Spring cleaning comes on like an itch. As the sunshine lingers a little longer I notice the boots piled up in my hall closet, scarves billowing on clothing hooks, and the general disorder of drawers, cabinets, and shelves. And it all starts to irk me. I'm easily distracted. The dirt on the outdoor furniture keeps teasing me.
A teacher recently told me, “Lakshmi only visits a clean house.” Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, good fortune and beauty. Her powers transform dreams to reality. I created a DIY all purpose cleaner with essential oils to anoint my home and invite Lakshmi to visit. Spraying my house from floor to ceiling and pouring this mixture on my cement floors, then wiping it all down with a towel has taken on a ritualistic experience.
This is not to say that I don’t need a little motivation. Our LAPS spring playlist has been keeping my booty in motion.