The act of decluttering our possessions is one of the most positive things you can do for you and your home. By letting go of the broken, the worn out, ill fitting or just boring we lighten our baggage indoors significantly. Don’t you feel good when you drop the cartons off at your local charity? Or discover the joy of recycling?
I used to declutter twice a year during the change of seasons and wardrobes but discovered it was still feeling stuffy at home and have now begun decluttering just one drawer, shelf, desk every few days. Less time consuming less overwhelming and a little bit of feel good afterwards.
Good Energy one carton at a time.
Decluttering is no longer limited to Spring, anytime of the year is a good time. What I love about it is that it teaches us to focus on what is essential and what truly matters. And after a good session of letting go, I like to burn essential oils for purification and positive energy.
How often do you declutter and how do you feel about it?
A sense of unease and uncertainty may cloud your thoughts today. You may feel restless or irritable, Something may feel blurry or not right inside and no amount of self analysis will get you the peace you seek. Old conversations may play in your head on a loop. Someone’s silence may be frustrating. The Pandemic begins to get to you. On days like this, turn to Nature for help and healing. Connect with the greenery outside, or even a potted plant in your home and allow the Empress Gaia to do her magic. Do nothing, just contemplate her beauty in silence and discover a deep reservoir of inner strength. Experience for yourself the power of the Empress of Nature. To soothe, strengthen, calm and heal our souls.
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Healing crystals has been a passion for me since 2000. Fascinated by the colours, textures and properties of these magical stones, I have spent years studying them and applying them to heal myself and others. Needless to say, I have learnt a lot from crystals but in recent years a whole lot more.
Lesson One –Reduce Shopping
Ignorance was Greedy Bliss . When it came to buying crystals I used to be like a kid in a candy shop, peering excitedly at what was on display, asking the sales executive questions, feeling the coloured tumbled stones and cabuchons in my palm and loading my shopping basket.
I had no clue what was going on behind the scenes as I soaked in the natural beauty of crystals and researched and applied their healing properties. My collection spanned numerous boxes and soon one shelf became two and then three.
Did I need so much?
Ignorantly I was fuelling an industry that was not only raping our mines but exploiting the poor into destroying the environment. Horror stories of mining practices came to view and I decided to stop buying any more new crystals in 2018. What I had in my collection would stay, be revered and used as healing tools. If people needed crystals they would be welcome to purchase from my existing stock but I would no longer add to my collection, nor take any requests to source a crystal.
Lesson Two – Reuse and Recycle Old Crystals
If you’ve stopped wearing the bracelet, or find the mala is collecting dust examine it for any chips/cracks or damage. Undamaged healing Crystals can be re-energised for a new intent or a new person provided they are cleansed right. An old healing bracelet which you no longer feel like wearing can be re-energized for the family room and hung on the wall. Old malas can be restrung into new and powerful combinations, the possibilities for re-use are endless as the inherent magnificence of the stone remains, and will continue to remain for centuries after you. I like to bury damaged and broken crystals back into the earth or have dropped them into the rivers. Back home to Nature where they came from.
Our Crystal mines are rapidly depleting. Chunks of land is blasted apart and too many labourers are being exploited. Let us leave what there is, buried in Earth and respect and cherish what we already have in our homes and offices. Mother Earth has been generous but as humans we’ve overdone the taking as usual. It’s time to conserve, stop buying and to work with what we already have.