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Spring is here! At least that’s what the calendar says. Here in Kentucky it’s looking and feeling a lot more like winter. Still, the plants are trying their best to bloom and daylight savings time has done the trick to lengthen our days.
Even if the weather isn’t cooperating here are four spring rituals to welcome the coming of spring!
Spiritual cleansing is a great idea for the season of rebirth. Especially to do with the home. Burning Palo Santo, Sage, or your favorite incense can bring cleansing energy into your home while banishing negativity. Using a cleansing crystal can also promote positivity and new beginnings. For this purpose I use a selenite wand; carefully waving it around my home—paying special attention to doorways, windows, and corners. These spaces can be harboring negative energy pockets. The corners of your home are especially sacred and align with many areas of your life. Cleansing them will bring a fresh flow of energy into all of your intentions.
Cleaning our home doesn’t have to mean using harsh chemicals that make it hard to breathe. You can make your own all purpose cleaner with just a few ingredients.
First, get yourself an empty spray bottle. Re-purpose an old spray bottle (make sure it's clean and do not reuse if it previously held toxic cleaners) You can typically find a new bottle at Target, Kroger, or online at Amazon.
Gather your ingredients: white vinegar and essential oil (like Tea Tree or Lemon)
Mix together in your spray bottle:
• 1/2 cup white vinegar
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 10 drops of your chosen essential oil (Lemon or Lavender are my favorites).
Now you have a cleaner that smells amazing and doesn’t burn your lungs! This site has simple and great recipes for non-toxic cleaners.
Spring is the time of new beginnings and rebirth. Finally get rid of that *thing* you’ve been holding onto that you know you’re never going to use. Get rid of the broken humidifier and the clothes you got off the discount website that don’t fit...wait maybe those last two are just about me..you get the picture. Holding onto things you don’t need can lead to harboring negative attitudes and promoting bad habits. Also, this doesn’t mean you have to trash everything. It’s always better to donate and re-purpose whatever you can.
I know not everyone feels crafty. Here’s the thing though, you totally are! DIY projects are great opportunities to teach yourself new skills you can apply in your life. Start with something easy and work your way up. Like this simple wreath DIY for spring and customize it however you like!
Find your local hobby store (Michael’s is my favorite)
Get yourself a grapevine wreath and floral wire.
Checkout the floral aisle or your local grocery store for greenery. Pick up a few stems that catch your eye.
Now—all you have to do is add your greenery. Weave the stems through the grape vines and secure with floral wire. That’s it! Check out this cheap and easy tutorial.
The weather outside might still be saying “winter” but after these lovely little rituals your house will be feeling like a spring home. Spring is the perfect time to try something new and establish new habits. Curious about taking a yoga class? Do it! Always wanted to try painting? No time like the present!
For more DIY follow me on Pinterest to see what I’m getting into! And of course check out the blog for more intuitive living tips.