Creating Space To HealIt’s officially week four, since the time I wrote ‘Healing to be healthy’. As I’ve been sharing the processes and steps for healing I’ve also been carrying them out myself, really reflecting on the journey and learning along the way. Along the journey to healing for health is the ability to create. There’s no single formula here when it comes to healing and it definitely doesn’t just take three or four weeks. However, it takes on average 21 days to form new habits to be formed. Before you can start implementing any kind of change you have to create a new space for you to do so. Before planting a new seed you make sure the soil is freshly watered and there’s enough room for the plant to grow. Likewise, for healing, you need to put yourself in a clean fresh environment mentally and physically that allows you to grow.
Cleaning To Heal
Before I take my paintbrushes, acrylics and canvas out, I always clean the area I intend to use. I place newspapers on the table and floor. In my mind, I am cleaning out and protecting the space I intend to create in. I would never start painting on a messy clustered surface with no room for my stuff, or with unclean hands.You might be wondering how this all relates or fit’s together right? When you’re trying to better yourself, you don’t sit or get involved in clustered areas. Some people begin to clean. When you want to be more organised you clean your desk, files and get everything sorted and in order. When you want to change your wardrobe, you clean out the old things you don’t need before hanging up the new. So it’s the same thing when you want to heal. You get cleaning. Clean out the old, make room for the new.