By Robyn M Fritz
What is clutter, really? Mementos we can’t let go of, even when tripping over them? Stuff we think weighs us down in body, mind, and spirit?
But what if it’s something that’s doing its soul work with us? How would that affect our lives—and our so-called “clutter”?
Stuck Energy and Clutter
To understand clutter, we need to understand energy. That is, everyone and everything experiences change, including whatever we decide is “clutter.” Everything is also alive and has a distinct vibration, or “energy.” Healthy and balanced energy flows smoothly. However, change disrupts energy on a practical, emotional, and even spiritual level; we then say energy can get “stuck.” We most commonly experience stuck energy as discomfort, or a feeling that something is “off.” Which sounds like “clutter,” right?
What Clutter Really Is
The solution to any feeling of discomfort, including clutter, is to clear it. That will help energy move freely. Sure, getting rid of things we don’t need or want seems like a good idea. But if our clutter has a purpose, how should we deal with it? Because sometimes, as the following story shows, our clutter may be up to something.
Working through grief is a lonely business. After the loss of my beloved dog, Murphy, I turned to mind-numbing things like cleaning out a kitchen drawer that mysteriously held dozens of washed deli lids but no deli cartons. As I started to drop a handful into a garbage bag, I asked myself why I’d kept them.
“We’ve been holding space for you in your grief,” they announced.
Shocked, I stopped and stared at them. I saw an image of the lids literally rising up and “putting a lid” on my condo, working to contain my grief. I was astounded. Even though I knew everything was alive and had a job to do, it had never occurred to me to wonder what deli lids were doing or might want to contribute to my home.
I was touched, but I’m also human. I wanted to clean out my “clutter,” and the deli lids qualified—until they told me they’d been hard at work! “Now I’m gonna have to build a shrine to deli lids,” I groused.
The deli lids laughed at me. “Oh, our work is done. Please throw us away so we can die and choose a new experience.”
Wow! Who knew? Truth is, we should all know: everything has a soul, and souls pick the bodies they need to do their work. The deli lids were asking me to help with their soul journey, so I promptly threw them away.
The moral? Everything has a soul and a purpose. Be prepared to be surprised, touched, humbled, and even amused by what you can learn from the things around you—and to look at “clutter” in a different way. If it’s something that’s trying to help you in its own unique way, the key to “clutter clearing” is choice—yours and what you’re trying to get rid of.
How to Clear Your “Clutter”
Here’s a simple way to clear your clutter. First, examine what you think is clutter—especially things you’re not sure you can, or want, to keep. Clothes? Knick-knacks? Family things? Touch or hold your hands over them.
Next, ask whatever those things are what they want to do. Remember, they have jobs that we probably (okay, definitely) know nothing about. It’s not just okay to ask, it’s necessary. It’s how you help those things, and yourself, move on.
What is their soul purpose right then and there? How does that affect you—and them? Are they ready to go, or do they need to stay? Why? How can you help?
If you’re in a hurry and just want it over, or if the things involved have sentimental value and you’re torn, simply ask them if they’re ready to go. Your intuition will get the answer.
This simple method of finding out what your “clutter” thinks and wants is amazingly effective. You’ll discover you can clear out years of “stuff” in minutes. When you’re done, thank those things for their service and invite them to go on and choose another experience. It’s really that easy. Finally, bless them on their way. And yourself, too.
Remember, “clutter” isn’t what you make of it. It’s what it makes of itself. Respecting it as an equal soul in the world helps it, and us, stay balanced and healthy, which keeps energy moving.
Robyn M Fritz MA MBA CHt is an intuitive and spiritual consultant and certified past life regression specialist. An award-winning author, she’s currently writing a book on clearing space. Find her book, “The Afterlife Is a Party: What People and Animals Teach Us About Love, Reincarnation, and the Other Side,” on Amazon. Find her at RobynFritz.com.