The Water Bottle

Every night before I went to bed, I put my water bottle on the table by my bedside. I would put the bottle on the end of the table that was furthest from the bed. When I woke up thirsty in the middle of the night, I would have to reach to get it. It was uncomfortable. I'd even complain out loud. For some unknown reason, I repeated the same thing every night.

I don't know why, but last night, I put the water bottle at the edge of the table next to my bed. I actually had the thought that it would be a good idea. When I woke up in the night, the water bottle was easy to reach.

When I got up this morning I thought, "I wonder why I never put the bottle close before?"

Then I got this idea that as humans, we have this alarm clock that goes off in us when it's time to do something differently. It's like we have woken up.  All of a sudden the ideas and energy are there to support change. 

I see this in clients. They were stuck in their clutter for years. Then all of a sudden they decide to do something about the situation. The intention, the energy, and the courage are there.

Sometimes in the middle of the bust they'll say that they should have clutter busted a long time ago. They'll put themselves down for being what they think is inadequate, lazy, and bad. But I'll remind them that they are clutter busting now and that's all that matters.

I know that their clutter busting alarm clock went off and they are now working on letting go of what's no longer a part of their life. Before their alarm clock went off, they weren't in the right place to let go.

What a person did in the past doesn't matter. For one thing you can't do anything about it. No one I know has a time machine.

All we have is this moment. Literally.

So I'm happy I got the idea to move the water bottle. I'm curious to see what comes up next.