From cleaning up our diet, planning our retirement and now it’ s manifesting in rearranging furniture and de-cluttering our home. Clutter takes up space literally, but it also clutters your mind. Way too often one gets attached to things we accumulate over the years. So thinking about downsizing in the future, hubby and I are reconsidering and making a list of what stuff to keep and what to get rid off. Hubby is very good at throwing things away, but as we’re going through this process, we’re puzzled about the things we’ve collected.
Observing every little detail around you brings you enormous vision to what you can do with those things. You see that it's possible to do the same thing in a more innovative way. The moment you decide what is important and what is not you see everything clearly and when you get involved, it turns into creativity.
First of all, we had too many things and we've had the same furniture arrangement for close to 10 years. I have posted a few times about décor projects we’ve done, but most of the time the furniture stays in the same room as always. Is this a statement of rigid mindset or not? So we started moving stuff around and then every piece of furniture needs to be polished, wear and tear reveals the need for painting baseboards so it takes a lot of consciousness, but it’s very refreshing.
|Our little nook in the bedroom|
|The fireplace painted charcoal matching the niche above and the fabrics used in the room|
|The fabric ties the colors in the room together|
|The mantle is more masculine in my opinion.|
|The stuffed owl representing wisdom adds a masculine effect.|
This is still a work in progress, but de-cluttering feels great. A undistorted, quite mind needs time to be developed. If we carry all the baggage of life all the time, you cannot see everything the way it is. In order to be creative, successful or just peaceful in every day life, mental clarity is of fundamental importance. No matter what you want to do in life, you need to be able to use your mind effectively. The owl is a reminder of how the intelligence directly affects all aspects of life, including health and all aspects of well-being. Distortions are something we've lived with for so long, we don't even realize that they affect our lives. We even want to accumulate new ones.
|The sitting area before. It's been like this since we moved into the house nearly 10 years ago.|
|The bedroom before with white mantle|
|A more féminin decor with the flower and crystal candle sticks.|
|The curtains I made 3 years ago. The area rug was on a different angel|
This is a process that also can lead you to an inward journey. Ever since childhood we've accumulated thoughts and mind processes that we carry with us. Just as we've been able to put them there, we can remove them. All these boundaries, political, religious, race or others are cluttering our minds so we're not seeing things the way they are. It affects our decisions and prevents us from thinking intelligently. Emotions related to that paradigm will be shed and an inner relaxation and lots of brainpower will be gained instead. It releases a tremendous amount of energy and with this clear thinking and energy you feel free to do as you please.