I love September – partly because its my birthday and memories of parties and Indian summers when the sun has just been warm enough to sit outside – fingers crossed this year’s the same. I’m a morning person and am lucky enough to live surrounded by the beautiful Sussex countryside. There’s nothing nicer than waking early and going out into nature, feeling the chill in the air heralding the beginning of a new season, seeing the mists on the field, checking out the fruit trees and blackberries in the hedgerows watching their fruit ripening by the day. Personally its my way of meditating and I come back refreshed and ready to start the day.
I love the change of seasons – its like a wheel turning ready for a new chapter and we can use them to help make changes in our life. For me September is a bit like starting the new year again. Summer is over, children go back to school, mothers have more time, and there’s another chance to make some plans and more importantly to de-clutter before the end of the year. Its like echoing nature.
I used to feel sad when I saw the leaves falling from the trees – it seemed to reflect too many losses I had experienced over my life but as I healed over time I began to look at it in a different way and realised it was a great opportunity to see the true beauty of the trees . And so it is with us – if we de-clutter both our inner and our outer world we will find our true beauty and feel happier and more content.
So why not set aside some time to think about what you may be able to de-clutter both in your inner world and your outer world i.e. your home. Clutter represents a lot of your emotions and it can be quite hard to do with certain things.
I love lists!! They help to focus and ground you and clarify the areas of your life that need changing. So I suggest you make lists of what you want to let go of – both inside and out. It could be something like this:-
Scared Clearing Wardrobe
Angry Old magazines
Feeling Anxious all the time Clear old books
Sad Kitchen drawers and cupboards etc.
At the same time doTerra has a number of essential oils that can help while you’re doing this. Diffuse Balance or Motivate (they both do what they say on the tin!) and maybe have InTune – a blend of oils in handy roller balls to help you keep focussed which will really help you to achieve your goals.
There are a number of essential oils than help with supporting you emotionally. doTerra produce a great kit called Emotional Aromatherapy that contains 6 beautiful oil blends (Motivate, Peace, Cheer, Passion, Forgive and Console)and a diffuser. You can also buy the same oils already mixed in fractionated coconut oil in handy roller balls.
Start small – even just a drawer at a time but once you’ve started it will become addictive and each area or room you de-clutter will have you feel lighter and more motivated. It will be like putting down heavy shopping bags and feeling free.
I split my clutter into 3 areas –one for charity, one for dumping and one for a car boot sale. Charity is easy as is dumping. Car boot sales go on throughout September and you can make a bit of money out of the items you no longer want. If you have anything more valuable you could always sell it on Ebay.
So why not have a go and aim to be clear of your clutter in 30 days and feel more calm and relaxed.
Once you’ve done the clearing its time to clean. Its worth paying for a company to come in for a day to do a big clean including your oven.
If you need any help I do offer a de-cluttering service just contact me. Sometimes it helps to get you started to have someone else to point you in the right direction.
IN OCTOBER we’ll be looking at Detoxing and Weight reduction ready for Christmas.
Prices of oils (‘from’ prices as they come in various different options):-
Balance from £21.00
Motivate from £15.60
Intune from £30.00
Emotional Aromatherapy Kit and £155.40
This is the poem that goes with it.
She Let Go
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
By Rev. Safire Rose