get rid of the baggage!
Free yourself from feeling stuck...
Do you ever feel like all of the 'stuff' you hold on to is actually preventing you from moving forward? It very well could be. We so often hold on to 'things' in our life because we feel a sense of duty to keep things that have been passed down to us, or that remind us of specific times in our life. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if the object you are holding on to is bringing good feeling and emotions, or whether it is taking you back into a period of time that may have been sad, depressing, frustrating or simply not good? Try a simple tact-pick an item up that you are holding on to 'just because.' How does that object make you feel? Do you get any joy out of it? Does it feel like it is pulling you back and down? Does it feel heavy, dark or repressing? If any of those feelings surface-get rid of the item. We often hold on to things in an almost punishing way. Maybe it takes you back to a period where you weren't making good (perceived) decisions, or a big shift in your life was taking place. It's almost masochistic. We keep these things because we feel as if we must be reminded of how we behaved, thinking that if we forget about it, we will revert to a certain unbecoming behavior. What actually happens is that we repeat these behaviors just by being reminded of them.
When big shifts in our lives take place, one of the very best steps we can take is to get rid of clutter. This refers to physical, energetic and mental clutter. The easiest step to take is to get rid of the physical clutter. There are items that can keep you from moving forward, just by being in your space. It could be a letter from an ex, a piece of clothing that reminds you of an event, a photo, a piece of artwork, a book, etc. The value of an object is subjective-if it brings you pain and takes you to a dark or repressed place in your mind, it's not worth any amount of money. As soon as you begin releasing yourself of the physical objects that cause pain, you can then move forward with releasing the mental and energetic clutter associated with them. Even having items around that simply take up physical space and have no meaning to you for daily living or happiness, should be released. This doesn't mean that you go around with a trash can, scooping up everything around your house to throw away. Always consider donation if the item is in good shape, but know that energy travels with items as well. Do you want to pass on the energy that you've attached to an item-to someone else? You have to make that decision.
Paper items are best released by burning them. If you have no safe way of burning paper items, find a way to release them. Flushing small pieces down the toilet or shredding are other ways to release the energy from paper items. Please, be safe and do not burn paper if you do not have access to a proper burning method. Clothing should be thrown away if attached to a very strong, negative event. Again, the value is subjective. It's much more important to get rid of it than it is to recoup a dollar amount.
Give yourself permission to get rid of any items that do not bring you happiness. This doesn't mean for you to get rid of the practical items that you need for everyday use. It's just intended to help you understand and feel okay not to hold on to items that you associate with negative events or associations. Free yourself from the constraints and shackles that those items bring and release them from your space! Also, this isn't a suggestion to go around your house picking up every single item and asking if it makes you happy or sad, it's just about the obvious items that you know in the back of your head, are no longer serving you in your highest good. Remember that everything holds energy and when you hold on to items that are associated with a 'negative' energy, you are allowing that energy to occupy your energetic field. The more you can release these items, the lighter you will allow your energy to become. The lighter your energy is, the easier it is to move forward and accomplish the things you want to accomplish.
Try it and let me know what transpires for you! Leave a comment, send me an email, DM me on Instagram-just let me know if releasing these items helps you in any way.
Love and Light~
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I am a wife, mom, photographer, avid reader, Yoga enthusiast, nature lover, traveler, adventurer, and child of God, who loves to learn about anything and everything and is just trying to help others see the beautiful beings that they are! Welcome to the blog for my website. Here you will find articles about many, various items of interest. I am a Reiki Practitioner, Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, Energy Healer, Astrologer, custom Mala Creator and your go-to for the support that you have been looking for. Thank you for stopping in!