Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of Old
As flowers bloom and the air smells of
spring, our thoughts naturally turn to letting go of the old.
We start throwing out clutter, packing up clothes we no longer
need or want, and giving our homes a much-needed deep scrub.
In the midst of all this cleaning, it is sometimes easy to
forget that our bodies and spirits need a deep cleaning as
One of the most powerful methods of cleansing
the body, mind, and spirit is releasing old energy attachments.
These are thought forms that have taken hold in the body in
the form of negative energetic patterns. These energy attachments
can arise in all sorts of circumstances. Sometimes they are
the result of a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault,
a divorce, or the death of a loved one. Sometimes they come
as coping mechanisms to help us deal with our nascent sexuality
during puberty or to ease our way through some other rite
of passage. Sometimes they are inherited from our families
of origin and passed on in the form of erroneous beliefs about
ourselves, such as "I am not worthy of love" or
"I can never have a healthy relationship."
While these thought forms do serve us
for a particular period of time and do help us survive under
difficult circumstances, eventually we outgrow them. We begin
to feel restless and dissatisfied, aware that our old modes
of thinking and acting no longer work. Yet, we are unsure
about how to leave the old behind and go forward with our
Old energy attachments are the energetic
equivalent of rust and corrosion on the body of an otherwise
beautiful, even luxury, sedan. Imagine a brand new silver
Lexus, complete with power everything, a sun (and moon) roof,
fancy rims, a computerized navigational system, climate-controlled
seats, and every other amenity you can imagine. Yet when you
look under the frame of the car, what do you find but a rusted
underbody. You reach beneath the car and nasty bits of corrosion
flake off or drip into your hand, forming a slimy, wet mass
of brown gunk.
On the surface, the car looks wonderful,
but it has a serious problem that needs attention or it eventually
will not be drivable. We, too, may look great on the outside,
but our bodies, minds, and spirits need attention. In particular,
when we cleanse out energetic attachments which have settled
in our bodies and minds- oftentimes for years-we are then
able to fill that new energetic space with what our
hearts most desire.
As we enter further into the new millennium,
we are being prompted more powerfully than ever before to
let go of what no longer serves us. We are also being called
to fulfill our own particular missions. Many people are leaving
"secure" jobs in the corporate world or other institutions
in order to follow the insistent voices of their hearts. Old
energy attachments, like anything (or anyone) outworn in our
lives, are obstacles to our growth. We must let them go to
move forward and achieve a higher spiritual purpose.
In my work to cleanse and clear clients
of energy attachments, I combine spiritual counseling, dowsing,
kinesiology, toning, and Reiki to identify where the attachments
are in the body and at what age they first appeared. I lead
each client through a gentle, very powerful process that releases
the energy attachments and thus frees him or her to fill this
new energetic "space" with more love, light, peace,
or prosperity of mind, body, and spirit.
Clearing out energy attachments brings
both physical and emotional release for the client and helps
him or her to consciously reject negative thought patterns
that are counterproductive. Many clients experience profound
emotions during the release and report feeling lighter-both
physically and spiritually- after our sessions.
I have seen my clients achieve a number
of powerful objectives after clearing out this old physical
and psychic ìcrud.î One client has become abundantly prosperous,
another is practicing speaking up for herself and setting
healthy boundaries with loved ones, another has felt her depression
lift, and yet another is taking care of herself well in spite
of a very stressful job. Others are releasing addictions to
sex and relationships, and finding their true missions.
The effects of cleaning old these old
energy attachments depend on the individual's needs, desires,
and particular spiritual journey. The only requirement for
a successful cleansing is that the client be willing to let
go of the old. Spring cleaning of the self brings incredible
benefits ranging from increased energy to a new, higher vision
for your life. This healing work lets you claim and reclaim
the space that these energy attachments have been occupying
and fill it with your own divine vision.
As we let go of the old and open to the
new, we are participating in the divine flow of energy as
well as the natural cycle of life/death/rebirth. This work
is a powerful complement to other types of healing work you
are already doing, ranging from yoga to therapeutic massage
to traditional psychotherapy. Furthermore, it is an excellent
way to spring clean your body, mind, and spirit, so you not
only look good on the outside but also feel good on the inside!
Barnsley Brown, Ph.D. and Reiki Master,
offers all levels of Reiki classes as well as individual healing
sessions, intuitive counseling/readings, past life regressions,
and stress management training. You can reach her at Spirited
SolutionsT, 919-967-1164, or firstname.lastname@example.org.