This is by far one of my favorite topics: Clutter. We all have it, and it’s super easy to accumulate. One thing that isn’t discussed in regular conversation is the dangers of clutter. People do not realize how damaging it is to our spirit as well as our growth and development. If you feel stuck in your life, whether it’s stuck in a relationship or a job, my first recommendation is to clear the clutter out of your home. It’s the easiest thing to do, and you aren’t required to purchase anything to do it.
Every item in your home has an energetic tie to you. If you have a lot of “things” that bring your mood down when you look at it, then your things act like huge anchor weights that prevent you from moving forward. I loved the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. One important take-away I received from that book is to hold an item in your hand; if it gives you great joy and lights up your spirit then keep it. If you hold it and it doesn’t give you joy, then it’s time to part with it. I bet some of you are thinking I have a LOT of things in my home that do not give me joy. You know what that means...it’s time to chip away at it and get rid of all those items!
When my husband and I let of go 90% of our belongings July 2015 when we moved across country, I felt SO light and floaty. My creativity expanded, opportunities started to present themselves, our income doubled. This is why I am so passionate about this topic. Clearing clutter is one activity you can control that yields lots of fruit. If you follow Marie Kondo’s principle of an item giving you joy or not, you will be successful in de-cluttering. For some of you this means you must clear out 30% of your items. For some its 80%! You will find your groove and pace. There are many options to let go of items while being environmentally friendly. I did lots of donations and selling on ebay and craigslist.
Let’s make this de-cluttering process easy for you. This is why I use essential oils to help me handle my emotions as I let go of attachments.
I have one word for you: LEMONGRASS!!! This is by far the BEST essential oil for letting go of unnecessary things.
- 2 Lemongrass
- 1 Douglas Fir
- 1 Lime
Lemongrass- Creates the desire to let go of anything that does not give you joy. You will see exactly what is waste and what is nourishing to hold onto.
Douglas Fir- prepares you for new beginnings and gives you wisdom in making these decisions to keep or let go.
Lime- brings excitement to your heart about letting go, so that this process is a pleasant one rather than depressing.
I highly recommend diffusing this blend while you are actively clearing clutter. You'll experience more drive, motivation and the thrill of letting go of waste.