It’s time for Clearing out the Clutter. This rather intense Virgo full moon, has ignited the energetic clearing which reaches its climax over the Spring Equinox, Uranus/Pluto square on 17th March, the total solar eclipse and the Pisces new moon .
To help you prepare for the coming upheaval (with the planetary alignments happening there is no other way to describe it), I would like to share my ritual experience of clearing out the clutter, it can be a rather painful experience, but one that is extremely rewarding hence my wanting to share it with you.
‘Clearing out the Clutter’ is a metaphor for clearing your life of anyone, or anything that is no longer going to serve you in the future. This is a ritual in taking what is most useful and leaving the rest behind in the past, where it belongs. What I mean by that is any relationship, friendship, religious belief, dogma, social conditioning, or beliefs that don’t allow you to be truly yourself; where you pretend to be someone else to fit in with that other person’s view of who they think you are.
When we go through deep inner changes, we have to make space for the new to come in. It is a Rite of Passage that says to the world – This is me and I send my energy out to attract more like-minded beings that honour, respect and understand my way of seeing the world.
When we have accepted ourselves – acknowledged the shadow sides of our personality and who we really are – we find a deep inner courage and determination to live according to our truth and our pleasure, and no longer remain trapped in someone else’s expectations of us.
When I returned to my Jewish community from the Amazon, I realised I had outgrown their limited way of seeing the world. My vision of myself had been blasted open and I couldn’t remain in a cultural identity that no longer served who I was becoming.
I had changed but those around me wanted to keep me in the safe reflection of who I had been. I became very isolated and stuck. I couldn’t move forward because the vision I was holding of myself was different to everyone else around me, and there was little support or encouragement to enable me to become it.
I had to take matters into my own hands, leap into the unknown and make some big changes. The first thing I did was move away from my family and friends, and kick-start my life again in Brixton, where I knew no one and no- one knew me. I was then in a position to meet new people who didn’t know my past. The second thing I did was leave my job and start writing my book. It meant eighteen months of financial insecurity and uncertainty, but I was willing to go through it to follow my dreams.
It takes effort and energy to make the changes so that you can be truly yourself, but only this can bring true, lasting happiness, because you are no longer lying to yourself. You are really free to be. Change isn’t easy but living unhappy lives is more of a sacrifice. When we let go of what we are told will bring us happiness and start living the life we desire, some of our friends cannot or will not want to change with you, or like your change.
Clearing Out the Clutter is a necessary process to find your own inner happiness. This month it will be much more fun if you can let go of the victim mentality, forgive others who do not and cannot allow you to change for their own personal fears, and forge out in your own way…then liberation is yours.
Love Rebekah Shaman xxx