I was driving to a consultation and on the way I saw a dump truck with the words Make A Wish on the side of it.
It made me chuckle.
All I could see was a guy dumping what was in the truck saying, "make a wish".
But seriously, that's how I see getting rid of clutter. When you dump and clear clutter, I find it's best if you make a wish. The thing is when you create space it's only natural for the universe to fill it. For me it's as simple as this: the universe seeks voids to fill with its energy.
I've found clutter clearing to be more effective when I make a wish for what I want to create in my life. A lot of times I don't clearly know what I want, but I do know what I don't want– and that's half the battle.
I don't want more junk, clutter, confusion, uncertainty.
But you can't make wishes with negative words and expect great results because, well, It's just not that magical. (Not to mention that universe doesn't understand negative words.)
So the sentence: I don't want more junk, clutter, confusion and uncertainty. Actually, sounds something like this to the universe:
I do want more junk, clutter, confusion and uncertainty. ...Whoa pretty freaky, huh?
So how do you make a wish that the universe understands? You take the negative and turn it positive.
Like this: I am loving the clarity and certainty that comes with having a clutter free house. I have everything I need to right at my finger tips.
Sounds a little more inviting and invigorating than I don't want more junk, clutter, confusion and uncertainty, right?
So do my a favor. Figure out what don't you want. Be really specific. Have a ball getting into the nooks and crannies of what drives you nuts in your life.
Then! Comes the creative writing exercise: Turn your rant into a declaration by being positively contrary. (You may need a thesaurus for this!) I want to know what you discover. Feel free to post it in the comments or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org