The two not-so-nice 'C' words..
The two not-so-nice 'C' words. The ones that are contributing to shifting our home, health and life to a suffering state.
Clutter and Chaos. All I can say is - Yuck! Even the thought of these words give me an internal physical icky reaction. What is exciting about it though is it is something I KNOW I can clear and move through the cycle of clutter and chaos with ease and grace.
With autumn being a time for shedding, and winter a time for preparing for growth, it is ever so common for us to feel overwhelmed, to over-indulge, to over-work. It's part of the universal cycle. It is a time when the seeds are planted, get nurtured and work hard under the surface, get shaken up in order to grow. A time when the natural resources of the earth stand the test & stress of winter, to come out stronger and blooming in spring. As a beautiful part of this incredible universe, you too follow the cycle. The difference is, the earth's resources naturally follow this cycle and KNOW exactly what it is they have to do to not only survive, but more importantly to grow bigger and better. They never doubt their abilities or their existence.
When it gets to winter and the house is in organised chaos and clutter, it's often a time when our internal resources also shift causing us to feel edgy, frustrated, rushed, anxious, unhappy or even out of control. Take a look around you - does your house, office and sacred spaces match your feelings? I look around my home and see the stressful clutter. I know what it is I need to do and I'm excited! Time to unclutter baby - and it is GREAT for the soul!
Our energy matches our surroundings and our frequency is a magnet for our surroundings. So when we are in a space of clutter and chaos in our surroundings, it is a fact that our internal state would be matching. No wonder we feel icky and messy right? Its often hard to sit back in a state of calm and be internally gracious. A home reflects the people that live in it. So clutter and chaos can often be a sign that there is a deeper issue.
The act of decluttering has a way of generating fresh energy, creating mental and physical space for more clarity and allows you the chance to release some of those negative vibes that you have been holding on to. So take a look at your surroundings and think - what material things am I holding onto that perhaps are a means of me holding onto something else? Often people generate loads of 'stuff' in order to feel happy. The truth is the 'stuff' is to counteract the internal 'stuff' you aren't willing to shift or change in order to generate true internal happiness. I encourage you to get out there and declutter all your spaces to create a fresh, new vibe.
Whilst I am in the act of decluttering - I like to give myself a massive universal shift, by de-cluttering from the root cause. My mind.
I have many ongoing daily practices, including keeping a gratitude journal, meditation, actively being grateful in looking for the GREAT in life, appreciating the way the universe is working FOR me and what it is trying to teach me. I have some super tools to change my thoughts and emotions to those of beautiful ones instantly as they arise. I watch the language I use to give the universe clear directions. What I do find though, is in Winter some of that wants to go into hibernation. I take it as a time to reset my focus and move through any limiting beliefs or decisions I may have created without even realising. Sometimes, just by de-cluttering my spaces it gives me a huge mental shift. HUGE!
Take a look around you. What can you shed and de-clutter? For a little extra motivation, because giving to others and the world is a huge component in mental and physical fulfilment, try and either donate the goods to a charity or sell them at trash and treasure - opting to donate the money to your favourite charity. That might just be the extra kick you need for the extra feel-good factor. How good does that feel already thinking about it?! It's giving me the warm and fuzzies putting it on paper too - the perfect winter warmer.
Removing clutter and chaos equals creating clarity and calm. Now those are 3 'C' words that I really LOVE!
Clutter and Chaos be gone! Give a big warm welcoming hug to creating clarity and calm.