A new calendar year is almost upon us and as such I am currently putting together the finishing touches to my Manifest Your Dreams workshop that I will be hosting on Saturday, 19 January 2019. However I thought I would share the following article from Madisyn Taylor about removing clutter. The two themes are often considered to be connected because if our lives (and our environment) are cluttered then we often lose sight of our dreams and desires. Therefore once the clutter is removed, then we often find ourselves back on track to pursue the things that we truly want.
We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure, when in reality they are cluttering our lives.
In life, we tend to have an easier time acquiring possessions than we do getting rid of them. Just as we harbour emotional baggage that is difficult to let go of, our lives can tend to be filled with material objects that we may feel compelled to hold on to. Most people are not conscious of how much they own and how many of their possessions are no longer adding value to their life. They fiercely hold on to material objects because this makes them feel secure or comfortable. While it is true that the ownership of “stuff” can make you feel good for awhile, it seldom satisfies the deep inner longings that nearly everyone has for fulfilment and satisfaction. It is only when we are ready to let go of our baggage and be vulnerable that it becomes possible to recognize the emotional hold that our possessions can have on us.
It is not uncommon to hold on to material objects because we are attached to them or fear the empty spaces that will remain if we get rid of them. Giving away the souvenirs from a beloved voyage may feel like we are erasing the memory of that time in our life. We may also worry that our loved ones will feel hurt if we do not keep the gifts they have given us.
It is easy to convince ourselves that unused possessions might come in handy someday or that parting with them will cause you emotional pain. However, when your personal space is filled with objects, there is no room for anything new to enter and stay in your life. Your collection of belongings may “protect” you from the uncertainties of an unknown future while keeping you stuck in the past. Holding on to unnecessary possessions often goes hand in hand with holding on to pain, anger, and resentment, and letting go of your material possessions may help you release emotional baggage.
When you make a conscious decision to fill your personal space with only the objects that you need or bring you joy, your energy level will soar. Clearing your personal space can lead to mental clarity and an improved memory. As you learn to have a more practical and temporary relationship to objects, positive changes will happen, and you will have space to create the life that you desire.
If manifesting your dreams and setting a vision for 2019 is something you would like to do then register for the Manifest Your Dreams workshop that will be taking place on Saturday, 19 January 2019.
Limited places are available so book early as this workshop will not be repeated this year.