Do you get excited when spring comes around each year? I know I do.
This time of year ushers in a period of new beginnings, fresh energy, and the joy of birthing new things into the world. You see it everywhere – the days are longer, the birds are chirping, there are even tiny little buds on the trees.
Springtime also brings a powerful opportunity to clean up & infuse new energy into your business and projects as well!
It is the perfect time to step more fully into bigger and better possibilities for yourself and your future.
How can you NOT be excited about that?!
Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to transition into spring-time energy if you are still in winter-time mode, and feeling tired, unmotivated, and frustrated.
That’s why it’s vital this time of year to intentionally cleanse out the emotional, mental, and spiritual blocks that might have built up over the winter months. When you detox, then you are more fully prepared to open yourself up consciously to the curiosity, joy, and freshness that is so readily available to you this time of year…and amp up your business!
I created this ritual so you can cleanse, renew, and then open up to your full potential to prepare for this magical season! In order to do this ritual, you will need paper and pen, a feather duster (optional), and a potted plant.
Springtime Detox & Renewal Ritual
Step 1: Get Aware of the "Yuck"
Take 10 minutes to journal on all of the things that have become sluggish and dusty for you & your work during the wintertime. Get clear for yourself where the cobwebs need to be swept away to make space for new energy. Consider all areas where you could bring in new energy, including emotional, mental, and spiritual areas. For example:
- "I’m using the same sales copy for different marketing channels."
- "I haven’t exercised in a long time."
- "I’m using the same teachings over and over again."
- "I keep on making the same Call to Action, but it’s not getting me anywhere."
Step 2: Visualize Your Stagnancy
After you’ve identified all the stagnant areas of your life, take some time to feel yourself under their weight. Really feel in your body what it’s like to be completely covered by dustiness, motionless, heaviness. You can close your eyes and visualize yourself covered with snow or dust.
Step 3: Dust Off the Old Energy
Brush or dust off the stagnancy from your body. You can use an actual feather duster or simply use your hands. Start at the top of your head and dust off any old energy there. Move to your face, then your neck, removing and dusting off whatever got stuck during the winter season, then move down to your shoulders, and so on, all the way down to your toes. Really take the time to shake off, brush away, and release all that has become sluggish, inactive, and weighs you down.
(This can work really well with a partner, too – you can have your partner clean the dust off of you, and then switch).
Step 4: Breathe New Energy into Your Business
When you do the dusting and clearing to completion, you will feel an incredible sense of openness and freedom in your body. Now that you’ve cleaned out the old winter energy, you can really align with and leverage the newness of spring. Take some deep breaths in and deeply inhale the spring air. Let it fill you with energy, and visualize your work being revitalized as well!
Step 5: Plant a Renewal Project
From this place, choose one project that you would like to start right now. As you do this, hold the potted plant in your hands and allow the plant to symbolize this new project you want to initiate in your life right now.
Your project could be anything: maybe it’s a new offering for your business, or perhaps it’s a new marketing strategy, or maybe it’s a new team member, or perhaps it’s simply a new way of "being”, for example – abundant, or open, or healthy. Whatever you choose, focus on it intensely. Close your eyes and imagine this project is the plant in your hands – the project you want to plant in your life. In your mind’s eye, watch it grow and flourish.
Step 6: Nurture that Plant!
Water your plant, and as you do it, allow it to be a ritual of nurturing your new project. Then place this plant somewhere prominent in your home so that you remember to literally and metaphorically water it and care for it consistently every day!