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Even though it’s snowed here the past two days, and I live in a valley surrounded by the mountains of the Green Mountain National Forest, where I can easily see the snow on the mountains from my home, it’s definitely the middle of spring. It’s spring snow.
I’m in a phase where I’m getting ready to plant the flower beds, put away the bird feeders (the bears are out and so we have to put them away for safety sake), changing the snow tires, bringing out the deck furniture and things like that.
When we’re cleaning out things that have been in storage, in a closet, or a garage or anywhere we may have amassed a lot of things there are a couple of approaches we can take. We can throw everything away and just clear the space, or we can go through things and decide what’s worth keeping and what’s no longer valuable.
When we take everything to the dump, there’s the possibility that we can throw out some things that are valuable to us and not even know it. When we go through things individually there’s the possibility that we can trigger old attachments and beliefs. For both of these reasons, it’s so valuable to be clear about our intention.
If we take everything to the dump in one fell swoop, are we thinking that we can avoid pain and suffering by avoiding examining the past?
If we look through everything one by one are we doing it because we’re fearful that we might throw out something that we need?
If we approach the taking out the trash with the intention to be focused on spiritual truth and be helpful to ourselves, we’re going to have a different experience than if we aren’t clear what our intention is.
Intention can be so helpful to us to keep us on track. It’s what we hold in our heart that unfolds.
When clearing out the past are we in reaction and fearful? Or are we loving ourselves free of limited thinking from the past?
No one can decide our intention for us – this is our own inner work to do. It’s valuable and it’s also life-changing.
Let’s release all of our attachments to the past.
Let’s take out the trash and do it mindfully by having clear intention and giving the heavy lifting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self!
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