For as long as I can remember, I have loved to create order and beauty. Sorting and organizing soothes me and keeping my house spick and span has become a vital part of my spiritual well being.
When life throws me a curve ball, and it’s thrown me PLENTY (which you can read about in my book very soon) nothing grounds me quite like cleaning my house does. When crisis ensues, my first reaction is to schedule a couple of days to get intimate with my house and escape the world.
For me, housework is a spiritual experience and involves a number of rituals. First I choose my soundtrack, whatever I need to inspire me to action. Sometimes it’s Stevie Wonder and sometimes its Tibetan sound bowls. WHATEVER KEEPS ME MOVING.
Windows are opened to release stale energy and dirty linens are piled into the washing machine for a sanitizing and refreshing. Every surface is polished and all of my keepsakes are given a bath in hot soapy water.
I am always filled with gratitude as I explore every corner of my home searching for dirt. I am reminded of all that I already have and this really uplifts my mood.
My final cleansing ritual is to smudge the entire house with my favorite herb to clear the energy. I like to use native herbs that grow in my garden. Rosemary is my favorite.
I also look forward to filling the house with bouquets of fresh flowers after I have made it sparkle. Flowers make the house feel happy and serene and treating myself to them every week is also part of my self-care routine – whether the house is clean or not!
Happy Temple Keeping,
Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light
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Today I am celebrating my home state of CALIFORNIA. I like to say that California reminds me of a beautiful woman. She’s a little high maintenance and really expensive. But…simply being in her presence is more than worth the trouble.
California carries the energy of 11 KEJ according to the Mayan sacred calendar. Today is also an 11 Kej day so it is California’s Mayan Birthday, in a way.
The totem animal for the Nawal Kej is the deer. It is the Nawal of NATURE, STRENGTH and SPIRITUAL LEADERS. Eleven has a restless tone to it and can bring spiritual tests when combined with the Nawal Kej.
Taking a hike through the forest is an excellent way to balance the directionless energy this day may bring.
California is known for its rugged landscapes and spiritual liberalism. It’s also the worlds’ fifth largest economy so it is very strong and very powerful. It embodies the qualities of its Nawal 11 Kej. My home state is also well known for its CANNABIS.
The Compassionate Use Act was passed nearly 25 years ago making California the first state to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. There are now 37 states that have legalized medical marijuana.
Something else to CELEBRATE!
I invite you to embrace the wild and spiritual energy of today. Let your inner wanderer free. Take a journey into the forest and, perhaps enjoy your favorite plant medicine. THAT’S MY PLAN.