I’ve been thinking about culling.
Even the word sounds aggressive.
It reminds me of getting rid of kangaroos or rabbits or something.
But I’m in that mood.
Sometimes everything I see needs to go.
I feel closed in,
Surrounded by too much clutter.
There’s not enough space to think and create and breathe,
Because I’m too busy trying to maintain the stuff that takes up that space.
My space is sacred.
My need to have room around me helps me to see clearly and think more purposefully.
So right now,
I want to chuck it all.
Make room for what’s really important.
Allow my mind to take back the space it should have to think and dream and be free to wonder.
Sometimes I feel like a bird trying to take flight,
But I’m hindered by little weights on its wings,
I’m unable to get off the ground.
A bit dramatic I know,
But sometimes that’s how I feel.
Looking around at the capacity filled wardrobe,
The stacked kitchen cupboards,
The garage filled with the things that won’t fit in the house,
The wad of paperwork…
When things don’t fit in the space you have allocated for it anymore,
It’s definitely time to have a frenzied cull.
She told a wonderful story about deep editing your life.
Deep editing, amongst other things,
Is the process of going through each aspect of your life tediously,
And deciding whether you want it or not.
On returning home from a writer’s retreat,
She had decided to deep edit her house.
‘Love it or chuck it,’
Was her mantra.
With papers and books and things sprawled across her floor,
She went on a serious deep edit of all the things she wanted to keep,
And those that needed to go.
Love it or chuck it.
I love the idea and I plan on doing it over the course of the next few months.
Deep editing our lives,
Our emotional states,
Is a necessary process from time to time.
We have to cull.
We have to de-clutter.
We have to have a darn good throw out.
What do you have to get rid of right now?
Are you like me,
Your house just needs a good old do over.
You need to clean out linen closets and bookshelves and office space…
Or do you need to deep edit some residual emotions,
Some thoughts or memories that you know if you don’t deal with,
It will cloud out your space and take over your mind.
It will deal with you.
What do you love and what do you hate right now?
What is giving you peace as you look around your home
And what is causing you sleepless nights.
Get rid of it.
You will free up emotional energy,
You will regain clarity,
And you will be able to sharpen once more your focus,
So that the important things in life
Once more take their place of priority.
Would you join me?
I’d so love to hear what and how you do this,
And if there’s anything in your life right now that you know needs to go.