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You’re probably used to hearing about how much work clearing your clutter is, how emotionally draining is can be, how physically exhausting it can be. Perhaps these are some of the reasons so many people continually avoid doing it. But have you ever wondered: Can clearing my clutter be fun? Quite simply: HELL YES! Although I have felt these moments of fun throughout my time working as a clutter coach, it occurred to me the other day that not nearly as much emphasis is put on this side of clutter as its counterpart. How could this possibly be, isn’t clutter clearing work? Well, yes, but not all work has to be hard or full of drudgery. For example, several years ago my mom started to bring plastic bins full of my old childhood stuff to my home. She was very kind in that she would only bring one or two tubs at a time, once or twice a month. At first I felt a bit overwhelmed – I had no idea I had this much stuff left at my parents’ home (it ended up being 12 bins worth)! As I began to sort through the bins, usually just one at a time, I found a lot of stuff I didn’t care about anymore, but at the same time I found it intensely interesting. To see the things and ideas that I had once thought were so important laid out in front of me in physical form was fascinating. What things … Continue reading
Recently I had the most interesting email land in my inbox. With the writer’s permission I’d like to share part of it with you: “…this is far out, but I am understanding that everything around us has or is a Being. Everything in your house too. So that is why your stuff can talk to you These Beings want to be of service to us. I remember one time a beautiful pond and a sunrise. I was appreciating this very much and expressing my appreciation, and a wave came back to me, that I translated as “thank you for seeing me”. The essence seems to be that all wants to be seen and appreciated.” -Manuela Manuela so eloquently stated a really key element that I am trying to pass to people about their homes and the items that live in their homes. Our homes are alive. Our stuff carries energy, and that energy can either support us or pull our own energy down. In the Release 13 Things in 13 Days challenge, one of the questions I have people sit with as they are feeling into the emotions behind their clutter is: “How is this item fulfilling its purpose in being created by continuing to live in my home?” In my experience, even though we’re typically working with “inanimate objects” when we’re clearing our physical clutter, I still perceive a desire from stuff that it wants to fulfill its reason for being created. Sometimes I feel like stuff is begging me to … Continue reading