by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
We humans, with our big brains, sure do like to make things more complicated than they need to be. That’s ok, as long as you know you things can get complicated out of the desire to have an adventurous and interesting life!
Once you remember that you get to choose how complicated anything in your life is, you can then choose to simplify any situation. Simplicity brings with it a peacefulness, a satisfaction with your present moment, and a natural state of gratitude for all the “little things” life offers you to enjoy and appreciate right now.
This simplicity is important in our spiritual practices. We do need to choose to be awake and live our lives consciously as souls having a human experience. Without this conscious choice, most of us operate on automatic about 90% of the time, caught in a whirlwind of tasks that don’t bring us joy and unending mental chatter that pushes us to worry, doubt, stress and think we need to work harder.
Instead of making our spiritual practices yet another responsible task we should be doing, our challenge is to live in a space of remembering and embodying who we authentically are. Any practice that truly supports this is the practice for you! Admit it: you actually know who you are. Anytime you feel stress, anxiety, doubt, frustration, anger or fear, it is reminding you that you have forgotten your true nature. Not to worry, that’s the deal we made when we chose to play this game of forgetting our eternal divine nature and then remembering!
So, what’s this 3-step process to living a life that you love? It’s one I highly recommend trying, even if just one day a week.
1. WASH CYCLE
When it comes to washing clothes or dishes, we don’t try to “get rid of” the dirt. Within our own lives, we tend to think of things we need to get rid of, such as certain behaviors, thoughts or situations. When you wash your clothes, you simply put those dirty clothes in some water and detergent. Then you let the process occur naturally, as the water and soap clears away any dirt on the clothing. So, in our spiritual practice, we simply immerse ourselves in that cleanser and water.
Choose your detergent
When you wake in the morning, set your intention. Before you even get out of bed, ask yourself, “How would I like to feel today? What would I like to cultivate and embody?” These are high vibrational states of being that resonate with and exist in your true authentic nature. Declare that the intentions you make are in service to the highest and best good of yourself, the universe and all of humanity.
Here are some examples:
I intend I am abundant.
I intend I am vibrantly healthy.
I intend I am joy.
I intend I am grateful.
I intend all that I do is in the highest service to All.
I intend I trust myself.
I intend I am peace.
I intend I am more loving and compassionate than ever before.
I intend I am open to receive.
I intend I am divinely guided.
Add the detergent to the water
Now that you’ve stated your intention, preferably out loud, it’s time to add that to the water, to the space of your heart. By doing so, you infuse that intention with the pure essence of your divine nature.
Your job in this moment of the process is to cultivate that intention in your heart. It’s easier than you think, as natural as mixing cleanser in water. Because you ARE your intention, you can consciously BE that intention within your heart at any moment.
Still in your bed in the morning, begin with the breath. Your breath is the movement of the wash cycle. Take a few natural conscious breaths and place your hands on your heart. Breathe into your heart for a few breaths. Now state your intention. Breathe in that intention. Breathe in peace. Breathe in trust. Breathe in surrender.
You are unique, so how you get to that experience of embodying your intention might take some experimentation beyond the breath. For example, is there something in your space that sparks that intention, like the peacefulness of the quiet morning or the abundant possibility that a new day holds? Is there something physically in your room that you feel grateful for? Gratitude can bring you immediately to the space where all your intentions live. Is there a memory you have in which you were in the space of love, trust or vibrant well-being? Again, remember that this process is easier than you think. It can literally take just one minute.
Add Your Clothing
You’re in the space now of being your intention, so now any experience, thought or feeling
- any clothing - can easily be added to and cleansed in the wash. Now that you are living, breathing and being the intention you’ve set in this moment, in your bed, you are ready for your day with clean clothes on.
2. RINSE CYCLE
The rinse cycle is a such a magical cycle, really! You’ve infused yourself with your intention and breathing into your heart-space, and now you get to bask in the watery life-affirming flow-state of your heart, filled not just with your specific intention you’ve set, but all those yummy juicy states of being that you were born to experience. Living the life you love, loving yourself and bringing that love to all that arises!
Being in your heart creates a natural clearing and cleansing of the dirt and stains, without the forced need to scrub and stress about what you want to get rid of. All you need do is allow your heart-based intention to expand its light throughout your body. There’s nothing to do. Just imagine, breathe and trust this is so.
Your day contains lots of clothing that will be added to the wash again and again. Notice there is no dry cycle in this process. That’s because all there is for you to do is to put those clothes into the wash cycle. The Repeat part of the process is your most powerful spiritual practice.
Throughout the day, you’ll want to check in on any dirty laundry that might be piling up. If you’re new to this, you could even set an alarm on your phone to remind you, such as once an hour or a few times throughout the day. When that alarm goes off, it’s time to check in to see if there’s a new load of laundry to do.
What is my intention today and am I experiencing it now?
Cultivate Your Intention
Take some breaths and state your intention again. Remember, it’s just dirty laundry. The angst, problems, frustration or doubt is just a little dirty laundry that can be washed easily. Cultivate that intention in your heart just like you did in the morning, taking just a minute or so of your time. Then imagine your whole being is filled with the ever-expanding light of your heart. Remember that gratitude is one of the most powerful ingredients in your detergent.
Intentions begin in ways of being in the world, in the feminine. Once we are in a state of being our intention, we then are open to seeing any actions that express that intention. This is the masculine, the “doing” part of our intention, so that we can experience the manifestation of our desires. It’s the choosing what outfit to buy, wear and what event you’re going to wear it at. Trust your heart and your intention itself to guide you easily to the actions that express that intention. If you’re finding yourself uncertain or doubting your next action, ask yourself, “Is this action an expression of my highest authentic intention?” Then return to cultivating that intention in your heart.
Wash, rinse, repeat. Keep it simple, and miracles will unfold. Yep, that’s right, not only do you not need to dry your laundry, as the light of your heart will naturally do this, but you don’t need to fold it either!
Bonus Cycle for that Fresh Luxurious Feel
At the end of the day, when you’re relaxing and ready for bed, you might want to review the day and look for all the times your experienced the manifestation of your intention. It’s human nature to see the one stain left on that shirt after the wash. But hey, what about the sparkly clean shirt overall? Each time you wash, rinse and repeat, that shirt will get cleaner and cleaner. Your job is to notice and appreciate the clean clothes, not stress over the still-dirty ones. That’ll have you look forward to cleaning out your closet and even give your whole house a love-light wash and makeover!
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