Happy day 9! Today’s cleansing tip is to declutter your space.
If you missed yesterday’s tip, check it out here.
Do you feel sluggish, weighed down, anxious, overwhelmed, unhappy, unproductive, unfocused, etc? Or maybe you don’t know what you feel but you haven’t felt much like yourself lately. You could be feeling numb or blah like you’re in a rut with no identifiable reason as to why.
Now of course, if you are having any of these thoughts or feelings it is important to seek help. Any of these conditions can be related to your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual state and should be treated if the condition is severe.
In my work, it is common to see spiritual, mental and emotional disorders carry over into physical aspects of a client’s life. More often than not, our physical space is a direct reflection of our mental, emotional and spiritual states. These conditions can often manifest in our physical lives, making it challenging to determine what the root cause of concern is and while tackling the root cause is necessary sometimes simply tackling how it manifests can make room for change.
Our clutter is often a manifestation of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or grief that we continue to hang on to. Clutter is our own feelings of being stuck and stagnant, laid out for the world to see. It is our mind and soul calling for our attention. Clearing out the clutter won’t necessarily get rid of the specific issues but it creates room for fresh, new energy to move in, which may be just what you need to start working on the issue itself.
Everything in our world is made up of energy. Each item that you hang on to has an energetic connection to you which can weigh you down. Releasing these items detaches your connection which helps to relieve stress, decrease anxiety, enhance mood, improve concentration and makes us feel lighter and more energetic and motivated.
If you notice that you have been feeling stuck for a while or if you notice that your space has been cluttered for a while, it might be a good time to do some spring cleaning. You may be surprised at what you are holding on to and the difference it will make when you let go.
Here are a few tips to get started:
- Start small: 15-30 minutes a day, or even just one item a day
- Get rid of the old before putting away the new. For example, don’t put the groceries away if there are groceries in the refrigerator that can be tossed out.
- Only keep that which makes you happy and/or is consistently useful. We all have held on to items that we never use or items we dislike but kept telling ourselves we would use. If you don’t use it for months, you probably don’t really need it.
- Put the items you are getting rid of outside. Don’t just bag it all up and leave it in a closet or corner to be disposed of later. That does nothing but move the stagnant energy around. THROW IT OUT!
- Set an intention. As you start your decluttering ritual, set an intention regarding what you are looking to release or what you are making room for.
Removing clutter can be a big job and at the same time is such a simple thing that we often don’t think about its effectiveness. Clutter is the distraction that keeps you from completing tasks. Clutter is that roadblock that seems to always pop up. Clutter is the negative self-talk that prevents you from getting started. Clutter is the connection to your ex that keeps you from meeting and connecting with new potential partners. Clutter is the anger in your heart that keeps your loved ones at a distance.
New seasons are a great time to bring new, uplifting things, emotions, and people into your life. All you have to do is make room! A new season is not limited to the weather but also transitional seasons in our lives like moving, starting new jobs, new year, or birthdays. But hey…anytime is a good time, if you make it so. Start today!
What are you making room for during your spring decluttering? Let’s continue the conversation in the Actualize Your Healing Facebook group.
In Perfect Love,
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