I think you’ll agree, this is so odd!
Yesterday, after a full day out and around, feeling incredibly (physically) hungry because I had skipped lunch and also knowing my base needs required tending to, when I got home, I *snaked the bathroom drains* – not because they were draining slow, simply because I had the strong nudge to. And, I followed that by scrubbing the entire shower, cleaning the toilet, counter and sink….and sweeping *and mopping* the floor.
See what I mean?! Odd. As in it didn’t make logical sense, really wasn’t anything I had planned or intended, definitely wasn’t in the general ‘outlook’ for my day.
But, the nudge was so strong, that – after I walked in the door – I took off my shoes, went into the bathroom and began snaking the drains. Before drinking water or preparing something to eat.
While I was doing this ‘work’, I was also observing how I felt in it and questioning the energy of it. I noticed that I didn’t feel tired, hungry or thirsty (which was surprising!). I noticed that it felt ‘right’ – as in, I didn’t understand it, but it felt in flow and I enjoyed the results of cleaning as the experience was unfolding.
As I was cleaning, I was feeling into the energy of it all, from an open-hearted perspective not a ‘need to know’ – more of a curiosity. I know that snaking the drains is about removing blocks and improving flow, cleaning mirrors is about amplifying clarity, removing surface ‘dust’ is about opening to possibility, polishing is about reverence, honor, a sacred feeling.
I still questioned the overall ‘why’ (now, this room, these movements) but I can say I loved (and still, today, love!) the feeling of being in a room so carefully cleaned. The energy in it is amazing.
When I shower, I also meditate and pray and call in energy for the day, as well as share gratitude for being in this day. This morning as I showered, and looked at the tiles that were literally sparkling, I understood the deep-clean was in part about thoroughly enjoying my shower and about the feelings of joy and connected-ness and possibility in something so clean and sparkly.
Of course, because my passion is understanding the energy in things and weaving that into daily life, I’m now thinking about what could use a bit of ‘sparkling up’ internally – what beliefs, thoughts, patterns could use a ‘deep-clean’ (again from a perspective of curiosity, not ‘need’).
And, I think that’s what brought me here, to my blog, to share this with you. (Although, maybe it’s something else).
It’s obviously not an invitation to deep-clean your bathroom *grin*.
But, it might be a reminder to listen to your heart-whispers (especially when they don’t make sense), honor the flow of unfolding and allow it to ‘move you’ in different ways outside of your norm. Maybe it’s a nudge to ‘deep-clean’ internally (and, if you’d like my support, I do offer personal sessions). It could be an invitation to take a few moments to understand the energy in your current movements and actions (your ‘why’). Maybe it’s about enjoying the beauty that is perfectly placed in your day, gifting yourself a few moments of being and savoring (as I was doing this morning in my sparkly bathroom), instead of doing and rushing.
Also, when we follow our heart whispers, the ‘result’ is sometimes not clear – as in, there isn’t an immediate understanding about ‘why’ or ‘what this was for’ – other than peace, and likely joy, because we chose to listen and follow through.
(Feeling that inner peace and joy is absolutely ‘enough’ for me; I don’t need to know anything beyond the experience of those feelings and that’s what keeps encouraging and motivating me to follow my heart whispers.)
On a very practical level (because practical might speak to you): this could be encouragement to simply be physically present to a task or ‘chore’ that might feel overwhelming or hard to you when you think about it, and to see how being energetically centered and open might make that task so much easier than you thought. If you’ve been putting something off, maybe this is a nudge to physically put yourself in the space, in contact with what your heart is asking you to do, and see what happens from there. And if nothing beyond being in that space happens, you’ve made one step (by being present) and lightened it up for yourself.
As I edit, I realize you might require an update: Yes!, when my bathroom cleaning was done, I did drink water and eat a delicious meal and thank myself for doing this ‘work’. I didn’t feel tired (which surprised me, because it was a lot of physical work). And, it was easy to be present to the unfolding of my evening. And, yes!, my children were incredibly surprised to come home to find the bathroom rugs outside airing.
Dear Reader: I’d love to know how this experience that I’ve shared speaks to you. And, if you were going to analyze it from an energetic perspective, what insights would you add? (when you share, you inspire)
Much peace and abundant love,
PS. Was I planning on writing this, or expecting to write on my blog, today? Nope. Today is full from morning through night. But, here I am, writing before breakfast – streaming from my heart to yours, and it’s fun and I love it and it somehow fits and I feel blessed. Could I have planned this? Nope, I’d have stressed out wondering how it was going to fit and likely skipped over it and then felt less than peaceful, less than blessed. The energy of following my heart whispers weaves it’s way into all areas of my life – meaning, here I am doing what I love to do, not having planned it, and this energy will stay with me as my day unfolds. How magical is that?! (as magical as I allow it to be, really!)