Move it out

Written by Amie on June 29, 2009 – 1:26 am -

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Clearing the clutter!

A few weeks ago, I spent many hours de-cluttering the house, getting ready for a garage sale. I had no idea how freeing it would feel to get rid of “stuff”. I have read and heard about how de-cluttering isn’t just about getting rid of  material items. Material items correlate to your inner world.  I had been feeling claustrophobic for awhile, knowing that the stuff all around me was mirroring all of the “stuff” going on inside me. After the garage sale, I took the remaining unsold items and donated them. I knew there was no way I was bringing them back into the house!  Then, this weekend, I re-organized and got rid of even more stuff. I was on a roll! It felt so good to clear out stuff that is no longer useful to me and my family.

Correlation

While I was working on clearing the stuff, I was really able to see the correlation between holding onto physical stuff and holding onto emotional stuff. I suspected it before, but now I actually felt aware of the truth and what was happening inside me. I was finally ready to let go of some old beliefs that were no longer serving me. I was attached to the beliefs, just as I was attached to the stuff that I hadn’t looked at in years. I kept putting off the task because I felt too overwhelmed and too scared to think of tackling my “basement full of stuff”. Now I can see that my “basement” was referring to the physical basement in my house, and at the same time, the basement of stored beliefs in my body.

Another step to awareness

It really amazes me when I am able to see the connection. I feel like I have taken another step on my path to awareness. Years ago, I never would have seen this correlation. It is such a gift to be able to see what is happening in my inner world, and how that is connected to my outer world. I felt that a whole part of me that was buried under stuff was finally able to peek out again. I felt such relief, and such joy knowing that I was allowing a part of my true self to be seen again.  Now I am working on why I was burying those parts of me. Why did I choose to park them in the basement and leave them for so long? Maybe I don’t need to know why, but maybe I do. We’ll see what comes up. I just know that there is no need to feel afraid of it. It is just another layer of “stuff” that needs to be peeled away. Another layer of me that can be free.

Free!

Feeling free to be me feels really good! I have made a conscious choice to follow my heart. I know what is right for me, and I choose to listen. Will it always be easy? No, but it sure will feel good to know that I am honoring what is really true for me. This got shoved into a box in the basement somewhere, but now it has been released! It is very exciting! My hope for my kids has always been that they follow what makes them feel alive, so I am giving the same gift to myself. It feels really good not to have that extra baggage! I keep looking at all of the empty boxes that I now have, and I dream about the possibilities. I am free!!

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