Clearing out the Crap
Posted January 15, 2013on:
Part 2 of 4
Last week I wrote about how we have turned a corner in our evolution and that the way things used to work, are no longer working. A spiritual foundation has been poured and we will be building our lives and our society upon that foundation going forward.
This new foundation requires and demands purity – purity of spirit, purity of mind, purity of emotions, and purity of action. Purity is the absence of contaminants that dilute and make something less effective – in other words, the absence of crap.
For the past several months, I have grown increasingly intolerant of the useless crap I have accumulated over the years. All of this stuff that I used to want and get excited about, now only serves to irritate and weigh me down. I have been trying to get rid of all the stuff that has piled up in drawers, cabinets, and closets. My progress has been very slow, and I really haven’t actually shed very much…I just move it around from one place to another as I can’t decide what to do with it.
Do I try to sell it and make a little money to pay the electric bill? Do I give to someone else that I hope will like it but probably won’t? Do I throw it in the trash where it will be tossed into a landfill and take a million years to decompose? Do I “generously” “donate” my crap to Good Will so that other people have to deal with it?
To make matters even more difficult, it is not just my crap that is bogging me down…it’s other people’s too. I have had a revolving door of people living in my house for many years, so I accumulate all their useless and broken stuff that they leave behind.
As I stepped back and observed myself, I had a sudden burst of clarity –
Most of us have a lot of unwanted crap in our lives
and we spend a lot of energy moving it around and spewing it onto others.
Not intentionally, but because we don’t know how to get rid of it.
This crap is not only in physical form, but is also expressed spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It takes up a lot of time, space, and energy and creates a very thick fog in our lives. We are living amongst the damage of so many bad decisions we’ve made. We want to change, but it feels overwhelming and we don’t know where to start.
Clearing our crap and cleaning up our life is a daunting task. It is not fun nor for the faint of heart. But it is critical for us to deal with if we want to thrive.
So where do we start?
First of all, we must take an honest look at what has VALUE. If something is not an Asset, it is a Liability. Assets add value to our life – functionally, emotionally, and mentally. Be honest with yourself. If you feel drained by looking at it – get rid of it! Fill your life with assets on every level possible – tools that make your life easier, people that are helpful and offer encouragement, education that opens doors to new opportunities.Can you feel the difference that would make in your life?!
Second, if you decide to keep it, make a place for it! Assets without a home – like a filing cabinet, a closet, a drawer that is dedicated just for them – quickly become liabilities. This not only goes for the papers, the pens, and the dishes; it also applies to our mental and emotional issues. All the stuff we have “taken on” from other people, all the stuff we have made up over the years, all the stuff that we hide under the carpet to deal with later.
Here are 4 simple rules to remember as you sort through all of your stuff:
- Return what does not belong to you
- Take responsibility for what is yours
- If it’s broken, fix it
- If you keep it, love it.
Forgive. Accept. Apologize. Love.
If you find yourself having trouble with these steps, seek out people who have the ColorDivinity of Green to help. They are the Masters at rolling up their sleeves and dealing with this sort of dirty work. They intuitively understand at a very deep and energetic level how important it is to clear the crap from your life so that you can regain clarity and soar.
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