One of my favorite forms of meditation is sweeping the porch. My husband always offers to use the leaf blower to clean it off quickly for me, but I love taking the time to use a broom. Why? I guess it's because it forces me to slow down a bit, think about what I'm doing, and why.
Things tend to build up on my porch -- pine needles from my huge trees, leaves from the plum bush, bugs, dust, and other debris. Over time these little visitors drift in virtually unnoticed, until it seems as if suddenly my porch is covered with them. All it takes is a few minutes of attention to sweep the unwanted items away, and my porch is fresh and clean once again. I love how it feels to go out and sit on my porch after its just been swept clean. And I even kind of enjoy the process of sweeping it, making it into a sort of meditation, breathing in and out slowly with each whisk of the broom, symbolically sweeping away the cobwebs and dust from my mind.
In the same way, self-care is like sweeping the porch. Things can tend to build up in our body, mind, and spirit, and it can occur so imperceptibly that we don't even realize it's happening. It's a good practice to occasionally let go of some of our built-up "stuff" and sweep out the old stagnant ideas, habits, and ways of thinking. It's equally as important to remove built up stuff or toxins from our physical body, and to give our body a rest from the burdens placed on it by what we consume.
I have 2 events coming up that can help you let go of some stuff that may have accumulated in your life. The first is a group meditation on letting go on September 20th, and the second is a 14 day detox that starts on the 24th. More info on these events is available on my Facebook page and Instagram Feed. Or you can send me a private message or email for more information.
My intention is to be a support to you as you honor your body, mind, and spirit in the most gentle ways possible, and to provide a place for you to meet others on a similar journey. Our monthly meditation group is a wonderful way for you to begin sweeping your porch, and to make room for new possibilities.