The previous two weeks have been Feng Shui on steroids as I cleared out the old to make way for the new and boy did I feel it!
I was removing colorful candles set on a mirror and got an energetic shock. Highly unpleasant.
The process was a bit like pulling the thread on a sweater and while I had a super hero friend advise that I may not want to pull on that thread, I knew delaying it wasn’t going to make it any easier.
Sometimes it’s better to rip the band-aid off quickly than slowly peeling that adhesive.
Though I’ve had lots of experience with the benefits of clearing and organizing I was surprised to find that sometimes things doing the most damage are not in plain sight! Deciding to leave no stone unturned in my efforts to realize a special goal, I rifled through drawers and opened cabinets, separating into a toss or donate pile. The process took a few days and the evening of the day where the troublesome objects hidden from sight were gone – mostly in the trash – I felt wonderful.
As if the weight of the world had been lifted.
The next day Aaron and I took everything in the trunk to the donate location and went to a local trash and recycle center to get rid of the rest. Strangely enough though I felt wonderful on an intellectual level, I no longer had that awesome feeling physically.
It wasn’t regrets, it was the fact that I’d basically yanked the energetic tablecloth off and things had to settle, and yes, some of the stuff went crashing to the floor. But it had to.
I’ve never been much for sentimentality.
Probably comes from having lived with a pack rat of a father and/or listening to various relatives lament “But I might use/need it some day!”
It also comes from being raised in a family, faith, and community that was big on supporting those less fortunate.
We would sponsor a family and buy them either a Thanskgiving or Christmas dinner. My brother and I went with our parents to deliver so we could understand the love and value of giving.
It isn’t always objects that need to be let go of. There are times when we outgrow a location, a relationship, a job, or any other number of energetically impactful situations and while some are easier to let go of than others, most of us don’t take the time after to let the energetic dust settle.
We may freak out at the empty shelves or drawers or cupboards and buy more “stuff” to fill them.
In my current situation since it’s a career goal I’m working toward I needed to see where in that area I needed to let go.
Some future projects were axed.
What I found very telling was that I didn’t feel the slightest bit of panic in taking actions that backed up the intention of realizing the goal.
It’s important to clear out what no longer serves to make space for what you wish to come in.
I also didn’t feel an energetic high. It was more a solid inner conviction that I’d done the right thing.
A Funny Thing.
Interestingly, I discovered that just as with those items hidden from sight there were career related items and situations that had become a dark cloud over my life – and I didn’t even know it until they were gone.
This includes files not only on the computer but in various backup locations!
I spent a good deal of yesterday deleting old files.
Space Freed Up!
Though I’m not one to go looking for stuff to fill empty shelves, I do have a tendency to jump into the next project as soon as one is finished.
Which is how I got so burned out to begin with.
Recognizing the need to let the energetic dust settle I considered where else dark clouds may be lurking out of sight.
Next Stop? Kindle!
I generally keep my Kindle library pretty lean and mean with majority of the ebooks in there fiction rereads from my favorite authors. However, sprinkled in were a few books on various aspects of manifesting and/or otherwise improving your life and while these books are generally upbeat something told me it was time to let them go. The only ones I raised my eyebrows with were purchases made very recently.
As in “I just got these!”
In one case I hadn’t even finished the book!
And I was enjoying it!
At the same time, I felt as if God was whispering the words “Trust me” into my soul so I went ahead and let go.
Deciding it wouldn’t hurt to add a few more read-for-pure-pleasure books into my library I went to Amazon and while I did find a couple of rereads to add to my collection, I also found an intriguing book along the same subject of the ones I’d just deleted. I downloaded a sample.
I hadn’t even read four pages when I knew I needed to read the entire book. What jumped out was the author pointing out that before we can manifest goals, we need to let go of what may be hindering our efforts.
Exactly what I’ve been working on for the previous 2 weeks!
After reading a few more pages this morning I was convinced following that guidance was the right thing.
But Wait! There’s More!
While I don’t see meaning in every shooting star I do acknowledge the beautiful synchronicities the Universe puts in my path. More, I acknowledge them and thank God and his angels, including earth angels, for reminding me I’m not alone in my efforts. This time was no different.
What stood out was that the author’s words mirrored my thoughts and the material came just when I needed it.
Acknowledging the good fortune of finding a book that would help me in this stage of the journey toward realizing my goal I went to my desk and started working. Content the day would unfold as it needed to I didn’t immediately start a specific task.
Such as a blog post I knew I would eventually write – when the time was right and I had my thoughts collected.
No sooner had I made that decision – to remain relaxed and wait for the words – when I found myself looking at an article that addressed something that has been on my mind in tandem with my efforts. My immediate thought? Of course.
Because I acknowledged the gift of the book, I was given another gift and upon sending a quick thank you and reading through that gift [article] I got insight into why I was advised to let go of those other books on the same subject.
Now Hear This!
As a clairaudient who is also a clairsentient I sometimes have trouble figuring which came first, hearing something or knowing/feeling it. What I do know is that the answer came in both forms fairly simultaneously.
“That author was overly complicating things.”
That was the first message. When I thought on it a bit I nodded and acknowledged the insight after which I heard, “And besides, you’ve been doing just fine doing the inner work your way.”
It was then pointed out that I’d been studying the subject for decades.
Going all the way back to when I would ask nuns and priests about praying and asking for help for material goods.
The more I thought about the two revelations the more it made sense. There was nothing wrong with those other books. They were just overly complicating what is actually a pretty straight-forward process.
Perhaps more important, however, was acknowledging my own skill in this area.
Reading the step-by-step instructions wouldn’t be a good use of time for someone who could teach a class on it.
If that makes a few readers raise their eyebrows as in “If you could teach it why do you need to …?”
Everyone including teachers have lessons in life to learn.
The book I purchased last night is written in a way that speaks to me at this stage of my life and for that I am grateful it came into my sphere of awareness.
As for everything else I’ve been doing. I have a few tasks left in terms of letting go but of more value is the knowledge and acceptance that I need to let the energetic dust settle before moving forward.
As I’ve been writing – when it comes to manifesting dreams, it’s a process.