It may have been a dream, it may have been a message from the stone I held, but when I woke up from a meditation I remember that my insides, my heart area, my inner landscape had been full of packed boxes and I was going to “take them downstairs” to dispose of them.
Here’s how I interpret that. Somehow, in an inner state, I had managed to box up all the old stuff I no longer needed — the beliefs, the hurts, the lack of confidence in my own value, old stuff that was getting in my way — and had gotten the boxes ready to be taken away so I could live in a spacious cleared space. The keys were in my hand, I just had to let in the movers and release the stuff I no longer needed.
Can you picture that? Can you feel that? What happens if you clear out your inner space of all the stuff you have stored there and start with a clean, sparsely but effectively furnished space?
Feel the light coming in through the windows, feel the breeze moving freely through the doorway. Feel the room where you can stretch and move and express yourself. You now are an open space ready to live life simply, one moment at a time, each experience mindfully savored.
I don’t know what was in the boxes. I have had dreams about moving before, but this was not about me moving, this was about me moving stuff out — getting rid of it — simplifying. So that what was left inside was pure me and clear light.
Packed up but not gone
The next day I went back into meditation to see what had happened and the boxes were still there, packed up and ready to be moved — but still there. I began to take deep, cleansing breaths and with each exhalation the boxes began to move. I pictured a big wind coming in to push them out of my inner space, some of them were heavy and it took a small tornado to lift them and take them away (I’m from Kansas!).
As the space cleared and the boxes left, the sun and fresh air came in, and it felt awesome. Only mindfully chosen ideas and concepts will be let in. But the space is now clear and free of clutter and is mine to arrange as I wish.
The freedom of cleared space
What freedom! What joy! How wonderful to have made my inner space a room of light — pure loving light! I was left with a clean open space with a clear view all around, fresh air coming in and the sun shining through the windows.
There was room to move, to think, to breathe, to dance. All because I had cleared out my inner stuff. I can breathe deeply again. I now fill myself with healing, wholing energy and have the space cleared for it to do its work.
Create your own cleansing process
Perhaps you can create a ceremony to clear your inner space, maybe meditate with the intention of releasing what no longer serves you, maybe sit outside in nature and bring in deep, cleansing breaths with the intention of clearing out your inner space.
There’s stuff we carry around that slows us down — things like beliefs that are no longer true, or ideas that are outmoded. Change is constant and we need to keep our inner room open and clear for the constant activity of change that’s taking place there.
What do you have to give away from inside in order to feel lighter and more open?
You may not need to know exactly what it is. Just set the intention to clear our your inner space by releasing everything that no longer serves you.
Then do your life dance in your clear space of light and love!
How will you clean your inner house? And when?
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