Everyone came into this world to learn lessons and have experiences so that their soul can grow and expand. Before you were born, you chose what type of family to be born into, what gifts you would bring with you, and what challenges you wanted to experience so that your soul could continue on its path of learning. The more difficult your life has been, the more potential there is for increased expansion. It’s common for people to blame their parents or their circumstances for why life isn’t where they want it to be. I also hear people blame themselves, like they should have tried harder, said things differently, or taken another course of action. Another common way people blame themselves if they have hardships is that they must be paying for some wrong-doing they did in a past life. But please ask yourself, “what if I chose my circumstances?”. What are all the positive lessons you are gaining from having the experiences you’ve had in this lifetime? My big “ah-ha moment” came to me this week after a meditation. I have chosen my circumstances so that I can hone my skills in owning my own beliefs. Do you ever feel bad for liking things that other people want you to dislike or feel guilty about? Or do you ever feel like you want to take care of other people’s emotions who don’t like when you ask them to stop doing something that they consider to be kind, but it’s really a violation of your boundaries? When you verbalize something that the group of people you’re talking to may not agree with, do you find yourself wanting to frame the idea as someone else’s? You may be in this lifeline to work on owning your own beliefs too.
What does this have to do with home organizing? There are three main reasons.
While of course organizing your home (on your own or with my lovely guidance) will help you get your home more organized, I love to help give people non-conventional tips on other ways they can address the root of the problem (visualize a dandelion weeding tool, if you may). As you probably know, Toastmasters has been a big theme of my recent blog posts, and I’m going to bring it up again. Do you want practice being able to identify and verbalize your beliefs? Toastmasters is a safe place to test out what you want to say to a kind, supportive, and non-judgmental audience. Please join me for the Ballard Sunset Open House, May 20th, 2021 from 7:30-8:45pm on Zoom. Melanie Lofstedt will be our featured speaker, giving a short yet entertaining and educational speech on the ancient Egyptian, Hatshepsut. Or if you’re not able to make it to that event, please join me online at either the Ballard Sunset (Thursdays at 7:30pm) or Snoqualmie Toastmasters, (Tuesdays at 7:30pm).
Are you interested in owning your beliefs? Contact me for the Toastmasters Zoom/WebEx link or get it through the website. I’d love to support you!
By Jean Prominski, Certified Professional Organizer
Download my free 5 week journal The Seattle Sparkle Method to Get Organized and Stay Organized
Sign up for my free 4 Day Color to Declutter Challenge.
Become part of a like-minded community by joining my Facebook Group, Declutter and Organize with Seattle Sparkle.
Ready to book a consultation? Complete this form.