Why You Should Give Yourself the Best You Deserve

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For those of you who read my newsletter, I promised that I’d write a blog post about Deepak Chopra’s Creating Affluence. And if you’re not signed up for the newsletter, sign up HERE! I write about things there that I only share on my newsletters!

You can read the first part of what I wrote on knowledge and prosperity by looking at the newsletter archive HERE. The second part that I wanted to share is the idea that we always deserve the “better and best." Deepak writes: “People with wealth consciousness settle only for the best. This is also called the principle of highest first. Go first class all the way and the universe will respond by giving you the best.”

I sometimes forget that I deserve the best. The best doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive, but I see it as meaning the best that you need at that time. What it doesn’t mean is settling for something that’s mediocre. I see how I used to do this with clothing, for example. I would fill my closet with many inexpensive items that weren’t the best. The quality and styles were not ideal, and it showed! The items would either never get worn, or not complement my look. Now I try to buy one thing that I love, rather than a handful of pieces that are mediocre. We can apply this to food, too! Perhaps eating a modest amount of something delicious is preferred to eating a lot of something that’s average. With books, even though I want to get everything, I’m trying to be patient and first finish the book I’m reading before I purchase another :)

If we translate this into our homes, we are able to create more SPACE! We have less clutter and, as Deepak says, the universe will respond by giving us the best. It’s true! If you make some space in your life (and your home!) you will attract even more of the best. And we all deserve the best. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that. We deserve the best within our means. More isn’t always better!

Is there something you can let go of to create some space in you home? Can you remember to settle for only the best?

by Anjie Cho

Is Your Closet Clutter Clogging Your Energy?

featured this week on Over The Moon

image credit: Iordani/Shutterstock via  Over the Moon

image credit: Iordani/Shutterstock via Over the Moon

The spring or fall equinoxes mark excellent times to look into your closet clutter, specifically your clothing. I recently did a little de-cluttering of my clothing and even came to a new realization about myself.

Feng shui teaches us that our environments are a reflection of our inner and outer lives. A very full closet tells the universe that you have enough, or even maybe too much, and that you do not have room for anything new. You can apply this literally and metaphorically. If your closet is full, then you close off any new opportunities for the universe to offer you in your career, love and/or path in life.

In feng shui philosophy, your closets may represent hidden or unacknowledged issues. They are often dark and stuffed to the maximum, creating stale and stuck energy. Opening up the closets and taking everything out will stir up this stagnant qi, or life force energy.

Be sure to sweep up the dust balls, and toss all the objects in the closet on your bed or floor. With everything out of the way, take a look at all your clothing. You know those “I’ll fit in to them one day” jeans? My thought is that the energy spent on keeping those pieces of clothing actually hold you back and work against you. You hold onto those jeans like you hold onto the weight. Let those go and purchase new jeans that fit you and look really great! In my experience this also surprisingly allows your body to shed some unwanted weight.

I love Marie Kondo’s approach where she asks her clients to hold each piece of clothing and to feel if it brings you joy. By using this process, I recognized that I had so many clothes that did not bring me joy. And for some reason, I never wore the clothing that did make me happy! It was this strange feeling to realize that all these years, I’d been saving the clothing that I loved for a special occasion and wearing pieces that were mediocre on an everyday basis. I decided then and there, I want to wear the clothing that brings me joy everyday! What was I waiting for?

So, what are you waiting for? Clean out your closet and bring in some new fresh energy!

by Anjie Cho