My body drooped and said, "Ugh! What a mess!" I finally found the documents, up in the right hand corner, where they were stacked one right on top of the other. I couldn't see them because there was no more room for them to have their own space.
One of the universal laws of prosperity is the vacuum law of prosperity.
You know the saying that "the Universe abhors a vacuum"? This is also true with prosperity. In order to create room for the new and wonderful, you have to create space and remove the things in your life that no longer serve you. When you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, it probably means that there's too much to handle. Whether it's your desk, your closets, or your mind, you're probably over-stuffed!
Here are two questions that you can ask yourself to activate the vacuum:
- What can I do to make this simple?
- What can I to make this spacious?
So what did I do to make my desktop screen more simple and spacious? I decided to take a few minutes to clean it up. I trashed the files I didn't need. I moved other files into their respective folders. I created new folders to capture new projects. Now, the only file folders on my desktop are current projects that I'm working on. The rest are filed away. Simple and spacious in 10 minutes.
And how did I feel after doing this? Great! I breathed a sigh of relief and accomplishment. When I went back to working on a project, my mind felt clear. I had an "oomph" in my step. I didn't realize this, but that tiny bit of overwhelm in looking at this over-filled, messy computer desktop screen had been weighing me down.
For your coaching assignment this week, what is one thing you can do to make your life more simple and more spacious? Here's some ideas:
- Your physical space. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Setting aside a short amount of time to clear any physical clutter is one of the easiest and quickest ways to create a vacuum. You don't have to do the whole house. Choose a small piece, like the drawers or half of the closet. Maybe the trunk of your car. A little bit at a time works.
- Your emotional space. Are there feelings you're holding on to that you need to release? Is there a need for forgiveness? Anger is a powerful emotion that I believe we need to feel if it comes up, but the problem arises if you hold on to anger or resentment, letting it fester. I want to note that this doesn't mean letting go of responsibility or accountability. Forgiveness and taking responsibility for our actions are not mutually exclusive.
- Your mental space. Do you have too many things to do, so much that you feel overwhelmed? One way to make your mental space more simple and spacious is to create focus and prioritize. If you had to rank the list of your tasks on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being extremely important, what would be the top ranking items? How can you whittle those down into bite-sized chunks where you can celebrate little steps of progress?
- Your spiritual space. Taking a few minutes to breathe and be in silence can ground you and open up the space for all levels of your being. If something is troubling you that you don't have the answer for, you can sit quietly and silently ask Divine Intelligence to reveal a path. Ask how your life can be more simple and more spacious. I wholeheartedly believe that the answer will come to you.
Let me know if any of this resonates with you, and if you have more ideas to add to keeping things more simple and spacious. Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.
In this month of love, I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. And remember to KISS - Keep It Simple and Spacious.
Abundant Blessings and With Love,
p.s. After you create a vacuum, it's important that you have clarity to know what to fill that vacuum with. Otherwise, it's easy for that hole to be filled with the same stuff you didn't want. To help you with that, I offer a 45-minute Free Clarity Session with Prayer. This is my gift to you. Click here to schedule. It's as simple and spacious as that.