Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Simplicity in the New Year

Today is the first day of a brand new year.  2013 rolled out of here as of 12 am and 2014 entered in its place.

On December 30th, I moved my desk out of my bedroom.  It sounds so simple, yet it was so monumental.  The idea was that I wanted to change the energy in my home, starting with the place where I spend the most time: my bedroom.  It has always felt and looked like total chaos.  I wanted to change the energy from that to peace and serenity.  

Our homes should be a place of solace and our bedrooms should be a place of relaxation and rest.  It should be a place to recharge your battery.  I recognize that it can't be that, if there is clutter or things that give off opposing energies.  My desk gives off the energy of work, things to do, get stuff done, go go go, and so on.  It's no wonder that I always feel like I should be doing something whenever I come in here.  I've wanted to move it for the longest time and, finally, I have.

For the past few days, I have been shifting things, donating, and clearing out things that I don't want or need.  It is utter destruction in here, but I know that it is worse before it gets better.  It's all a part of the healing.  

I Got A Sign
The next day after moving my desk, I was checking my Facebook and came across Doreen Virtue's reading for the new year.  

Normally, I would have kept scrolling, but I got the feeling that I should watch it.  Not even 5 minutes into the video, she said that she received a one word message about the theme for the new year and the word is simplicity.  

As soon as she said it, everything just clicked.  This overwhelming need that I've had these last few weeks to detox is spot on with this year's theme.  The video was a sign for me that I am on the right track and the treasures on the other side of this process are life changing.  

Message For You
We all have so much.  Despite that, we go through life wishing that we had the bigger, the better, and the baddest while downplaying all that we do have.  Some of us rush out there as soon as we can to bring even more into our lives, because we think that we need it.  We just throw it on top of our stuff in hopes that it will somehow change our lives.  Eventually, we learn that the thought was pretty far from the truth.  

Constant accumulation just crowds us.  It stifles our growth.  We ultimately become slaves to our things, needing more money and time to maintain that which we continue to acquire.  It is a heavy feeling and that feeling is hurting us.  

Now is the time to let it go.  It's time to take inventory of what you really have in your life and whether or not it truly serves you.  Furniture, clothes, books, goals, friends, shoes, work, and so on.  Look at it all and ask yourself, is this something that I need that will take me to the next level in the new year?  If the answer is no, then bless it and set it free.  

Be kind in the process.
Recognize the goodness in what you are releasing and just how much it meant to you at some point.  Keep in mind that what you are letting go of can serve someone else.  What better way to simplify your life than by donating things, recycling, repurposing, or selling.  Someone out there would love to have some of the things that you no longer need.  Give it away and if it is something of great value, sell it and use the money for something that you really need like a family vacation, school tuition, funds to start a new business.

The Importance of Simplifying
Simplifying is in line with detoxifying.  In order for true healing to occur for any of us, first we need to detox.  In order receive, we need to make room for our blessings and opportunities.  Simplifying ultimately opens us up to to all of the things that the Universe has to offer.  That starts with shifting out the dead weight and moving things around for positive energy to flow.  

I don't know about you, but I feel it already.  It's been 2 days since I've moved my desk and the heavy energy that had descended upon the room is gone.   When I wake up in the morning, I feel so much lighter.  I know that the feeling will only strengthen as I continue on.  I hope that you take on the theme of simplicity too.  You will be much better for it by simply making room for the goodness to come in.

Tell Us
Instead of new years resolutions, tell us just how you plan to simplify your life.  As always, your comments are very helpful to the community.  We look forward to reading what you have to say.

New Year's Blessings

Here is to the new year!!  

May this year be filled with wonderful blessings, perfect opportunities, abundance, prosperity, and good health for all of you.  Thank you all so much for your continued support and I look forward to everything that this year has to hold for all of us.   Be blessed and be a blessing today and every day!

Photo credit lurve: Photo by DXB.Paparazzi

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this post! My desk is in my bedroom as well, along with bookcases and shelves filled with books and binders and papers and file folders and such. My half of the bedroom looks just like an office and the minute I roll out of bed, my computer is sitting there staring at me waiting for me to start working. I feel guilty going into the living room to get away from it and watch television and relax. We live in an apartment and the bedroom is the only place for me to have my desk at the moment, unless I get rid of the kitchen table, and that's not an option either. So until we get a bigger space, mine has to stay put, however, the many books that are lining the shelves and the boxes upon boxes of just STUFF that I have been saving and hoarding in my closet can be blessed and set free. Thank you for this!