Personal Growth - Dump Your Junk
by Akber Ayub
This rather contemporary metaphysical truth is as powerful as any old adage. Put simply, the concept of space clearing avers that when we remove clutter from our lives we open ourselves up to good things. This applies to bodily, emotional, and spiritual clutter. It is an accepted fact that when we clear our mind of old emotional cobwebs, irrational fears and other inner clutter we open ourselves to positive thoughts, inspirations and emotional well-being. However, what is amazing is how well it works at a physical plane.
Karen Kingston, in her book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, says that space clearing will create new vistas for the renewal and revitalisation of any home. Kingston avers that clutter is stuck energy that keeps us stuck in undesirable life patterns. Therefore, we can “sort out our life by sorting out our junk.” More than just junk, clutter has a negative symbology and collects stagnant energy. So when we free our space of stagnant energy we free up our life. That means when we clear out that which is no longer useful to us, we bring more good into our life.
Feng shui is the ancient art of enhancing and harmonising the flow of energy in our surroundings. There is a specialised branch of feng shui called ‘space clearing’ which deals with the techniques of clearing bad energy from our home or workplace and creating space for good energy to take its place. There are specific methods to enhance the flow of positive energy into any space we live or work in and thus, it seems, create happiness and abundance in every area of our life.
| "When we clear our mind of old
emotional cobwebs, irrational fears
and other inner clutter, we open
ourselves to positive thoughts,
inspirations and emotional well-being."
We let junk pile up in our closets, drawers, and even our garages. At times, we realise that we should throw it out; yet, we don’t seem to be able to part with it. “I might use it someday” or “It might come in handy sometime” holds us back. Over time, it buries what is really useful to us, making it difficult to find what we are looking for. Now, compare that to our lives, for an amazing insight! Isn’t that true of our lives too? Old hurts, bad habits and hang-ups pile up like waste and prevent us from truly living. Kingston avers that clutter is more than just the result of sloppy housekeeping. It is rather a manifestation of our negative inner states such as ambiguous purpose, unfinished emotional business, negative family traditions and conflict with others.
| "If the divine is not
flooding our lives with its light,
it is because of our limited
Akber Ayub is a mechanical engineer by profession, an ex-marine engineer, ex-industrialist, member of a college faculty, and finally, following his heart, now a writer.
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