Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Meaning of Stuff

As the umpire says “ it ain’t a ball until I call it a ball”. You do that with everything in your life…you create the meaning.

You've put meaning on everything around you. You've developed a life filled with “stuff” that you have attached meaning to. That stuff only enforces the “meaning “you have attached to it.

Have you ever watched a hoarder? Someone who can not give up the obsessive compulsive need to keep things that the hoarder “thinks” has significant meaning.

You, always choose the meaning.

A beat up box with tinker toys that were your dead brothers, a school jacket reminiscent of your football glory days, your fathers pipe, your grandmother’s favorite broach coveted by all your family.

Without the “meaning’ you attach, they're just things.

Is your life filled with extraneous stuff to pull your attention to old memories because you don’t like the memories you now create?

Does "stuff" represent power or love?

When you look at that old silver candlestick are you reminded of the love that your mother gave or didn't give you?

There is the “Antiques Road Show” that will give more meaning to your stuff, and EBay to make sure you get more stuff.

The meaning you give to everything in your life has created the life you live.

My motto when helping to clear out peoples lives is when in doubt throw out” if you have doubt as to why you need something, then you don’t need it.

What do you need??... is my question.

What things for your soul will you choose to give meaning to? You have crafted a life by the meaning you have given everything; how’s that working for you?

If Granny's a Bitch, Dont Wear Her Bling!

Objects retain energy.

I am suspect of all antiques. Anything worn or regularly used by someone retains the essence of that owner.

The energy can be “read” by sensitive people like me, it is called psychometry.

I have clients who have purchased antique furniture, and ended up having to get rid of the bed, for numerous humorous reasons.

There are things that “just don’t make ya feel right” if you wear them.

Stones, and metal worn by women in emotional bondage, such as a slaves, servants or captive wives of powerful men, imbue the metal with their emotional imprint.

I have worked with NYC jewelers who could not sell a certain vintage item highly coveted as either estate or museum piece. The price for such items because of their age is high. So was the emotional price paid by the person who wore it.

Photos also retain information. I prefer to work with the crime scene photos in law enforcement cases. The information contained in the photos is emotional vibration of the victim, and or crime scene, When held, objects and photos can tell what happened before and after the event.

The moral of this story; pay attention to how anything you wear or live with “feels”.

Remember if you want Grandma's jewelry she best be a good person.

....If Granny's a Bitch, don’t wear her "bling".