Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Getting unstuck...

Clutter is stuck energy. The word "clutter" derives from the Middle English word "clotter," which means to coagulate - and that's about as stuck as you can get. ~~~Karen Kingston

This quote came to mind during my evening meditation. (I posted it recently on my Facebook business page for Edited Space.)
Right after that, I thought of my friend, S, who reminds me to "open your heart chakra!"
There's a connection.

My meditation teacher uses an analogy (he has a few really great ones, actually), where he asks us to visualize an old garden hose lying in a muddy puddle. Dirt and debris and other unwanted items have caused the hose to become clogged. The only way to clear the clogged hose is to run clean water through it. At first, the water just comes out in a muddy stream...doesn't appear to be working, huh? The thing is, it takes time to loosen all that clutter; but if you keep running a steady stream of water through the hose, eventually the water will run clean. You have to trust the process.

He compares our negative thoughts to the mud & debris in that old hose. Sometimes, these unwanted thoughts, behaviors, habits have become so embedded in our lives that they have 'coagulated' and become stuck. We can only flush them out by introducing healthy, positive replacements.But first, some housecleaning is necessary...we have to clear out the old stuff to make room for the new. It could get messy...but it's worth the effort!
So, take that first step: identify something that you can do TODAY to start the process of clearing out that clogged part of your life. Make room for something new...something better than what was there before.

Your life cannot flow easily if you have obstacles blocking the way...clear the way...keep it open...take a deep breath and...go!

Give yourself a little room to...breathe!

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