Clutter Clear One Small Area
Clutter clearing has been described as modern day alchemy! Yet it is something that I have always struggled with. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to hold onto stuff! I’ve held onto every little thing that I’ve owned, brought, been given or just received in one way or another. I think one of the things that I held on to for so long was a certificate I got for gymnastics when I was in junior school, aged around 10/11 years old. The funny thing to it was that it didn’t even have my name on it – it was just a certificate!
When I first started the Soul Coaching® program, I would move my stuff around, and throw away the bits of rubbish that I had accumulated. It took me a while to understand that whilst I was getting rid of stuff, I was not loosing any part of myself as I did it. I would identify myself by the stuff that I have accumulated, and what worth I had. For example, I would keep all the DVDs that I had brought, even if I hadn’t watched them in years! I am a big wrestling fan, and but I would only watch certain matches from a three hour event, and so I was not only wasting money – but the DVDs were taking space up in my room!
That’s the other thing with clutter. When you have a room full of ‘stuff’, then how can new stuff get in? When we have space in our lives, the universe conspires to fill in some way or another! I have noticed this in various ways in my life, but as I begun to clear out DVDs, selling them or taking them to the charity shops, I noticed that more fun came into my life, I would be going out more or going to spiritual church services.
This time, I decided to clear out some old clothes, that I had not worn or would be able to wear for a long time. They had been sitting in my loft and wardrobe for at least two years, maybe longer! There was an interesting shift when I did this. There was sadness as I looked at a couple of shirts that I loved to wear, but could no longer fit into them. There was sadness when I looked at a pair of jeans that I had not even worn, that I wouldn’t be able to wear. There was amazement at some of the shirts, trousers and other items of clothing that I had worn! They really weren’t my style any more! LOL! However, once I took the two black sacks to the charity shop, I actually felt relief. There was a weight that was lifted off of my shoulders as I no longer put pressure on myself to loose the weight I had gained, or to use them just because they were there. There was a little more space in my life!