No doubt about it—you are overwhelmed! And, likely, exhausted. Your inner home is crowded, cluttered, and chaotic. Perhaps this awareness makes you feel seen—living with chronic stress and overwhelm can feel very lonely. Maybe it makes you feel even more overwhelmed because you’re taking a good look at what you’ve been working so hard to avoid. Don’t be discouraged. Among the mountain of clutter, tucked between the tight places is an unlimited supply of hope. You’re next step is to take inventory and access what you need to clear out. Observing is elemental and important because paying attention precedes change. There is room for you to experience peace and joy today—not matter what you are going through!
AWARE of your Soul Clutter: You see what needs to change, you just don’t know how.
You’re no stranger to your inner life. You are observant. You know what is going on in you and around you. Chances are, you’re observing and feeling overwhelmed with what you are uncovering. Maybe you’re beginning to wonder if it’s easier to be blissfully ignorant? Hiding your head in the sand is never the answer! Good News: Once you begin paying attention, you’ve already initiated the process of change. Way to go! Your next step is a two-step (don’t worry, no country dancing here). First, take your observing skills to the next level and look at your clutter in detail. Second, it’s time to begin owning what you uncover. Owning is the exact opposite of sticking your head in the sand. Instead, it’s like raising your hand and saying, “Yes, that’s mine. The emotional pain. The chronic stress. The anxiety. The unforgiveness. It’s mine. I own it. And I’m ready to do something with it.”
Way to go. You are well on your way to creating the space that your soul was created for.
GROWING amidst your Soul Clutter: You might not be a pro at clearing out the clutter, but you’re making progress.
There you GROW! It’s clear that you are no stranger to growth. Creating a healthy internal environment (mentally, emotionally and spiritually) is important to you. You’re doing the work to observe your clutter and own it. It’s likely that you experience good days and bad days, days of growth and days of setbacks, and sometimes it feels like you are going in circles. Some days you feel exhilarated with the momentum you are making and other days you can sink to despair over the familiar obstacles that keep trying to crowd you soul. Be encouraged! Growth is not linear. It’s up and down and it can also be circular. Celebrate the progress you’ve made and your commitment to continue. Your next step is to continue on. Keep circling around, on the days where you feel like you’re getting nowhere. Keep observing, keep owning, keep overcoming!
Notice the space you feel in your soul—pay attention to the new ways you have been experiencing peace and joy and remember they are available to you in your everyday life.
HEALTHY in your inner home: When stress and the clutter of life show up, you know how to clear it out before it overwhelms you.
High-five! You are a person who has taken time to observe their clutter. You’ve not only faced your soul clutter, you’ve owned it. Even if the clutter didn’t originate with you, even if someone dumped it at your place, you’ve taken the time and initiative to sort through it and clear it out from your inner home. In doing so you’re overcoming. The health of your soul—of your inner life—is important to you and it’s clear you are committed to living well mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You utilize helpful tools to cope in healthy ways and you practice responding rather than reacting. You are an overcomer!
You’re next step is to carry on—and—celebrate!
You were made for peace and joy!