I recently cleaned out the whole garage, I washed all the walls, we shifted the fridge and cleaned out the cupboard in the garage. It felt amazing after we finished. For the next few weeks I would sweep the floor each time leaves accumulated on the floor making a mess. I love to sweep instead of blowing it out, there is something that is beautiful for me when I sweep. I love the ordered way that I start from one side and work my way across and then come back and then start again.
Since cleaning out the garage I have noticed that I have been more aware of my car and the vacuuming of it. I had been vacuuming the car each time I saw that the floor needed to be cleaned, but last week I cleaned the car and it didn't even need to be cleaned. It felt amazing. This was the first time I had ever considered cleaning it when it didn't need to be cleaned. It was a real marker.
I have also been cleaning the leather seats as well and wiping the surroundings with "Armorall". Last week I also gave it a polish, it was called lazy man polish. It is great as it doesn't leave a white polish that can be hard to get off the corners if it goes over the edge, I also cleaned all the windows inside and out.
Boy is the car looking amazing. Its probably 10 years old and even though it is starting to look a bit worn, it still feels amazing and is loving all the attention.
The reason that I'm saying all this is that I can feel how my lovingly cleaning out the garage has just continued to spread and deepen, each week there has been more attention to detail. When we love what we are doing, then the love has a way off seeping into everything. It keeps expanding and growing.
I used to keep my car clean and Chris would always wash my car for me, But I feel that me taking responsibility for washing my car as well has had a huge impact on keeping it clean. The whole experience has had a profound impact on what I am seeing and feeling. It is like I have thrown a rock into a lake, the circles go around and around spreading out and touching the next circle. Evolving as they go as I am also.
I am feeling how this has had an impact on my life that is far greater then I am consciously aware off. Showing me the depth and the quality of how the little things can impact on everything in my life, building a consistency that I am feeling does not have me in the equation. It feels like the choice is coming from something inside off me, the way I live, that is now guiding and supporting me.
Can't wait to see what the following few weeks will bring. I'm really enjoying this unfolding. So is my car.
For a few weeks the car and the shed have been on my list but I hadn't gotten to them.The other day Chris washed the cars, did the wheels, and all the extra bits and I spent nearly all day detailing them both. Then when I was finished I cleaned out the shed that had gotten a bit untidy. It now feels like the cars and the shed also have a holding in them, this supports me to bring them back to a beautiful space were everything is holding everything else. Every part of our home is being supported by the love and attention to detail. Building consistency, and a commitment to caring lovingly for all that we have. We can then take this love to work with us to build on a foundation in the world.