Detoxify Your Wardrobe
Many of the billions of items of clothing in our collective wardrobes have not been worn for 12 months or more. They gather dust in the back of the closet, or worse still, take up room and therefore nothing new can come in.
We change and grow all the time. We age, we learn, we transform. Yet at the same time, we cling onto a favourite pair of trousers, or dress, because it brings back a certain memory or someone special said we looked nice in it, or because we will one day lose enough weight to be able to wear it again with comfort.
Sound familiar? When we do start to grow and look at our old belief systems, and decide which ones we should keep and which ones no longer serve us, we actively let go of the past, and move forward. We begin to perceive the world through different eyes, and move towards that which we actively choose to have in our lives.
Why should it be different for our clothes, or belongings for that matter? Energetically, clothes carry the memory of the times we have worn them. This is why it is extremely important to wash second hand clothes when you get them, as they need to be cleansed of the other person’s energy.
If you have gone through a divorce, or overcome a tragedy, or just changed for the better, why would you want to keep hold of clothes that remind you of what you have been through?
Clothes play a significant role in the way we present ourselves to the world. Studies have shown that wearing colourful clothes can make you more creative, happier and less depressed. Often when depression or illness is with us, we have a penchant for black and sombre colours.
Detoxing your wardrobe means giving it an energetic spring clean. It does take a kind friend or some steel willpower, because often we are emotionally invested in our clothes. However, a huge black bin liner and some rigorous honesty, and you can detoxify your wardrobe, and let go of some of your past. Remember to recycle and send it to the local charity shop so that others can use your cast offs.
The universe likes a vacuum, and if there is space in your wardrobe, then you can either visit a second hand store, or buy yourself some new clothes that suit the person that you are today. New clothes usually make us feel good, and that is always something you should always practice as often as possible!
Let go of what no longer serves you in the wardrobe department. It is energetically a very powerful statement and is showing to the universe that you are in the process of change. You are worth it!
Written by Caroline Nettle
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