Recently I took on a project that most people hate – cleaning out the remnants of fall and winter that Mother Nature cast off in our backyard. Now mind you, we live on a hillside and our backyard has a large slope that runs down one side and up the other. This area that I decided to tackle is at the bottom of the slope where all the debris that blows through gathers.
It’s also the area where water runs when we have hard rains and so keeping this area clear is important to preventing flooding. With winter waning and recent rains washing away the yellow blanket of pollen that recently blanketed the area, I decided to take a day off and tend to this chore.
As I cleaned the massive pile of old leaves filled with sticks and stones that had washed on down, I noticed that there were small pools of water. At first I thought it was the debris causing a blockage and figured that when I cleaned things up the water would simply dissipate.
Instead, something completely unexpected happened. The more I cleaned and the deeper I dug, the more water that filled the channel. As I worked along the path, I realized our underground spring that had barely been just above a trickle, had now turned into the beautiful little stream I always wanted!
For some folks this might now be a big deal, but for me water is a kin to energy and I’ve always dreamed of having a simple stream in my backyard where I could sit and find peace amid life’s turmoil. And while our backyard has beautiful woods, no water regularly flowed thru it unless it rained – until now.
It took two back-breaking days, but in the end, I had created a beautiful, serene place of peace for myself that I’ve always wanted. I thought about the lessons I learned from this and how those lessons can apply to many things in life.
You may not have a creek buried in your backyard, but I challenge you to create a simple space where you can find quiet peaceful moments that may lead you to new energy, new perspectives, and new ways of looking at your life.
It may be as simple as a space in your yard or a corner of a room, what or where it is doesn’t matter. What does matter is what it does for you when you enter this sacred space you create for yourself.
I’d love to hear how you cleaned and cleared to create new energy flow and opened up possibilities for creating the life you’ve always wanted!