Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Clearing clutter

ART EVERY DAY MONTH CHALLENGE & NABLOPOMO




SOUL COACHING - DAY THREE


the day started out with me sleeping in until 5:30 AM, which threw me out of whack for the rest of the day. the good thing is that i was feeling much better today so maybe the sleep-in did me some good after all.

after a busy morning, i sat on the floor in yoga position to do my 15 minutes of meditation. after a little back pain yesterday, i took robyn's advice and placed a cushion under my bottom and.....no back pain. thanks for the suggestion, robyn!

after my meditation, i worked on my art for today - a mandala. it's the first mandala i've ever done but i enjoyed it so much that i plan to do more. i found it calming and relaxing.

affirmation for today - THERE IS CLARITY WITHIN ME AND AROUND ME

i've always noticed that when i do a clean up, re-organise and/or purge unwanted items in my home, that i always feel lighter and refreshed afterwards. it truly does feel like a breath of fresh air to me. it would seem that our external environment does have a connection with our inner wellbeing. for today, denise suggested clearing clutter from the bedroom or bathroom, being that these are the personal areas in the home. i generally manage to keep these rooms tidy anyway, however, the wardrobe in my bedroom is a little scary in areas, particularly the shelves. if i'm rushing about, which i usually am, i tend to just throw things on top of other things with the intention of sorting them later.......so that 'later' was today. i sorted, reorganised and purged unwanted items from one of the shelves in my wardrobe and i do plan to continue on to the other shelves over the next week. after that, i plan to tackle the garage/studio.....now THAT'S a BIG job but i'm feeling up to the task. i think i will feel like a whole, new me by the time i'm done.

my new motto - use it, love it or get rid of it!

love, light and peace to all ~

23 comments:

  1. Serena, your art for today is gorgeous. As it loaded, I kept thinking of chakras. So glad the cushion worked, that was a hint my yoga teacher told me.

    as to the wardrobe - well done you!! as you know mine is out of control too, it will get done soon though.
    past 9pm, when I promised myself to turn the computer off... ahh well..
    enjoy tomorrow xo

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  2. What a pretty mandala!

    meditation pillow: great idea!!

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  3. ("use it, love it or get rid of it!")
    I LOVE this motto of yours!
    You have no idea how often I am going to use this today as I attempt to finish unpacking after my recent move.
    Decluttering day - perfect!
    *hugs*

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  4. The mandala is beautiful. What do you mean "sleep in until 5:30?!" I'm almost afraid to ask what time you get up!

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  5. 5.30am is a lie in!!!!!!!!!! You're kidding me right?
    Beautiful mandala!

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  6. I love your new motto--hehe! I just got my garage cleaned (with help) and it felt like a weight lifted off of me. Something that had been put off for going on four years! Ahhh! Got rid of a lot of "stuff"!

    I am really enjoying your journal artwork. Art can be such a great form of meditation, also. :)

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  7. It's a lovely mandala, especially that purple against the yellow-green. It does indeed look as though you felt relaxed drawing it.

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  8. Great job on the mandala! It's beautiful.

    Sorting and organizing, I will be doing a lot of that in the next months, in case we sell...

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  9. Way to go! Excellent start and a great first step towards tackling that garage/studio. Babysteps, right?!

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  10. Love the mandala, Serena. I agree totally about having a clean-out being refreshing . . . I always feel a lot better & ready to start new projects after clearing out the clutter. We've been tidying up our gardens & finishing outside jobs that we've left for ages & it's made me feel so good, I want to spend more time outside now!
    Have a great day!

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  11. Beautiful mandala I love doing them they are a healing in itself well done...

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  12. i so look forward to seeing your artwork each day and today's mandala is gorgeous!
    and my you are brave tackling the wardrobe! i daren't even look at mine! but i agree: that new mantra/motto is brilliant!

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  13. I have to admit when I purge it feels a weight been lift off of me but still in a lot ways I feel like my life is still cluttered.

    Coffee is on.

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  14. Love your motto! I'm still trying to recover from the fact that 5:30 am is sleeping in! You are a dynamo! :)

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  15. What a beautiful mandala - and even more wonderful that it brought calm and relaxation to the world as well as beauty :)

    And I have to say it too. 5:30 is sleeping in? Wowzers. Whatever the time, I'm glad you felt rested :)

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  16. Beautiful mandala! Reminds me of chakra lotus images.

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  17. I know it sounds repetitive but that mandala is absolutely gorgeous! I love your art work and although I have been awful about leaving comments, I have lurked on your page quite a bit. I am going to recite your motto as I clean out my closet this weekend! I love that you are really keeping up with your commitments! Way to go. Thank you also for all of your kind words! I am glad to be on this journey with such a wonderful soul like yourself.

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  18. I love the mandala, too! I've often wanted to learn to draw, but never have. I think maybe it is OK to just enjoy someone else's talent. Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

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  19. What a beautiful mandala! Do you have any tips on drawing them?

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  20. Serena what time do you go to bed??? 5:30 am is sleeping in??? Oh my! I'm still reeling from that disclosure!!

    I love your new motto too...I'll be using it to convince myself that it's really OK to let go of things...I have a hard time with that!

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  21. Thanks for your comments. I will post a photo of him soon!

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  22. Your mandala IS love light and peace...thanks for those wishes! :)

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  23. I love your new motto, Serena! I would love to be strong enough to implement it in my life. I like your art, it’s beautiful and even though there are different patterns there, it is not cluttered :)

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