When I walked in to my “home office” yesterday – a room I hadn’t really used as such in a long time and which had become a default storage room – I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I looked around and honestly felt paralyzed and overwhelmed. I didn’t know where to start. That’s exactly how my life in general has felt lately.
As within, so without. Our outer space is a reflection of our inner space. But ridding the outer space of what doesn’t serve our Good can affect our interior space as well. It can be a starting point for forcing us to do some inner work that we may have been avoiding.
Why are we hanging on to certain things and is it time to let them go?
What memories and emotional attachments need healing?
Are we clinging to past dreams and goals that are no longer important or relevant to our present or future?
The things we had represented who we once thought we were. Do they represent who we now perceive ourselves to be?
Is it useful? Even a piece of art has a use if it inspires us. If it no longer does, why then do we hang on to it?
Clearing the outer clutter helps us clear the inner clutter in our soul that keeps us from moving forward. It frees us, allowing us room to move and breathe. It gives open space for creativity to flow.