We’re still cleansing, and it’s apparent from the blooming daffodils and crocuses that Spring is springing forth, which means it’s a great time to start cleansing other aspects of our life as well. Hopefully we can do this creatively. I’ve already rearranged the living room (giving away our large couch) and our bedroom, helping the energy to flow differently, maybe even better.
Then, I ran across this article from Oprah’s website/e-newsletter. (Now, I know many people have different reactions to Oprah, but if you take away the glitz, glamour, publicity and money, I believe that she, too, is just another woman on this journey of life, trying to figure something out.) The article, “Back to Basics: Living with ‘Voluntary Simplicity'” is self-explanatory in title. I enjoyed reading the article, written mainly to share a single mom’s experience of walking out of her life to walk into a simple way of living and written from an obviously mainstream woman’s perspective. Honestly, it made me crave a cottage in the woods, too (but with four kids, I would need more space!), and it helped me realize that I know the steps to simplification.
The article reminded me that I do need to continue moving forward in simple living. It’s time to start working in the garden. I’m due for a homemade batch of detergent again, and after this cleanse, I can’t wait to get back to the kitchen to start cooking even more wholesomely (if that’s even a word!).
Time to open the windows, let the wind flow through and get to work!
The article features Simple Living Institute, Inc. You don’t need to go to Orlando, though, to learn what they’re teaching. There’s an abundance of local resources, if you look in the right places.