From The Practice of Letting Go…
What does clearing mean to you? What does it look like? Where are you? Are you in a quiet space clearing your mind or are you sitting in a room filled with old papers, pictures and clothes?
Are you sitting in front of your book keeper or accountant? Or at your desk with a consultant reviewing systems that work and systems that no longer work? Are you with your partner/ husband/wife/spouse prioritizing your life?
Whatever looks like you in your current situation, you’re clearing your current path to make way for a new path that works for you. It’s a path that’s more refined, easeful and in alignment with your intent or highest good.
It could be clearing old thoughts or patterns that don’t work for you. Or literally clearing out papers that are no longer relevant, or pictures that trigger suffering, or clothes that are worn out or no longer fit and that are creating physical clutter which also contribute to mental clutter. This is the premise of the art of Feng Shui, to clear and organize your space in a manner that creates a Zen-like energy flow. You’ve probably seen or read articles titled ‘Feng Shui Your Life’, ‘Feng Shui for Success’ or ‘Feng Shui for Better Health’. All with the intent of clearing your path for optimal energy flow. You might also have heard of the Marie Kondo art of tidying phenomenon, which encourages you to surround yourself only with what you need and what brings you joy.
Everything is energy, and so to have a clear space – whether it be our minds, our homes or our offices – is essential to our wellbeing and to being in alignment with our authentic selves.
‘Out with the old, in with the true,’ as my friend Jeff Brown says. Taking inventory of what’s relevant, essential and what’s true for you at any given moment or transition point. Clarifying what is blocking or causing suffering and clearing it from your path to make way for what serves to lift you higher.