We have all heard the term “clutter” at one point or another, most commonly defined as “a collection of things lying about in an untidy mess.”
You may have also heard this word used in reference to organization or design and decorating—physical clutter, emotional clutter, or even energetic clutter. Personally, I prefer the term “accumulation” instead, especially when talking about the combination of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states. They’re all connected, but they’re not always “lying about in an untidy mess.” In fact, many of us have become extraordinarily skilled at making our physical spaces look clean, tidy, organized, and perfectly kept. Many of us may not even be consciously aware that there’s more to explore of ourselves beyond the boxes we’ve checked in life, despite the small voice in the back of our mind asking, “What else is missing?”
Just because something isn’t “messy” or “full of clutter” doesn’t mean it’s something we still need in our life or that it can’t be improved upon. Most importantly, even when our physical spaces—at home or the office or anywhere we spend the majority of our time—may make it look like everything’s put together and in its place, there is still so much more to be learned from exactly what we’ve chosen to surround ourselves with on a daily basis.
Everyone builds up physical accumulation over the years—clothes, furniture, photos, décor, books, things that may or may not hold significant sentimental value. It’s part of being human, part of living in this world on a day-to-day basis, and it’s completely unavoidable. Anything with which we surround ourselves in our physical environment falls under this category of physical accumulation. It’s our stuff. And each and every physical item we own, whether or not we’re aware of it, does in fact carry its own energy.
This energy may be positive or negative, healthy or destructive, balanced or imbalanced, glaring or subtle, or even simply neutral. But whatever this energy happens to be, when we keep it as a part of our physical world, we’re inviting that energy to get comfy, stick around for a while, and fill our lives with more of the same.
If you’ve heard the phrases, “Surround yourself with good people,” or—adversely—“Guilty by association,” this idea of energy within our material possessions filling our physical spaces and influencing our lives on both conscious and unconscious levels may not seem all that unfamiliar. Because our items belong to us and surround us day in and day out in our home—our private sanctuary in which we start and end each day, where we go to unwind and to just be ourselves—the energy our belongings carry is intrinsically linked to us. It makes up how we view and interact with the world, our loved ones, society, our own hopes and dreams and deepest desires.
Just like “snow accumulation” stands in the way of really seeing what lies beneath it all—the ground—physical accumulation in our private spaces can stand in the way of us really seeing who we are, what we have to offer, and how we can bring our own unique gifts to light.
This is why it is so important to fully explore understand our personal physical accumulation, both from a higher perspective and on an energetic level. When we identify the energy surrounding us in our physical things, we have a unique insight into what needs to be cleared away so we can align with the energy we want to fill our lives—the energy that aligns with who we really are.
There may be items in your home you’ve been holding onto for years but haven’t really used and don’t quite understand why. Maybe you’ve dedicated a large closet or an entire room to “miscellaneous things”, storage, decorations, or objects you can’t quite let yourself get rid of but have no real use for in the rest of your home. You may even consider yourself a clean and tidy person without an overlarge excess of things. Whatever the case, I’d like to challenge you to focus on one room in your home and really explore what’s in it. How does the room make you feel? How many items here call out to you on a daily basis when you see them, and how many of them go unnoticed beneath the hustle and bustle of everyday living?
When we take the time to understand and identify the physical accumulation of our material goods, we inherently discover the energetic accumulation filling our lives. And then, yes, we learn to pinpoint the emotional accumulation as well. We come to discover which physical things and types of energy still serve us in our lives and attract more of what we want versus which ones no longer serve us at all and merely serve as roadblocks. More importantly, we discover why certain objects and energies do or do not currently serve us.
Our material possessions serve as the first of many teachers when it comes to evaluating and reviewing everything we’ve “collected” along our life’s path that led us to where we are today. This process of evaluating and reviewing is incredible learning opportunity, where we give ourselves permission to address what needs to be cleaned up, cleared out, simplified, or rearranged. Like the warm spring sunshine clearing away “snow accumulation” to make way for the budding new life that lay dormant through the winter, clearing out and simplifying our physical surroundings allows space for something new to take place, both within our home and especially within ourselves. It also clears out the old, stale energy that no longer serves us so we can then freely call in, create, and express the new energy of our truest self and the life we were meant to lead.
This energy exchange from evaluating every item in our physical accumulation of things is incredibly powerful; when we give ourselves permission to be honest and open and really explore what these things represent in our lives, we’re also giving ourselves permission to discover who we really are. It offers an opportunity to learn from what we do and do not want in our lives anymore and to grow through these discoveries. The energetic accumulation of our material belongings shows us where we may be stuck, stalled, or blocked from moving forward in any area of our life. It also reveals what we need more of—the goals, intentions, emotions, and creative gifts crying out to be expressed in our everyday lives.
We release ourselves from living a life dictated by physical, emotional, and energetic accumulation. We can shed the pieces of who we used to be—maybe even who we thought we should be—to begin an incredible and transformative journey toward creating exactly what we want in our life and within ourselves.
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