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What & Where is your clutter?


Clutter it stagnates energy. It inhibits productivity. It actually inhibits you from living in the present. Why is it important to live in the present and how does clutter prohibit this? Living in the present is where joy resides. If you want more Joy, Look to the present moment. It’s right there ~ always. Simply aligning the energy within you and around you will show bring you joy ~ and abundance.  


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Why is it important to live in the present and how does clutter prohibit this? Living in the present is where joy resides. Share on X

When we live in the present moment, we are not looking at all the challenges on the horizon and becoming fearful of them and the ‘what if this’ and the ‘what if that’ of the situation. When we stay in the present, we are solving the challenges here and now ~ working on creating soul-utions that set us up for success. We are striving to find answers and that energy flows into us. Energy of solution oriented work. It’s here that Joy exists. We are not looking at fears or challenges but at possibilities ~ at solutions. The more you operate in the land of possibilities, the more you find them and the more joy you have. It’s imperative to live in the present possibilities of life.

What’s your clutter? We all have it? Clutter comes in all shapes and sizes. It lives in the stuff in our homes, in our offices, in our cars, in our thoughts, in our emotions and even in our bodies!!!!! Where is your clutter and How does clutter, inhibit you from staying present?  Clutter does not allow you to stay present. looking at it and living around it actually draws you into it’s energy.

How does clutter, inhibit you from staying present? Where's your clutter? Share on X

It drains and distracts you from the task of present possibility. The to-do piles are always facing you and taking you int the future! Consider the worst culprit of this ~ the pile of bills. If it sits on the corner of your desk when you are working on another project, it’s within your vision. How can you stay focused if you have bills to pay facing you ~ literally? They draw your attention and your energy AWAY from the present moment. When you don’t live in the present it’s difficult to be productive and near impossible to stay in joy.

Then, there is our own internal clutter. Our thoughts distract us and place us into procrastination mode. Our emotions, when not tamed, often go on wild, energetic surges that do not show the world who our true self is and physically, we store clutter in areas (fat, muscular tension, bone aches) just like squirrels store acorns in the fall! Decluttering and creating positive and loving energy  in your home , office and self is the first step in your ability to say present.

When you live without clutter and arrange things where positive energy flowing, Soul Coaching® allows you to see and rid yourself of the clutter in your being & Feng Shui is the art of creating positive energy flow in your home. It’s a process of decluttering, arranging great flow and keeping that flow moving throughout your space. It becomes easy to stay focused and in the space of present possibilities with this energy flow. It’s easy to have joy find you!!! 

If you want support in decluttering and enhancing your energy flow for success, consider a Sacred Soul Chat. We can find what best will support you!

Staying in Present possibility opens you up to the energy of future possibilities. Opportunities flow to you when clutter does not surround you. The impact of your space and it’s surroundings are vital to this energy flow.

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  1. It’s so true Laura. When I have less physical clutter I am much happier and my (and my home’s) energy flows more easily. Understanding what clutter really means for you is important too. I love my mish-mashed bookshelf for example. It makes me happy, but papers, bills, envelopes etc…not at all! Fun article to read connecting all the types of clutter.

    Comment by Bonnie Copeland — April 14, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

  2. You got it then Bonnie! It is about understanding what serves you best. I like a mishmash of papers at my countertop ~ at the end of the day it allows me to go through and see all I’ve accomplished but my bookshelves~ nope ~ they are aligned 😉 Glad we both love dogs!

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 15, 2015 @ 10:33 am

  3. Some of us actually thrive in clutter. (Not when it’s simply hoarding, but having twenty books on my desk open to the facts I seek, with three screens, a telephone, a keyboard and mouse- that’s heaven to me. Because I have what I need to get the task done…NOW.)

    Comment by Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA — April 14, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

  4. Yes! Exactly….that would not be clutter to you!!! That would be inspiration 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 15, 2015 @ 10:34 am

  5. What a great prompt as spring finally unfolds in the Northeast, Laura. It’s easy to see the physical clutter (although sometimes ignored) but not as simple to recognize the internal clutter guiding our minds. I appreciate the prompt to spend some time reflecting on this.

    Comment by Nanette Levin — April 14, 2015 @ 8:19 pm

  6. Nanette! I so agree ` especially at this time…such a long, long winter for us here in the Northeast! Time to re-align with all that serves us….fresh space inside and out (both of us and our homes!)

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 15, 2015 @ 10:35 am

  7. I totally agree but i have to be careful. When I’m in the midst of a project, I’m a vertical filer on a horizontal surface – my desk. But as soon as I’m done, I have to clean up, organize and get cleared again. If I put it off, my productivity dies.

    Comment by Louise Behiel — April 15, 2015 @ 12:15 am

  8. Louise! Like Roy said in another comment ~ some people thrive one way at work….if that serves you and serves you well…keep at it!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 15, 2015 @ 10:36 am

  9. Laura I love this blog and I’m in the process of decluttering my office as we speak! I so relate to everything you said! It’s so important to declutter at all levels physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. I know when I’m feeling scattered and unproductive it’s usually time for a decluttering session!

    Comment by Martha — April 15, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

  10. Martha ~ and isn’t it a great time to do so when you can throw the windows open and in-joy the fresh air to support cleaning out the mental clutter too?!?!

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 16, 2015 @ 9:18 am

  11. Love this, Laura!

    One of my favorite sayings is “Outer order means inner calm.” so whenever I’m feeling stressed I know a feeling of calm is only a quick decluttering session away! My husband and son are a little vexed that there stuff never gets to stay very long on kitchen counters or dining tables, but I think they benefit more when I’m relaxed and happy! 🙂

    Comment by Stacey — April 15, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

  12. Stacey ~ The Big Guy here, too, appreciates how important it is for me to be working from an inspired state of clarity and I have had to be really supportive of his few spots that he gets to keep as he desires 😉

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 16, 2015 @ 9:19 am

  13. I always feel so much better after I clean up my work and living spaces. I love spring cleaning after a long winter.

    Comment by Shann — April 15, 2015 @ 4:01 pm

  14. And after this L O N G winter, it is bringing me more Joy than before, Shann ~ hope it is you too!

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 16, 2015 @ 9:20 am

  15. Perfect timing! A recent flood in my office (don’t ask) had slowed me down a bit. After behaving like gypsies for several years there is quite a bit of “editing” to do… but it always makes me feel more energized and productive. Thanks.

    Comment by Andrea — April 15, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

  16. Flood ARGH (all that water and emotions!). We had one in our basement 4 years ago and we are still bringing it back! No doubt you are able to bring in greater energy as you are bringing back to life that office

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 16, 2015 @ 9:21 am

  17. I’m looking at the piles of to do lists (yes, piles) on my desk. And imagining them gone. 🙂 – Thanks for the inspiration.

    Comment by Darla — April 16, 2015 @ 8:46 am

  18. One simple step at a time Darla. It’s fun when visualization takes one into action 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 16, 2015 @ 9:22 am

  19. This is shining a light for me on my clutter situation, which is constantly out of hand. It’s in my home, on my computer, and in my mind. I chip away at it all the time, but never seem to be able to get on top of it. I know exactly what you mean when you say that it actually “drains and distracts” me and draws me into it’s energy, to the point where I sometimes can’t work without leaving the space. (I suppose I could also clean it up!)

    Comment by Sarah Schwab — April 16, 2015 @ 11:11 pm

  20. Sarah~ some people thrive in having things around them while working. Others do not. If this is not supporting you, first figure out why OR even if you DO clean it up, the clutter will come back. Give me a shout if you want support with this 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 18, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  21. Interesting twist to clutter. You’re quite right in that clutter distracts us from being present. It becomes a twister-type funnel sucking energy from our being, when we should be busy with a vortex of creation.

    Comment by Lilia Lee — April 17, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

  22. Absolutely, Lilia ~ clutter is created ~ upward vibration is inpsired!

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 18, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  23. I’ve never thought of how clutter keeps us out of the present. But you’re right. I can certainly see/feel how that’s true. All I know it that everything seems better when clutter is cleared!

    Comment by Nancy Tierney — April 19, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

  24. Nancy ~ stay present ~ always!!! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — April 20, 2015 @ 10:28 am

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