Your Spacious Self: Clear Your Clutter and Discover Who You Are

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9780595418688: Your Spacious Self: Clear Your Clutter and Discover Who You Are

It's a jungle...in here! Behind our stress, clutter, and confusion is an infinitely spacious place one might call stillness or joy. This is our natural state of being, but we usually don't experience it, because we are caught in a web of material possessions, desires, and fears.

Our clutter, writes Vogt, a longtime space clearing expert, "becomes like another member of the family that we feed, house, and lug around." She shows us that it's not our stuff, but the holding on to it that creates a force field of "stuck-ness" that clouds our perceptions and paralyzes our lives. Clutter is not just the junk spilling out of the closet. It is any thing or thought that prevents us from experiencing who we truly are. Clearing is not a tedious exercise of throwing away, but a gentle journey of letting go - one small step, drawer, or moment at a time.

With all-new nourishing lessons in slowing down, simplifying, and self-care, Your Spacious Self shows you how to clear your home, quiet the mind, and restore your spirit, in ways that feel good and last a lifetime. Included are daily tips and meditations, a weekly worksheet, guidelines for starting and maintaining a clearing support group - perfect for book groups and support groups.

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From the Author :

In 1996 I walked away from teaching at one of Boston's preeminent schools at the height of a twenty-year career. I was at the top of my game, and burned out. I didn't know what I loved anymore, or who I was.

By releasing a huge part of my personal and professional identity, I was able to get in touch with the things that made my heart sing (and cringe): my passions, my longings, my fears... my clutter! For the super-organized neatnik that I am, this last revelation came down like a sledge-hammer to my self-concept and world-view.

I needed to re-discover what I had long forgotten: that creating beautiful home spaces that feel good and nourish people has always been my greatest joy. Intrigued by the larger questions of how our living spaces reflect us, affect us, and support us, I discovered and pursued a more intuitive branch of feng shui (and little-known field at the time) called space clearing. That was over twenty years ago, and I've been evolving with it ever since.

Turns out I didn't need to go on a pilgrimage or meditate on a mountaintop to find myself. My home became my temple, my clutter was my teacher, and my journey of self-discovery began with clearing out a single drawer. Years in the making, Your Spacious Self has taken as long to write as it took to decode and embrace my own slippery relationship with my stuff and stress, and discover why most well-intentioned clearing practices do not last.

I wanted to write a book that cuts through the noise and charms that part of the mind that is spinning out of control somewhere in "overwhelm La-La land"; a book that creates the tiniest peephole of quiet, yummy spaciousness that not only expands with our awareness, but can be felt - at the deepest level; a book that delivers a palpable experience of ease in one minute flat. Your Spacious Self is that book.

Whether you are a super-organized neatnik, a hopeless clutterbug, a nonstop multitasker, a cautious beginner, an experienced professional, or a curious bystander, welcome! This book is for you.

From the Back Cover :

IT'S A JUNGLE... IN HERE!

Behind our stress, clutter, and confusion is an infinitely spacious place one might call stillness or joy. This is our natural state of being, but we usually don't experience it because we are caught in a web of material possessions, desires, and fears.

With daily tips, meditations, and a decluttering checklist,  Your Spacious Self will show you how to:

  • CLEAR THE CLUTTER in your home and in your life
  • REVEL IN YOUR OWN SPACIOUSNESS, a place of stillness and joy
  • LET GO OF THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS that no longer serve the joyous being that you are
Radical in its message and elegant in its simplicity, Your Spacious Self offers a new model that combines the ancient wisdom of space clearing with the modern practicality of clutter clearing. It teaches us that clearing is not just something we do but is also a powerful way to be - one small step, drawer, or moment at a time.

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