“Clutter is stuck energy. The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter,” which means to coagulate – and that’s about as stuck as you can get.” Karen Kingston
It’s spring, the time to clear the clutter from your home, office and mind. If you’ve got rooms full of useless and unnecessary items, clearing them out will give you a sense of purpose and change, make room for the new, raise your energy and give you a heightened sense of well-being.
Our outer spaces are a reflection of our inner spaces and if there are areas where you work and play which are clutter filled, you are not going to be a stranger to the feelings of confusion and overwhelm. Just thinking about “getting rid of” and “throwing out” can bring on feelings of resistance and defeat.
How do I start?
With the mind. (Well you wouldn’t expect any other answer from the authors of this newsletter!) Pick one object that you know you should get rid of and whilst focusing on it ask yourself the following questions:
Why can’t I let this go?
Why do I not even want to think about it?
Why am I holding on to this?
You may discover beliefs about money and scarcity, guilt, and fear of the memories associated with certain items. Your answers will certainly point to emotional conflicts that are keeping your clutter in place and probably keeping you stuck. These will all be tappable issues.
If you want to make a start have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Begin with a small space, an easy to realise goal, then imagine how the area will look in detail, once it has been cleared, tidied and cleaned. Think in the present tense and sense the lightness and freedom the cleared space brings. Fully engage in the visualisation and sense the clarity and
empowerment you feel. Bring in all your senses, if you can. Imagine what others are saying to you about it (only complimentary things, of course) Smell the fresh smell.
Keep doing this as often as you can just for a couple of minutes at a time, and you will find that imagination quickly translates into purposeful planning and confident action.
For the Tappers
Here are some tapping phrases to kick-start your action. The reminder phrases are underlined.
Even though I feel safe with all this clutter, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I’m afraid to let go of my clutter, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I’ll feel guilty if I throw this out because it cost a lot, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though, I can’t look at my stuff because it brings back sad memories, I deeply and completely accept how I feel.
De-cluttering is one of the best ways to achieve clarity and calm, so if an object drains your energy,
GET RID OF IT!
Jocelyn and Kristina at Trance-Formed