Shine bright like a diamond

shine on you crazy diamondDo you ever have 'nitty gritty days' - the kind of days where you wake up in the morning and just know that what you need to do  - before you can do anything else in a truly aligned, authentic kind of way - is pick up each thing - in your inner and outer world - and polish it until it shines? That's what today feels like to me.Sometimes, before you polish an item, you'll need to examine it a little closer: Does it belong in your life right now? (If not, it goes in 'recycle'). And if it does fit your world, you need to check in with yourself on whether it needs mending, cleaning.... or just a really good polish? And when you've tended and polished it care-full-y, you then ask whether the item is where it needs it to be, in your life at the moment - or does it need to be moved from inside that dark cupboard under the stairs to take pride-of-place on your kitchen windowsill?When I'm doing work like this, I'm under no illusion that what I'm really doing is working on my inner world. And, as they say, the devil is in the detail! You can't afford to skip over any of this stuff if you're really serious about your growth. Any truly spiritual path is not for those of us not prepared to tackle the dark corners. And sometimes, when I know something is slightly out-of-kilter in my energetic system - and I can't put my finger easily on what it is - working on the outer elements of my life can enable shifts to take place energetically within me and then either what I need to work on is revealed to me or my energy comes back into alignment of its own accord. I'll often realise, too, that somehow, somewhere in that process, I'll have stumbled across the keys to the next step on my journey - which I wouldn't have found if I hadn't done this bit of 'spring cleaning'. I love it how that happens!And so, though I've never been particularly talented at, or put much emphasis on cleaning in the outer world (it's always been easy for me to focus more on the obviously 'creative' side of my life), there's nothing quite like the feeling I get when I've tweaked and tended everything that's out of alignment and I'm back 'in flow' again. It's like taking yourself (rather than your car) for an annual service - and the trick is not to leave it until it's 'due' on paper - but to do it whenever you feel a bit 'off centre'!So, if I'm going to walk my own talk on this, now, there's only one thing for it. I'm putting my rubber gloves on... and I'm going in!Like some help transforming your inner world while working on the outer? You might like to try some transformational coaching with us!