Bathe in Your Own Beauty: 3 Ways to Spring Clean

April 24, 2014  •  2 Comments

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The Spring Equinox is a great time to cleanse the toxins in your body, purge bad habits, rinse away harmful emotions, release negative energy, clarify old beliefs, and purify karma.  At least that is what the leaders of mindful and holistic living will tell you. I too believe this to be true.

 

If your mind, body, spirit, and living space are cluttered with things that no longer serve you, you will feel stuck.  You might be unsatisfied with your job, your relationships, or your sex life.  It might feel like you are flat lining, which in medical terms, means "dead." That is not so beautiful.

 

"Beautiful" is you alive and vibrant, eager and willing, curious and inspired.  Beautiful flows.  Find a moment of this, and you will bloom with possibility.

 

Spring is the time to awaken from the slumbers of winter, to start moving, to bathe in your glorious beauty.  Since there are numerous workshops that deal with cleanses of all sorts, I will focus on just 3 very basic ways to luxuriate in your own exquisiteness. 

 

It all starts in the bathroom.

 

1. THE DRAWER PURGE:

 

Open up your bathroom drawers and purge everything old or unused in the last 3 months. Do you have 5 different colors of brown lipstick? Choose your favorite and ditch the rest. Get rid of all the make up that is crusty or broken - toss them ceremoniously into the bin. The same goes for the old lotions and oils that don't smell good.  You get the idea.  Separate your beauty items from your necessary items (tampons and lip gloss should not live together, neither should Neosporin and massage oil).  This could take just 15 minutes.  Now that you've made room for more things that make you feel beautiful, they will manifest for you in the most miraculous ways.

 

 

2. THE BODY CLEANSE

 

Find pleasure in creating a luxurious bath for yourself. Try adding rose petals, essential oils, and bubbles! Light some candles and listen to tranquil music.  Make it a weekly routine. 

 

But don't just plop your self into the tub, dip your toes in the water as if you were tasting a gooey piece of delicious chocolate.  Slowly ease your way into the comforting waters and feel the warmth massage its way up your body until you are fully emerged.  Relax deeply, close your eyes and breathe.

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3. THE SONG AND DANCE

 

After your bath, you should take a good look at yourself naked in the mirror and fully ADMIRE all your best assets (keep the door locked and don't be shy!).  I happen to love my collarbones and belly button.  Witness your unique beauty in its true form.  Play the song All of Me, by John Legend (or your favorite song that honors the whole person) and serenade yourself.  Dance (yes naked) in the mirror.

 

"Cause all of me, loves all of you,

love your curves and all your edges,

all your perfect imperfections..."

 

When you begin to love yourself, you will begin to cleanse what does not serve the highest form of you.   You will be able to set free anything that makes you feel small and insignificant - a person, an unfulfilling job, limiting beliefs and destructive habits.  Then you will begin to glow and bloom. You heart and mind will dance and sing along.  You will come alive.

 

Starting to purge in a small space will inspire you to go after another drawer (socks?) in your life, whether it is located in your home, mind or heart. Allowing your body to luxuriate in a bath for the sole purpose of pleasure, will awaken you to the things you desire most. Giving yourself a little acknowledgement and love through sound and movement, will blast open doors of opportunities. 

 

Now that you've bathed in your own beauty, please share with me how delightful you feel.

 


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Donna(non-registered)
I did my make-up drawer! Now what's next!
anne marie cordingly(non-registered)
I loved your ideas for spring cleaning! You inspired me. xo amc
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