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THE RUT LESS TRAVELED: The Spring Cleaning Cringe
by Corey B.
Mar 30, 2017 | 720 views | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Spring has finally sprung and the long awaited—or dreaded—spring cleaning can commence! It’s time to tackle those daunting tasks that have been haunting us all winter! Yes, we cringe from our couches knowing we can no longer spare the spurs, but why do we dread it? Because there’s so much to do and so little time to do it? Probably both! However, once the terrorizing tasks are completed, there are renewed feelings of energy and life again…at least until the clutter begins its quest to re-claim our lives, but that’s another rut for down the road.

For many, spring has become the designated springboard that inspires, or spurs us into annual action. It’s like making New Year’s resolutions except now, instead of making new goals, we’re cultivating the soil to plant our seeds of good intentions in. Thus, cleaning, not just organizing, provides a better environment to live, love and grow in.

When we live in a clean home it affects our hearths and our health. More importantly, it affects our heart’s health. When things are unclean it’s difficult to feel peace, rest, or resist despair. We can feel so bogged down and become acclimated to so many seasons of accumulated clutter that we feel we will wither rather than withstand the weather before spring arrives. We don’t even know where to begin discarding the debris from so many woeful winters. Nevertheless, where there’s a winter, have faith, spring will always follow.

It’s time to let the sun shine back into our homes and our hearts. It’s time to clear away the cobwebs clinging to our consciences and tell the soot to scoot from our senses as we melt away the frost from our faith and let our beauty and strength be warmed and reborn. For as spring is the awakening and renewal of nature’s life, it can be the awakening and true renewal of our lives. Spring has the power to drive away winter’s cold doldrums and lift the snowy veil to reveal the beauty beneath as the sun’s tender kiss renews its vow towards all life, including yours.

This remarkable revival also gives the seeds that have waited within the dark earth for so long the power to finally break free from their terrestrial restraints. Therefore, it will also give new life to your seeds. What seeds need to be freed in your life? How many winters have you been waiting for your seeds of peace and happiness to break through the soil of your soul? What hearths in your home and vows in your heart need renewal and reinforcement?

You don’t have to wait until spring to spring into action! If you do, you may find yourself overwhelmed, overrun and overburdened. If you will make spring cleaning more than a once-a-year ritual, you will have a richer life and your home and heart will be a wellspring of peace, energy and enjoyment for everyone, all year long.

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