Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Cleaning our Minds by Getting Organized

Just as a build-up of toxins in the body can lead to reduced energy and vitality, illness, and disease, a toxic mind can produce similar effects. “How can this be?” you might ask. Well, thoughts are things that have energy. They produce momentum and action (or lack thereof) and therefore create our realities.

When or environment is cluttered or messy, it can create a sense of disorganization and a lack of focus in our minds. I know when I sit down to a messy workspace, the only thing I can concentrate on is the mess.

In the book Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, they point out that “unfinished work, unanswered letters, incomplete projects, unpaid bills, unattended-to tasks; unsorted piles of paperwork; and stray magazines, catalogs and all manners of miscellaneous items, …can negatively affect your life experience.” They can add stress, eat up time unnecessarily, and make us feel as if we don’t have enough time to do what we need to get done.

Can you think of examples in your life that are creating a cluttered, disorganized reality for you? Is it messy cabinets, or your desk at work, or that pile of junk mail on the kitchen table? Or maybe it’s unanswered letters or emails. If so, make a list, then set aside a chunk of time to work on clearing the mess or finishing tasks. Check them off one-by-one–this can be very empowering and motivating. Then see how this creates clarity and opens up time and space for new and good things to come into your life. You'll love yourself for it!

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