"You know what they say about agitators?” asked the Home Depot representative on the phone.
“No.” I replied.
“They shake things up so a deeper cleaning can happen. For a while manufacturers almost stopped making washers with agitators, but then people said their clothes weren’t as clean.”
I smiled at her response and immediately knew she’d just shared a Divine teaching.
Two days earlier, the almost thirty-year-old washing machine that came with this home inconveniently bid a final farewell. Then off to the store I went, and ordered a new washing machine… one that didn’t have an agitator.
I was thrilled with the idea of having an agitator-free washer. I daydreamed of washing all my blankets and comforters, and ease of dumping the dirty clothes into the big open bin. Then later that night I discovered that the incorrect sku# had been entered at the point of sale. The model that was scheduled to be delivered had an agitator.
Just thinking of the cringe worthy word agitator triggered me. Who wants to be agitated? No one.
Years ago, I was on a very turbulent flight and I recall thinking that I felt as if I was in a washing machine. It wasn’t until I began breathing into the turbulence that I allowed my body to flow with the motion versus bracing against it in fear. Then I immediately felt better, calmer and was able to comfort the elderly woman across the aisle.
Life hands us a plethora of potential agitators, doesn’t it? Some are small. Some are not so small. What if you knew that all of them had arrived on your doorstep to give you an opportunity for transformational soul growth? We get to choose how we react when agitators show up. Do we feel victimized and lash out? Do we feel disempowered?
We can make a conscious choice to reach for the higher perspective in each and every situation and experience. Indeed, we can choose to b-r-e-a-t-h-e and lean into the teachings so the deep cleaning our soul longs for can transpire. From that vantage point, you become aware that the agitations have a higher purpose and deep healing commences. The gifts of the experience will soon reveal themselves to create a lift and shift so you can become a light for others.
It’s 2020 and we’ve all been put through the wringer…on the heavy-duty cycle! Take a deep breath, lean into the agitations, and relax into a new rhythm to release what is not serving you. It can be easier.
You have within you an enlightened state of mind where truth prevails and love surrounds you, filling all the places within you that need the deep cleaning that agitation brings. There is an expanded perception of the world that I encourage you to strive for through intentional healing, meditation, and spiritual practices.
Love yourself through this transformative time that has arrived with potential for much soul growth. And you don’t have to do it alone. Your sacred soul collaborators, your beloved animal companions, and the beings of light who work with you, will be supporting and celebrating you every step of the way!
And my new washer, complete with agitator, will forever be a symbol of the deep cleaning we are all here to experience.