As much as I love shopping, I love throwing stuff out even more! This means when I hit the wall with toys on the floor or a closet full of clothes that I don’t want to wear or a drawer that won’t open due to the sheer volume of stuff inside – I donate, pay forward or recycle the things which no longer serve a positive purpose in our life.
It is easy to hold onto keep sakes from our past, inheritances from relatives, the daily mail pile up, artwork from daycare, those just in case I ever put the weight back on clothes and the just in case I ever look like I did before having kids clothes, friends that drag us down but have been with us for years and worries that keep our mind from focusing on our best life. I have written more on living your best life in my last post and it is worth a read.
We all know that when we have clutter in our minds, work space and homes it becomes a life force. We extend energy on the “stuff” that becomes unavailable for our higher pursuits.
I challenge you to clean up one space this weekend. It could be your desk, a drawer or a relationship. Un-friend those folks on your Facebook page that drive you wild posting their every movement clogging up your feed or say no to an invitation that you really want to say no to but feel obligated to say yes. Some people have so much stuff that they pay money every month to store it in a storage facility. Think of how good it will feel to donate some of your stuff to people who really need it like a support group for teen moms, a single parent in your community, war veterans or anywhere that resonates with your heart.
Did I mention that you will make room for new energies to come in? Yes, this is key and a wonderful benefit of clearing space in your life. Just be sure not to replace everything you just cleared away. Allow the chi to flow for a while and raise your energy with good news. When I practice Feng Shui and clear out the Wealth and Prosperity corner in my house and place red objects there I will get a new client or find some money in my house within 24 hours.
Find some systems that work for organizing the items you want to keep and follow a simple rule for any item you will keep: You must love it or it must go. No matter who gave it you or how much it cost, once again it is all about the LOVE!
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