Moving Day: Is It Here Yet?

Clearing Space

movingMoving house has always been pleasurable to me. Some might think it is crazy-making but for me, it is not. It has been a couple of years now that I have not moved house. However, the thought of decorating a new space, despite the reason for having to move in the first place, thrills me.

“I hear there are people who actually enjoy moving. Sounds like a disease to me – they must be unstable. Though it does have its poetry, I’ll allow that. When an old dwelling starts looking desolate, a mixture of regret and anxiety comes over us and we feel like we are leaving a safe harbor for the rolling sea. As for the new place, it looks on us with alien eyes, it has nothing to say to us, it is cold.” Jan Neruda

At least twice, I have posted here about my adventures with moving house. In my last post, while de-cluttering was the focus, packing up and moving house is often the time that we get to actually do that. Underlying all the relocations over my life so far there have been some deeper meanings. Among them is the need to de-clutter not just physical but mental and emotional space. As such, this conversation could be viewed as a continuation of the last.

A Different Kind Of Moving

Recently, in my Facebook Memories, I came across a piece that I wrote about moving. Re-reading it, I was struck by the timing and thought to share it with you today. Here goes.

“I’ve moved. I used to live in my head; lived there for the longest time, occasionally taking a vacation but always returning to my primary place of residence.

movingMy former home was a great place. It was well furnished with stuff – a couple of degrees, several professional diplomas and certificates and lots of plans – successful and not so successful. In my head, I married (several times) and lived the white picket fence life or close to it. Games were played there as well – by me and on me.

 But I moved! Tried to move before but kept going back each time it felt like the other home was broken.
 
Finally, I met and embraced the best Architect and have allowed It to introduce me to building contractor and construction workers.
 
So, if you are coming to visit with me, you have to come to my Heart.
 
Please do not get it twisted and think I have gone mushy and you can visit with the intention to use or abuse. You see, in this new house of mine, the Light never goes off! No darkness can prevail.
 
Visit please but be ready to be embraced, known for who or what you really are, loved, adored AND either be given the best room in the house or be politely asked to leave.”

Unstuck Your Life

That was my notice to would be visitors, friends, and acquaintances who might think to “pop” in to see me. It was my way of making it clear that things had changed around my inner house. Some took it seriously as it was meant. But there were those who thought it was just another piece of writing.
No, there comes a point in all of our lives when you have to move – spiritually. There were some recent headlines about Jim Carrey and an interview that he gave. Many thought it was bizarre, at least, or that he has gone completely crazy. Neither is true. He has just completely moved from the superficial living zone. Many do not understand that. Watch this video from one person who does seem to have an explanation of the Jim Carrey phenomena which really is not one.

Keep It Moving

You do not have to physically relocate to move. This is what I learned after so many moves over the years. My baggage always followed me around, until the day came when instead my perspective is what changed.

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“Life is all about progress and movements, keep it moving.” Hopal Green

 Like so many today, for too long my belief was that physically moving – usually to better accommodations or job or relationship even – would make life perfect. No such thing.

Today could be your moving day. What it takes is a change of heart and perspective. Are you ready? If you are, check out my support services on Fiverr. As well, Like my Facebook page and Follow me on Twitter for daily tips, updates, and motivational posts to help you with packing.

Have a great week!
Claudette P. Esterine

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4 thoughts on “Moving Day: Is It Here Yet?

  1. awwww hat a beautiful place to move to. From your cluttered head to your beautiful open light filled heart…I love it. By the way I am one of those people who love moving too. although We have settled here for he last almost 6 years so it must be great 🙂
    This was a very deep piece indeed Claudette!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad to know that I am not alone in that love of moving, Julie! 🙂

  2. [ Smiles ] Oh, this one is deep. We can move from place to place, but some of us carry our psychological baggage with us to our new destination.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I would venture to say most of us do. 🙂

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