Many of us are using this time to create space and de-clutter our work and home environments. Over the past few months I have been setting aside clothes that I no longer need. Yesterday, I went to Goodwill and let a lot of material things go. Not just the old, but also what might serve others better.
Letting go of what no longer serves us and creating space for something new is a powerful practice.
Its something that I am doing intentionally for a number of reasons.
It allows us to move forward and not be overly attached to the past. So we let go of the old that no longer supports who we are today.
It turns out that this is pretty hard for me … and I don’t think of myself as a hoarder!
For many years I was an Intercultural Trainer, supporting people from different cultures coming to the US and for Americans going overseas and working in Global teams. I loved this work as it let me expand my knowledge of different cultures – especially their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that may be unexpected and different.
When I become a life coach I moved away from training into the sphere of one to one coaching.
And now I am giving away my books and creating space for my yoga books on philosophy and spiritual inspiration. I feel drawn to bring more spiritual awareness and connection to our intuitive heart space, rather than our rational mind.
When we clear our environment it creates space for the new. Often it will create a new sense of spaciousness within us too … and sometimes not. Lets be realistic and human.
If you are in the process of de-cluttering, notice if this physical clearing is enough for you or if there are judgments and attachments that are also cluttering your mind. They may make you feel secure, but they may be getting in the way of what you really want.
Take a moment to sit comfortably.
Feel your body resting in this space. Hips. Thighs. Lower legs. Ankles. The soles of your feet.
Take some full deep breaths as if you want to be here in your body … and feel supported.
Notice the change in your breath when you land here fully.
Slow it down even more.
This is the place to ask yourself:
“What do I need to let go of?”
Keep breathing and see what arises from the depth or your being rather than your head
With awareness of clutter and consciously letting go, we move away from past conditioning and towards balance and freedom.
Can you let yourself be here, just the way it is?