Nothing in our physical world represents our core energy better than our homes. Our jobs speak of our skills, our cars represent our ego nature, but the objects that we posses and keep within our houses represent the energetic patterns that reside within our auric field.
In her book Clutter Intervention Feng Shui consultant, and energy healer Tisha Morris proposes that by holding onto useless objects in our personal spaces – items which no longer serve a useful purpose, we are held back from creating new energy fields in and around ourselves.
The remedy, she suggests, is simply this – let go of those things that are outdmoded or past their useful lifespan and simply move forward. Her book, however, is designed for those readers who find it difficult to make this vital transition.
As a Feng Shui consultant Morris has spent many years helping other people to let go of their stuff. What she has observed throughout this time is that it only takes a couple of items to carry some emotional weight for the important task of a full-blown clear-out to come to a grinding halt. The result is that people then tend to become even more stuck in their lives as more gravitas is afforded to those things and the emotional charge they carry.
In Clutter Intervention Morris examines various aspects to the process of clutter removal and space-clearing. She explains how her initial approach to clients is to show them just how closely the content of their homes mirror the deeper aspects of their psyches. She generally follows this with an examination of the process of personal transformation and demonstrates how it is that certain significant changes in our lives often lead to the triggering of identity crises.
In her book Morris also takes a close examination of personal identities and specifically those perceptions of ourselves that are often determined by important phases and circumstances in our lives. She dissects these psychological skins and encourages her readers to minutely examine them for themselves – along with any personal items that are closely linked to these outdated personas.
In the final section of her book Morris lists the various excuses that people offer for not wanting to dispose of personal items that no longer serve a useful purpose. She puts each one to the test and drills down into the rationale behind them.
The process of clutter clearing is a significantly important and decisive action that we can all take on the road to improving our lives. It is even a practical process that, according to the author, can lead us to a better understanding of our true authentic self.
Our Review of Clutter Intervention by Tisha Morris
Few things in life give me greater pleasure than throwing old clutter away and so I do not immediately identify with those who find it a problem letting go of old junk. However many currently popular reality TV shows featuring hoarders who are drowning in a house full of stuff reveals the utter trauma that some people experience whenever they attempt to disconnect themselves from cherished personal possessions.
In Clutter Intervention Morris presents a somewhat more sympathetic approach to the subject than I probably would, for this is a warm, engaging and ultimately supportive publication. Throughout its pages the author is compassionate towards her readers and yet firm in her advice. Her arguments for needing to seriously assess the personal relationship that we have with our possessions involves a good slice of homegrown common sense mixed with some insightful psychological profiling and a dash of Feng Shui.
The result is that Clutter Intervention is a delight to read and one of those books that should be consulted at least once a year – preferably every Spring and at the point in the year when it is time to take stock of the future, and examine just how much of our past possessions we allow in determining our future life trajectory.