Today marks the completion of my personal 21-Day Soul Coaching® Clutter Clearing Quest. I was truly amazed at how deep I went with this program as I am often clearing clutter while in other programs I mentor in or facilitate. I feel if one is always clearing clutter it may be the time to ask where does this clutter come from? Most don’t, yet some people feel good around clutter, they have their stuff and their memories right there in front of them. They can reach out and touch them at any time and hold them. This may bring a certain kind of comfort. And that’s okay. These things are likely objects you love and items you want to keep around. Sometimes having someone come in and help you stage or display them will make a world of difference.
Other times, we have stuff that we have a challenge with letting go… The item may feel like it has a soul, as do many objects, especially ones connected to childhood memories. I know this, as I finally (after years of trying) have let go of my beloved stuffed polar bear Nanook. He has been in the family a very long time and was extra special as he was hand crafted by my Mother about 40 years ago and he is literally loved to peices. He was gifted to my Grandmother, and then passed on to my Dad and it felt like the lineage should continue.
At one point a year or so back I had thought repairing Nanook was the only option. I had a seamstress sew him up after I had placed all kinds of beautiful healing stones and crystals in him. As I did this, I also set intentions that this healing would go back to my family for generations and generations, to the beginning of time. Yet sadly, Nanook continued to wear away… to disintegrate. The simple truth was he was deteriorating, his sheepskin fur was wearing thin and he was coming apart at the seams. Could this be a metaphor for some area in my life or was this more a symbol of the past and my childhood? I had to ask myself some deep questions and came to the conclusion that if this were actually a living creature, it would now be his special time to transition back to the Universe. With that thought in mind I was able to let him go.
I gently removed the stones and crystals from Nanook and thanked him for all the times he was there when others were not. I told him how precious his life was, to me and to the others he blessed during his time here. I felt so much gratitude in that moment. I cleansed the stones and put them on a little keepsake bag to dry, soon to be re-purposed by welcoming them to my collection. It’s true that when you are clutter clearing the less you physically hold the object, the easier it will be to allow it to move on. I feel like I have symbolically let go of my childhood. I feel empowered having made the decision after years of wishing I could. I feel lighter, the space is brighter and I trust Nanook will have a marvelous time in a different form. I know his Spirit has moved on to a higher realm and he is happy.
I will continue with my deep inner and outer clutter clearing, as each time I remove and release just a little bit more as I ask myself the Quests’ challenging questions. See, we do what are ready to do; we let go of what we are ready to let go of and if you feel you are ready, you are. Sometimes you may need inspiration, time and organization skills, and sometimes you just need courage and a non-judgemental understanding of the meaning of the object(s). That’s what worked for me.