It was recently suggested to me to clear out the old and make way for the new. I posted a photo and caption but felt so much more could be said about the topic. I am sure I have written about this before but I am finding that my own understanding of things is deepening all the time and thus one Blog will differ from the next, even though they may be on the same topic.
The topic of clearing out came up in relation to the end of last year being quite a struggle for me and that this struggle may spill over into the New Year. It is funny as I thought as much myself.
I started the clearing out. I only moved house a year ago and cleared quite a lot out then, so you wouldn’t think there would be too much more to clear out. Huh. Things that I didn't think to clear out before or perhaps I wasn't ready to let go, I am clearing out now. I see that different areas of one's home represents different areas of life.
With the areas of the house in mind, I decided to start with my desk. I have been struggling to find time to put in the effort I would like, into my business. At the moment, my desk is in my bedroom and I am working hard to set things up so that I can move it. Ideally, I would like a work space which stands alone. A space which represents everything I am trying to build in my working life that will not be interfered with by other areas of my life. Until I manage that, I will do what I can with what I have got.
A short time into clearing things out, I soon realised that it was not going to be the easy task I thought it to be. I started with the filing cabinet, which apparently doesn’t take long to build up. I threw out what I could and shredded the rest. I felt the effects as I was working my way through. I felt that I was freeing up space in areas like banking records and paperwork for old loans. Health records which did not represent what I felt about health these days.
This realisation then led to my shredding all of my old journals and old report cards. I thought about my old self represented in these journals and report cards and these are nothing of what is me today and certainly not representative of the person I am becoming. I see shredding to be one step which will satisfy me for now and when the fire ban season is over I will burn the shredded paper, making way for new energy and new beginnings.
I have really struggled to let go of my past and I see that this process is helping me to let go. Once I have finished with the desk, I will clear out the computer files, my song playlists, everything I can think of which leaves only that which represents my now and future.
Once I have finished with my work space, I will make a start in the kitchen, which to me, represents my physical health. I will go through the whole kitchen. I have stopped using a microwave and prefer to use the oven and stove to cook and heat up food. This has led to my wanting to replace all plastic with glass, cast iron and stainless steel. Anything I throw out, I will donate.
I have taken to replacing pillows and doonas and doona covers, all of which we spend a large proportion of time in and carry energy. I realised the other week that we have had the same furniture for 10 years or so now and we could make a few changes in that area. I have donated ornaments I had and am gradually replacing everything to match my life as it is and is becoming. To do this all at once would cost a fortune so I have put out my intention and bit by bit as I can afford it, I am making the changes I need.
Clearing and cleaning out is a big job, especially if you haven’t done it before. Start in one small space and just chip away at it. I prioritise the spaces I tackle by which area I feel needs the most help. Rome wasn’t built in a day and every effort you make will result in positive effects. If you are finding it hard to let go and you are not ready to clean out then don’t worry, you’ll do it when you feel that it is right for you. Happy clearing.
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