Last year, I asked Melanie Jade Rummel (of No New Plastic and My Magical Journey) to write not one, but TWO guest posts for me. And I didn’t say, “Whatever topic you like.” No, I had two specific topics I wanted her to write about (which is hard as you know if you have ever written a guest post). Oh, and did I mention that I asked her this while she was on her honeymoon? (Insert boos and hisses here! Shame on me!)
Well, being the kindhearted and creative soul that Melanie is, she came through for me on both posts. See her awesome post Skinful Thoughts here. And here is her amazing post on clearing out bad mojo from your past (something especially appropriate for this time of year – the Celtic New Year when we can all start again with clean slates).
Thank you, thank you, Melanie!
Pumpkins are being carved, Halloween decorations are being hung, and every good witch is dusting off her broom and pointed hat. As you’re getting your outer haunted house ready, have you ever felt like you have some corners in your mind that have collected a few extra spider webs or ghostly haunts? I’m talking about painful memories, regrets, or grudges you just haven’t gotten over and let go of yet. Here are some tips to clean up and clear out:
● The first step to clearing out your inner haunted house is to notice where the cobwebs are. What emotions within are taking up valuable space but not adding anything to the scenery? Take some time to look within and ask your Spirit how it is feeling. As different emotions show themselves, allow yourself time to feel them. Travel back in your mind to other times in your life and notice if any other emotions come to the surface. Relish the ones that make you feel good, and take note of the areas you would like to heal.
● Ask for help seeing the beauty of the situation or person that has caused you to feel upset. Be patient with yourself. The process of opening up to see beauty in a formerly painful situation can take days, months, or even years. You can begin with simply saying inwardly, “Even though I don’t see how this event or person was beneficial to my life, I’m open to feeling differently about it in the future.”
● Halloween has a sense of playfulness, and that’s a good mindset to have when peeking into the recesses of our minds. Forget about getting down on yourself because you feel you still have more spiritual work to do. Oh well! A few weeks ago I expressed my highly judgmental thoughts about someone to other family members. An hour later I realized what I must have sounded like and surprised myself by laughing about it. I was able to see an area I would like to improve and not beat myself up about it (my old response). Being able to laugh at myself and move on was such a relief!
And of course, the number one thing to remember this Halloween is to treat yourself, whether with a yummy piece of candy, your favorite movie, or anything else that makes your day extra special. When we are loving and compassionate with ourselves, we are able to view others with love and compassion as well. Making sure you have daily treats of joy will shed light into even the darkest of haunted houses.
Melanie Jade Rummel
This was originally posted on my other blog last October and has been reprinted here with permission.