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The Shadow Work behind Decluttering and Tidying your Home - Exploring the Inner Work and Energetics




Working with energy and homes, I see healing happen in many ways. One of these transformative healing journeys is that of decluttering. I'm not here to just preach about minimalism or offer you the latest decluttering hacks; I want to delve into the heart of the matter, the inner work of decluttering your home.


Your home reflects you. It impacts your health, your mind, your emotions, and your energy. It would make sense that decluttering one's space would shake up energy and become inner healing work. Afterall, a messy space = a messy mind.

Decluttering isn't merely about tidying up your physical space; it's a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and personal growth. So get comfy and we explore the profound inner shifts that occur when you embark on the path of decluttering!

 


Uncovering Attachments


As you sift through your belongings, you'll inevitably stumbleupon items that hold sentimental value or trigger memories. These discoveries often prompt you to reflect on your attachments to material possessions. You'll ask yourself why you're holding onto that old jacket from high school or the collection of knick-knacks gathering dust on a shelf. Ask yourself questions as to the WHY behind holding onto that particular item. This process can lead to profound insights about the emotions and stories we attach to objects.



Decluttering a home of stuff
Decluttering can have us examine our thoughts and feelings that come up

Facing Resistance


Decluttering isn't always a smooth ride. It can stir up resistance and discomfort. You might find yourself hesitating to let go of certain items, even if you haven't used them in years. This resistance isn't just about stuff; it often mirrors emotional resistance to change and the fear of the unknown. Confronting these feelings is an integral part of the inner work needed to break free from your clutter cycle.



Reframing Old Beliefs and Mindsets


A deep aspect of the healing work that decluttering, organizing, or tidying up your home can bring is the opportunity to rewrite your clutter story and shift your mindset. We often tell ourselves stories on the reasons why we cannot let go of an item, why we cannot possibly keep and maintain a tidy home, and dozens of other mental blocks of self sabotage. When these stories come up, we have the opportunity to work through the mental traps and create new stories and new neural pathways so we can form healthier home habits and better relationships with our stuff.



A cluttered office with bookcases of stuff
Letting go of your stuff frees up so much physical AND energetic space


The Art of Letting Go


One of the most significant lessons decluttering teaches us is the art of letting go. It's not just about saying goodbye to physical possessions; it's about releasing attachments, expectations, and even identities that no longer serve us. Letting go isn't always easy, but it's incredibly liberating. Because with endings coming new beginnings and for you to step into a new space, a new frequency, and a new version of yourself!


Cultivating Mindfulness


Decluttering is a mindfulness practice in action. It encourages you to be present, to examine your choices, and to consider the impact of your decisions. It's a chance to practice non-attachment, to let go of perfectionism, and to embrace impermanence.



Raising your Vibration


As you clear physical clutter, you'll notice a remarkable shift in your mental space. You'll feel more focused and less overwhelmed. Decluttering isn't just about creating physical space; it's about making room for clarity and creativity in your mind. You also feel lighter after decluttering session. When you declutter and let go of your things, you are also letting go of old items, beliefs, and energy. You are letting go and raising your vibration, which allows new opportunities and energies to enter your life.

Decluttering is more than just an organizational task; it's a profound inner journey. It's an opportunity to explore your attachments, face resistance, practice letting go, cultivate mindfulness, create mental space, and raise your frequency! It's a process of shedding not just physical possessions but also emotional baggage.

So, as you embark on your decluttering journey, remember that it's not just about what you're getting rid of; it's about what you're making space for – clarity, peace, and the opportunity to live a life more aligned with your authentic self.


If you want to work on the energetics of decluttering, organizing, and tidying up your home and focus on the inner work involved with shifting your mindset to break free from your clutter cycle, then check out The Holistic Declutter Experience - a four week course in creating a tidy home and clutter free life.


Your Holistic Home Helper,


Marissa






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