Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Unwelcome Houseguest


"as I move through this Spring Cleaning Process, I have discovered a dirty, sneaky houseguest who slunk into my life about twelve years ago and set up home.  She's everywhere in this house; a greedy, needy, untidy, unwelcome squatter.  She stalks the night hours invading my sleep and whispering her cruel, restrictive messages into my head, coercing me to repeat negative patterns that keep my heart in a vice.  Well, Fear...you are exposed.  I see you and all your garbage and I'm chucking you out.  With every wipe of a cupboard, with every sweep of the floor, you and your evil ways are slowly, but surely being cleaned out of my life.  Oh no, I won't miss you in the least, because, beautiful Joy and loving Abundance are sitting on the doorstep, happily, eagerly, waiting to take your place."JP








12 comments:

  1. We all need to dust those cobwebs of fear, put on our brave face, and fight those demons that want to invade our space.

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    1. I'm a bit of a slow learner Sock'em and it takes a process for me to go from understanding something with my head to fully embracing it head, heart and soul. The realization of holding onto all this negativity came head-on at me when I started this mission...so happy to have this monkey off my back!

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  2. This was a great post and something I needed to read this morning. I've been feeling bored, stuck, and slightly depressed lately and my house is messy. A messy house makes those negative feelings worse. Time to evict my own little Fear imp and make this home sparkle again. :)


    Have a great day!

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    1. Crank up the tunes Jennifer, break out the mop, vacuum and step ladder and banish that imp! Never mind the sore back, creaking knees and chapped hands you will feel great I promise...I do! LOL!

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  3. All the negative critters are first cousins. One comes in, and they invite the whole family. You aren't a slow learner. It often takes a big dose of what we don't want for us to proclaim at a cellular level what we do want. Well spoken for us all!

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    1. The interesting thing about it all HA is how slowly the cleaning is going. I've been working on the main level in my LITTLE house, but it's taken me nearly 4 full days. Of course, I do keep stopping to talk here ! LOL!

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  4. Love the picture of the little girl with the mop. You've both got the right idea :)

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    1. It's taken me four full days Molly, but I've finished the main floor now. Will tackle the bedrooms next week and then the challenge of the lower level and the dreaded storeroom!
      But it's all good! How's hubby?

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  5. Such a great and inspirational post Jacqueline, and a very timely one for this overwhelmed girl who's mum is coming to visit in a few weeks, and who hasn't had the gumption to tackle fear, dust, cobwebs, or even poor primroses that need some serious attention outside (the crows keep pickig them apart, digging them up, and doing who knows what else with them).
    LIfe has me in a bit of a vice grip at the moment and this post was the perfecly sweet wrench to loosen that grip up...thank you, and continued success in your 'fear' tackling process...go get em!!!
    xo J~

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    1. Go slowly Jessica and be gentle with yourself. There is something very emotionally moving about touching all of your possessions, and I'm sure your Mum is coming to visit not inspect!
      The 'trick' for me this time was to have no timeline. Just take each task singly and slowly. It took me five days just to complete the main level of my house. Next week I will slowly again start on the basement.
      We all need to remember it is a privilege to be physically able to do this, and to all have beautiful homes to do it for.

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  6. Thanks for a great post. I love tying getting rid of fear(and worry and axiety)together with spring cleaning. wonderful metaphor. I've been trying to clean my bedroomall winter and I'm still stuck in one corner.I think I need a bolder approach!

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    1. It's interesting that you raise this ML...the bedroom is my stumbling block too. I keep putting off sorting the closets. There is something very intimate about going through ones clothes. I think we all have to trust our instincts and just feel when the time is right. In the meantime thought, there is always the basement!!!

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