Picture Your Clutter Gone
By: Janet L. Hall
In Catherine Ponders book, The Prosperity Secrets of the
Ages, she says, "Psychologists tell us that the picturing
power of the mind is one of man's strongest powers for
success. They say that any picture firmly held in mind is
bound to come forth as a result."
She goes on to tell us "…that you should picture what you
WANT instead of what you do NOT want because what you
constantly picture you will get!" Imagine that! You could be
making your life or clutter worse because you are "seeing it"
as chaotic and cluttered.
Do you believe that? I SURE DO!
Mental pictures, picture power, creative visualization,
imaging - whatever you refer to as the practice of "…vividly
picturing, in your conscious mind, a desired goal or
objective, and holding that image until it sinks into your
unconscious mind, where it releases great, untapped
energies" (Norman Vincent Peale) is VERY powerful. I know
VERY successful people, including myself that have
practiced imaging to get the life we wanted.
Why don't you give it a try right now? Take two minutes and
picture yourself taking control over your clutter and life.
Close your eyes, get quiet, take some deep belly breaths,
Picture yourself becoming more active and taking action
against your clutter, going through the piles, the stacks, the
boxes, closets, drawers, cabinets, and anywhere you see
Become calm and quiet, and see yourself rising up from your
seat or bed.
See yourself starting to sort through "Fill In the Blank."
Feel the items in your hands. Examine each item you touch
with your eyes, brain, and heart.
Feel the feelings that are whelming up inside you. Let them
in. Is it a sigh of relief that you are finally starting to get
organized? Is it scary? Is it overwhelming? Is it Tiring? Is it
frustrating? That's okay; stand up to your feelings. Ride with
those bad or good feelings - like you're floating on your back
in a rocking ocean. Ride the small and large waves up and
down. Lie there and float with the rhythm - your rhythm- soon
it will calm and you'll be okay - just go with the feelings until
you are calm once again.
Now see the clutter sorted, put away, and gone. See that
you were successful. (If you saw someone assisting you, in
which you needed to pay, picture the right and perfect
person coming to you, and the money needed coming to you
also.) Hold this picture in your mind and see how you feel
Are you: relieved, happy, proud, or exhausted? Feel it and
enjoy the feelings.
Sit for another minute. Take another DEEP belly breath.
Slowly open your eyes and REALLY start to take the actions
you just pictured.
Now I know many of you might be thinking this is crazy or off
the wall. I also know many have excuses for their clutter -
why things are the way they are - or their fear of letting go. I
know many get attached to not just their "things" but also
their attitudes and their picture of the world, as they see it. I
know many don't take any action, nor never will, as they sit
and watch stuff pile up around them.
I know many don't have the know how to get organized.
Many just don't have any organizing skills; just don't have a
clue as to what to keep or not. Some need permission, to be
held accountable by a friend or mentor, or take a class or get
some coaching. Some need motivated or a good friend.
There is certainly nothing wrong with not having or wanting
and needing any of the above; however if you don't make the
choice to take some kind of action against your clutter I
guarantee you you will have bigger problems and more
severe clutter problems in the coming years. And it's never
too late if you start right now.
Continue to practice your imaging throughout the days and
weeks ahead. It takes little effort, but you must work on your
picturing power everyday until your action kicks in.
Make a commitment to yourself TODAY. Start TODAY!
Stand up and chose to take whatever action you need.
Dr. Peale, author of Positive Imaging: The Powerful Way to
Change Your Life, tells us that whatever our minds can
conceive and believe, and your heart desires, you can
For those of you that read the Bible, you can even read in
Mark 11:24 that Jesus says, "What things so ever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall
So what not try, practice, and work at picturing your clutter
gone - what have you got to lose except some clutter?
Janet is a Professional Organizer - Certified,
Certified Pyramid Feng Shui Practitioner, Speaker, and Author
and can help you regain control of your life, your time, your
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