Throughout my 30 day diet detox, I do many things and because I’m not out having drinks with the girls, most of them are done at home. I once read that everything in your house has an energy attached to it. (I’m sorry I would cite the source, but I’ve donated as many books to half price books as I have left, except my husbands, because he gets pissed when I donate his, but anyway I don’t remember which book it was.) So this book went on to explain that when someone gives you a gift that you don’t really like, and you keep it in your house, every time you look at it you will feel a little bit of negative energy. It also goes on to explain that objects can evoke feelings of guilt, can clutter your thoughts, and can block/promote positive energy. It really does make sense right. Like everything is made up of moving atoms so there is definite energy in things, but (not this is me talking not the book) what if our energy and emotions can mix with the energy that exists within the object and create a different experienced energy. When I read this years ago, I immediately thought about the objects that make me smile, that bring up good memories, you know the little objects that you collect throughout your life that make you feel good. Well, at the time I decided that I would make sure everything in my living space carried a good and positive energy. Then life happens and of course I lost focus. I think we are all familiar with the pile of papers, that you just really need to go through and file, but don’t ever seem to make time to do it. Lately during the average day I come across many things that remind me of groundhogs day. I look at it, think about it, and then leave it so that the next time I look at it I can have the same distain for my lack of motivation in actually doing something with it last time I saw it, but then usually leave it again, and so the cycle repeats. During my detox month, I thought how great it would be to actually do something with these things. So each day when I would see something, like my used to be favorite sweater that my husband shrunk which makes me sad that I can’t wear it anymore every time I see it, I put it in the donate box, or the trash bin. I have no guilt about getting rid of gifts that I don’t like instead of clogging up a closet with them. I tackled piles of papers, added all the addresses from sent Christmas cards to my address book so I would have them for next year, then recycled the christmas cards.
Energy is such a strong thing and while were on the topic of clearing out and uplifting the energy in living spaces. Plants have specific vibrational levels or energies, and are a great thing to have in your house, but that energy can quickly turn negative when they collect dust. The essential oils extracted from plants also have a vibrational level, and lucky for us there are experts that study them to determine which ones actually affect the brain in an uplifting way. Lately it has been the blend Motivate for me. I love this stuff, and whenever I put it on or start diffusing it, shit gets done. I think my husband is starting to love it too. If you don’t have motivate, try some citrus like lemon, or contact me and I can help you get some motivate.
The only Groundhogs day I want to experience this year is the one where Puxatony Phil decides we’re done with winter which either means he sees his shadow, or doesn’t but I always get them mixed up. Either way I’m ahead on my spring cleaning, and the Brunskill house is feeling really great. BTW, WTF is a groundhog anyway Is it a bear that drank too much coffee and stunted it’s growth?