Cleaning house

The Flower of Life (click image for links to further images).

Sacred Geometry: Flower of Life

I’ve been feeling the need to clean house lately..inside and out. In saying this I think it’s interesting to point out that while I’m historically not a complete slob I am certainly no ‘neat freak’ either. Lately, however, I find myself taking pride in keeping things in order, part of my expression of loving and taking care of my family perhaps. Mostly I find myself really celebrating the palpable flow of positive energy in each room in the absence of clutter and chaos. It FEELS good. There is an openness and flow that just feels good. I don’t know how else to explain it beyond that. It FEELS good.

I am trying to perform the same level of housekeeping in my mind. Talk about unnecessary clutter! Everything I read lately all points to the same exact truth. Get out of your head and clear your mind. Guide your actions with your heart instead. I’m not advocating being a doormat, but there is a level of empowerment and valuable truth in the old adage that it is better to give than to receive.

Give love to everyone you come into contact with. You don’t even have to say it out loud…you can simply think it. It is the intention to give love that counts. You don’t have to wait for someone to sneeze before you ask God to bless them y’know?  As you walk down the street, or share the elevator with a stranger, give them a quiet blessing, an intent of love and a sharing of the oneness of all life. They don’t have to know you’re doing it. We’re not trying to freak people out. Just give them your love. Allow yourself to look past outward appearances and behaviors, but instead look fully into their spirit.

That is roughly what Namaste means. The beautiful spirit in me recognizes the beautiful spirit in you.

It changes you, even if only for a moment. Maybe if we practice this routinely, THAT becomes the go-to habitual practice. At some point, it becomes less about ME and more about US, the equality of the needs and value of WE.

Gratitude, Forgiveness and Love..feels like the big 3. A trinity of being that leads to an evolution, a way of perceiving the world that doesn’t begin and end only with your own story. It is OUR story.

I’m cleaning house a lot lately, inside and out. It FEELS good.


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I am a 43 year old mother of 3, living in Florida with my partner and youngest child. Like the mythological phoenix, I have been reborn out of the ashes of my former way of life and have, for the last several years, set out on an exploration of self expression through visual art and creative writing. I am immensely grateful to feel a part of every living thing in existence and the emergence of a growing evolution of consciousness within and throughout. I am interested in all aspects of energy healing and spiritual transformation and have just recently become a student of Reiki. I understand there is always a choice and I try to choose love over fear at every turn. I am grateful for all of the other women in this group and for their ever present support and guidance. Jennifer Bothast


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