I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
Clean up, Aisle Nine.
I scrubbed the kitchen, the floors, and the counter tops today.
I made space.
You know Nature abhors a vacuum, right? That's what Aristotle said. Well, she also doesn't particularly like a hot mess either. There is no space for the new when it is populated with empty water bottles or tangerine rinds.
It doesn't matter if the clutter is to be recycled newspapers or your recycling story of past pains; if you don't make space, nothing new can enter.
So although my mind was preoccupied with business plans my hands were pruning with soapy water and unfinished dishes. If I can't clean up one thing, then I can clean up another.
You know what happened?
Quiet happened. A sense of order. A sense of accomplishment.
I padded across the bamboo floors and sought out a good friend: Artemisia. She is a powerhouse. As my favored plant lovers explain:
"Artemisia helps to relax the mind and the brain to surrender to the heart."
That is just it.
When you experience an overwhelm, you can almost guarantee that the loop of focus has been caught in the mind and it needs to drop down, to surrender, to the wisdom of the heart.
That's where the magic is.
That's where clean coffee mugs, ready for a friend and a fabulous connection are stored: The open, spacious readiness of the heart space.
I may just move on to the the living room, creating the potential for miracles and magazine articles.
"There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes." - Rumi
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