The Empty Room Inside

What if you could empty yourself of all the things you have been conditioned to believe, programmed to think, told about yourself, made to feel…

what if you could clear out all the clutter within…

and start from scratch…

redecorate, refurbish, refurnish…

regain control of your inner world rather than find yourself controlled by all the ghosts, goblins, goons, and gobbledygook which control you, cause you to lose self control, react to old pains, triggering fears, anxieties, the screaming me-me’s, phobos… and the survival mechanisms designed to deal with them which aren’t always as helpful and useful as they claim to be…

and what if you could fill your empty room inside with only those things which you want and need…?

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Recently I’ve been able to tidy up some of the things which have been in a state of mess since I moved into this house. I had tried to organise these things before, but failed, and trying became trying, frustrating, a source of constant stress…

at one point I found myself hating what I had once loved… this is a familiar feeling, territory I have lived in far longer than I’ve lived in this house. It’s a pattern which is part of the fabric of my history… I’m not sure if this is one I created for myself to cope with life or one which others created to cope with life and then passed onto to me due to close contact.

It helps to know where our patterns come from as this allows us to understand them a bit better, however ultimately once something is yours, it’s yours… but it doesn’t have to be yours forever if it doesn’t suit you.

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by Amrit Brar

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The things which I’ve finally been able to sort out are small things, not the big ones I’d like to tackle… but sometimes you have to start small, let those small things add up, and lead to the bigger things.

Sometimes sorting out a small thing can make the bigger thing smaller or at least solve a small part of the bigger thing…

It’s surprising how much stress a small thing can cause, and releasing yourself from that pressure can release energies which were imprisoned allowing flow to move once again.

Real control sometimes comes when you give up trying to control and accept things as they are…

work with what is there rather than trying to make something into what it is not or make something that isn’t there be there…

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Sage Goddess by Emily Balivet

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work with what you can actually do rather than try to do something which you just can’t do…

There is an ordinary and beautiful healing power in admitting to yourself that you just can’t do something…

giving up, letting go, relieving yourself of the burden of all the geegaws which go with attempting to be who you aren’t and do what you can’t…

but it can be hard to admit that you can’t do something, and not just because of pride, ego, vanity, self-esteem, and all those other human trouble-makers which gift us with complications, but also because of all the clutter which society dumps into our inner room…

such as that we’re not allowed to say something is impossible or that we can’t do it, we’re supposed to believe in ourselves and our ability to do anything and everything which we set our mind to do… failure is not an option!

There was a time in my life when I really liked positive affirmations… these days I think they’re negative space.

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There is a satisfaction, a surge of personal power, in clearing out a room…

the space fills with so much potential…

but it’s also rather lovely exactly as it is…

and emptying the inner space of everything for awhile has a similar effect.

Sometimes it’s fun to just furnish the space with one thought or feeling and watch what it does when it has the room all to itself…

What would you do with yourself if you were emptied of everything that is there now and could pick and choose what could be there?

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