Spring has sprung in many parts of the world and with it the yearly spring cleaning. For some people like me, cleaning is a burdensome task, something that we don’t like having to do ourselves. For other people, cleaning may be something that’s enjoyable, kind of like meditation in action.
Whether you like it or you don’t, have you ever noticed that the energy becomes more high vibration after a room gets cleaned?
I recently listened to a talk given by William Trantham, a pioneer in the area of personal development from the South Florida area.
While he was a biology professor in Florida one of his students committed suicide. This weighed so heavily on him, he decided to do something about it.
He was then inspired to create and teach a curriculum on how to be happy. He presented this in several colleges for a number of years and felt his course made a real impact on his students.
During his talk, he mentioned how people who are depressed maintain a certain posture. Usually head hung over their shoulders a bit, eyes looking down, feet dragging. All of us can relate in some way because sadness is part of the spectrum of human emotions.
William noted that just by the act of cleaning his or her room, a person who is depressed is required to physically change the posture of her or his body. And by changing the posture, guess what? They change their emotion!
Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Now here’s something I’d like to add. To empower yourself on a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level, try out non-toxic cleaning agents.
Many people, including me, have sensitivities to ammonia and especially bleach. Most bleach contains chlorine which is not good for the body. When I come in contact with bleach I get a dry mouth and a headache. I have to immediately leave the area and get some fresh air.
So what can we use instead? There are many non-toxic cleaning products on the market these days. Check in your health food store or supermarket.
Or if you’re like me you can simply experiment with stuff you have in your cupboard. These are common ‘food’ items your mother or grandmother may have used back in the day. Take for example baking soda.
Did you know baking soda can be used to treat odors on floors? You can add half a cup baking soda to a bucket of hot water. A drop or two of essential oil in the water will leave your room smelling great.
Here’s a one-two punch. Combining apple cider vinegar with baking soda creates a nice fizz, and they are very powerful for cleaning burnt -on food in the bottom of pots, pans or ovenware. Sprinkle some baking soda then add some apple cider vinegar and water. Let stand overnight. The caked in grease will come loose more easily.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are two products that most people have in their cupboards and can be used in tons of cleaning situations in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, garages and other outdoor cleaning situations. Just do a search online and you’ll see what I mean.
And if you add essential oils to the mix it’s even more powerful. A few drops of lavender, peppermint or lemon oil can go a long way to bringing a great smell to your home or office.
They can be used undiluted or in a spray bottle with water to freshen and bless your space. And I almost forgot to add. They immediately pick up your emotions and boost your spirits if you’re feeling a bit down…
Here’s to your health!
About the Author:
Lorna Blake is an international life coach. She specializes in empowering women to transform their lives to live their purpose and passion. One of Lorna’s passions is traveling the world connecting with people of different cultures. She currently resides in beautiful Boquete Panama, the land of Eternal Spring. To find out more about Lorna visit http://mpowerurself.com/