Letting Go Your Emotional Clutter – Decluttering Part 3

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Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

You may not believe it but we also have emotional clutter, or more commonly known as “emotional baggage.” There are times that we may have been hurt, felt ashamed, felt guilty or angry in the past and sometimes, these memories do get stuck in our mind and we accummulate these “baggages.” In a way, this is causing us to live in the past and we are not able to let go to move on with our life. Emotional clutter is a form of interfering in our life.

Below is Part 3 of the Decluttering FAQ which has been reproduced with the kind permission of Master atan, from ww.dhealing.com.

Learning how to β€˜let go’ is the cornerstone of cleaning emotional clutter. It can be one of the most empowering experiences of your life. As you let go, you free up space to expand. While eliminating the cluttered emotion, or baggage, it’s important to face the reasons why you hold onto your feelings.

Emotional clutter is a form of interference. When a river is blocked with trees, logs, bushes, etc. the water doesn’t flow easily. The river begins to stagnate. So many people ask me why their lives are so difficult, why they always feel stuck. My answer is based on this same principle of the river being cluttered with debris.

Our emotional debris is like deadwood in the river. The more you remove and eliminate the deadwood, the better the flow. Generally we hold onto emotional clutter because there is fear, and often shame as well. When we finally make the decision to clear the deadwood, or debris, it means facing the fear and doing it anyway.

If your inner landscape is cluttered, your outer landscape may reflect that. Often people with emotional baggage collect material baggage in the form of clutter in their homes. Clearing the external clutter is marvelous, but unless you also clear the emotional clutter, you may be doomed to repeat the cluttered house over and over again.

You may think that hanging onto things keeps you secure, so you don’t feel loss and scarcity. In fact, that is far from the truth. We hold onto things because we already feel loss and scarcity. It only amplifies the feelings.

One of the first rules of manifesting abundance is to pay yourself first and to tithe 10%. Give it away, even if you feel you don’t have enough. This is the act of trust. It shows faith in the knowledge that abundance will come back to you ten fold and there is abundance for everyone.

Holding onto clutter and emotional baggage may be the way you feel worth, or self confidence. It may be a false sense of strength and security. Remember, these are the times when you alone are holding the deadwood in place to block the river.

Many people are afraid to cry. They fear that if they simply let go then they will be washed away in an uncontrollable flood of tears. The truth is, once the dam is clear, there is an initial surge of water, eventually slowing to a steady flow.

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    rozalia said,

    Dear choesf!:)

    Thank you for sharing those important infos.

    Happy Birthday, my friend πŸ™‚

    With lots of love,rose

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    You are most welcome, my dearest Rose! πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, I am having a great day relaxing! Earlier last week, my kids gave me a surprise birthday celebration timing it with the launch of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony at 8pm on 08/08/08….I had cooked many yummy foods and called it our mini Olympic party and they wanted me to have lots of fireworks and cheer for my birthday as well! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Have a great week yourself, too!

    With love and many hugs,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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    sweetrosie said,

    I wish I’d known it was your birthday dear choesf – I would have been on time with birthday wishes and hugs πŸ™‚ xxx I hope that you had a gorgeous day!

    As usual your declutterring advice is timely for me and just what I think I need this weekend. It is also timely as we can put out “hard rubbish” this weekend and the council will come and take it away. The streets are filled with discarded furniture, suitcases, bits of wood, old outside settings, broken tv’s, you name it… and of course there are people driving around picking up other people’s clutter…

    Thank you again dear – I think a bit of decluttering is just what the doctor ordered πŸ™‚

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, dear sweetrosie, and yes, I had a gorgeous day – in fact, in fact I had 2 celebrations! πŸ˜† First was a birthday celebration surprise from my children and it was timed exactly at 8pm on 8/8/08, with the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. I had cooked quite a few dishes of party finger food and called it my Olympic Party dinner – we had buffalo winks, baked potatoes with cheese and corned beef, nacho chips with various dips, fruit salads, etc. Then, on my actual birthday, my husband took the day off from work and was the chauffeur for our kids for the day! πŸ˜€

    For the last few days, I have finally caught up with my house chores and spent quite a lot of time decluttering and cleaning my home. I vacuumed all corners of the ceilings, behind furnitures, and under my children’s beds – I know they like to store junk down there! πŸ™„ I also tried out a neat trick in getting my floors gleaming effortlessly and I will post about it here shortly. πŸ˜‰

    Today, I feel so fresh and rejuvenated and had lots of energy from all those decluttering and as a result, I managed to cook more exciting foods. πŸ˜†

    Happy Decluttering, sweetrosie! You’ll feel lighter, happier and rejuvenated as well! πŸ˜€

    With love and hugs,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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