How to Tidy Up in Harmony with the Universe as Revealed to Me by God

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How to Tidy Up in Harmony with the Universe as Revealed to Me by God
Author: Yukie Kusaka
Specifications: ISBN  978-4309275710
237 pages
12.8 x 18.8 cm / 5.0 x 7.4 in (WxH)
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Publisher: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Publishers
Tokyo, 2015
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All people receive energy from the universe, writes author Yukie Kusaka, and in this book she explains how to declutter and organize your surroundings so that that energy can circulate freely to foster well-being and happiness.

According to Kusaka, when you are filled with positive emotions, energy from the universe showers down on you with infinite potential. This gives rise to even more constructive feelings, and good fortune finds its way to you. On the other hand, when you allow yourself to be in the grip of negative emotions, that energy is blocked. You remain in the doldrums, and disagreeable things happen.

The very desire to declutter your life is something that arises when you are receiving this universal energy. But it’s important to begin by assessing the state of your heart, and the first task is to reexamine the objects you have around you in your daily life. The things we choose to own are a reflection of our mental state. Whether you have shopaholic or hoarding tendencies on the one hand, or are an obsessive neat freak on the other, your psychology is being affected by emotional scars you received at some point in the past. Readers go through a checklist to identify which kind of person they are, after which they can consult the separate advice given to “People with Scars from Money,” “People with Scars from Wanting to Be Loved,” “People with Scars from Being Compared,” and so forth.

In speaking of the good fortune brought by the energy of the universe, Kusaka likens it to the breeze. Opening windows allows the breeze to circulate through the house and refresh the air within. But if the house is cluttered with too much stuff, it hampers the flow. Her rule of thumb for disposing of things is that you want to have 30 percent of your storage left as open space when you are finished. For things you have difficulty letting go of?that gift from an old flame, clothes you haven’t worn in over a year, a power stone you no longer feel the shine of, a stuffed toy from your childhood?she suggests, “When you no longer feel its positive power, simply express your gratitude to it and discard it.” This will purge the feeling of guilt over throwing it away.

In a nutshell, the book explains how to let the energy of the universe circulate optimally so you can achieve health and happiness in your daily life. Also included is advice based on the principles of feng shui regarding interior decorating, room arrangement, and even the siting of entire buildings.