Many of us are discovering that Lockdown presents an opportunity to do some deep house-cleaning. I’m sharing James Roose-Evans’ post because it shows us how routine chores might be a metaphor that goes deeper than intended.

Why stop with the home? Lockdown is also a time for reflection and personal re-orientation.

“A commonly recurring image in dreams is that of a house in which unsuspected rooms are discovered, or dry rot is found. In such dreams, as also in reality, a person may have within them many locked rooms which have never been entered, where the shutters remain unopened and no light penetrates. It is not surprising, therefore, that we speak of ‘skeletons in cupboards’.

Until we have learned to open up all our rooms, whether, through meditation or some form of therapy, we cannot expect to grow spiritually. It is like a garden. Until the ground is cleared of weeds, bright new shoots cannot break through.”

James Roose-Evans’ Blog