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This is the final post in this series.  To continue looking at your connections to clutter, let’s look at the spiritual connections that exist between you and your environment.  Everything is energy including the clutter in your space.  We know that like attracts like.  Clutter attracts more clutter.  The more clutter you have in a space, the heavier or more negative the energy, which impacts you.  This is the energy that will keep you from being productive in a number of ways.

That energy will blur your vision, keep you confused mentally and keep you from moving forward in life. Everyone has their own personal path; a reason why they are here on the planet, or life’s purpose and when there’s clutter we are detoured from that path because it becomes difficult to connect with our Higher Self or Higher Power.  When we hold on to things we stay connected to the past.  The things you hold onto hold the energy from past relationships or other situations, and you stay there in that space unable to connect on a spiritual level or to move forward on our path.

When you clear the clutter from your environment, you call back to yourself the parts of your spirit that have been attached to them and attached to the emotional needs and the memories associated with those things.  You bring yourself powerfully into present time.  Your energy, instead of being dispersed in multiple unproductive directions, becomes centered and focused.  You feel more spiritually complete and more at peace with yourself.

As you attempt to clear the clutter from your environment, take a look at the spiritual clutter in your life.  What things need to go so that you can clear the clutter?  If you really want to get rid of the clutter once and for all, start with you.

Previously, I talked about the physical and mental connections between you and your environment.  Here, I’m going to address the emotional connections.  Now, you may not think about this area of your life being cluttered, but how many times have you known people to walk around with unresolved emotions?  What happens at the end of a relationship?  Usually there are things that remain unfinished, unsaid, and plenty of emotion as well as the baggage to go along with it.

At times it’s not a relationship that’s ended that leaves us cluttered emotionally; it’s the existing relationships—the vampires, draining relationships, and the abusive ones as well.  They are all forms of emotional clutter.  If there is enough of it and if it remains for long enough, this emotional clutter will flow over into your environment.  If you’re dealing with a cluttered environment, take a look at your inner circle and see who’s present.  It may be possible that there are some people in your life that need to be removed.  If that’s the case, start thinking about the process of letting them go.  Remember that just like the clutter in your space, people can contribute to our emotional clutter and the longer they’re present, the more space they take up.  Be careful about who you allow to stay and occupy space in your life.  It’s important to keep your emotional space clear, so that your environment can stay clear of the clutter.

Continuing with this series, there are physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connections between you and your environment.  Here, I’m going to address the mental connections to your environment.  When we look beyond the physical clutter we can begin to see the connection.

Now let’s look at the mental perspective.  Clutter accumulates in physical spaces when mental clutter begins to accumulate.  The mental clutter is the result of stress, related emotions and minor or major shifts or changes in life.  When we’re cluttered mentally, we find it difficult to focus, we’re not clear, and can feel mentally weighed down and drained.  Our thought patterns represent what the physical environment looks like.  When you free yourself of the mental load; remove the blockage, you pave the way for clearing your space and become clear again mentally.  When your mind is clear, your environment is clear.  Likewise, when your environment is clear your mind is clear.

Before you get ready to roll your sleeves up and clear the clutter from your space, take a look at what lies beneath.  What’s going on with you mentally?  The mental clutter is what has the clutter present in your environment.  If you really want to get rid of the clutter once and for all, start with you.


Your surroundings and belongings say a lot about you.  They even tell stories about you.  We’ve all heard the saying,”You are what you eat.”  The same is true about your environment.  You are your environment.  Your environment speaks volumes about you; tells the truth about you.  Look around your office space and note what you see.  Is your desk a disaster, so full of paper and other things that you can’t see the surface or find anything?  Perhaps you have more things than you have space for. Your environment is directly connected to what’s going on with you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  It’s your reflection.  If your environment is cluttered, you have to look at what’s going on beneath the surface and address it to get rid of your clutter once and for all.

On the surface, spaces get cluttered because things aren’t assigned a home; because people shop without a list or without thinking before they buy; can’t decide whether or not to keep something; keeping things because they have a monetary or sentimental value attached to them.  In working with people, I have found that those dealing with clutter have had something happen that starts the process of things accumulating and when they get to the point of being serious about getting rid of it, they are ready to get to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual things that are present and cluttering their lives.  When the internal connections are addressed in the process of getting rid of the clutter, it’s possible to get rid of the clutter and keep it away for good.

As I mentioned, there are physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connections between you and your environment.  Here, I’m going to address the physical connections.  When we look beyond the physical clutter we can begin to see the body and mind connection.  Let’s look at how clutter relates to the physical body.  Often when you have clutter you’re also dealing with health concerns or excess body weight, which has you feel the same way the clutter does—drained, no balance, heavy and wanting to get out of your body.  In a cluttered space there is no real life present, there is limited movement or it can be difficult to move about the space, there is no balance, and walking into the space can make you feel uncomfortable or wanting to leave the space.  For some, the clutter is a way of protecting themselves, just as excess body weight can be a form of protection.  Getting to the root cause of the physical body issues is key in being able to get rid of the clutter in your environment.  Weight loss or addressing health concerns opens the door and motivates you to get rid of clutter permanently and decluttering an environment clears the way to weight loss or resolving health issues.  Additionally, getting rid of the physical clutter can cause lifestyle changes.

In my next post, I’ll share the mental connections to clutter.


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