It’s springtime, and with it comes the energy of renewal and rebirth. The concept of spring-cleaning isn’t a new one. It’s an intuitive process, which has become a cultural norm for a reason.
As spiritual beings having a human experience, it’s easy to become bogged down on the physical plane by our “stuff.” I constantly work to be in harmony with the material world. To use and value the objects around me and to make them meaningful, everything of a material nature can have a spiritual significance if we value it as such.
One of the biggest toxic dumping grounds is our closet. We may be able to clean out a junk drawer or organize our fridge, but most of us have a closet filled with items that don’t fully represent our current selves. I cannot tell you how many people I’ve worked with who do not wear half (or more) of the clothes they have in their closets!
Are you one of them? I invite you to ask yourself a few questions:
Do you have any clothes in your closet that don’t fit?
Is there anything you haven’t worn once in the past year?
Is there anything that’s stained, ripped, or damaged in your drawers or closet?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it’s likely time for a wardrobe detox.
A wardrobe detox is getting rid of what no longer serves you, so you have the space to welcome in new energy that meets you where you are, today. It’s a spiritual process. What we wear and own reflects how we feel about ourselves on the inside.
Take a minute with that concept; even better take a peek into your closet.
It’s not easy, but it’s important. What does the state of your closet (and drawers, etc.) tell you about your relationship to yourself? Is it messy? Beautiful? Current? Does it reflect the way you take care of and value yourself?
When I looked into my closet I saw a lot of ways in which I am holding onto the past and not tending to my needs, so in other words, it’s time to make some changes. I start my detox by coming up with an intention that will support what I am creating. For instance: