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I know that spring-cleaning is a tradition, but what about fall-cleaning.

Do you feel the urge? Are you liking the idea, or resisting it?

Fall-cleaning took over the last week of September for me, and then set me up for a major re-make of everything from book covers to websites.

At first, this did not make me happy at all! Normally I love redoing things and change, I love designing; but the idea of this big of a change did not make me happy.

It did the opposite.

It really made me feel like going to bed and pulling the covers over my head, which I actually did a few times!

Has this ever happened to you? You feel the impulsion of letting go and moving into a new phase, but it seems so overwhelming that you want the impulsion to go away?

After days of confusion, the joy of the change kicked in, and I am now in the process of listening to new ideas of what everything will look like (and I am getting some expert design help from my daughter Laurie Lewis – Knoedler, which has made all the difference!).

In the Seneca tradition, October is all about creativity and yes, that is what is exactly what is happening!

What I am being “forced” to learn this fall is that in order to move ahead, a lot of stuff needs to be cleared out to make room for the new.

Is this happening to you? Are you fall-cleaning? Are you preparing the way for new growth, and making it easier for ideas to grow without holding onto old ideas?

Yes, I did say I would complete the new book, The Daily Shift, in September.

However, that book was one of the main catalysts that prompted me to take a fresh idea at everything, so now it is in the works for completion in October. I hope that it will be accompanied by at least a few new looks in other places too – watch for them!

What ideas are coming to you? Let’s Shift together creatively this month!

With Love,


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Jet October 1, 2012, 7:14 am

How glad am I that I’m not the only one going through this? What I find most helpful in The Shift is that sense of Belonging. The idea of Clear Out is a Spiritual one, not just feeling pushed and pulled by the material world. When I realize it is Spiritual, it all falls into place and I feel the impulse rather than the compulsion. Thank you, Beca, for helping to clarify this!

Beca October 1, 2012, 7:36 am

YES! That’s the key isn’t it .. to realize that clear out .. fresh ideas …is a spiritual impulsion, and opens our view to see what is already provided. As we take the action we are being impelled to take, that view gets much clearer. YEP – you not alone in The Shift!

Jamie Lewis October 3, 2012, 1:26 pm

Also very happy to know that this clearing out is a natural thing to have happening at this time of year! I have been feeling the ‘need’ to take action and re-order and re-design things and ideas in my life. When I look at these ideas materially, it all feels very blah and rather pointless. When I redirect my focus on the Spiritual action of these changes, it all feels quite light and lovely! Thanks Beca! Oh, and yes I certainly have crawled back under the covers a few times myself 🙂

Beca October 3, 2012, 5:26 pm

Perhaps we should have a crawl under the covers party at The Twelfth Gathering! Yes, I agree, getting back to the Spiritual action of all these changes makes it all light and lovely. Thanks Jamie!

Corinne October 8, 2012, 12:36 pm

Hello, just wondering, Beca, what is the link between fall cleaning and (October-inspired) creativity? When I think of the start of the creative process I think of a white canvas or blank slate instead of the kind of busy doing that goes with intense cleaning and re-organizing…

Beca October 8, 2012, 2:24 pm

I agree Corinne! It seems the same way to me too! I love the process of clearing out before creating… so October. In fact, in a way, I just wrote about that in The Shift Ezine: