Monday, February 19, 2018

Clean Your Closet

I think most of us, if not all of us, have that place - or places - that just aren't as neat and tidy as they should be.  You know what I'm talking about:  junk drawer, table, end table, corner of the get the idea.

For me, it's a closet.  When there is something I don't know what to do with or where it should go...if I don't want to deal with it right goes in my closet.  You wouldn't believe the junk that fits in that small space!

While meditating I was "told" to clean my closet.  I found this odd.  What kind of spiritual message was this?  I was meditating after all.

It was revealed to me that what is going on in my outer world was a reflection of what is going on inside.  The act of stuffing things in my closet was an outward expression of how I stuff things I don't want to deal with or don't know what to do with deep inside myself.  Doing this doesn't mean that these things don't exist, it just means that I'm ignoring them or hiding them.  They're still there and still need to be addressed.

Spring is just around the corner.  Maybe this year we should all consider doing some internal "Spring Cleaning" along with our normal spring cleaning.  What do you think?

Love,  Paula

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

In the United States we celebrate a holiday called Valentine's Day.  Every February 14th, everyone's attention is turned to thoughts of love.  We buy presents, make special meals, and do nice things for those we love.  We not only do these things for our romantic partners, but also for our children, grandchildren, parents, favorite aunts and uncles... anyone you love.  We spend time, energy and money proving our love.

There's nothing wrong with this, but if you love someone - or many "someones" - I'm sure you show it all the time by the loving things you do with and for them daily.  You don't need a special day on the calendar to tell you to show your love.

If you're like me, however, I'm betting there is one person you forget to treat lovingly...YOURSELF.  We're always ready to jump in and help anyone and everyone when they want or need something from us.  We put ourselves on the back burner.  We allow ourselves to get worn out physically, mentally and emotionally as long as our loved ones are happy and taken care of.

How about doing something different this year?  How about on this Valentine's Day, besides doing for everyone else, do something for yourself.  It can be anything - big or small.  Take a nap.  Relax in a hot bath.  Schedule a massage.  Take a walk.  Read a book.  Do some writing.  Take yourself to lunch.  Do ANYTHING that is just for you.  Take an hour or so for yourself so you can have more energy to take care of others.  It's not selfish.  It's probably the best thing you can do for your loved ones

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Love,  Paula