Using Feng Shui to Clear Your Clutter
Active Chaos vs. Stagnant Chaos
Chaos is part of the life cycle. Because we cannot
live without creating chaos on a regular basis, it?s
important to understand the two kinds of chaos.
This is the kind of chaos we see spinning around a
chef as she prepares a feast, or around a painter as
she creates a masterpiece. Even in the presence of
dirty pans or spilled paints, we are drawn to
their ?mess? like bees to honey. The energy hums
and dances as a new creation is being born. Our
excitement and curiosity are piqued.
Active chaos has to occur to birth anything?from a
fine meal, to a new garden or a lovely work of art.
The key to keeping chaos active is to clean up the
mess and reorganize our materials between creative
bursts. Then, when the next wave of creativity hits,
we are ready to dive in.
A mess left for long becomes stagnant chaos. It?s
the kitchen that wasn?t cleaned up after the feast,
or it?s the studio where paints were left open to dry
in their tubes.
Stagnant chaos grows in unattended
drawers, corners and basements. It?s what many of
us see when we drive in to our garages or open our
closet doors. We know it is stagnant chaos when it
annoys, confuses, or stops us. There?s no lively,
invigorating energy there, just a big ?ol mess.
Stagnant chaos is draining and actually pushes us
away like some sort of force field, making it very
challenging to face the jumble and return it to order.
The longer it sits there, the more draining it gets.
As you use this concept to get inspired to address
your pockets of stagnant chaos, ask yourself the
questions in the article below about the items you
find. They will help you ?edit and purge?, which is the
necessary first step to getting organized.
Adapted from Terah
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