Repeat after me: It’s never a bad time to clean out the closet! Although, I usually like to shift things when the weather shifts. I have been noticing lately that my closet has been in deep need of sorting and clearing. There is a slight amount of dread that goes with this awareness and a bit of excitement as well!
One HUGE reason the closet clean out is so important is it shifts energy. Yes, your closet has energy! Weeding through and making executive decisions as to what to keep and what to donate starts energy in motion. You are setting your intention to draw more desired items into your closet that you will use the coming new season.
You don’t have to wait until a designated sale comes along to do your energy sorting. I’d like to advise you to do it when the spirit moves you. That way you will do it all the way and not leave it in the dust, just collecting dust. Seriously, when room is made in your closet, that room will be filled in no time.
After you are done, complete the energy shift by burning a nice scented candle nearby or adding a lightly scented decorative bowl of potpourri to a shelf. Your closet will thank you and so many others who will receive your donated items!
Maybe I am sensing it is time! My closet is calling me.
Early this morning I heard there was a 4.5 earthquake in the state of California. The faults are just adjusting and relieving some pressure. I feel that same need sometimes too, don’t you? When life gets on my nerves it’s almost like sleeping on my arm too long. Sooner or later it’s time to adjust. Movement causes relief and we always know when we need to do it. The pressure builds up. We become uncomfortable, emotional, and sometimes down right cranky. Let it go long enough, next thing we know there is a fire blazing. California is a great example of this too. I think the state has a temper. Or maybe she just needs an adjustment?
When scientists study the reactions that happen from beneath the earth’s surface they come to theories as to why things need to shift. We have those same excavation capabilities. Go deep enough and it is easy to see where the cranky is coming from. Usually it means a change is coming or needed. If we don’t recognize the need, sometimes the change comes as a surprise, much like a good old fashioned California earthquake.
Honestly, everything has to shift. Nothing ever stays the same. I think it was Plato who first made that conclusion. When things become unbearable to the point where we are cranky more days than not, it is a good indicator that things are about to shift either by choice or by force. Sometimes both! Nothing ever becomes new or exciting without a good shift. I think that is why I love to move to different places so much. I am not fond of the process but the shift gives things a sense of newness that is usually much needed. Maybe I should have been a gypsy?
Internally, we move as well. Emotionally all things need a shift now and then to relieve the steam and pressure. I can close my eyes and take a deep sigh because I know what that feels like. Sometimes it is a shift in belief, mindset, or a new way of dealing with things. Whatever brings relief is what we should seek as long as it is not an addictive, or harmful thing. Sometimes it’s a new business or job. Others, it might be a new state or location. Then again, it can be a whole new mindset and way of believing. Meditative practice is a great new shift. I am all for peace of mind. It never comes without some sort of new action or change.
Without shifting there is no growth or maturity. We become unsettled and build up tension. Just like the earth we find it time to shake things up a bit just to allow the jolt to let us see life from a different perspective.