The end of the year is a season for a big house cleaning in Japan. Here, many people are starting to move toward the minimalist lifestyle. Things accumulate before we know it. Whether it’s physical objects, thoughts, life styles or behavioural patterns, it seems very important to consciously and constantly let go of what do not work for us in order to bring in new energy.
* Cleansing of our body;
Many of you may already know that cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough and fever are not necessarily bad in themselves but are the signs that your body is detoxing. I myself had a cold until 2 weeks ago and after I let it complete it with plenty of rest, liquid, and vegetable/fruit rich diet, my skin felt smoother and my body felt lighter.
It’s also the season of holiday feast. If you feel heavy and without appetite after the feast, try a half-day to a full day of apple cleanse, and you’ll be good to go
* Cleaning of our environment
Your living space is a part of you, like your skin. Are there anything that’s starting to feel heavy or old in your house? Maybe it’s time to throw away or change some things you have in your environment. 10 years ago, I was only wearing dark coloured clothes like black and brown. It was starting to feel heavy at one point, but I was too lazy to change it. You know what happened? On the way back from the U.S. to Japan one time, they lost my suitcase with most of my dark-coloured clothes in it, never to be found again, forcing me to change my entire wardrobe! Of course I switched to more colourful clothes but this experience taught me to change things more consciously so that I don’t have to go through it in the hard way.
* Cleaning of our mind
I learned recently that fluid in our body carries emotional flow and memories, and we are letting them go when we sweat and cry, for example. It makes sense as we all know we feel better after we shed tears or exercise. I also learned that even good memories, if we hang on to it, makes our body and heart heavy and will lead us to depression. I suppose it means that we are not living in the here and now when we are nostalgic. My husband tells me that when he had a temporary amnesia after a concussion, his heart was feeling so light and free that he was cracking jokes for two days Not hanging on to memories is a very powerful thing, I guess.
I was given a homework from my homeopathy teacher to let go of all the memories of the day and ‘die’ each night before I go to sleep. You can do this as emptying your head gradually as you breathe out.
… Thanks for reading the blog posts by Technosophics this year. I wish you all a wonderful year 2012!!