“Love my clutter?” you might think, how can I “love my clutter!?” My clutter drives me nuts!
If you want to have flow in your life, begin by loving and being grateful for what you already have. Gratitude does so many things; it makes sense of your past, brings you peace for today, and creates a vision for your tomorrow.
Resistance and resolution are at opposite poles on the spectrum of clutter control. Resistance primarily has to do with not being able, or willing, to deal with the negative feelings clutter has in your life. Or, the opposite effect happens and you get attached to the negative feelings clutter gives you.
You can shift that feeling. If you have clutter, it means you have kind of abundance in your life. We can say that your life is, in a way, overflowing with stuff. Even if you don’t necessarily love your stuff, you are still in a state of overflow and abundance.
Psychologist Carl Jung contended, “What you resist not only persists but will grow in size.” This means that not only will your resistance to clutter only continue despite you not wanting it to, but, over time, you will attract more and more of what you are resisting.
The only way to get rid of clutter is to accept it. How does your home feel? If you are not happy with what you see, are you willing to do something about it?
Take a good look in your home. Look at your clutter. Open drawers and cabinets and offer thanks to your home and to your stuff. You have invested a lot of time and money into this home. Like it or not, this is what you have invested in and this is what you have. When you acknowledge it, you can make other choices. Ask yourself how will you invest your energy in the future. Make a decision now. Find a pen and paper and write your specific answer down.
The next step to give gratitude to what’s in your life now. Thank your home. If you don’t like it, you can change it. Give thanks to your life. It is only when we can accept what is, that we can create lasting changes. Don’t judge. We do as good as we can; when we know better, we do better.
The clutter in your home has a lesson to teach you. What can you learn from it? For example, if you have an overflowing “To-Do List,” then you must learn and to say ‘no.’ If you have lots of old clothes that you think you will someday wear once you lose weight, it may be time to accept yourself just the way you are and get rid of those old clothes that don’t really fit.
Accept everything in your life. Even accept the resistance you have not to accept.
Find your “pain point.” Where do you feel the burden of your clutter? Is it on the inside or the outside? If there is clutter inside of your body and you feel you are carrying too much weight, decide what you want to eliminate right now. Don’t start with a new diet that promises big changes. Changes are simply small steps that are done on a daily basis. Eliminate three things you eat that you know aren’t good for you and decide stop for a month.
Do you have a difficult economic situation? Try a shopping free month. Do not make a huge change all at once; one month is enough to start. Take one small step at the time. This is the secret.
Clutter is not only found in your things. Clutter is all of the unnecessary stuff that blocks the energy in your home and your life to flow freely. If you want to live the life of your dreams, you must get rid of what blocks the flow of energy. The decluttering process is an inner and outer process. We need to declutter from inside out. We need to open up for the truth and accept the reality if we want to change.
If you want to create the home and the life that you love, you need to let go of what you don’t love.
Thank you for reading my blog. And thank you to those of you who share my blog. We need to wake up and create a better world. The first step is to eliminate what does NOT create a better world.