What a great day!
Got so much DE-cluttering done, and made some bank on items I don’t use anymore in the process, which I can invest in what I truly love.
If ever your mind is full of nonsense (noise and thoughts) and you can’t seem to clear it, try doing a big clean of your environment. De-cluttering the house can help De-clutter the mind. We need space to be – to exist.
It is good not to get too attached to items and more importantly not to let ourselves be fooled that an item forms part of who we are as a being.
As Eric Thomas said, ‘The most important thing is this: to be able at any moment – to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become!’
This certainly includes getting rid of items we don’t use or need to someone who could benefit greatly from it, will use it and be grateful for the item.
An example, I sold a guitar I had that I hadn’t so much as thought about much less played in at least 2 years. The house was getting a bit too cluttered (we tend to accumulate items over the years) and I knew it was time for space (mentally and physically – the two are intimately connected – psyche and soma).
The gentleman I sold it too, got a great deal, I sold it for much less than I could have, but I didn’t need more money and wanted it gone to create space!
He told me that this guitar was going to be a child’s very first guitar!
Because I was willing to part with something, that guitar is no longer sitting in a spare room, in case one day I want to play it, and will now be the vehicle to take the first steps in a young mind, introducing it to a most wonderful, magically journey, that of a musician!
The reasons we sometimes keep many things for, ‘one day just in case’, is because we can have believes that are rooted in that of a world of lack – that is to say, a hording mentality – where we feel there is not enough for everyone.
It is understandable in some of our older generation as their parents may have experiences the great depression, so terms like, eat all your food (don’t waste there won’t be enough) become very used by a large amount of people – for survival.
We live in the most prosperous and abundant time in history!
The universe is abundant for what we need. Just look how many lemons you can get from a single tree (mine has about 100 and 100 flowers for more that will start growing).
Lemon trees provide fruit all year!
A lemon is something whose juices will alkaline your drinking water (which is good for heavily chlorinated water such as that in SA). The acidity of the lemon neutralizes the chlorine making the water pure!
Water is the what our bodies need most besides air.
Sacrificing what we are can be getting rid of ‘junk’, don’t keep it if you really won’t use it (there is a 1% chance you will ever use it). It is possible to identify ourselves in part by the items we have – but this is superficial. Sure it’s good to have nice things but don’t be attached to the material. Be attached to what truly matters to you and what you love in life
Moral of the story:
Drink lemon in your water if you don’t have filters in them (plant a lemon tree)
De-clutter – home and mind.