Clutter is stuck, stagnant energy. By changing your home, you are changing the energy in your home and allowing more possibilities to enter your life. The Universe fills voids, by, creating the physical space in your home, you are also creating the mental, emotional and spiritual space for your dreams and desires to manifest. Try these steps to declutter your life.
One wonderful question to ask yourself; Do you own your clutter or do you clutter own you? Take a stroll through your home and contemplate that question. Why do we keep things that we do not like, use or need? Are you keeping something “just in case?” This is a fear based response. It is a lack of trust in the future.
Inherited clutter could be a problem. This is like the “just in case” syndrome. Inherited clutter is also guilt-ridden. How could you get rid of that vase that your Mother loved? She would be upset. Sound familiar? It could also be a gift from someone, and you feel guilty getting rid of it.
This past weekend, I decided to declutter. When I moved into this home four years ago, I bought stuff that I did not need or like, but, it was expensive stuff, so I kept it. This past Sunday, I went and bought large moving boxes and got started. There was no stopping me, and when I was finished, it felt so great. The energy in my home felt lighter, and I felt so proud that I was able to release many things from my past.
I went through the box of my deceased mother’s knick-knacks. Most of these have been in a box in my closet for the past four years. My Mother loved these knick-knacks, but, I did not and realized I was keeping them out of guilt. My Mother is in spirit, and she will always be in my heart. I know someone will love to have them and appreciate them, so, they got donated.
If you are going through a divorce or a relationship breakup, it is important to clear the energy of your ex. It is a time to clear and emotional bring in new energy.
When clearing, look at your home and surroundings in a new way. For many years, I always kept large baskets above my kitchen cabinets. Why? Because that is what I did in the past. Well, this weekend all the baskets were put in bags for donations, and the clean look in my kitchen makes me smile. That expensive brass lamp that I never liked also went. I know someone will enjoy my discarded things and I feel like a rebirth.
My Five Steps to Declutter Your Life:
1. Put in on your calendar and get the supplies you need: boxes, tape, large trash bags.
2. Decided on the time of day you will do this. Are you a morning person or do you do better at night?
3. Play upbeat music. Get your game on!!
4. When going through the clutter ask yourself two questions. Does this object bring me joy? Why am I keeping it? If you are not sure about some objects, set one box as a “maybe.” Put a date on it and revisit after six months.
5. Reward yourself. When you are finished, pat yourself on the back. Take a stroll around your home and feel the difference in the energy. Open the windows to allow fresh air to come in.
Transform your life. Set the day to declutter.
September 27, 2017
The Universe is for us. Expect the best, look forward to the best, and know it will come. We cannot experience what we deny. We must believe and not limit ourselves. Change your habits to change your life.
September 20, 2017
Learn to use a simple, proven tool to calm your mind. When stressed we cut ourselves off from the power of the Universe. By calming our Inner Self first, the outer will calm. Learn to quiet your mind and connect with Source.
Om mani padme hum
“The jewel in the lotus of the heart.”
Pronounced: ohm maa-nee paad-may-hoom
Ave Maria or Hail Mary
“Ave Maria” means “Hail Mary” a mantram in honor of Mother Mary
My God and my all.
This was a phrase that Saint Francis used in his prayers
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.
The Jesus prayer
Kyrie eleison or Lord have Mercy
“The Lord as the source of abiding joy.”
Barukh attah Adonal
“Blessed art thou, O Lord”
Pronounced: baa-rook aa-taa aa-doh-nai
Ribono shel olam
“Lord of the Universe”
Pronounced: rib-on-oh shell oh-lam
The name of God.
September 17, 2017
Luckily, my family and I were spared the worst of Hurricane Irma’s wrath. We lost some beautiful trees and had to endure 90-degree heat without electricity for days, but, in perspective, that is all minor. However, in talking to people this week and feeling the energy while in public, there is an emotional aftermath of Hurricane Irma and this could be the perfect time to build fearless faith.
With the storm approaching, it is hard to predict where landfall and the terrible “eye” of the storm will hit. We prepare our homes, we put up shutters and then when the storm starts, we lose electricity and sit by lantern light. For Hurricane Irma is was a long night of sitting in the dark because it was such a huge storm.
With the emotional aftermath of Hurricane Irma, I feel it is important to not let fear set into our consciousness or worse our subconscious mind. Now is the time to develop fearless faith in God, Infinite Intelligence. We may have fearless faith when life is going according to what we want and need. But, then the forces of nature come in: hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes or a health concern.
We must develop a fearless faith and surrender to a Higher Power, or we will be at the mercy of the forces of nature, which are beyond our control and remain unpredictable. We must get in touch with our Inner Self and that Inner Self will connect us to a Higher Power, Infinite Intelligence. Times like these are when we need to hold onto our faith.
If your mind is filled with fear, try concentrating on courage, so, the fear does not become rooted into your mind. If you find that impossible, divert your attention by prayer, writing affirmations, or saying a mantra. If that is not working, read something amusing, watch a comedy, or get active and do something that is fun.
Then when the fear has subsided, spend time in meditation or prayer to get in touch with your Inner Self and God. Use this time to build up fearless faith, flex those muscles and stay in control of your thoughts.
September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma is charging towards Florida. I live in Florida, and I am in the path of the storm. As I am writing this, the hurricane has shifted, and it appears that we are not going to get a direct hit. This has been a very stressful week, trying to decide whether to stay or evacuate. My family and I decided to stay. We spent the week shuttering up our homes, buying supplies and getting ready as best as we could. One thing I had to do was find strength in the storm.
I have been through many hurricanes, but, I have never seen the anxiety and stress level this high. There were long lines to get gas and supplies. Currently, most stations are out of gas, and the stores are out of bottled water. Floridians had to make many decisions this week. It was suggested to put your important papers in a Ziploc bag. I look at my bad with the papers and flash drives and think that my life is in one bag.
What would you put in your bag? What would you protect? With a life threating storm, material possessions did not matter to me at all.
Normally, I meditate and pray every morning. This week, I increased that to three times a day. I cannot control the hurricane, all I can control is my thoughts and put my faith in God. One hidden blessing is that today I am stronger than I was earlier in the week. Most Floridians will be stronger; we have no choice, especially the Floridians that
Please pray for everyone affected by this massive hurricane.
Our life flows and ebbs like a river. There is constant movement. Usually, though, we resist the movement. Our distractions and our rigidity to change gets us caught on logs or rocks in the river. We stop the flow instead of going with it. Try to image your life as a river and go with the flow.
A few summers ago, my son and I were on the Snake River. Across the river were a family of otters. It was delightful watching them play, going under water and then popping back up. They followed the flow of the river with trust and abandonment. We could use a lesson from these otters and try to go with the flow of our life like the flow of a river.
The rocks and logs represent our need to control outcomes even though sometimes there is nothing we can do to control them. We can set clear intentions with the Universe, remain focused, stay flexible, and pray.