Favorite Energy Clearing Rituals for Modern Women
Do you ever feel so incredibly stuck that you’re certain you’re going to explode? Your house is a mess, your anxiety levels are through the roof and it appears as if your entire world is falling apart.
If you could simply figure out how to get rid of all these FEELINGS, then you might experience some kind of relief.
I hear you and I get you! This used to happen to me quite often. Sometimes it was completely out of the blue and at other times it was brought on by a lack of self-care, over committing, trying to cram 10,0000 things into one day and forgetting to drink enough water. Sound familiar?
As women we tend to say “yes” to everything for fear that people may not value our “no.” As a culture, we are getting better about not placing such high expectations on women. However, women in general still tend to take on way too much. In fact, a study at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) found a link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female homeowners and a high density of household objects. Having more things can mean having more stress. The study also found that women tend to associate a tidy home with a happy family, while men are less concerned about mess.
Here are a few of my favorite rituals to clear stagnant energy and get in tune with myself and my space. We are all made up of energy and energy feeds on energy. Like attracts like. If you want a high frequency vibe in your space, you will first need to get any negative feelings up and out of your mind and then connect to the feelings that you most desire. Like any other relationship, the relationship with your home requires love, attention and nurturing.
Mind dump journal exercise – 5 minutes
This is the perfect exercise when you don’t have the luxury of getting outside for a run or popping into a yoga class. Here’s how it works:
- Grab a pen and paper. It can even be scratch paper. This isn’t something you are going to keep.
- Sit down and get quiet.
- Start with three deep breaths; in through the nose and out through the mouth.
- Tune in to the feelings that are most heightened in this moment. Are you anxious? Overwhelmed? Angry? Sad? Confused? Without judgement, just allow the feeling to surface. There is no right or wrong feeling in this moment. Just observe.
- Ask yourself: What emotions, stories or false beliefs do I kindly request move out of my headspace now, in order to call in for what I truly desire (mentally, emotionally and physically)? If nothing comes to you that’s totally fine. It doesn’t matter. See if you can play here a little bit.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes.
- Now, without editing, just start writing about the feelings, the stuff, the sadness… whatever. Just write, write and keep writing until the timer stops. It doesn’t need to make sense. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just keep writing. No judgement.
- At the end of 5 minutes you can stop or, if you are really on a roll, keep going until you have exhausted all possible feelings, scenarios and energies that want to come up and out.
- Now take the paper and thank it for allowing you to dump all over it. Next, do one of three things: burn it in your fireplace, rip the paper up into tiny pieces and place it in your recycling bin or bury the paper in the earth and kindly request mother earth to compost all the things that you are releasing.
- Notice how much better you FEEL after writing down and getting OUT all the feelings that you were holding inside.
- Lastly, close this ritual with a little bit of celebration. I suggest a happy dance or a cup of tea. Take a bath or simply let the sun warm your skin for a few moments. Allow yourself a moment to celebrate.
We so rarely take time to celebrate our accomplishments. Yes, taking the time to do this exercise is a HUGE accomplishment. Please make space to honor your self-care.
Authored by Lily Pettit, professional organizer and founder of Clutter Healing®, Inc. You can find more about Lily here: Clutter Healing
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