The art of letting go

“First let go with your heart, mind, and energy, and then the physical letting go will happen naturally,” ~Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Michael Guidance app

Our lives can be littered with all kinds of clutter, but we still hang on to it. Whether it’s stuff, beliefs, habits, or toxic people, it can be very hard to release these things from our lives.

Let’s talk about material clutter.

What is clutter? It’s things that we no longer use, need, or love. It can be piled up on the floor, desktops, or counters; spilling out of closets, cupboards, or drawers; stuffed in the attic or garage; hanging on the walls; sitting on the shelves; or taking up space anywhere and everywhere.

We cling to these objects that no longer have a purpose in our lives. We hang on to things we don’t even like. We keep them “just in case.”

Why is letting go so difficult? Maybe it was a gift and we feel guilty for getting rid of it. Maybe it served us at one time and we are overlooking the fact that it no longer meets our needs. Maybe we just don’t know what to do with it. Or we think we don’t have the time to deal with it. Perhaps it brings a sense of security.

Whatever the reason for hanging on to unwanted or unneeded stuff, now is the time to do something about it. Clutter holds dense energy that we don’t want in our homes, offices, or vehicles. That energy affects our energy, and that’s not a good thing.

So begin by asking yourself: “Do I love this?” Then ask: “Do I use it?” If the answer to either is “no” then get rid of it. Of course, it’s not always that easy.

This is where the quote at the beginning comes in: “First let go with your heart, mind, and energy….” What does this mean? It means to release attachment to your stuff. Attachment to things can result in emotional pain, confusion, even anger. Clear your energy field of your need to have these things.

Then, once you are able to do that, you can easily release them physically because you are no longer emotionally attached to them.

Try this for yourself and see what happens. And please leave a comment below.