It’s almost the end of January and if we’ve been naughty or nice most of us have received a gift or two from Father Christmas. How exciting! The reshuffling begins in the already stuffed cupboards and wardrobes overflowing with hardly used or acknowledged items and clothing. Another job that doesn’t exude a lot of satisfaction, instead is draining and testing us emotionally and mentally.
Because we must make room for another item that doesn’t excite us very much, and we also don’t want another thing crammed at the back of the cupboard and forgotten for eternity? Or do we?
The reason why most of us feel guilty to let things go is because it might be an expensive item, or we have either paid lots of money for it or there is an emotional attachment to it.
However, does it make any sense to value items and things and compromise the flow of energy? The answer is debatable. It all depends on your values and beliefs. If you believe that the energy that created those items in the first place can be recreated again, then you might feel ok to let them go. Holding onto items and things obstructs the flow of energy leading to more stagnant energy. When we hold onto things, we send a message into the Universe reinforcing lack.
New Year calls for new beginnings. Take stock of all the things you have. If you can’t do it physically try experimenting mentally first. I know that you are probably thinking that you have to many things and it’s not doable. Start with the items that are in front of your eyes first.
Simply touch every item and notice how you feel. Do you feel a connection to the item? Does the item make you feel happy when looking at it? Does the item evoke any tingles or goose bumps within you? If the answer is “No” to any of these questions you have 3 options:
Sell the item.
Give it to charity.
Throw it away.
Now is the time to notice your energy again. Go back to the options above and notice on a scale of 1-10 which option feels better for you.
You don’t have to decide right now.
Think about how happy someone else might be if you would sell the item or give it away. The whole energy of the item would transform as well as your own energy.
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” Jim Rohn
When you lay your eyes on an item you possess notice if you feel love or appreciation for that item. If none of these feelings are being evoked within you, then the only part of you that holds onto this item is your Ego.
The Ego likes possessions and lots of them because this is how it identifies with.
Your Soul is happy to let go of things and not feel guilty.
Because it knows that we live in an abundant Universe.
But don’t just let it go, say thank you to the item for serving you (it has a Soul and a Spirit too).
If you find letting go of items a painful chore, when your time will come to leave the physical world for good, the people left behind you will find it hard to let go of your possessions as well. The more we practice letting go, the more we release holding onto things.
Most of us have bought so many items unconsciously and I am no exception. So, next time when you buy something take a breath, slow down and ask yourself the following questions:
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
Do I buy it because it’s on sale?
Do I buy it with my savings or my credit card?
The less things you buy the less things you will have to let go.