I’m moving at the end of the month and consequently, I’m purging a lot of stuff. I’m getting rid of old electronic equipment, office supplies, clothing, etc. You name it, it’s going! Stuff that the hoarder in me [which is thankfully quite small] was convinced I might use someday [but haven’t in the last five years and likely never will].
The symbology of this experience has not been lost on me! As I remove stuff from my home I can’t help but see the connection with the emotional stuff I am purging, particularly ego, fear and anger.
The one difference is that while the material stuff hasn’t been used in a long time, the emotional stuff has been getting a lot of use. Clearly I would be much better off if it were the other way around! I would certainly be doing a lot less purging!
While sorting through the various boxes and containers I have discovered some stuff that brings back rather unpleasant memories. It is definitely high time to get rid of this stuff, although as I do so, it is with understanding and forgiveness; understanding of the purpose of certain unpleasant experiences and forgiveness towards all those involved, including me.
Purging isn’t the only symbolic gesture here. The move itself is also very symbolic. I am leaving a very busy, noisy street for a much quieter lakefront location, at the same time I’m transitioning from a very noisy mental state to one that is much more at peace. I am very much looking forward to my new digs living and feeling much lighter.
Have an awesomely cleaning day!