Sometimes clutter can be an outward manifestation of ways we try to block and hide what we know for ourselves to be true, even if the truth reveals our dreams.
The ARTIST’S WAY-A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron, page 193 & 194
“Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control. This is frightening, and we resist it. Our resistance to our creativity is a form of self-destruction. We throw up roadblocks [i.e. clutter] on our own path. Why do we do this? In order to maintain an illusion of control. Depression, like anger and anxiety, is resistance, and it creates dis-ease. This manifests itself as sluggishness, confusion, “I don’t know…”
The truth is, we know and we know that we know.
Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. A clearing affirmation can often open the channel. One excellent one is “I know the things I know.” Another is “I trust my own inner guide.” Either of these will eventually yield us a sense of our own direction–which we will often then promptly resist!
This resistance is really very understandable. We are not accustomed to thinking that God’s will for us and our own inner dreams can coincide. Instead, we have bought the message of our culture: this world is a vale of tears and we are meant to be dutiful and then die. The truth is that we are meant to be bountiful and live. The universe will always support affirmative action. Our truest dream for ourselves is always God’s will for us…
There is a path for each of us. When we are on our right path, we have a surefootedness. We know the next right path, we have surefootedness. We know the next right action–although not necessarily what is just around the bend. By trusting, we learn to trust.”