Isn’t it interesting when old stuff comes up to be cleansed?
I’ve had a lot of patients, friends, and loved ones that have been dealing with ancient issues, some personal, some ancestral. When old issues resurface it makes you wonder if you’ll ever be finished with a lesson.
A few years ago in the midst of some sweet chaos—mother-in-law getting hurt in the nursing home, father having arrhythmia, daughter and her fiancé moving in with us after their condo flooded, preparing for a wedding, and daily calls from our son who was falling in love — I had a dream.
Remember “Saving Mr. Banks”, the Disney movie about the authoress of Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson? Well, Ms. Emma Thompson was in my dream playing Mary Poppins and she was putting all my troubles to sleep with her spoonful of sugar.
We were in a house of many rooms, strolling down a long hall. “What about Mom?” I’d ask and Mary would open a door and there would be my mother-in-law having sweet dreams. In each room, the players in my drama lie fast asleep.
At the end of the hall was a huge double-door closet. Mary flung the doors open. “Now it’s time to clean your closet.”
At first I didn’t recognize anything, but an old coat with a mink collar drew my attention. When I picked it up, I knew it was my grandmother’s. “This was my Nana’s. I can’t get rid of it!” I cried as I clutched the coat to me.
Mary Poppins clasped my arms and said, “If you don’t let go, you’ll never receive.”
And I woke up.
I spent a week cleaning every closet in the house. I got rid of stuff I don’t need and let go of the old vibrations imprinted in the stuff that no longer serves me. Literally and figuratively, I cleaned my closets.
Soon after, the chaos began to clear. Everything settled and nothing was hard. There was an ease to all the change that flowed through my life. It’s still happening—the chaos, the transformations, the change. Yet now the flow is more inviting. And when I let go, the flow carries me through into a brand new, more joyous, more peaceful, more loving way of being.
May You Let Go and Receive,
Deborah Maragopoulos MN FNP
Intuitive Integrative Health