“Putting love first means knowing that the universe supports you in creating the good, the holy and the beautiful. It means knowing that you’re on the earth for a purpose, and that the purpose itself will create opportunities for its accomplishment” – Marianne Williamson
Hello Business Lover!
I hope the year has got off to a good start for you, as you are taking time to sort out your clutter.
To do it properly does take time, energy and thought, but it will be so worth it for the peace of mind, clarity and sense of freedom you have once it’s done. (L.O.V.E. Your Clutter)
Now, to help stop the clutter returning, as it somehow does, I thought it might be useful to understand why we produce clutter in the first place. For myself once I recognised my subconscious behaviour, I began to take note of where I would put things and learn to let go of things that don’t really serve me right now. It still gets out of hand every now and then but at least I can recognise when it’s creeping back and easily get it back under control.
My L.O.V.E. system really works for me and helps me to remember what’s important about my things, what to keep and where to keep them. What does that stand for?
L = Love O = Organised V = Valuable E = Energy
Here in Part 2, we are going to look more in-depth at L for Love – Make sure you love your things in the right way.
As human beings we are subconsciously programmed to collect and store things.
Collecting and storing nuts and berries, for consumption later.
Collecting a storing wood and stones for fire and weapons.
Our primitive or limbic brain still wants us to do that as a safety mechanism.
However, here in the modern world, we no longer have to fend off marauding tribes or hunt and store food in the same way. We can pop down to the store and buy what we need fresh every day if we want.
We no longer have to fight off Sabre Tooth Tigers or fend off other tribes people from taking what we have. Yet we still buy more than we need and we keep things “just in case”.
We start in early childhood to emotionally attach to things. Did you have a security blanket or soft toy that you were so attached to that you cried if you couldn’t find it? Do you remember feeling unsafe? Do you remember how you felt when you had to learn to share your favourite toy? Panic!
So, growing into adulthood we are already emotionally attached to our belongings – in adult life it still feels that all is well when our things are around us, regardless of whether or not they are useful or beautiful.
However, that emotional attachment can be a strain – buying the things in the first place then finding somewhere to store them. Keeping things “just in case” is a primitive thought and a poverty mindset. I’ll ask you, does that mean you won’t be able to afford to buy what you need at the time you need to use it?
And letting go can be scary. That’s why hold I my clients hands and guide them as they begin to De-clutter – their homes, wardrobes, fridge etc. We also work on letting go of other negative influences such as people as well as negative energy within the body. The feedback after these sessions have been quite dramatic!
They speak of the sense of freedom and calm it brings once they learn to let go of unnecessary possessions and tidy things up. It clears the mind so that you can clearly think about what you truly want for your future. It stops time wasting because you can find things easily and many of my clients have been able to make money from their unwanted excesses. I’ll be giving you tips and ideas about how to do this in Part 3 and 4.
So carefully go through your things and make sure you really love them. Be honest with yourself in terms of their usefulness to you and if you are keeping things for sentiment make sure they are on display so they can admired and loved. What is left are the things you really L.O.V.E. – not the things you think you should keep.
In Part 3 we will talk about O for Organised – about storage, display, up-cycling and more ideas to help prevent the major clutter from returning.
In the meantime, contact me if you would like to discuss any of your own ideas or queries. Or indeed, please leave a comment, we’d love to have your questions or suggestions.
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Until next time – L.O.V.E. you clutter and have fun.
With Love – Together – We Can!