Sometimes life happens. No matter what comes into your life, it’s possible to find a gift in it.
A client of mine has chronic fatigue syndrome.
She’s taking another look at the clothes in her closet. She’s discovered a connection between certain clothes and her energy levels.
When she wears jackets from her business suits her energy is depleted more than normal during the entire day. She made the connection between wearing these clothes in the work she was doing when she became ill.
So, she set about going through her wardrobe listening to the response in her body to each piece of clothing.
She’s slowly discarded anything that doesn’t raise her energy.
She’s now reassessing everything in her environment, looking for those things that deplete her energy. She’s been replacing pictures on the walls that have negative memories for her, or negative symbolism. She’s had friends help her clear out her kitchen cupboards.
What my client has discovered is that as she has slowly gone through her things and removed items that do not support her aliveness, she has gained energy. She still has chronic fatigue syndrome, but she has gained a degree of control over her energy levels and life.
She said this experience has been one of the most liberating things possible for her.
Decluttering has been forced on my client. She’s been forced to look at how she spends her time, who she has in her life, what she has in her environment, what she tells herself. She’s discovered a gift in her chronic fatigue syndrome. She’s become very sensitive to anything that drains her energy.
Clutter is having the same affect on your life. You may have forgotten what having 100% of your energy feels like. You may have forgotten what being inspired and passionate about your life feels like.
Your environment is one major influence in your life. Even Donald Trump knows that. And the rewards of making conscious choices about what you surround yourself with in your home, your clothing, the people in your life, how you spend your time, are enormous.
Are you surrounded by uplifting influences? Or is your environment draining your energy?
The energy in your environment is directly affecting your prosperity, relationships, health and quality of life, because it affects your energy and that in turn determines what you attract. Like attracts like. If you are feeling bogged down and uninspired, that’s what you will attract more of.
You might not have the gift of illness to force you to take stock of your life.
And, you don’t need to wait until you are forced, to ask these questions. I can only imagine the challenge this is for someone with an illness. Even if you are feeling lethargic and bogged down it has to be easier for you to take action if you’re not in that situation, than it was for my client. Ask yourself these questions and decide where you would like to start.
1. Are you aware of what drains your energy?
2. If you were to make a list of the things you are putting up with, the things that bug you, would there be more than 10? More than 20? More than 100? Over a few days, most people can come up with 100 things when they first do this.
3. What choices are you making in relation to how you use your time and who you spend time with? Do these choices reflect your priorities?
4. Does your environment remind you of what you feel most passionate about, or is it full of things you used to be interested in?
5. Do you have at least one room in your home that feels inspiring to you, so inspiring that you can’t wait to be in there?
6. When you stand at your front door looking in, do you feel relaxed and welcomed home? Does it bring you a sense of peace, or do you feel bogged down?
7. Does your clothing make you feel great? Do you get compliments on how great you look?
There are always clues you can gather in our environment. Whether illness has crept up on you or not, what is one action you can take today to create a more inspiring environment for yourself?