Getting rid of clutter like that is like taking your foot off the brake. But it ALSO frees up that foot to step on the gas!
I CAN tell you that emotional, psychological or energetic clutter can be more slippery than physical clutter. You may have to get rid of it over and over again.
But that’s actually fantastic, right? Because you don’t have to be as scared or as brave when you throw it away.
With physical clutter, usually if it goes in the trash, it’s gone out of your physical space. (If it’s actually a sign of clutter in your non-physical space, similar physical clutter might come right back — but the original item is gone.)
But with this less visible clutter, it can be harder to get rid of. It’s stickier. But it gives you the chance over and over again to really examine if it’s working for you and re-affirm over and over that you are choosing a different idea, belief, feeling or energetic practice.
One technique that I ran across for dealing with physical clutter is to identify areas where you tend to let clutter accumulate and put something beautiful or something that you LOVE there. As a replacement for the clutter.
I love that idea! When you see something beautiful sitting in that space, then the idea of junking it up with something you don’t even really care about seems ridiculous! It’s like setting up a clutter force-field!
So maybe try that with different thoughts, ideas and beliefs? When you identify those things that aren’t working for you or are holding you back, try setting up a different belief in that space. Something that EXCITES you and makes you feel wonderful!
For instance, in modern times we have developed a real fear of failure – like no other time in our history.
It’s almost like the expectation is that you have to be instantly the best at something in order to TRY it.
Maybe because things are so much more ‘instant‘ these days with the internet. Any failure might be instantly captured on our friends’ phones and posted on YouTube or submitted to America’s Funniest Videos. Whatever the reason, people have become scared of even trying something new. Or they’ll try it once and that’s it.