This month I want to share something I received with kind permission of Mary-Ann from SOULGROUP ( It is very relevant  to how I feel and have been living my life the last few years. I seem to be helping people de-clutter their homes more and more – usually this happens when people are moving and often it is seniors who are going to a smaller place.

The ones who take the moving the hardest and are the most stressed about it, are people who are very attached to their possessions and/or very resistant to change.

For some it is very difficult and these are the people I work with step by step.

When I read the words below by Joseph Newton, I felt I simply had to share them.


Have you got the habit of hoarding useless objects, thinking that one day, who knows when, you may need them?
Have you got the habit of accumulating money, and not spending it because you think that in the future you may be in want of it?

Have you got the habit of storing clothes, shoes, furniture, utensils and other home supplies that you haven’t used for some time?

And inside yourself …

Have you got the habit of keeping reproaches, resentment, sadness, fear and more?

Don’t do it!

You are going against your prosperity!

It is necessary to make room, to leave an empty space in order to allow new things to arrive in your life. It is necessary that you get rid of all the useless things that are in you and in your life, in order for prosperity to arrive.
The force of this emptiness is one that will absorb and attract all  that you wish for.

As long as you are materially or emotionally holding old and hoarding useless feelings, you won’t have room for new opportunities.
Goods must circulate …
Clean your drawers, your wardrobes, the workshop, the garage …
Give away what you don’t use any longer …

The attitude of keeping a heap of useless stuff ties your life down.
It’s not the objects you keep that stagnate your life, but rather the attitude of keeping …

When we keep in store, we consider the possibility of wanting, of penury …
We believe that tomorrow may lack, and that we won’t be able to fulfill those necessities …

With that idea, you are sending two messages to your brain and to your life: that you don’t trust tomorrow … and that the new and the better are not for you.

For this reason, you cheer yourself up by storing old and useless stuff.
Get rid of what has lost its colour and brightness …
Let the new enter your home … and yourself.
May prosperity and peace reach you soon.

Barbara Shepherd

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