this image came to me in my morning meditation today. it's simple but speaks volumes. so many people go through life with blinders on. they never really SEE the vast beauty that surrounds them because they are so caught up in their own little worlds. they miss the bigger picture.
affirmation for today - FRESH, INVIGORATING ENERGY FILLS MY LIFE
this chapter talks of clearing more clutter and recognising that we can hold attachments to material possessions which can cause us to lose sight of the divine. some of our possessions can drain our energy because we hang onto them for all the wrong reasons. clearing clutter helps your home become a refuge for your soul. i used to hold attachments to material possessions but not anymore. i do hold a strong attachment to family photo albums and family videos but that's really about it. i was in a position years ago where i had to start from scratch with nothing so i suppose that time made me realise just how little i need, on a materialistic level, to be happy and content.
i did okay with the clutter questionaire in soul coaching today because, for the most part, i do keep the house tidy but my garage/studio is definitely a problem area for me. i wonder if this is why i can often feel blocked when it comes to my art and creativity? earlier this week, i cleared, cleaned and organised a wardrobe shelf in my bedroom. yesterday, i cleared clutter from all the shelves in the wardrobe, and today, i got stuck into clearing off my art tables in the studio and doing a bit of organising. i refreshed all the water jars for rinsing my paint brushes and i refreshed all my wet palettes with the promise of art to come. fresh, invigorating energy is filling my life and IT FEELS GREAT!
addition - i have bags and boxes of items ready to go to the charity. i even listed, as a giveaway, a collection of magazines on freecycle and I already have someone picking them up in a week. YAY!