126 brilliant life coach
Make space for the new
Objects have a powerful symbolic value and meaning and
clearing things out of your home can have a signiﬁcant effect on
your well-being. Choose one object that you want to clear out
and ask yourself:
What beneﬁt will I have from letting this go?
What will I lose from letting this go?
Changing the energy
Beth had been given a jewellery box by her mother-in-law before she died.
They had never had a good relationship – Beth had always felt judged and
undermined by her. Although Beth didn’t particularly like the box, she felt
duty bound to keep it. Every time Beth looked at the box she subconsciously
associated it with feeling criticised, so it subliminally lowered her energy. As
soon as Beth realised how negatively the energy of the jewellery box was
impacting on her she felt able to give it away. Beth felt an immediate sense
of relief and she was delighted that the atmosphere in her bedroom had
changed signiﬁcantly – it felt light and airy for the ﬁrst time in months.
breathing and feel yourself becoming more and more relaxed. Let go of
any thoughts, simply observing them as passing clouds. Now see yourself
walking around your home. Go into each room – what do you notice and
how do you feel as you look around you? Does your house feel spacious
and light or is it cluttered and a little oppressive? Are there piles of things
that are just taking up space? Look in your cupboards and drawers. Pick up
different objects and open different cupboards and drawers. Notice what
makes your energy go down and what brings it up. When you have done a
tour of your home, slowly become aware of yourself sitting in the chair and
bring yourself back into the room and open your eyes.