Should you be neat and tidy?
The Soul’s Home® ingredient – Neatness is often misunderstood so let’s take a soulful approach. There’s a common assumption that neat is good and messy is bad. But to the soul, this isn’t necessarily true.
Many brilliant people thrive on messiness. Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Mark Twain all had chaotic workplaces. For many geniuses, what looks like a tangled mess is actually fuel for their creativity. For others, that same mess is a creative block.
To approach the Soul’s Home® ingredient – Neatness soulfully ask, “Do I need order, or creative chaos to nourish my soul?” Make sure your answer comes from your soul not, your ego. If you’re messy your ego wants you to stay messy because it’s afraid of what will happen if you tidy up. If you’re neat, your ego wants you to stay neat because it’s afraid of what will happen if you loosen up. Allow your soul to decide if neat or creative chaos will set you free.
For me, what feeds my soul depends on what phase of my soul’s work I’m in. When I create, I make a mess by surrounding myself with everything that could help me. And, I might not shower, make my bed or put away the dishes for days while I focus all my energy on birthing my idea. But when I’m done creating and ready to show the world, I clean up and organize so I’m effective in carrying out my vision.
What about you? What do you need for your soul to fly high? If your soul needs organization but you have chaos or you need a mess but have organization, your spiritual work is cut out for you. We’ll address what happens if you live with others who are opposite from you another time. But for now, the soulful key is to be respectful of your differences and agree on what areas of the house will be messy or neat.
I hope you’ll be able to find a soulful balance between neat and messy because I want your home to feed your soul. If you want my help finding your Soul’s Home®, I’d love to talk with you. Just click Contact Me to get in touch. Next time, we’ll address fears about moving.
Until next week, I wish you well on your journey.