Thursday, November 6, 2008
I loved the Level One exercise to mentally go around my house and see which areas I felt my energy go up or down in. It was pretty clear right away that my favourite room is my sunroom, then my kitchen, then kids' bedrooms, and lastly, my bedroom and the living room. Need to work on that bedroom! So glad to have the sunroom/kitchen. I posted a picture here of the first thing I decluttered when I started on my latest decluttering binge (before Soul Coaching). It felt so good! I washed out all the bottles, got rid of stuff that had been there since I moved in almost 3 years ago, and it's been a pleasure. I was going to take a picture of all the kids puzzles I put out front this morning to be reused by other kids, but they were already gone! I like this Toronto way of recycling items - the items I put out (esp. kids stuff, and recently a TV!) are almost always gone right away, I know to someone else who can use them. I plan on decluttering my whole house, not sure how long it will take, but probably longer than Soul Coaching. Looking forward to what I will have at the end. I also appreciated the discussion in the book about what we associate to certain items. I realized in a way I hadn't before how much I associate my whole house with separating from my ex-partner. We bought it together, then only I moved in. I think this affects my experience of it in important ways, perhaps enough to want to move out of it before too long. I imagine a new house in a whole other way, a way that feels clearer and more energized. I'm thankful for that insight.