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Clutter Create Mental Chaos

Mental Debris and Clutter

Everything that surrounds you will either provide you comfort or discomfort.

The choice is up to you. 

Take a look around your living and your work space.

Does this show harmony, joy or healthy wellness?

Or does it scream help me, I feel like I am being burried alive?

Energy is a State of Mind

We are all energy beings and energy flows to where the attention goes. This can be positive energy or unhealthy anxious, depressed energy.  

Our mental state of mind is like that. Imagine for a moment a candle; the candle lights up the room, but what happens if you remove the oxygen. The candle will eventually stop burning. This may be immediately or over a period of time. You are like a candle, and you need oxygen, space and free- flowing movement. However, if you are packed in your living and work space. You are like the candle and maybe pittering out and unable to freely live the life you deserve. 

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Forbes recently posted an article about how people are not thriving and are burying themselves with stuff.  This is a mental state of mind, rather than a necessity.

How often do you hear the term retail therapy? 

Go outside soak up nature. Disengage from everything; unplug from electronics and connect back with you. Nature is amazing and will help you feel calm, peaceful and connect to your heart and soul.

Things to Enjoy in Nature

  • Meditate
  • Write in your journal
  • Read
  • Paint
  • Doodle
  • Draw
  • Veg 
  • Garden
  • Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or Spirits
  • Nap
  • Rest
  • Look at the stars or moon

How Clutter and Debris Clogs Your Mind

People have become so used to stuff: the newest and greatest gadgets. All of this is to make your life easier. But come on, how often do you look for an item or have to move other stuff around. Probably more than you would like to admit. Or not even use the items you have, because you cannot reach it.

Sad but true for so many. Holding onto items, stuff, and hoarding is a mental state of being pursued into feeling safe. All too often this is about feeling safe and controlling your environment. 

The Mental Cost of Clutter

Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. has written an article describing the preciousness of mental health and what clutter does to your body. One of the biggest statements that she makes is that clutter creates stress.

Yes, clutter can stress you out. You walk into a room that is messy, cluttered and this automatically sends out a stress s.o.s. signal to your brain. Your body’s natural defense begins and the negative ego starts talking: Abort, turn around and walk away. Unfortunately,  your ego may begin to internally beat you up about the mess and how you never clean it up: man what a loser.

Or, what if this clutter does not belong to you, but someone else you work with or live with. The same thing is happening; and because it is not yours, there’s not much you can do about it. I know, been there done that. Not everyone can see their faults or maybe they do not wish to address the deep inner issue.

Deep Inner Issue

Safety is a huge reason why people collect stuff. It is just stuff. Ya can’t take it with you. So, do these items that cause mental chao and stresses your physical body really need to control you?


Or there is a loss of a loved one, relationship and so forth. There may be trauma such as domestic violence. So, you hold onto stuff as if it is precious. Again this is like building a mental fortress around a deeper issue: Safety. 

You are safe.

In fact, for a year and a half, I have lived with only my clothes and personal items; that’s it. Ya know what I found. That the “stuff” wasn’t important. I am important: my mental and physical wellness is important. The clutter and stuff is not. 

Ultimately, how you deal with this is up to you. I hope that you find yourself able to remove debris, clutter and bring forth a mental wellness that lessens the physical stress that happens and you are happy, harmonious and safe! 

I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Ghandi 

This is a great book to get ya started


Oodles of Love,

Natasha

Natasha Botkin Magical Wellness Blessings Healing

Natasha Botkin MSc. Ed. Rm., Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing whimsical, magical, soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns, blocks, and trauma to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Wellness 17

How to Create Your Happiness Path

Happiness is subjective, and not two people are perfectly alike. Each of us has an idea of what makes us happy.

Down in the Dumps

Down in dumps happiness pathWhat if, you forgot?

Things happen. Life Happens.

It’s no one’s fault.

Gentle persuasion

Being gentle with yourself is crucial.

Way too often, one beats themselves up.

There’s no need.

Treat Yourself Well

Talk to yourself as you would a sad friend.

You lost your way for a moment.

It’s okay.

Let’s adjust your perspective,

What Changed?

Find, Create You happiness path, sunshine

 

The biggest question is what changed?

No one can answer this for you.

However, there may not be an answer.

Don’t spend time dwelling over it.

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again.

5 Ways to happiness

Journal, doodle, whatever helps you.

Ask yourself this important question: What makes me happy?

Jot down 5 things that make you happy.

Place the list where you will see it.

Make plans to find that happy you.

For the next five days, choose one idea and do that.

Keep it Going

Dont’s stop after 5 days.

Make this a ritual. Make this a habit.

Repeat over and over.

Bye Bye Blahs.

Depression

You can use this as an ideal if you are depressed or have suicide ideations; but, also check with your medical provider. Many of my clients have used this along with their medical treatment.

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Oodles of Love, 

Natasha 

Natasha Botkin Magical Wellness Blessings Healing

 

Natasha Botkin MSc. Ed. Rm., Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Wellness 17

 

 

7 Spiritual Lessons From Trees

All of my life, I have been luckily surrounded by the spiritual lessons of trees. Whether these were in my yard,  large city parks near my home or now being the lucky owner of an undeveloped forest.

As a child I would play in the forest for hours at a time. I danced with fairies, spoke with elves and Tree Unconditional Love Spiritual Lessons Magical Blessings enjoyed the whinny of unicorns. To me, the forest is a magical place; even now.

This is a place I often go to restore from life’s stressors, let go of anxieties and re-fuel my well. There are times when a very tattered human being enters a forest and a happy, whimsical being leaves.

Tree’s Feelings

Trees have emotions and feelings just like any living person, animal or creature.  Check out the book ” The Hidden Life of Trees: What they feel, How they Communicate- Discoveries From a Secret World  “ * by Peter Wohllenben

The love of a tree is everything!

Japanese Forest Bathing 

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” This was developed in the 1980’s in Japan for health benefits. According to Dr. Qing Li is the author of  Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness.” * 

There is mindfulness to Shinrin-yoku.

  • Go to a Forest.
  • Walk slowly.
  • Breathe.
  • Open all your senses.
  • Allow the forest to fill you with oxygen.
  • This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy,
    the medicine of simply being in the forest.

Meditation with Trees 

Please note If you practise yoga then you may know tree pose/Vrksasana.

  • Stand near a tree.
  • Look at a tree.
  • Bring your hands over your heart. Inhale and ask the tree to send your heart love. Exhale
  • Be open to the tree sending you love.
  • Bring your hands into prayer form.
  • Raise one foot up to your knee and hold. If this is difficult, then place your foot near your ankle.
  • Tree Meditation Spiritual Lesson From Trees Magical Blessings Inhale for the count of 7 as you stretch your arms up.
  • Release your hands from one another and sway your arms like a tree in the breeze.
  • Hold for a count of 4.
  • You may keep your eyes open or closed.
  • Bring hands back into prayer form.
  • Exhale for a count of 6 as you lower your arms and rest you prayer hands on your heart.
  • Lower your foot.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • After you have repeated this on both sides ask: “Tree may I give you a hug?” 
  • The tree will most likely say yes. Go give the tree a hug and allow the tree’s energy to hug you.
  • Remain for as long as you need.
  • Please thank the tree before you go. “Thank you dear tree for sharing your love with me.” 
  • Last thing, ask the tree if it will be your friend. “Tree will you please be my friend.” 

You have meditated with a tree and made a new friend. 

7 Spiritual Lessons From Trees 

  1. Trees are welcoming. They offer unconditional love.
  2. A tree has a humble beginning. They are planted as a tiny seed and grow into massive beings just like you
  3. Trees are strong, but flexible. A tree needs to be able to sway in the wind or they would surly break. Sway like a tree during stressful moments in life, and you will remain strongly unbroken. Be like a tree who has a strong root system and are flexible: survive and thrive.
  4. Tree Nature Forest They may stand alone, but are connected to their forest. Just as you are an individual; you are also connected in a unified way to the collective consciousness and those around you known and unknown.
  5. Be patient. They do not become their size nor strength overnight It takes years, decades for a tree to grow so large. Patience is divine; God’s in charge and you will receive what you need in divine timing. Many give up just before the miracle occurs.
  6. The woods adapt to their surroundings. Each season is a time for its own beauty.  When fall arrives the leaves change and then let go as they fall away in preparation for the upcoming winter. During winter they add extra layers and when spring arrives they welcome their new growth and then fully showing their full beauty during summer.
  7. Trees are timeless and wise. They improve as they age from all of their growth, lessons and living; just as we humans do.

Natasha, I would love to learn more about meditation.

Oodles of Love, 

Natasha 

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Believe in You Natasha Botkin Magical Blessings

Natasha Botkin, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center