Happy first day of Spring!!! Spring is all about new beginnings and it is a great time to plant new seeds, find a fresh way to look at things and do a little spring cleaning. Spring cleaning our relationships can be a great way to give ourselves a boost, refresh ourselves and our relationship and move more intentionally towards the relationship we really want.
What are you going to clean in your relationship today? Fear? Jealousy? Anger? Resentment? Are you ready to let go of hurt and pain from the past and embrace more love in your life today?
We unconsciously hang on to emotions that don’t serve our relationship. We have been hurt. We are scared we may be unlovable. We do everything to please our partner and neglect ourselves. And when these painful emotions build, we end up hurting ourselves and our relationship too. But doing a little spring cleaning can help us become aware of what we are feeling and help us align our intentions and actions with the end result we most want…love.
When spring cleaning, we ask ourselves if our feelings and actions are motivated by love or pain? Are we doing things that serve our relationship and give us the results we want or are we doing things that cause damage? Are we willing to embrace love or do we want to continue to live in pain?
Becoming more conscious of what we are feeling and what is motivating our actions can help us create the results we want. We cannot expect that actions taken in pain and anger will produce the loving results we most desire. We have to be willing to love in order to receive more love.
Take some time and be really honest with yourself about what you are feeling and what is motivating you in your relationship. Are your actions moving you towards a loving relationship or are they continuing to build more pain?
When we focus on our end result – love – and when we intend to get there, we align our feelings and actions with our goal to ensure greater success. Being willing to love, ensures you will feel more love.
Thanks for the great reminder about taking responsibility for my feelings and my actions. It’s normal and human to feel resentful and angry at times and sometimes I let these feelings fester and build, usually by ignoring them. When I do this they do not go away, things do not get better automatically. I have to take responsibility and make conscious choices – so I have to run now and take care of my side of the street. 🙂
I love this post! I’ve been doing some MAJOR decluttering in my family relationships the past couple of months ~ and like you say, continually choosing LOVE. WHAT a difference! It is truly amazing. And of course, everyone reflects it back to me. It can be hard changing habits but it is so, so, so, sooooooo worth the effort.