It is often funny when your world gets smaller how very little you can get along without. Your world narrows and you are thrilled just to be able to take a bath, some good hand cream and if you're really lucky, a wonderful IV nurse. You get by with so little and you don't even miss it. Janis Joplin: Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose....
Most of you already know I am the queen of clutter- LESSNESS. Less is definitely more around here! Or so I thought. Then I can't imagine that in the few days that I've been home I have been cleaning out and up; things that could be sold are just being donated, things I thought I had a particular attachment to I find that I wouldn't miss at all. Goodwill and several other charities are doing quite well these days.
I've had Feng Shui attacks before and many of you have as well....but this is different. This is a feeling of wanting to start completely new and fresh. I wonder what the shift was that caused this and sure wish I had some AR friends closer who might actually WANT these things I have had for so long....and still don't know what to do with. The old English China that was a gift to me over 30 years ago, more clothes then I could ever hope to wear, glasses, ornaments, things I thought I LOVED.
Perhaps it is a new process, a true starting over which I thought was done after the basement losses but may have been only the beginning. But I have to say that I truly love the feeling, it's almost a renewal. The timing is not lost on me either; this is almost close to my spring cleaning time into which I incorporate Feng Shui (more on that soon-you're doing it anyway :)
So here's to truly "lightening up" clearing out and giving away.....and there is a curbside "Alert" every day here until further notice! (I wonder why I always wonder WHAT the neighbors think :) But truly if you're looking for something and you believe I might have it, email me---it's yours!
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, New York City providing on site Feng Shui Consultations for New York City and all of Long Island and distance Feng Shui Consultations by phone.