Clutter is your friend


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When thinking of clutter in my home and life (which includes mental and emotional clutter), I have a tendency to use the words ‘get rid of’. 

As in, I want throw it all away, fast, like it’s the enemy and never have to see or deal with it again. 

But, I’m not sure that’s the best approach. In fact, I know it’s not.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Marie Kondo method, of keeping only what sparks joy? 

Well, the reason (I believe), it’s become so popular is that it honours the clutter that you’ve brought into your life (it’s a choice) and lets it go with respect, with more honouring and *allowing*. It’s not a, let’s throw all this sh*t away now, never to see it again!!

Honouring the clutter in your life, shows you where you are not honouring yourself. Where you are not allowing life to flow in and around you. 

Where you are not creating space, for you.

The I Ching (the ancient Chinese text that Feng Shui is based in), tells us that there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’. There is only allowing or not allowing. 

Life flows through you and around you, or, it doesn’t and gets blocked by all the clutter. 

By honouring and allowing of letting go of our clutter, we can honour and allow everything that feels heavy and cluttered within us. 

The more we deny, resist or push away our clutter, the harder we make things in life for ourselves. 

But by allowing and accepting it all, we can bring more joy and space into our lives.

So next time you look at your clutter, instead of approaching it as getting rid of, or throwing things away, become curious and notice where you are not allowing in every area of your life.

Clutter is your friend.

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