For a long time I struggled with an internal segregation. It felts as though my spiritual practice were separate from my everyday life. I’d go into Spirit as an escape from my life, although it was an addiction, a place of refuge. Spirituality sure can be a safe container to retreat and restore but it set my thought process to believe my everyday life was boring, mundane, even a place of suffering. Somehow it was less Sacred.
And finally a light bulb went off. I could unite both Spirit and everyday life. Duh!!! Spirit is in everyday life, every tree, every branch, every rock. Why couldn’t it be in my everyday tasks? I had set the intention to unite both my inner and outer worlds, this was another piece of the puzzle. It was about celebrating the Sacred in my everyday life and in my every day responsibilities. It’s about staying connected to the Divine in the here and now, whatever the moment is. It’s about making things fun and enjoyable by adding a little magic to the routine. All we need is a little fun and creativity.
So get out your mop buckets and follow along. Fill it as you would with water. Add any special cleaner you like or half a cup to a full cup of vinegar. Add just a bit of lovely and refreshing herbs for cleansing such as rosemary, sage, cedar and or sweetgrass. Cut a lemon or lime in half, squeeze and release in the bucket. Feel free to add drops of tea tree oil or sage oil as well. Drop in a cinnamon stick or two for the fun of it. Stir the bucket with your mop as though you were a witch stirring her cauldron, mixing all the cleansing properties together into a Sacred Cleaner. Rub your hands together for a minute or two and build heat. Now place your hand over your mop and pail and say a cleansing prayer.
“Great Spirit, Creator, Mother Earth and Father Sky, all my ancestors, spirit animals and all beings who love me, I ask you to hear me now. I ask you please to help me cleanse my home of any stuck energy, negativity or any other energy that is not of love and not of light. I ask you to fill my home with love, luck, prosperity and health as I clean the grounds our family walks. This I ask in the name of love. Aho!”
As you begin to clean your floors, feel the importance of your sacred ritual of cleansing your home, not only of germs but of energy. You are a Divine presence in your home and in your family. Your work is so important, so celebrate and acknowledge it. Feel your importance in your family and in your home. Feel your divinity as you mop and cleanse the floors, transforming fear based energy into light and love. You are a healer, a transformer of stuck energy into flowing, glowing light. Put on some upbeat music and rock it out as your cleanse. You are bad-ass, so indulge in the wonderful, edgy energy of it! Imagine the music notes invoking energy, radiance and joy in the air and through the walls with every dance and cleaning move. I encourage you to bring it all the way home and wear your goddess type jewelry or scarves as you make cleaning into a sacred ritual and cleansing ceremony. Enjoy the process and have fun with it. Imagine your home being filled with love and radiant golden beams of light . Let yourself see flowers, roses, pinks, reds, purples and greens growing on your walls and through the air, spreading love and positivity in the air as you sway your mop back and forth over floor.
(If you only have floor in a small area of your home, take this practice to your base boards and cleanse all the areas in your home. )
Feel and enjoy the Sacred Art of mopping your floors as your awesome, colorful, bad-ass Goddess Self. Allow the process to invoke joy and sweet laughter into your home as you cleanse with joyful, fun, bad-ass Goddess energy.
You go girl! And so it is. Enjoy!