|Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM|
Clearing Away the Wreckage of the Past
Spiritual House Cleaning and Karma
by Soul Girl Yoga
Karmic Debt, the need for some serious house cleaning. It is funny how we can be lulled into complacency when things seem like they are going well. It is not until the s$#%t hits the fan that you realize you left behind some unfinished business that did not seem pressing at the time. During this mini sabaticle, silly dramas and romances take center stage and the frivolous nature of our leisure time can begin to blur the lines of reality. Then it hits, hard knock reality and we realize ohhh that thing we put off has spiraled into a mini tornado.
Have you seen the movie from Walt Disney about the ants and the lazy grasshopper. The grasshopper was living it up, playing the fiddle, having a gay old time while the "boring" ants were working day in and day out. Come winter the grasshopper was singing a different tune freezing outside in the cold watching the ants relax in warm comfort. Well the same goes for our spiritual work and evolution.
You may be saying....that spiritual stuff is a bunch of hogwash and quite frankly these new agers are just aging trust fund babies or fried out x hippies who need to get real. While in some cases you may be right, spiritual house cleaning and clearing away the wreckage of the past is work no one can miss out on. This is your real life assignment and without working on old issues, behaviors, emotions you may find yourself in quite a pickle one day.
Harboring negative feelings about the past, old grudges, conditioned belief systems that you have lazily kept hold of, do you no good in this life. These are the key ingredients to a recipie for disaster, unhappiness, misery and discontent. Sure ignorance can serve as a safety blanket for a while but festering underneath are some old wounds that cant heal with that band aid on.
You cant fix big cuts with a bandage. Sometimes you need to get a little more proactive than that and really do some deep healing and dedicate some time to your recovery. The wham bam thank you mam style of conflict resolution never has positive lasting results, in fact not only does it defer the problem but it exacerbates it as well. So often we turn our inner self into a receptacle for issues we just cant face, and worse we often forget to empty the trash until it begins to smell. Perhaps at this point we get angry at others for not taking it out for us, or perhaps for not letting us know sooner.
No, friends this is not the easier softer way. Nor does it jive with the mindfulness we have been seeking. Mindfulness does not mean living in denial and letting real issues pile up while we float in samadi and spiritual etheira. We must create the clean, green environment we seek within our own souls. We must be the custodians of our own BS. We are the decorators of our inner home, so why are we stuffing it with things we deny exist or cluttering it with things we will get around to doing when we have more time.
The time is now. We cannot move forward, liberated and free when chained to our past and carrying a pile of junk. So what is there lurking in the cupboard of our mind and soul. What junk drawer in the back of our heart swarmed with nick knacks and old paperwork is carrying the key to our future success. Time to clean out the closets of your inner world and donate those old suits and layers to the universe to recycle into something new.
Its Karmic Cleaning time and it is long overdue. Now remember Rome was not built in a day, and big things can happen one day at a time. Namaste my dears!