Void/Valid

             There’s a concept in art (and decor of many types) that deals with the manipulation and utilization of blank areas.  Empty places which are intentionally not filled in.

             This is a difficult one for me, I’m a filler.  A boarder-line hoarder who needs to gather and keep.  I have a hard time letting go.  Of anything.

             What I’ve been learning though, as I study (gather and hoard!), is that the more we let go, the more opportunities we have to get MORE STUFF!

             Here’s what I woke up with today:

available space.

            When we leave some “space” (making areas more “available” and accessible) we are opening up our entire lives to more options.  This is why change and release are so VERY important.  We have to do it, or nothing new can come in.

             And what if the next new thing is BETTER than the crap we need to get rid of?  If we don’t do the releasing, (instead, hanging on to every scrap, never taking anything out to the curb) we can’t have fun new surprises and fabulous new opportunities.

             Because, this is a Universal Law.  True, there is an infinite amount of space and prosperity.  However, there is a finite amount which we can accept.

             Partly due to our physical limitations, but also it comes down to the impeded and crushing-under-its-own-weight atmosphere that is created when the world is spinning along freely, but we’re holding on with a white-knuckled death grip dragging our feet and screaming for everything to just STOP.

             An easy way to get started is by listening to our daily draw message.  While cleaning is decidedly NOT a fun task for me, that feeling when you’re finally fucking done, is kinda nice.

             (As I said, this is a process for me, too.  So don’t think I’m all “de-cluttered” – I am not even close.  What I am, is starting to understand it.)

have fun

“Angel of Pleasure  ~

‘Take pleasure in the things you do.’

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.  It’s not all about hard work, achievements, and performance.

What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.  Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Final FLP Report:

begins with this view.

license plates

Virginia

             And finishes with another Virginia, two separate Tennessees, an Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, BC, two Floridas, a new York, and one new New Mexico.

            This feature has no officially come to an end.  Those changes I mentioned a few days ago?  Yeah, this is part of it.  As I said, I will absolutely keep you posted all along the way.

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4 thoughts on “Void/Valid

  1. Yeah, cleaning is not real high on my to do list either. But I’m also getting tired of digging for things. So I’m ‘making space’. Case in point are plant pots. It’s spring. Time for potting and planting. I can’t find what I want. One of my problems is that I don’t get rid of the plastic pots the plants come in. And, yes, I regularly reuse them. BUT, how many pots does one really need or can use? And this is on top of the ‘good ones’ I’ve purchased or have been given. The past couple of years I’ve been tossing everything on to the porch. We now have no porch. And there are still some ‘good’ pots in the dungeon, um basement, and in a back room. So I have begun sorting through the decades of plastic. I’ve thrown away two large and one kitchen sized garbage bag of pots that didn’t survive the crush test. Now, I nest the pots so I can get more into the bag, to give you an idea on just how many I have. I have taken two kitchen garbage bags of pots to a local greenhouse that said they will reuse them. I can finally see some of my ‘good’ pots. I still have a ways to go, but it was really nice to take the stacks and piles from waist level to knee-ish level. Hopefully this will transfer eventually to the house and I can go for that ‘available space’! 🙂

    • The double-edged sword of this entire concept. I can’t stand the idea of ANYTHING going in to a landfill. And yet, not everyone has enough resources near-by to recycle/pass along all that they need to get rid of. 😦

      • Yup. “Oh, for Pete’s sake! Just throw it away!” And I just can’t. But there is no place for a lot of stuff to go. I can get the basics handled, steel, glass, etc. But there are only a handful of places that will take, for example, plastic. And then, only number 1 & 2 plastic. It’s hard. But I’ve got to work on clearing this place out. Hopefully, I’ll suck it up and hit some flea markets, etc and re-home the usable stuff.

        I was moving Spider Bait back from college and, of course, he grew up here and he just couldn’t believe what people were tossing in the trash before leaving. There was a sofa he said was perfectly good, just needed a little cleaning. He resisted trying to find a spot in the dungeon for it and refused to show it to me. “No, mom. We’re just going to walk away.” I wonder if he’ll think back on that decision on down the road. 😀

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