Clean Mind by Lina Che on Dribbble in 2021 | Mindfulness, Silver spring,  Cleaning

For your consideration…

Often we think that we need to clean out our closet, a drawer, the basement, the garage, a cabinet, etc. We think about the rule, “If you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it.” It makes sense and when we do this, we have a sense of accomplishment and perhaps relief and/or peace.

Our message today tells us that we need to declutter our minds. Some of us are better at this than others. I personally am better at the long-term stuff than the short- term. My husband is great at trivia. I am horrible. I simply have discarded information I have deemed I don’t need. On the other hand, stuff I need to do rolls around in my head nonstop. I have to make a conscious effort to make it stop.

Why is it necessary to declutter our minds, make them stop? It is so that we can hear our Guidance. It is so that we can relax and find peace. It is so that we can get productive rest.

So how do we do this? We have to hit the pause button. We have to be still. Notice what wants to keep coming forward, what is speaking loudly. Dismiss it, promising to come back to it later if and only if it is important enough to do so. Some things we need to dismiss because they no longer serve us. We don’t need to keep giving them space by rehashing them. We can bless them and let them go.

Before we go to bed at night, we need to notice what is stepping forward. What is rolling around in our head? Write it down for consideration tomorrow. Release it so that we have a mind wide open for anything our Guidance wants us to hear/know.while we sleep. Let it go so that we can get a restful sleep. If it is important, it will keep until the morning. If it is troubling us, it is important enough for us to get still with it in the morning, sit with it, and ask for Guidance.

We are asked today to declutter our minds and do routine cleaning of it so that we can have more healthy, peaceful life.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Declutter our minds.


What made me smile yesterday…

-Watching Louie in our first snow of the year.

-A good book.

-Catching up with Mary.

-Christmas cards done and ready for stamps.

-VA papers for Bruce uploaded. I always dread doing these types of things. I can eventually figure them out but it is a process.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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