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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Spiritual Groundings: A Time for Letting Go and New Beginnings

CRL's spiritual guide Diane Foster gets you ready for springtime.

As the days get longer and the air gets warmer, most of us start thinking about our annual ritual of spring cleaning. We get our mops and brooms and begin the process of clearing out the accumulation of dust and other things that have built up over the winter months. Why do we do this? Mostly, because it gives us a sense of accomplishment, but it also makes us feel good. But did you ever stop and wonder why? Why does it make us feel good?

When we clean our home and rid ourselves of things we no longer use, not only are we clearing our physical space, but we are also clearing our space energetically. You see, everything in the Universe is energy. Everything. The clothes you wear, the car you drive, the sun, the ocean, your home, and even your thoughts and words. And energy, at its most basic level, is vibration. So that means, whether consciously or sub-consciously, you feel everything.

Have you ever cleared out an attic or basement? Typically, those aren’t places in your home you spend a lot of time in, but after you’ve cleaned them out, you just feel like you have more space, even though you can’t see it. That’s because all those things hold energy, and energy affects us in many different ways.

For instance, have you ever gone into someone’s home and felt a negative vibe? Or visited a historical site and felt a heaviness in the air or started feeling claustrophobic for no reason? Or what about where you work, do you feel like you’re walking through quicksand before you even get to the entrance?

What you’re experiencing, is the vibration of energy and how it makes you feel. You may have heard terms such as bad energy, negative energy, dense energy or low vibration. Or even high vibration and positive energy. To understand and explain what we feel, we try to label it. But energy isn’t good or bad, low or high. Energy just is. Energy becomes positive or negative through intention, and intention is thought, action or word. And this is how physical objects can affect us energetically. Because not only are they energy, they can absorb the energy around them.

Did you ever inherit a family heirloom but didn’t put it on display because it didn’t feel right, or brought back a souvenir from vacation or antique from a garage sale find and then felt a shift in the energy in your home? Sometimes, it’s because the energy of the object doesn’t have the same type of vibration (or frequency) that resonates with you or your home. And sometimes, it’s because the object hasn’t found its space yet. Think of it as a puzzle. Everything in your home, including you, your family and your pets are pieces that make a complete puzzle. When new things come in (including people, objects and pets), the puzzle starts changing because new pieces are added, and it takes time for all the pieces to shift into another complete puzzle.

This is also true when we take things out, or people leave. When children leave for college or move out, we refer to it as the empty nest. Part of what you’re feeling is the shifting of the pieces making a new puzzle, which includes a repositioning of the emotional and mental energy that comes with change.

We also can feel other people’s energy. Sometimes it feels good and sometimes it doesn’t. We can become mentally exhausted or energetically lifted around different people. How often have you met someone that you instantly click with, or a friend brings someone new to meet you, and you just don’t get the connection? And just because you don’t click with someone doesn’t necessarily mean they have negative energy. It could simply mean their vibration doesn’t resonate with yours.

Let’s think of it in terms of color. Everyone in the world is blue. How many shades of blue are there? How many hues in each shade? Maybe they’re just not your shade of blue, that’s all.

Spring is a time of physical cleaning, but it can also be a time of emotional and mental cleansing as well. New beginnings can start with a shifting of perspective, which is also energy. When we interview for a new job and have the attitude of “maybe I’ll get the job, maybe I won’t,” we’ve already set the mental positioning for the outcome that thought manifests.

How many times have you heard the phrase “why does this keep happening to me” or “it is better to give than to receive”? When we change our perspective, we change our energy. For instance, instead of saying “why does this keep happening to me,” change it to “why does this keep happening for me”? And instead of saying “it is better to give than to receive,” change it to “it is better to receive, so that I may give.”

It’s about living in the energies of love, gratitude, and abundance—not the energies of fear, ingratitude, and lack. When we can do that, it ripples out to those around us, and we start changing the vibration of humanity, one intention at a time.

Diane Foster
Diane Foster
Diane Foster is an energy practitioner at Energy Practitioner, Inc.

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