I love this time of year. Oh not the holidays, though they’re great, too. I mean this particular week. That post-holiday, pre-New Year gap when I can decompress and re-ground my energy after the whirlwind of Christmas preparations and celebrations.
At the end of a full and busy year, I find myself wanting to put everything in its place, clean up, and clear out so I can start with a clean slate come January 1, and the beautiful come-down of this week allows me to do just that. Are you feeling it too?
This expansiveness is the result of space and quiet gently inviting you to join them in the present moment.
A break from the running around.
The demands on your time.
As you exhale into this delicious void, you are experiencing the joy of a clutter-free (ish) calendar. Don’t you want this feeling more often? I know I do!
As you identify the clutter in your life (whether that be piles, thoughts, or toxic relationships) and work on eliminating it, you’ll be able to energetically expand more and more. And when you do, you open up space for all sorts of goodies, gifts, and opportunities to come your way.
That may sound a bit “woo-woo,” however it’s anything but. In physics, “energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object. Energy is a conserved quantity; the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed.”1
So doesn’t it make sense to be selective about where you direct that energy?
Every day you’re having energetic conversations with life, showing — by your actions more than your words — what you want more of and what you want less of. And when your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual spaces are crammed with stuff that doesn’t support the vision you have for your life, you send mixed signals. You say you want one thing but your surroundings say something else.
As you go about your week cleaning up from the holiday and preparing for the New Year, take time to look around to see what items, beliefs, or relationships have expired. What is taking up precious space in your life that no longer deserves to be there? And think about what you’d like in that slot instead.
The more selective you are about what and who you keep around you, the more you’ll find yourself surrounded by inspiring experiences and people.
I wish you a spacious and dream-filled New Year!