Cleaning Clutter for Clarity
Yesterday I was feeling blocked about a particular area in my life. Needing some me-time to de-stress, I spent some time in my garden. After cleaning and weeding for only a few minutes, a huge rush of relief washed over me, and my inner voice spoke up loud and clear, guiding me to the exact realization that I needed to move forward.
I didn’t purposefully “clean clutter for clarity,” but I was powerfully reminded of the great impact that cleaning can have on one's clarity and sense of flow.
Have you ever felt stuck about a certain area of your life? Like you don’t know what your next step is? You know that doing the same thing over and over again is insane, but you don’t know another way. Try this:Donate / Discard the things that no longer serve you, such as: Clothes that don’t look good on you, or don’t make you feel good; books you hated; dried flowers (especially ones that don’t smell nice anymore); chipped dishes; leaves from the garden; expired medicine; presents you didn’t like when you got and have never used; etc.
Basically, get rid of any physical thing in your life that doesn’t make you
FEEL AWESOME(and as one of my mentors, Danielle Laporte says, isn't that the point?)
And the really cool thing about this process is that it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing endeavour. Maybe you have a few drawers in the kitchen that need going through, but don’t have time to do them all? Just do one. Guaranteed, you will FEEL results right away.
Don’t have the time to go through your ENTIRE closet right now? Totally fine, just try to be conscious of your clothes on a daily basis. If you try something on one day that doesn't feel good, or your eye catches that shirt at the back of the drawer you really don't like and forgot you had – donate it. Give it to a friend, the Salvation Army, or if you live in a city put if out on your front porch for someone else to take.
I first learned about the process of Cleaning Clutter for Clarity from the book Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks while I was certifying to become a Life Coach. I do the process a little differently than they suggest in the book, but the goal and results are the same.
I now try to clean up on a constant basis, scanning each space I'm in, aware of how the physical objects in my house (and in my mind) make me feel. If they don’t make me feel great – I get rid of them. The result is always the same for me, and maybe it will be for you too: More clarity, flow and guidance.
If we are surrounded by clutter in our lives, it is no wonder that we feel blocked energetically. Free up your space and free up your mind.