~Spring Cleaning~

It’s finally April – the long winter is over and we are ready for warmer days. The days are already longer, allowing us to spend more time outside taking walks and sky-gazing. We’re starting to think about Barbeques, gardening, vacations and days at the beach. April puts a smile on our face and offers us hope. This is the time of year where we feel the urge to clean – we’re inspired by the rain that washes away the residues of things trapped under the many months
of snow.

You’re probably already getting that ‘spring cleaning’ itch. In your homes – clearing out eaves troughs, raking the lawn, cleaning out closets, renovating, painting rooms and whatnot. We think about renewal – freshening up things that are stale or that have worn down a bit.
While we tend to do this easily for the physical world – our homes, yards, vehicles and whatnot, we don’t always think of this kind of cleansing and renewal on an emotional and spiritual level. This is a perfect time of year to take stock of what is going on inside of us – a life review of sorts. As mentioned, this is a good time of year to clean out our emotional and spiritual closets – purging things, people and situations that do not work to love and support us. This month, I encourage you to do a major clean out. Start with your home – ridding yourself of clothing, household items and knick knacks that you’re not using or that you’ve outgrown.

There are numerous places in the Niagara Region where you can drop these things off – Goodwill, Value Village, Women’s Shelters – whatever organization you may support. We tend to hold onto physical items very tightly. Some offer memories of special times, other physical items may work to prove to us our successes in the material world. In truth, we really don’t need these items. In truth, they are constructed falsehoods that feed the ego and make us feel like we’ve accomplished something in Life. Let them go.

In addition to clearing out material items, I encourage you to cleanse things on the “inside” that aren’t working for you. Consider your relationships with others – who supports you? Who ridicules you? Who are the people that offer you unconditional love, even when you might not do the same for yourself? What situations make you feel loved and supported? What circumstances sit right within you, and which ones don’t? What worldview and perspectives are stagnating you? Which ones are blocking or impeding your flow and life path? Purge whatever and whoever is not resonating with you. Send them or the situation love and light, and move on.

Some of these suggestions might be challenging. But remember, we can’t fill a cup that is already full; pour off some excess and make room for new. Be confident that what is coming to you now is supportive of your path and rooted in love and light. Accept no less. Happy Cleaning!

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Spring Forward – With Courage & Intent…

The past year has been all about Angels for me. I was never really one to pay attention to ‘Angels’ until I did some research on what they are all about and where their stories stem from. Much to my surprise, I discovered that Angels can be found cross-culturally and historically. Stories of Angel helpers and protectors are found throughout time and across different cultures – throughout Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and more. Sometimes they have different names and sometimes they have the same names, but they typically have the same significance, meaning and story.

My Angel Oracle Cards are one of my favourite decks to gain insight into where I’m at, or for messages from the Spirit World. I use them daily to connect to the energetic world and they always offer useful bits of information and help when I need it. As I am also planting the seeds and working on manifesting the world I want around me, two cards from the Angel Oracle Deck keep surfacing for me and I thought I would share them here. They are timely with our theme and with a specific message: Spring Forward – with Courage and Crystal-Clear Intentions.

The first card is from Michael and notes “Crystal Clear Intentions – Be clear about what you desire, and focus upon it with unwavering faith.” Be bold enough to admit what you truly desire, and have faith that it will come to you. Set some time aside and write out exactly what you want and need. Don’t worry how it will come about, the ‘higher powers’ will take care of that.

The second card is from Ariel and notes “Courage – Be courageous and stand up for your beliefs”. This card encourages you to do what you need to do, even if others do not agree or understand your needs. Ariel gives you the strength to stand up for your beliefs and allows you to act as a role model to others who are searching and seeking their own life path and purpose.

This March I encourage you to join me – Spring Forward with Clear Intent and have Courage to take the steps forward to manifest positivity – what you want to nurture and grow in your life.
Namaste! Tracy