Sunday, 20 May 2012
We are not very good at waiting in the modern world!
Everything is instant from drive through takeaways to short snappy tweets. Life seems to speed passed us and when we need to wait for something we get impatient and grumpy.
Whilst modern technology is brillaint and has many wonderful uses. Sometimes we need to slow down, take stock and reasses our stituations! Sometimes we need to wait.
Everything here is up the air at the moment we don't know what we are goign to be doing from September and we won't now until the end of this month. Now I am finding this particularly difficult as I am a person who likes to plan. I like to know who is where and what we are doing! In short like to be in control and the things that are happening here at the moment are completely out of my control.
This waiting is a mix of nervous, scared, excitement and being terrified! My emotions are all over the place and I can't concentrate on anything every two minutes my brain seems to be changing it's mind on what I think will happen, which is very silly as I have no earthly way of knowing what will happen until we have been told.
Perhaps this is what the Disciples felt like after Jesus returned to his father in heaven.
At Church today we celebrated Accession (even though it was on Thursday). Ascension marks the day when Jesus went up to his father in a cloud! The disciples left all alone on the earth had to just wait, Jesus had promised that he would send a new helper but the disciples didn't fully understand this until ten days later when the The Holy Spirit appeared like tongues of flames on the Day of Pentecost! The disciples waited and faithfully prayed to God and eventually when the time God's the Holy Spirit came and the Church began! I pray for myself that in the next couple of days that I can indeed keep calm and patience and wait on God for his timing to be right. In his time not mine!
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Life here in rural Wiltshire has got very busy
I have doing a massive decluttering session and got rid of well over 1,000 things out of our home. The result has been truly amazing I can now get the downstairs of our house and our bedroom back straight in about 30mins ( 10 mins a room). Kids rooms and my office still are too be decluttered but with a 13, 11, 10 and 3 1/2 year that will take some time basically due to the fact that everything I put to go out when the 3 1/2 year old sees it he immeditaly wants to keep it even if it is not his.
I have been a follower of Flylady for a while but really couldn't get my head around the de-cluttering bit but I think I have finally got my light bulb moment! It feels very obvious to say that less clutter make sit far easier to keep things clean and tidy but I also think you need to be ready to get rid of things. The physical clear out that has been taking place of anything from clothes to books is starting to enable me to clear out the emotional and mental clutter that I have aswell.
I have started to do councilling which is really helping me to see what is going on in my life and the steps I need to take to change the patterns that I seem to have programmed my brain into following almost with out thought!
Clutter is greedy it takes up your time and energy! You have to find homes for it, clean it and dust it Where as when you have space you can start to change and think!
Generally I think that de-cluttering is good for us sometimes it is forced upon us but I have found when this happen we just acquire more stuff to replace the stuff we have got rid off! What need to take place is a total mind shift into accepting that you don't need stuff to make you happy and in fact in some cases stuff doesn't make you happen it just make you tired
If you interesting in the picture at the top I got it from this website which also has a very interesting article on De-cluttering and all the positive benefits that come from it