Over the years that I have been supporting women and men to eliminate clutter from their homes, my awareness and understanding has grown in that there is so much more at play here then we could possibly have ever imagined.
Have you ever considered that the way you keep your home could be nurturing yourself? It is the bed you lie in so to speak.
I feel that my home is giving me a reading on the way I live in every way. It is telling me far more about me then I had ever considered. It goes far deeper then what you can see with your eyes.
Our homes are constantly reflecting to us the way in which we live, far beyond just doing our housework and keeping the house tidy and clean. What if something as simple as putting gloves on to do the washing up then affected every movement that you made with your hands. It was like you took that love and care into everything that you touched, the way that you washed your face, the way that you put your cups away or the way you put clothes onto the clothes line. The list goes on and on.
How amazing would that be that something as simple as putting gloves on to wash up could change your whole life? It’s interesting that when we go looking for the things that can make a difference to our lives we look for the big things. Like loosing weight, but what if it is the tiny little things that make the most profound impact on our choices. Who would have considered that learning to love yourself could support you to loose weight. Its the simple things in life.
One of the things that I have always wondered about was that I felt my cupboards reflected far more about me then what my house looked like. I like my house to be neat and tidy but it is my cupboards that I have always felt showed me far more about me then my tidy house. It is not having things inside me in a mess, like a messy cupboard.
My cupboards have always been a marker, years ago if my life felt like it was out of sorts in some way then I would Spring-clean my home from one end to the other. Cleaning and clearing as I went. After this I would feel a sense of balance back in my life, it felt like a breath of fresh air now ran through my home. There would be a feeling of clarity as I walked through the house after I had finished, I loved this feeling.
I feel that my home is like my reference book on how I’m living my life. Something that is always there for me, supporting me, I just need to remember to STOP and read it.