Feng Shui talks a lot about clearing your clutter. But what does this mean? Why does it matter? Does Feng Shui mean everyone’s home and closet will look exactly the same? (No, of course not.) Let me start with a story . . .
One day, when I was in the midst of getting my Feng Shui certification, a local neighbor of mine - a newly retired man in his early 60s’ - was very curious about Feng Shui and said, “I do know one thing about it, they advise you on clutter. Do you have clutter?” I responded that no, I don’t have clutter actually. Also, I make a frequent point to clear what I no longer need, or what doesn’t serve me or bring me joy. He looked at me with surprise. Oftentimes, when we are just so used to life being a certain way and haven’t really thought much about it - in this case, being used to living with a lot of material clutter, we sometimes imagine that this is what it’s like for everyone. Conversely, the opposite can happen when we spiral into self-pity and get hyper-focused on a negativity in our life - the self-pity enables us to think (quite falsely) that we are the only one’s going through this pain or situation and that no one else could understand. Well, back to my semi-retired neighbor: You see, after the surprise of learning that I didn’t live with clutter . . .Read More