The Spiritual Act Of Cleaning
The act of cleaning is a common one in our lives, yet it holds more importance than we think it does. The physical act of cleaning and clearing a space has the same effect as a spiritual cleanse, which is a ritual of removing or absolving negative energy. As everything is composed of energy, it is important to understand how physical spaces influence us.
We Absorb & Accumulate Energy
In fact, every space and person has its own energy. Often, one can find themselves irritated or overwhelmed after being around many people due to what they have had to absorb. In the same way, even being in a place that has not been cleared energetically or cleaned in a long time can affect our mood. Accumulating dirt on the body for a week can lead to itchy skin, so just try to imagine how an energetic accumulation can unbalance your sense of peace.
Cleaning Is A Renewal
Historically, many rituals and festivals centre around cleaning one’s home and spaces to refocus energy. Cleaning itself shifts the energetic space of a room as it helps clear old energy for new to flow. A room can also absorb and hold experienced present energy, so it needs to be clean equally. The wind must be let through the windows, and dust must also be wiped away.
Firstly, the physical act of cleaning, dusting, and wiping itself becomes a repetitive movement that allows us to ground our body that helps us centre our mind on what is actually important to us. It lets us value the resources we already have. Secondly, it allows us to create space for more new opportunities to fill our lives. Mental space to simplify our circumstances in our head as well as what is around us.
Lastly, this practical act reminds us of the cycle of life, to shed old forms to reinvent our circumstances, just like a snake shedding old skin.