This month’s positive affirmation is about eliminating all types of clutter. Hoarding intangible items is just like hoarding material items. Talk shows, news stories, and online pictures tell a story every day about someone hoarding animals, trash, clothes, etc. But rarely do you hear about the poor souls who are hoarders of knowledge? Below are a few descriptions of the way it is done:
- Keeps Secrets– hoarders of important information. Not able to be honest about past experiences and relationships. Unable to share or reflect on those experiences to move forward.
- Tells Lies – hoarders of the truth. Will try every trick in the book to keep the truth from being told. There will be no facts, logic, or data in the information that is shared.
- Hides Emotions– hoarders of pain. Can’t let go of the negative energy to receive positive energy. Unable to find happiness or peace of mind.
- Never Listens – hoarders of own beliefs. Refuses to learn anything new from any other source which differs from what is believed. Disagrees that knowledge can be acquired from any resource.
- Impedes Growth – hoarders of the soul. Lacks self-discipline and pure heart and mind in matters spiritual. Will also block your process of spiritual transformation.
Do you fall into any of the descriptions above? Do you know someone who does? To share knowledge is a changeless commandment of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.
If your plate is already full . . . do you add more? It is a logical question when food is in front of you. But do you ask yourself that same question at other times? And what’s your answer?
As a child, saying the word “no” is encouraged and fostered: say no to strangers, say no, if touched inappropriately, and when you reach puberty, say no to drugs, say no to bullying, etc. But when you grow up, the word “no” takes on a new connotation. Below is a list encouraging you as an adult that using the word “no” is still okay to use.
Most think that eliminating clutter entails a garage sale as the result and maybe a small profit. But there are the other types of clutter that are not realized or categorized. Below is a short list to consider when eliminating the clutter from your life.
- Eliminate negativity – I am referring to all types of negative energy that can lurk from anywhere at anytime!
- Eliminate worry – You have to trust God in ALL situations . . . that’s the only way it can work!
- Eliminate stress – You will be unsuccessful, if you don’t eliminate worry. Stress is a result from worrying. This is when your health gets impacted . . . leading to a life or death situation!
- Eliminate opinions – With everyone in your ear about their opinions, you rarely have time to form your own. If it is not the Word of God or the truth . . . then so what!
- Eliminate wrong doing– Being mean, hurtful, judgmental, or deceitful to others should be stopped. Because you never know who will have to bring you a drink of water . . . to your death-bed!
WHAT clutter can you eliminate to prevent an overload?
Clutter can build and become overwhelming. Decide what to discard to maintain a healthy environment. Put it on the scales; weigh it and find the balance that tips the scales in your favor. Identify and list the clutter you need to eliminate. Finding equilibrium that brings peace is important.