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 room...you 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 now...it 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?