So, after a month’s break in August, where the word was Illuminate, I am back with the Word of the Month for September: Eradicate.
It is spring here in Australia so it’s a good time for renewal and regrowth.
Cleaning out the mental and emotional closets is such a healthy (and necessary) practice for a good life. Life is a process of constant renewal, and in order to be present in the now, and be able to fully Express (the word for the year) we need to be constantly clearing out what is no longer necessary.
When we look at the etymology of ERADICATE – it comes down to roots.
Latin eradicat- ‘torn up by the roots’, from the verb eradicare, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out’ + radix, radic- ‘root’.
To eradicate is to pull something up by the roots. This is particularly relevant to the rooting up of old beliefs that no longer serve us.
What I am noticing that is coming up for uprooting at the moment is my attachment to views and opinions and the need to be right. All of this is of the ego, and while the ego, per se, is not a bad thing, it definitely isn’t a good idea to let it guide out lives. Attachment to views and opinions and being right strengthens the identity and the sense of self. Letting go of views and opinions and the need to be right helps us to be more in the flow of life and less in a vibe of conflict (fighting with what is).