hold us back from living in light, we will bypass the attic take them to the curb and let the garbage man dispose of them indefinitely because we will not be unpacking that baggage come fall. It'll be then when our minds are clear enough to realize the true abundance, joy and light in store for all us this spring and beyond.
Remember those goals you wrote in January? You may have a little more energy to tackle those. There's still a lot of time left in 2011, you can still achieve whatever you set out to by years end. Rejuvenation, revitalization, peace and light... a spiritual renewal is what we should try and find under that pile of dust this spring.
Who's joining me?
What does my life say about me//
Can anyone see//
Does it show I rock with the Greatest?//
I can’t get back the time I spent//
Use the rest of it to show all the world how I made it//
I put one foot in front of the other...