Letting go of attachments and possessions is not so easy but when it is all said and done is sort of freeing. About two years ago I left life as I knew it behind. Letting go of my Rent Control apartment in Los Angeles and just giving away almost all of my things. Now, I could say it was spiritual, and in part it was but I did not want to move the old. I had some very nice furniture pieces and a perfectly good bed and all sorts of assorted possessions that accumulate over the years. I can say that the letting go process allowed me to feel something unusual….freedom. Yes freedom, I knew that I had never felt it before, or not in a very long time. Maybe a memory of being care free when I was a girl riding my bicycle?
In Feng Shui the art of moving Chi or energy in your environment, the less clutter you have the more freely the chi moves in your living space. There is a whole lot more to it than that and I am certainly no authority on the subject. I had a couple of Feng Shui books but probably let them go in the move. I kept a few cherished and decorative items, a couple of pieces of furniture, books and kitchen items. Now I am considering releasing….well selling my cherished American hand blown glass. For one thing, I require their cash value. (lol) The other part of me says let them go, you are attached.
I have taken pictures of them but I have just been fighting that attachment and have not put them up om eBay. Attachment to ideas, things, people, habits…..it just goes on and on. Recently I had a divine message to let go, prepare to move. I tend to want to dig in, and nest. This bird need to lighten the load again. I mean, I really do not have a lot of possessions right now and I am cool with that.
My Qigong teacher once said in regards to Soul Retrieval, “Everything you possess has a piece of your consciousness,” therefore to be whole you need to reclaim those fragments, release the attachment. It is really not the thing but our attachment to them.
Can I have a Namaste?