Journey 159: Bread Crumb Trail

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I’m very much in clearing mode. Today, I made two more sweeps through my house, examining every book I own. I love books. I’ve accumulated quite an extensive collection. However, there are many that I will never read again. It is time to clear away those that, although they taught me valuable truths when I read them, no longer resonate with me.

I packed up three boxes of books, holding each volume in my hands before placing it in the “go” box or putting it back on the shelf. Most of the books, I knew immediately whether I had moved beyond the content or not.  A few I opened to a “random” spot, if I didn’t get a clear sense of giving away or keeping. If the chapter title or words on the page captured my attention, I kept that volume to revisit it.

I realized, as I placed book after book in the boxes, that I was getting a glimpse of my past journey. Here was my Law of Attraction phase. Here my books on succeeding in business. This stack helped me to embrace my intuitive side and learn from others with the same gifts. It’s not that any of these books were not wonderful reads at the time that I purchased them. They have served their purpose and I am journeying further abroad and around the bend in the trail.

Following this “trail of bread crumbs” back I marveled at where my journey has led me the past 15 years. I remembered why I selected each book…what was going on in my life at the time. Releasing these books literally lightens my load as I travel Life’s path, creating empty space for new books, new thoughts, new ideas to enter, as fresh topics resonate with me now.

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The clearing away of this old energy transferred to a flurry of activity on my part and I rearranged the living room this afternoon, creating new flows of energy there as well. Out to the trash bin went old magazines, papers, and lists of plants for the garden. I don’t need those things anymore. I was quite pleased with the space that opened up, from the front door to the corner room that is shifting from office to writing/creating room.

Moving from room to room, clearing away clutter, giving away the things that I don’t need or want anymore, I didn’t complete all that I want to today. However, I did go the distance that I could in one day. Tomorrow is another opportunity to continue clearing and shifting energy.

I released the bread crumb trail. Unlike Hansel and Gretel, who left a trail so that they could follow it back home, I am not going back the way I’ve come. The journey lies before me, accessed by living moment by moment by moment. I am facing my future, as I journey day by day. I’m excited to see what’s around that next bend.

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