Think about it for a moment. How can you bring something in if there’s no space for it? It’s astounding how much space we give away on a day-to-day basis. Not only do we give away our “time and energy”, we hold on to “things” that have a great deal of energy attached to them and those things take up space.
A few weeks before the end of the year I decided to clear out and create more space in my condo. For some time I’ve wanted to start this task but honestly it felt overwhelming! This time I was bound and determined to get things in order. What I decided to do was look at it from the perspective of moving. My thought was to go through every inch of my home and clear out anything I wouldn’t take with me if I was moving. This is different from just organizing.
I’ve lived in the same place for many years and let’s just say things found their place hidden in drawers, on shelves, in closets and some were in plain sight. I couldn’t part with certain items because of sentimental value, I might wear it (or use it) again, and some were those “one of a kind” special things. I’ve never considered myself a pack rat but seriously did I really need the VHS tapes, the picture in a cracked frame I’ve had semi hidden behind a door or clothing I haven’t worn in 10 years?! I’m still amused about getting rid of jewelry from my late teens…let’s just say my niece got a bag of fantastic retro jewelry. 🙂
Why do we hold on to ‘things’? Initially the intention is that these things are still useful so we keep them but let’s face it there are certain things we have difficulty getting rid of. Those ‘things’ fill a void. They make us feel better when we look at them because they bring back memories of a time long past. Having lots of ‘things’ make us feel abundant.
The fact of the matter is that all those ‘things’ hold bits of your energy AND take up space. They also signify limits and lack. In terms of “lack” you are actually telling the universe that you don’t have enough resources to replace what your getting rid of. Why keep the shirt or pair of shoes you haven’t worn in years? Get rid of them and find something you love even more! If something hasn’t been used in years it’s time to clear it out! Living in abundance means knowing you can create something new! This doesn’t mean getting rid of memories or things that truly have a special meaning . It means clearing out ‘things’ that you will never use again to create more physical space and as a bonus, you collect up YOUR energy in the process!
For me the experience was a wonderful trip down memory lane. I gathered up my energy and cleared out the ‘things’ that had no longer held meaning (or my energy 😉 )and were taking up space. I let go of old hopes and dreams knowing that by doing so I would have a space for new hopes and dreams to become real. If something I’ve said here resonates with you, take the steps to make more space for yourself on an energetic AND physical level. Clear out those ‘things’ that no longer have meaning and merely take up space in your life and/or your home.
Clearing physical space is very freeing. It brings your ‘space’ into present time and makes space for new hopes & dreams to become real! OK, so I couldn’t part with the 50 lbs of beads from Mardi Gras but that’s a story for another day. 🙂 ~Shine Your Light Debbie
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