The Divine You word for the month of May is Clear. I (Ann) have been thinking about that word a lot, wondering what in the world to write about, because so much of life feels unclear right now, like we have been in stasis or limbo for a few months, and it is time to get going again. It is Spring, the time of movement and growth, and the new pushes up through the debris of the old, bringing with it a freshness. I find myself asking what I can do to help that process along. A synonym for clear is transparent, and living authentically with myself and others is what it is all about.
I think a massive Spring cleaning is in order. It is time for me to let go of people, places and things that no longer serve me. I just went through my Facebook profile and deleted a bunch of people I don’t really know, or don’t really like. I wonder why I even friended them to begin with. Tightening down security, I am more particular than ever about who I allow into my heart. I am looking back over all the friends I have had in different arenas of my life. I bless them for their lessons and gifts, and let them go. I forgive myself for unfinished projects, ones that I no longer have interest in, and I let them go. Time is flying so quickly, and is becoming so valuable that there is only time for what matters most. I am becoming keenly aware of the people who truly have my back, and I trying to give back love and gratitude to those who deserve my attention.
Then there is the clearing out of unwanted physical items. This is a subject of contention in my home as I live with a man for whom holding on to things is a comfort. This is not so for me, as I would rather live a simpler, uncluttered life. I am resolved that he and I will find a balance in this. No matter what he does, I can still sort through my own personal stuff, and get rid of the things that no longer support me and my growth.
Karen here. In reading what Ann has written, I realized that clearing has also been a recent main focus for me as well. I marvel that we picked the word for this month a year ago, and it is now so timely for us both. We have just relocated our Divine You workspace to a room in my home, and this triggered a huge clearing for me on many levels, both in our old space at my other business, and at my home. The picture accompanying this post is only a part of the pile I have cleared. It is patiently awaiting a donation pickup. I was amazed to find that I could let go of unfinished projects I had held onto for as long as 25 years, and that I could even throw away paperwork from past jobs that I "just had to keep" before now. I feel SO much better, and will feel even clearer when that pile is out of my garage.
What is it time to clear from your life?
Wishing us all clarity in figuring it out,
Ann & Karen