August 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm #308371
This is possibly close to all the emotional-decluttering topic yet I feel the energy clothing absorbs from the wearer and situations are so much more intense and varied.
Over the last year of starting emotional journey I realized how strong the energy , especially the bad type, got stuck in them.
This type of energy is from wearing on certain situations who brings back bad memories or remind me a version of me that is old, I dont like, or I outgrown.
The clothing I wear is usually thrifted, At first I thought it was the previous owner energy but wearing a newly bought thrifted clothing is like growing a fresh snake skin.
Unfortunatly this grew to the point I feel phisically ill in clothing I wore in particular situations or the previous year. They store so many emotions and thoughts its overwelming having them on my skin.
This means that i cant keep clothing for more than a year or two, it feels not good, both for a personal ecological preferences and also cause I feel this goes deeper and its something I need to work on (still figuring it out).
I tried energic cleansing but the visual reminder (the memory of me living those past moments wearing these is still powerful)August 18, 2019 at 8:16 am #308447
Some refer to emotions as e-motions, that is energy in motion. You experience this energy in your body, including your brain and the rest of your body. This energy is not transferred to your clothes.
When you experienced a distressing situation, wearing a particular shirt, the distress did not pass on to the shirt. What happens is that when you see that shirt again and put it on, the sight of it, the feel of it, reminds you of the distressing situation and that distress, those distressing e-motions are activated in your brain/ body.
anitaAugust 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm #308485
Good afternoon Helena,
Anita is right the memories are in our minds, not in the cloth. If the garment brings back bad memories – get rid of it. I had a very nice suit that I wore to several court appearances. I felt a flood of relief when it went to the thrift store.
The other factor is color. There is a certain shade of dark gray that brings back a childhood memory of being stuck in an airport over night. Choose the colors that bring you joy. Wear only your colors. An expensive jacket in the wrong color will be reflected in the way you stand and how you move. The color makes you feel drab and lifeless, so you are. The cheap jacket in the perfect shade will perk you up. You will feel happy and energized and your face will show it.
I sew a lot of my clothes so that I get what I want. It is all about doing something nice for me. Take that off the rack shirt and sew buttons on it to make it your own. Shorten the hem so it isn’t so draggy, or add a band to the hem to make it longer. I have several items from thrift stores. I changed the drab cheap buttons on one thrift store jacket for bright gold fun ones. Big improvement.
Take everything out of your closet and drawers. Vacuum and dust the shelves and the floor. Pick up one item. (1) Does it bring me joy? (2) Can I put it on, right now, and walk out of the house. If it doesn’t pass that test it should be in someone else’s closet.