Moving toward autumn with new energy
Last week was our 5-day energy clearing challenge, and it was fantastic having more than 50 women join us for the event!
People shared how they tidied and cleared the energy throughout their homes. At least one participant even cleared the energy in her workspace! Multiple people commented on how great the 20-minute assignments were, and how they were manageable due to the time limit. And most are planning to continue. Some have even used it as a springboard to start decluttering.
Speaking of which . . .
Nothing frees up energy and welcomes in abundance better than decluttering.
I consider the decluttering process to be an important part of self-care. I know that’s not how everyone views it, so allow me to explain.
The things that you now call clutter probably didn’t enter your home that way. They are items that you brought in for some past version of you. All clutter is related to your past—your past interests, activities, beliefs, and person. Some of them you’ve outgrown (literally or metaphorically), some were mistakes, some you’ve moved past . . .
But all that stuff is still in your home, and it is still attached to you energetically. Your past is holding you back, and keeping you down.
Decluttering allows you to free up space. Not just in your house, but inside yourself, too. As you go through things that no longer serve you and release them, you will yourself to focus on who you are now, and who you want to be and what you want to do next.
Decluttering, downsizing, or weeding out belongings can be challenging work. Pretty much every single thing is a decision, and if those decisions were simple, you’d have made them all and not have stuff that needs to be sorted and cleared. This work stirs things up. It can be emotional. mental, and physical. Yet by clearing items you no longer need or wish to keep, you make space for new levels of abundance.
Decluttering involves sifting through pieces of your past, and it is bound to dredge some stuff up for you. The issue is that you have to unearth parts of your past, and let go of some of them. It’s also the reason that many people find the idea of decluttering overwhelming, though they can’t put their finger on why. And since we all have that same sense of dread about dealing with our stuff, we never have to sort it out.
Because decluttering involves clearing things on an energetic level (all your emotions and thoughts and beliefs and energy attached to your stuff), you will feel it. It’s one reason that I always tell people to stay hydrated, take breaks, get enough sleep, and allow themselves to work through any emotions that come up.
What I’ve been talking about so far is part of the reason that I’ve developed The Declutter Course, which is all about unearthing yourself while you reduce clutter in your surroundings.
THE REST OF THIS POST IS INFORMATION ABOUT A PAID PROGRAM.
I mean, I just want to be transparent about it. I’d love for you to sign up for the course. Not because I want your money, though that part is kind of nice, but because I want to help you declutter. And I believe in my ability to help you start, keep going, and finish. And your buy-in is one of the things to help motivate you to keep going as well. There’s a lot to this course, as you will see below.
The Declutter Course is a six-week program that launches on Saturday, September 14th.
It will involved a series of emails and videos. There will also be a Facebook group, and three one-hour group calls for participants via Facebook Live to allow people to have their questions answered in real time. All participants will also receive Energy Clearing PDFs to allow them to raise the vibe in their space if they want to supercharge the process.
The Declutter Course starts small and builds momentum as we go. Unlike most decluttering courses, The Declutter Course emphasizes self-care and personal development along the way. This is about digging yourself out from the spot you’ve been stuck in, so you are free to start new things once we are done.
The course runs for six weeks. The first email goes out on September 14th.
To give you some idea of what we will be doing: The first week is basically physical and mental prep work. It includes some space clearing for stress reduction, as well as some visualization and journaling to really set an intention, and to form your own personal decluttering policy. The second week’s task is to declutter one drawer or one (visible) shelf. Each week, we move on to a slightly larger, more complicated space: one cupboard, one closet, one room.
Along the way, there are tons of helpful tips on how to make decisions as to what to keep and what to let go of, including talking about sentimental items. Also? We acknowledge that more things may be sentimental for you than you think at first. So we journal and discuss that. I want to help you to accept yourself as you are now, and free you to start thinking about what’s next for you.
Of course tips include what to do with items you no longer want, the pros and cons of selling versus donating, and what sort of places you can donate things. (Different items have different possibilities.) There are even tips on how often to change out your makeup, how long you can actually keep packaged food, and how to dispose of household hazards.
There are special tips for people who have lost their ability to do certain hobbies as a result of health issues. There’s encouragement for those wanting to reclaim or repurpose a room or space in their home. There is a special section for anyone who is decluttering after a personal loss, such as a death, a breakup, or job loss.
As I mentioned earlier, you will be encouraged to journal for yourself. But there will also be a private Facebook group for participants where they are free to share how they are feeling about the process, and find support from others who are going through the same process, plus three calls (weeks 1, 3, and 5) to allow for better questions and interactions.
The Declutter Course will be priced at $149 (US). Registration will take place here on the website.
Registration opens this Saturday, August 31st, and will close on Friday, September 13th at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).
If you (like me) are the sort who sometimes forgets these things, then we’ve got you covered. You can sign up with this link to get an email letting you know that registration is live!