Less is More

Posted on February 10, 2020

Everything around you, especially your home environment, mirrors your inner self. By decluttering and organizing your space, you are removing the obstacles to the harmonious flow of energy available to you. This shift creates more balance in your life and opens up the space for new opportunities to come your way.

The words “organization” and “organic” have the same root, which means “whole, complete, one.” And that is the transformative power of organizing your
home — it makes your home whole and complete. It is not something you do, it is the way you live your life. It is not about simply cleaning up, it is about making mindful decisions every day.

There is something profoundly therapeutic about clearing your clutter. When you clear things on an external level there is a corresponding change going on internally. Being free of clutter is one of the greatest aids known to manifesting the life you desire and is absolutely essential to truly experiencing joy and happiness.

As you are clearing your clutter, instead of asking “will this come in handy someday,” a better question would be “what does this do for me?” Does it raise your energy or does your energy drop when you think about it or look at it? It is a similar concept to Marie Kondo’s “does it spark joy?” mantra. Use this as your guideline for whether an item in your home stays or goes.

When your home is filled with objects you love, it becomes an incredible source of nourishment for you. These objects have a positive and vibrant energy field around them and uplift you. In contrast, items such as outdated collections, clothes that no longer fit your body or style, and unwanted gifts have an uneasy, conflicting energy attached to them which drains rather than energizes you.

Realize that everything you own has a hold on your attention. The more stuff you have, the more energy is tied up in mundane matters. Having less clutter means spending more time with loved ones, having more money in your pocket, and the freedom to enjoy life and experience the peace of mind that comes with living in zen.

Begin the process on a positive note. Affirm to yourself “it’s safe to let go.” Clearing your clutter is about letting go and trusting the process of life to bring you what you need when you need it. By establishing routines, implementing simple systems, and making organization a part of your daily life, you can conquer clutter once and for all. Monica Kouretchian, owner of Living in Zen, a professional organizing company that incorporates the elements of feng shui with the principles of organizing; livinginzen.com