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Cynical Reader

Give me a happily-ever-after fairy-tale and I'll fight you every step of the way, but give me a tragic, grief-ridden story and I'll let it consume me.

Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui - Karen Kingston This is probably one of the best "cleaning" books I've read in terms of motivating and giving good emotional reasons behind keeping material things and needing to rid yourself of them. You see objects hold on to the energy that has surrounded them, so that little figurine you still hold on to - that makes you think of that one time your sister told you you were worthless and no one liked you - needs to go in the trash. Also, do you ever keep things simply because, say your grandmother gave it to you on your 13th birthday and you feel like giving/throwing it away will be like saying you no longer value that person? I do. That's actually the main reason I have so. many. things.

We have to learn to stop attaching emotional feelings (such as love) to material objects. And anything you save from the shitty times in your life will only mess with the current energy of your present life. You don't want to live in the past do you? Do you want to repeat it? I sure as hell don't.

This seems a little dramatic and a heavy price to pay just for keeping things around yourself but essentially if you really think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

Now there were a few things Kingston suggested should be cleared as well that made me think "no, absolutely not!" such as books! But I assume we all have deal breakers.

So needless to say I will not be completely Feng Shuing my house. Honestly I may even keep that thing that reminds of that shitty time that one shitty thing happened, but I'll probably be wrapping it in paper and putting it in a box in the back of my closet instead of displaying it on my dresser.