Clutter makes me feel safe. I wear my clutter; books and paper and crystals and art and pens and books & books & books like armor. They are how I keep out the rest of the world. They ARE my world. My refuge.
Therefore- my relationship with Space Clearing is complicated at best.
I do aspire to getting good at clearing clutter one day... as long as that day does not get too close to this day.
Har... Har... Har...
I kid, but not really.
As a card-carrying "artsy person", I doubt I could ever live an entirely clutter-free existence, but there is a point where too much becomes too much, and I have to engage in some Space Clearing lest I tip the balance into qualifying as a bonafide hoarder.
What helps is to make the decluttering process creative.
Feng Shui really appeals to me this way, and that is why I created a section for the SPRiNG TRANSiTiON module called "Space Clearing And The Art Of Internal Feng Shui".
Feng Shui is fun.
And- as Karen Kingston so beautifully points out in Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, it can also go much deeper than that, especially when you add Space Clearing to the mix.
It is fitting that this book is so slim and tidy. There is no unnecessary clutter here!
It is a book that you can read in one afternoon and then immediately put to good use.
Clean, clear, and simple. I like that. At least in theory...
★ "Every aspect of your life is anchored energetically in your living space, so clearing your clutter can completely transform your entire existence." -Karen Kingston
★ "The reason why clutter clearing is effective is that while you are putting your external world in order there are corresponding changes going on internally too." -Karen Kingston
★ "Life is constant change. So when something comes into your life enjoy it, use it well, and when it is time, let it go. It is that simple." -Karen Kingston
★ "Feng Shui is the art of balancing and harmonizing the flow of natural energies in our surroundings to create beneficial effects in our lives." -Karen Kingston
★ "For your life to work well, it is vital to have a good flow of life force energy in your home and workplace. Feng Shui teaches many ways to improve this energy flow, and Space Clearing is one of the most effective." -Karen Kingston
★ "Everything around you, especially your home environment, mirrors your inner self." -Karen Kingston
★ "You are connected to everything you own by fine strands of energy... When you get rid of everything that has no real meaning or significance to you, you literally feel lighter in body, mind, and spirit" -Karen Kingston
★ "Everything that happens in a building is recorded in the walls, floors, furniture, and objects in the space. This builds up in layers, in much the same way grime does, except that we cannot see it, and it affects us in profound ways." -Karen Kingston
★ "Just because you own something, it doesn't mean that you have to keep it forever. You are just a temporary custodian of many things as they pass through your life... Everything material is merely energy in transition." -Karen Kingston
★ "Clutter accumulates when energy stagnates and, likewise, energy stagnates when clutter accumulates. So the clutter begins as a symptom of what is happening with you in your life and then becomes part of the problem itself because the more you have, the more stagnant energy it attracts to itself." -Karen Kingston
★ "Love and fear cannot exist in the same space, so everything you are holding on to through fear is blocking you having more love in your life." -Karen Kingston
★ "Keeping things 'just in case' indicates a lack of trust in the future." -Karen Kingston
★ "The more you can learn to trust that life will take care of you, the more life will take care of you." -Karen Kingston
★ "Clearing clutter in all forms allows our original purpose in coming here to resurface and shine through... The higher purpose of clearing clutter is therefore to clear the debris that prevents us from connecting with our higher self..." -Karen Kingston
★ "As you release the things you no longer love or use, you call back to yourself the parts of your spirit that have been attached to them, and attached to the emotional needs and memories associated with those objects. In so doing, you bring yourself powerfully into present time. Your energy, instead of being dispersed in a thousand different, unproductive directions, becomes more centered and focused. You feel more spiritually complete and more at peace with yourself." -Karen Kingston
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