I have been Spring cleaning my house, rearranging furniture and adding new paint. It has been very liberating and has given me a clear head and a new perspective on life. I feel as if the clutter in my life and heart has been removed, thus giving me more room for peace and happiness. I came across this article that I thought you would enjoy.
Get busy and start clearing the clutter from your home and your life. : )
Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life
From Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life On-Line Course
The following is an excerpt from the “Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life” on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.
Here’s the thing about clearing.
It is not about the “doing” at all.
It’s not about the issue or your desired outcome. It’s not about what you observe as a problem, or the solution.
It’s not about the mismatched socks, the mountains of paper and store catalogues teetering your desk, or the to-do tasks that never get done.
It’s not about the juggling of a million things all at once, the fact that you’re not getting enough sleep, or have zero time for yourself.
It’s not about your family that doesn’t pitch in to help out, your crazy boss, or your neighbor’s dog that barks all night …
It’s not about fixing something, managing, getting rid of…
Clearing in this program is not about any of those things.
Here’s what clearing is:
- Clearing is an opportunity to bring compassionate awareness to the places in your home and life that are out of balance.
- Clearing is a journey that can be messy, and meandering; a journey that doesn’t always add up, make sense, or go in a straight line.
- Clearing is a daily practice that starts where you are.
The real goodies with clearing – that this course will help you discover – is in how you process the gucky stuff that arises when you clear: your attachments, fears, overwhelm, confusions, stucknesses…
“Processing” – as in tuning in to how you feel. Without attachment.
Awareness changes everything.
Going Slow to Go Fast
What most people do not recognize is that the simple act of clearing one little thing with intention, every day, is more powerful and sustainable than binge-clearing a whole lot of things on the fly. By consistently clearing something small like a purse, a wallet, or even one paper clip off your chronically messy desk, you can bypass your brain’s fight-or-flight wiring system to such a degree as to create a sea change and a ripple effect of global proportions!
Adopting a simple daily practice of putting away one thing, for example, or rounding up a small area for sixty seconds, every day, is not only soothing to the nervous system and can feel really good over time, but it’s one of the best ways I know to move energy that feels stuck in your home, head, and heart.