All’s Well That Cleans Well

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014

All’s Well That Cleans Well

i’m one of those neurotic Virgo moon types who has to have everything clean–a little messy is ok–but still clean. so i woke up at 8am this morning, and instead of my usual trip to the yoga mat/then boil water for tea/computer ritual, i looked around the bedroom and started cleaning and reorganizing everything in it. fussy as i am about not walking through dust bunnies and hair strands (my mother always knows when i’m home for a visit) i’ve never done that first thing in the morning before, and i had no idea where the compulsion came from…but the further i got, the better i felt. in fact, it was so satisfying that i moved on to the bathroom, then the rest of this little apartment i’m staying in, until it was apple cider vinegar spotless.

after breakfast and tea, i finally sat down to meditate* and felt so much stress and junk leaving my body, that i was kinda surprised+kinda not when i eventually turned on the computer and checked my IChing for today(#63, at) … and this is what it said:

Starting the day vigorously cleaning out his room, he is not satisfied until he has rearranged the furniture.
If he has joy in his mind, not resentment, it will go well.

isn’t that great synchronicity?  and proof from the universe that all is truly well in my life, even though i can only fit into my one pair of fat pants. That’s the result of a two month foray into the delights of Istrian cuisine; because i might have given up my daily gelato, but not my love affair love with Kajmak (butter’s even richer cousin). i’ve decided not to panic nor go shopping, as both might risk the state of joy and peace i’m in.** instead, i’m just gonna ride this out and see if this next week of 80 degree weather burns the fat off, by some other as yet unknown miracle of God.

*this is the GREATEST, most inspiring video on cleaning:

**i’ve also opted out of most punctuation. no reason, just lazy/on (permanent) vacation.


  1. The snow this winter was deep and the cookies were piled high. Now there are no dry eyes. For I have cried over spilt milk and not the chocolate chips. Summer is here with fat hips. Fret, No! No! Cause the sun is shining and there is no snow.

  2. Hi Anjani, I feel the same way about cleaning – I find when you streamline your life, declutter, the mind becomes sharper, more focussed. When I do a spring clean, which is more often than just spring, throwing out old invoices, deleting massive amounts of old emails, photos of ex boyfriends or hopeful emails and other paraphernalia pertaining to dreams that never came to pass, all this clears up space in one’s life, mind, body, soul, heart, for something new, and it lightens one, as you said. I also clean with apple cider vinegar, funnily enough. I don’t know anyone else besides you who does that. My obsession with cleaning really intensifies once a month, you know, “that” time – when even all grocery shopping items get thoroughly washed in their tins, packets, buckets or in their natural states, before they’re allowed to go into my fridge and I don’t wear shoes inside. If I go out and about in traffic or pollution, anything I wear is stripped off me the instant I walk into the house, and put in the washing basket, if not washed straight away. My home is always clean, pristine, it’s my haven and I don’t want the rubbish of the outside world intruding on that! I’m sending you love, Anjani. Pam (the girl who wrote on synchronicity) xoxox

    • well hey, Pam, you’re my kinda people. no one in Hawaii would think of wearing their shoes in the house…imagine the stuff on the street you walk through, then tracking it indoors…

      • Exactly Anjani! I don’t understand people who don’t get that! I also can’t understand people who have been outside, sitting on public chairs and benches, bus seats, taxis, etc. and then go and sit with those clothes on their beds! Though I don’t have any Virgo in my chart, I am Virgo to the extreme in that regard! Very tidy too 🙂 Nice connecting Anjani – love … P

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