You Will Never See Clutter the Same Way After You Read This
I have met people who refuse to accept that keeping a lot of clutter is a problem. They seem to feel that living or working in a cluttered place is a preference and that keeping clutter under control is an option and not at all a need.
Clutter is made up of things that should have left the home or work place, but haven’t – things that are not working, not used or not loved.
Let’s compare the space to the body: what happens when something that should have left the body stays in the body?
Bad things happen. Constipation would be the simplest one.
When things that should leave the body, stay inside for a long time, chronic problems develop.
Take a look at the graphic below:
On the left of the graphic, in magenta, I have placed five types of bodily clutter. On the right hand side, in teal, I have placed the names of five organs/systems in the body. See if you can match the bodily clutter on the left with the organ or system it affects on the right. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see if you got the answers right.
When the toxins that should leave the body stay in, the body collects them into masses, and these masses create problems. You don’t hear people saying that they love their kidney stones, or that they are very fond of their gall bladder stones.
Clearing clutter in the body can be unpleasant and painful. Ask anyone that ever passed kidney stones, or anyone who ever did a gall bladder cleanse.
Clearing clutter in the home or office can also feel unpleasant and be emotionally painful, but just as the person would feel relief after the bodily clutter has been removed, people usually report a great sense of relief after they have decluttered their spaces.
All this said, it is important to remember that within the scope of Feng Shui, decluttering is NOT the most important task, or even the first thing you do in a consultation. As a matter of fact, I don’t usually address decluttering until the 7th week. Why? Because I follow a synergistic system – the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® and within that system, clearing clutter is step number 7.
In continuing to compare Feng Shui to the body, you would first want to make sure that a person is eating well, sleeping enough hours every day and getting their stress under control, before you’d suggest doing a detoxifying cleanse. In the same way, when working on the Feng Shui of a home or office, you first want to make sure that enough beneficial chi is arriving at the door, and that the occupants feel safe and are getting along with one another.
How did you do?
Where you able to match the five different examples of bodily clutter to the organ or system they affect?
In Feng Shui, we see organs and systems in the body as related to certain life areas. For example, the kidneys are associated with life area 1, Career, Life Mission and Individuality; the gall bladder is connected to life area 3, Health, Family and Community; and the heart and arteries with life area 9, Fame, Reputation, and Social Life.
We also associate types of clutter with life areas, and hence with the organs that are included in each life area.
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