The Urge to Purge
It’s that time of year again. When the warmer, brighter air of spring arrives, we often get the urge to do spring cleaning.
And we’ve heard all the anecdotes on how clutter can affect us negatively. The popular practice of Feng Shui holds that areas of our homes reflect areas of our lives. Modern psychology holds that the state of our environment reflects the state of our psyches.
Regardless, we can all “feel” that clutter in our environment can hold us back. It just feels “heavy,” taking up our space – and our energy. But how does this actually happen? Clutter affects you through your energy field.
DOES A LAMPSHADE HAVE AN AURA?
In my studies at the Barbara Brennan School®, I learned a lot about the “universal energy” (like “chi”) that, when associated with a particular person, forms their “aura.” According to Dr. Brennan’s work, inanimate objects also have an aura, and “most personal objects become imbued with [and radiate] the energy of the owner.”1 If true, this has vast implications for our lives.
SYNERGY, HARMONY AND RESONANCE
It gets more fascinating. Research1 shows that this “universal energy”:
· Permeates all animate and inanimate objects;
· Connects all objects to each other and flows from one object to another; and,
· Is basically synergistic.
It also follows the laws of harmonic induction and sympathetic resonance – the phenomenon that occurs when you strike a tuning fork and another located near it begins to vibrate at the same frequency, giving off the same sound. Just imagine the implications of this! So:
· All the objects in your home have energy, an aura and their own characteristic vibration.
· All of your possessions are sending energy to you (and you to them).
· And all of these objects are constantly taking on more energy from the atmosphere – becoming “bigger” and “stronger” energetically.
The last point is important because inanimate objects are very dense, and the denser the object, the lower its vibration. And the synergistic nature of this energy means that clutter in your home is not only dense or “heavy” energetically, but it’s becoming heavier all the time. You’ve probably sensed that areas piled with old and unused stuff feel “dead.” Or note the feeling you get when you walk into a junk shop filled with old objects.
Harmonic induction is also important. Dr. Brennan writes that when we come into contact with a slower vibration rate, if stronger than the energy in our own field, it will slow our vibration rate down. The more objects you have, the stronger their collective energy, and the greater their energetic pull.
As this collective energy increases through synergy, it will eventually start to “weigh” on you. You will feel “heavy” and “stuck.” When surrounded by clutter on my desk or in the kitchen, it’s that much harder to work, start a creative project or enjoy cooking a meal.
So, in addition to the connection between our energy and our health, it seems there is an energetic connection between our feeling “heavy” or “stuck” in an area of life and any clutter we have. Heavy or “dead” energy from the objects around us slows down our vibration rate, making us feel tired and stuck. This makes it hard to make moves or start something new in life.
OUTGROWING YOUR SPACE
Even if our homes are not “cluttered,” we can from time to time feel the “urge to purge.” As we change and grow through life experiences, our energetic vibrations change. When this happens, our vibrations might no longer “fit” the vibrations of the things we once loved. As one woman put it, “I felt weighed down by what once uplifted me.” Though she had acquired items she loved, after some years she found that “my precious collectibles were becoming dead to me as I was transforming on the inside.”
Start to notice how the objects in your home “feel” to you. If you have clutter, notice how you feel when you come into contact with it. How does it affect you? And does your home still resonate with where you are in your life? Imagine what kind of space might “feel” right to you now. Good luck purging!
In my practice, I help many clients clear the underlying issues that prevent them from clearing their physical space. By clearing the blocks in your energy field and the related fears and emotions, you can then let go of your stuff, both metaphorically and literally!
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Krysti Brice, BHS® Practitioner, is a personal mentor, author and energy healer serving an international client base.