Recently I cleared out and decluttered the china cabinet. I now have a box of dishes waiting to be donated, tidy shelves where I can find what I’m looking for and no need to move everything else to get at one thing.
Now, to not fill it up again.
I am a lover (okay maybe hoarder) of dishes. I really, really like them. I love beautiful serving dishes. Dinner plates. Glasses. Cutlery and linens.
I love to set a beautiful table. To have sparkling glassing and colourful linens.
Which means, walking into my favourite household boutique when there’s a sale on is not a good idea.
Yesterday I learned that someone I really like and admire just took a part time job at one of my favourite stores. She wants to redecorate her home and the discount offered to employees is seductive.
What a great idea, I thought. I could do that.
And yes, I could, but then, I’d be feeding my habit, not helping myself to clear my being of its presence.
But oh, it is tempting.
It’s close to home. Fabulous products. Really beautiful and not cheap so good quality too. Yes. I could do it.
See how I can rationalize my dysfunction? See how I can talk myself out of what I know is healthy and loving for me into doing what is fun but not necessarily in my best interests?
Oh. And did I mention it would save me money?
Creating space for possibility means holding space open.
It means not filling it up with things that please my senses but do not fulfill my sensual need for soul-inspired living.
Acquiring more to fill up the space I live in does not give me more space for peace, love and joy to live within me.
Declutter the spaces you live in. Create space for possibility to grow wild in your life.