I want to share some inspirational excerpts from a book I just read, “Do The Clearing”. I was contacted by the author, John Benz, to read and write a review on Amazon about his book. I said sure, send me the book. Here are a few excerpts that I really like:
No matter what is happening in your life, understand that when your senses take in your surroundings, you are influenced. The things around you affect your mood, your attitude, your energy, ambition, and willpower. Whether a possession is prominently displayed or hidden somewhere in your home, your office, or wherever you keep your things, if a part of you is consciously or subconsciously aware of it, it’s having an effect on you.
This statement definitely rings true for me. Every time I go on vacation I am motivated to make changes in my life. I read that Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon Inc., created the concept for Amazon while driving cross country.
I share a similar philosophy to Benz’s. His book encourages people to clear possessions that harbor bad feelings and items they just don’t like. It’s a little similar to “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up” by Marie Kondo but with a different slant: power. Benz asks his readers to ask themselves if items in their home create or deplete their power.
Why weigh yourself down with objects that bring fear or guilt into your life or trap you in self-imposed obligation or with an identity you find uncomfortable and that has you repeating the same mistakes over and over again when you are working so hard to be happy and create the life you want?
I have definitely told many of my clients this exact same message. I hear things like “I can’t get rid of this; my deceased mother gave it to me.” Really?! You are an adult you can get rid of anything you want to. Many people fear clearing possessions from their home for many reasons. Here are a few of the most popular reasons: it cost a lot of money (okay, so it cost you a lot of money and now it is cluttering up your home and you look at it every day and it reminds you that you spent so much $$$ on it and there it lies). Sell it on Craigslist, Let Go, or just give it away and take the donation. A relative or someone special gave me the item (Don’t you think that person wants you to be happy? They don’t really care what you do with it.)
You may not realize it yet, but the only thing your fear is protecting you from is feeling good. The more you tell yourself where you want to go, the more you see yourself at the destination you want and as the kind of person who is successful, the more your surroundings tell you that this person is you, the greater your connection will be to the potential inside of you.
When you allow yourself to part with things that you don’t like, or drain your power, you open your life up to new opportunities. The book is “Do The Clearing” A step-by-step guide to living a happy life and getting what you want by John Benz.
Are you ready to do a clearing? Contact me. I would like to help you with this life changing process.
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Adele Tusson-Gross Chief Executive Organizer