Making Peace with the Cluttered Cupboard
Have you ever had a drawer, cupboard or closet that became the place where everything was thrown into and one day it was either so jammed packed or so messy you just had to clean it out? It may have taken you a lot to muster up the energy to pull everything out, toss some things, give some away and reorganize it. Yet ultimately, it became a wonderful place to feel really good about.
When we hang on to old patterns, addictions, emotions and resist change, we are like a jammed pack cupboard. There is little or no room for new and better experiences, events and things to come into our space or life.
While we first need to identify what we would like to experience in our life and give attention to it, we also need to make room for the new experience by clearing away the mental and emotional clutter that can block the way.
One way to begin identifying the mental and emotional clutter and clearing it is to tune into the things you say to yourself — the messages and stories you are telling yourself about your interpretation of the world. We all have countless thoughts going through our minds each day. Have you stopped to ask yourself how many of them are true? As you become more aware of your thoughts you can begin to stop them in their tracks, question them, not take them so seriously and even reword them into more positive statements. Sometimes we have blinders on about the messages and stories we tell ourselves. It can be helpful to have a person whom you can confide in to help you identify and declutter your mental and emotional cupboard so that you can feel the relief and joy of what you really want to experience.
Our mind is a powerful tool, but truly our heart is the one that leads the way to a joyful life that is uniquely your creation with Spirit.