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« Reply #13: March 19, 2008, 03:50:35 am »

I'm an untidy-but-organized person myself (with a tidy-but-disorganized mother), so the implication that the appearance of neatness was more important to my witchiness than either being comfortable or being able to find stuff really ticked me off, back when I was young and relatively new to this stuff.

Oh, let me add a resounding "Yessss."  I'd go so far as to say that every book I've read on the subject has gone here.  I've even got a book on coming to grips with your menstrual cycle that reminds the reader to clean up their lives.  I roll my eyes and roll my eyes, but then when it comes time to actually doing anything, I start feeling a little guilty.  And this has just infuriated me; guilt is not something I feel my spiritual practice is about.  I am who I am, and who says my bed has to be made?

I do like things clean, but I can't bring myself to me constantly tidying.  I tend to do the semi-annual big cleaning binge... usually as a form of emotional release.  (I rage-clean.)   I had a big change in my life recently, and 3/4s of my stuff got carted down to Goodwill.  It was very cathartic, my place is really sparse now... and there's going to be laundry on the floor tonight, because I'm going to leave it right where it falls off me before I stagger into bed, dammit.Cheesy

What is tidy anyway?  I've decided that my personal definition is that a) I have room to move comfortably, b) I don't have anything rotting/smelling/getting bent or broken due to untidyness, and c) I can find things I need.  For a more formal occasion - such as a ritual involving inviting deity - a little extra effort is only polite.  I ought to sweep and throw the dirty laundry in the hamper.  But I don't hold with the idea that energy "can't float around" and becomes "stale" because of clutter.  I've lived in some TINY, cluttered little places. 


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