No matter how few or how many things you edit from your wardrobe I always invite people to say “Thank You” to the items that you are letting go of and to do so with “Love“.
If you are passing the clothes along as a donation or to someone you know; its good practise to infuse the articles with the good energy of Gratitude. You valued their worth when it was in your closet, so send it on its way to someone else with that good feeling.
If you have any reservations about what you are decluttering do not let it leave until you can do so with love and thanks. Otherwise the energy may linger as regret and not the vibeage you want to store in your freshly cleared out space.
Someone had recently let go of an outfit they had custom made for a very special occasion.
Despite the beautiful memories of that event where she wore the dress; it also evoked the NOT so beautiful memories of her dealings with the seamstress. Even with the dress no longer in her wardrobe, she would be reminded, especially when looking back at photographs, of how she felt about the designer.
I suggested that she think of the dress and hold it in her mind; then focus on the JOY she felt while wearing the dress for the celebration; letting the Good feelings about the dress grow greater and stronger while letting the drama of the dressmaker experience go. This may take some practise, however it will time and energy well invested.
- Inhale the Joy of the celebration;
- Exhale the dressmaker;
- Inhale the Joy;
- Exhale the drama
Repeat until you can feel that you have released the dressmaker as you have the dress.
The beautiful memories from that occasion will continue to grow in value; while holding space for the designer experience does not serve you or honor your memories overall.
What’s in your closet that you would benefit from releasing with Gratitude and Love?