Ahh, cleaning the closet. Don't you just love it? But it's not one of those jobs that you can love if you're planning on doing it. I mean, who ever gets up in the morning and is thrilled about saying, "Today I'm going clean the closet! Yippee!"??
In my experience, it's one of those jobs you can only love when it happens spontaneously. You know, like you just went in there for one thing. Maybe you didn't find it right away, so you started moving things around a bit, where the heck did I put that anyway, and you're digging through the piles of stuff on the shelves or in boxes or baskets on the floor.
Suddenly, there you are, raking out the closet, clothes are flying everywhere, a pile to give away, a pile that needs mending or washing. And then there's the stuff to try on because you're a different size now, one way or the other, or you want to be, or fear you're going to be, so what do you bring out next? Your piles of fat clothes or skinny clothes or your in-between clothes? - because you're in the midst of moving up or down the scale.
And then there's all the other stuff that's in there. Stored things, books and papers, a huge pile of stuff to chuck in the bin. And then there are all those odd bits of weird stuff that you know you might need or want someday but they just never found homes. You know, those things you frown at, stare at, carry around the house for a while, hunting for places for them to live, muttering, "What the heck am I supposed to do with THIS?" before discovering that you've still not got an answer for that, and you put it in the closet - "for now."
Perhaps this will be the time you find homes for some of it and if you do, you're ever so pleased with yourself. But in the meantime, there you are, hurling things into piles, running for the bin bags, hauling stuff out to the rubbish, or bagging it up for the charity shop.
And oh, it feels so great to get rid of all those unwanted items. Every single one of them holds energy, and that energy is negative and builds up in your house, which then adversely affects you, even if you aren't particularly aware of it. Some of us feel it more than others. Being a psychic and medium, I am extremely sensitive to the energy in my environment and a lot of 'dead energy' that comes with unused or unwanted items can really weigh me down and make me feel unwell.
Okay, so there you are cleaning and sorting and chucking stuff. Now you're really in the zone! You're a person possessed! You've tackled that closet and got rid of the energy associated with old, unwanted, unnecessary belongings and you feel so much better already, you move on to the rest of the room, or perhaps other closets, drawers, shelves and storage spaces. And doesn't it feel fantastic? Yes! You're probably even singing or humming, maybe you've cranked up some tunes. You might even be dancing around (but don't worry, I won't tell anyone I saw you singing into that deodorant can). Amazing, isn't it? You were dragging your sorry behind all over the house half an hour ago, and suddenly you're wired for sound and have no idea where all this energy came from!
But who cares? It feels great and you're making progress so whatever else you were doing when you got sidetracked with closet cleaning will just have to wait! After all, you've been meaning to do this for...how long?
When you get these sudden bursts of energy that have you tearing apart your house, de-cluttering and reorganizing, they are usually brought about by a de-cluttering and a reorganizing in you. Our environments reflect what's going on inside us. If there is chaos and disorganization on the outside, you can bet it's the same on the inside. A sterile, frighteningly neat and tidy home reflects a need for order and control that stems from fear and anxiety that are felt on the inside.
Every once in a while, we need a good de-cluttering in our homes, and certainly inside ourselves, too. Every once in a while, it's good to go through what we need, what we don't, what's important to us, what should stay, what must go - whether we're talking about the stuff in our houses, or the beliefs, desires, what we want - or don't want – in ourselves. A little personal re-evaluation from time to time is a great thing to experience, and when we find ourselves in the throes of it, whether by circumstance or by choice, we will often find us suddenly compelled to go through the closets and cupboards as we make our homes reflect our inner selves.
Sometimes, de-cluttering the closets is the signal that we're ready to clean house on the inside, too, or that changes have been going on somewhere in there, whether we've been particularly aware of them or not.
I absolutely love cleaning out the cupboards and raking out all kinds of stuff I no longer need or want - whether in my home or in myself. I love getting rid of negative energy, cleansing my home and my aura regularly by being sure I'm not holding onto anything I don't want or need. I like to take stock of what I have and what I need - who I am and who I'm not. What to change and what to keep, whether in my house, or in myself. It's the only way I can keep my world (both inner and outer) functioning at maximum capacity like a well-oiled machine.
Hmmmm....I don't know about you, but I feel a cleaning spree coming on... Better haul out the bin bags!
Liberty Forrest is an author, artist, numerologist, musician and inspirational speaker. She has created several guided meditation CDs that help with healing and empowerment, as well as quitting smoking, losing weight and manifesting abundance.