In our previous article “Throw-Away Society,” we discussed the ramifications to a person’s energy when one-time use items and other items are constantly discarded. This article looks at the flip side of that issue. It explores when identifying and taking action when items no longer serve you.
Not everything you have – even the really nice things or the things that have been passed down through the generations – serve you. These items can bring forward wonderful energy of family. You may have spent $1000 to purchase other items. However, neither of these scenarios mean that the item is right for you now.
Check The Energy
It is important to go through your home from time to time and check the energy of the home. Check all aspects of the home to determine what no longer serves you, what is missing, what needs to be moved, etc. Key things to consider about items in your home are whether it brings you joy or provides a necessary function.
An oven, bed, and dishes all provide a function for you. However, it still could be time to get rid of them if there is some negative emotions attached to the item. For instance, if every time you look at the dishes you think of your ex because he bought them for you when you were vacationing in Hawaii, it is probably time for them to go.
Other items may simply be taking up space in your home. Even items that came from family may no longer be the right things for you. A great example is a vase that I have. It came from my grandmother and is quite unusual. I really like it. However, if it were ever to be in my younger son’s home, I wouldn’t expect it to last long because he finds the vase “creepy.” So, despite the fact that it has been in the family for a number of years, it would be unhealthy for him to hang onto it.
Some items just need to be moved or thinned out. The energy can change a lot by moving items from one location to another. Also, sometimes less is more. Instead of the collection of 60 shot glasses, a collection of 30 of the most interesting ones might better serve you. Remember that just because you have it doesn’t mean that you have to keep it forever.
Other things to consider are: kids projects, materials for crafts you no longer do, one of the six casserole dishes that are in your cabinet, and the tea set that you never use. If these items are just there, they are energetic and physical clutter.
It is a continual process and requires balance. Buying or picking up something free and turning around and getting rid of it is no better energetically than holding onto something that does not serve you. As you get rid of items, remember that you aren’t required to refill every inch of the space. Consider moving other items around to balance the energy.
Remember everything is energy. Each item brings energy when it comes into your space and takes energy when it leaves your space. Good choices make your energy and your space whole.
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