Last weekend I finally got around to cleaning out my closet. Yay!
It wasn’t that it was terribly disorganized or anything…in fact it was in pretty good shape. It’s just that I realized I only used about half the closet because I only wore about half the clothes I had in there.
Now granted, After my car accident, with dizzy spells and a broken ankle (not to mention a few bones in my foot) I wasn’t able to run or hit the gym and put on some weight. I have been eating better and moving more and dropping some pounds but not everything fits as it used to you know? (yuck..that was hard to share.)
Still, some things I actually was surprised to see. It’s been a while and I had forgotten about even owning them. Anyway..the point it I donated a few bags of clothes (including my ‘fat’ jeans – Yeah baby! ) and got everything organized again and back in the closet. It looks lovely. I actually enjoyed opening the door this morning to see everything unsquished and hanging nice and orderly.
I like to do that to my living space quite often. I get the ‘urge to purge’ as I like to call it. And yes..I know. I may enjoy rhyming more than is normal, but I’m okay with that too.
I make room. I make room to more easily enjoy those things I already have that I love. I make room to bring new things into my home that I believe will make life better or more beautiful and sometimes I just make room! (Yes Charlie…that scary rocking chair is gone and never coming back).
The same goes for other things in our lives. Including our own belief system. It’s really important to on occasion take a look at what we are doing and why we are doing it. Are we dragging out beliefs from early childhood to manage our adult life? Let’s face it, there is a very good chance that isn’t doing us one lick of good.
It’s okay to look at something and realize it’s not true, not helpful or simply off. Doesn’t matter. You can get rid of it and make room for a new belief that will serve you in creating your most fabulous life.
All these learned beliefs that make us victims in our lives can get replaced. Still you do need to reach into your deepest places and pull them out. Much like I did to my old clothes tucked in the back of the closet. I couldn’t decide what to do with them until I looked at them, dusted a few off and tried them on even. A few much-loved pieces I wore often no longer felt right. They had to go.
My book Building Your Beautiful Light talks about this. You can’t build up your light and shine if the window are blocked up by junk.
You need to make some room.