CLUTTERFREEDOM #1: Your Compelling Vision

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 “When you have passion and a clear vision for your purpose in life, it becomes simpler to free yourself of clutter and let go of things you thought you once needed.” 

~ Suzie Sandoval, Founder of OrganiZEN®


Have you ever experienced an incredibly difficult time in your life where you wanted to wish yourself into a new circumstance?

How often did you spend time focusing on the negative of what you were experiencing?

Did you figure out how to make new change happen?

At a very early age, a negative belief was implanted in my identity and took me nearly two and a half decades to let go. It was a belief that continued to create negative circumstances and the illusion that I was powerless to make positive changes. (Click here to listen to my, "Finding ZEN" story.)

Growing up, I experienced a tough childhood where I often found myself wishing I could change my circumstances. I felt alone and I didn't know how to turn my negative circumstances around. To escape the chaos, I developed a big imagination. I didn’t know at the time, that this practice would later set the foundation for my visionary abilities, which allowed me to become a powerful life changing manifestor.

Often times being around adults I'd be steered into practical thinking; the "safe and responsible way" of living. This pleased the adults and authoritative figures in my life when I listened. This practicality mentality was continually ingrained thereafter.

By junior high school, my perfectionism would show up in art classes, I grew to not like my own creations and this became a reinforcement of practicality, rather than spending time exploring my creative imagination. Believing in practicality over daydreaming supported a level of conformity, scarcity and survival tactics for living. I had bought into the belief that dreamers are unrealistic, irresponsible and unreliable. By the time I graduated from high school, I like many others, felt pressured as to, "what I was going to do with my life". I had absolutely no clue!

As I grew into adulthood my focus was to find a job I could make into a lifelong career so I could check that big endeavor off the list and move on to other aspects of my life I wanted to be successful with. 

By my mid 20's, I began to experience success and my visionary abilities began to come alive. Despite climbing up the ladder of success and reaching great heights in my career, I wasn’t happy and I couldn’t figure out why. This led to a spiritual crisis where I found myself re-evaluating my life and my future. Though I didn’t know it at the time this crisis had become a catalyst for re-connecting with my inner gifts and visionary abilities.

I began working with an energy healer and ZEN therapist for four years on a weekly basis. Her work was all about, "Healing Into Wholeness" which was the name of her business. She guided me through transformational work with new visualization exercises and healing modalities. I began to notice my mind expanding in new ways and I enjoyed allowing myself to freely imagine from an inner space. I was allowing myself to think big even if I didn’t believe it. I was imagining beyond my practical mind and it was making me feel better the more I practiced over time. 

Most importantly, I was reconnecting with my creative and imaginative mind and realizing how powerful visualization is and how good I felt afterwards. As I was diving deeper into how manifesting our reality works, I was able to see the importance of the visionary process in manifesting new creations and new space.

I learned that exercising our visual minds, with imagination, dreaming, meditation and visualization practices actually harnesses the powers from the inside out. This is how we become empowered to change our negative circumstances and free ourselves of the clutter that is holding us back.


"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." - Robert Fritz


VISION FREEDOM: An innovative well-being

The ability to connect with your inspiration, passion and purpose.

Here are the biggest challenges I see my clients face when it comes to clearing their visionary clutter.

1. Having an open mind. Taking time to clear their mind of distractions and being open to imaginative thinking beyond what is considered realistic. In our modern age, we are overstimulated with energy, noise and things. It becomes difficult to slow down and be present to cultivate an open, uncluttered mind.

2. Carving out time to dream and imagine. Too often, when we are in survival mentality it seems silly to dream and imagine. It feels unproductive, so we don't do it. This is detrimental to cultivating a creative imagination, to think 'outside of the box' and go beyond logic.

3. Staying focused on what matters. We spend more time focusing on what we don’t want to happen and less time imagining ideal or even outlandish outcomes. When you catch yourself thinking or saying something negative about a future outcome, challenge yourself to think of something outlandishly imaginative instead. Have fun playing with your thoughts. Too often we attach to our thoughts too soon or question or reject our thoughts. We forget that we hold the power to agree or disagree with our thoughts at any time.

When difficult circumstances arise we become challenged to greater levels to balance our thoughts with an open mind. When stress, pressure, worry, anxiety and fear creep in, the distractions sabotage our ability to think clearly and the negative focus begins to manifest the very circumstances that we are wanting to avoid.


"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." - Jonathan Swift


HOW TO CLEAR VISIONARY CLUTTER BLOCKS

  • What is Vision Clutter?

Lacking connection with an image, belief or idea of a desired future.

Lacking inspiration, passion or a sense of purpose for a desired future.

  • Who experiences Vision Clutter?

Vision clutter is a form of a creative expression block. People who experience vision clutter are living in a survival mentality, an imprisonment of limited thinking and beliefs. It is what makes us feel "insane - same actions, same circumstances" or "stuck on the hamster wheel" and don't know how to get off.

Often times there is an imbalance of thinking. The left brain is overactive and the right brain inactive. A person experiences over thinking and is disconnected from their heart space. When this happens, vision clutter is prevalent in our minds and manifests in our physical everyday spaces.

  • How does Vision Clutter manifest?

Causes an inability to make decisions and take inspired action with courage, clarity and confidence.

Arises when we are constantly ‘doing’ things out of obligation rather than inspiration.

Disconnects us from mind clarity and our intuitive decision making abilities.

  • What do you do about it?

You need to free yourself from the mind clutter and find your Vision Freedom by exercising your visionary ability, your big imagination muscles.

    SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY?

    Be Mindful With Reflective Questions

    • Can you think of a challenging circumstance that you are working through currently or has recently arisen?
    • Can you imagine an ideal outcome to this circumstance? 
    • Now can you go bigger with this ideal outcome?
    • Can you now go absurdly bigger with this outcome?
    • Can you let go of needing an immediate result from this experience and embrace imagining something that makes you feel good?
    • Notice how you feel imagining this outcome as if the outcome is happening right now.

    Create A Space To Support Your Vision

    Too often we associate our spaces with the labels of “bedroom, office, kitchen” from an architect's perspective rather than a designer perspective. We forget our spaces are the places we manifest future intentions from. As with feng shui if we have positive chi (life force energy) in our spaces it postively affects how we feel, behave and experience a space.

    1.   Stand in the entrance of your space, look around and assess how your feel right now in your space. What feelings arise?

    Ex: I feel overwhelmed when I see the piles of papers everywhere in my office. It makes me feel like a failure and that I don’t have enough time. When I look at it I want to shut the door and not do anything. 

    2.   Determine how you want to feel in this space. 

    Ex: I want to feel creative and accomplished knowing my productivity is paying off.

    3.   Decide what needs to change to feel how you want to in this space.

    Ex: I need to feel inspired by my space. I need to organize my papers so I can feel relaxed and on top of it being paper and pile clutter free..

    Share Your Spaces, Share Your Story

    Everyone has a unique story to share. I'd love to hear yours. Send to Suzie@OrganiZENLiving.com


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    Happy OrganiZEN to you!

    Feel good, function and flow,

    ~Suzie Sandoval, Founder of OrganiZEN®

    INSPIRED TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION?


    The 7 types of Clutter that block us daily

    CLUTTER IS ANYTHING THAT BLOCKS

    YOUR FLOW IN LIFE AND THE JOY IN YOU.

    Discover the magic of how to use clutter as a catalyst for your positive life transformations.

    Congratulations for making an empowering decision to learn about the 7 ClutterFREEDOMS to improve the quality of your life, your relationships and your well being. Soon you will see you are not just clearing out clutter, you are eliminating stagnant energy, toxic relationships and self-sabotaging habits from your life. You’re ridding your spaces of stress, such as: anxiety, frustrations and negative draining energies. When you detox clutter from your life, you are freeing yourself to intentionally create a space that supports you feeling good, functioning and flowing in all aspects of your life.


    MY CLUTTER RESEARCH

    Initially, when I began working with clients the focus was centered on diving straight into decluttering and organizing physical needs such as categorizing and containerizing belongings. I continued to witness clients get the results they wanted - a perfectly organized space - but not experiencing the results they needed such as new habits, mindsets, tools and training on how to create and sustain a mindful and clutter-free space.

    It brings me joy seeing my clients succeed so when something is not working I go deeper to understand why. As I became more fascinated in how to help my clients create space for what matters, I became intrigued by how clutter affected modern women in their daily lives. In April 2015, I began the scientific method research using the hypothesis: Clutter negatively affects modern women's relationships, well being and lives. I conducted interviews with modern everyday women who volunteered to open up and share how clutter was affecting their lives. I was blown away by what was shared because I was seeing so many similarities in what these women were sharing. I soon discovered two things about Clutter. 1) What clutter actually is. 2) There are 7 aspects of clutter that block us in our lives and significantly affect our relationships and our wellbeing.

    WHAT I DISCOVERED

    “I've discovered that clutter is anything that blocks your flow in life and the joy in you.”  

    ~Suzie Sandoval, Founder of OrganiZEN®

    • There are 7 types of clutter that block us in life, which include the physical, mental and emotional sources of stress. 
    • Clutter impacts our ability to eat, think, sleep, play, relax and feel good.
    • We need to feel good in our daily lives to be able to function and flow.
    • When you address one aspect of clutter it impacts all aspects of clutter.
    • If clutter is present it will block your freedom flow and abilities in these 7 aspects.

    THE 7 CLUTTERFREEDOMS

    Discover your hidden super powers and true potential in life

    through a process called ClutterFREEDOM.

    Begin by identifying the areas you are feeling blocked:

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    The ability to connect with your inspiration, passion and purpose. An innovative well-being.

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    The freedom to enjoy quality time with the people, places and things that matter. A positive well-being. 

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    The ability to feel good, function and flow in your everyday surroundings. A harmonious well-being.

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    The ability to think, focus, process and articulate with clarity and confidence. A peaceful mental well-being.

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    The ability to feel, honor and creatively express your authentic feelings. A healthy emotional well-being.

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    The ability to make wise, conscious and empowered financial decisions. An abundance well-being.

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    The ability to create healthy relationships with people. A joyful well-being.


    Which type(s) of clutter are holding you back

    from living your best life?

    CLUTTERFREEDOM: My Journey

    #CLUTTERFREEDOM

    What happens when you let go of 99% of your belongings to make a dream come true?

    November 30, 2016

    Hello Magical Friend,

    My name is Suzie Sandoval.

    I’m the Founder of OrganiZEN® and...I AM The Ultimate OrganiZEN® Client.

    Yes, I am just as much of a student of this divine transformational work as my OrganiZEN® and Soul ZEN clients are. I happen to be the extreme version so I can help my clients in many capacities create mindful and minimalistic spaces in their lives, too!

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    After living in Portland, Oregon for 25 years and reaching my tipping point of heartbreak, burnout and a spiritual crisis, life delivered a synchronistic rendezvous meeting with one of my spiritual gurus, Teal Swan in which I received a beautiful blessing.  You see she's a phenomenal spiritual catalyst and I had been practicing her work for nearly 2 years which led to this connection to manifest. The experience created a nuclear explosion of my inner world. I had little I was attached or holding onto for the first time in my life.

    When you feel like you have nothing to lose, you have everything to gain.

    I decided to live out a bucket list dream of mine to road trip across the United States with the intention of seeking out a new home and place to establish my business. I am open to alternative lifestyles and am currently digging being inspired by the tiny house movement, the Van Life and experiencing the free spirit, soul nourishing, spontaneously simple and thrilling, adventurous aspects of myself come alive.

    My daily morning mantra is, "Dear God, where will you have me go, what will you have me say, and to whom?"

    I've surrendered my life completely to be in service to society and humanity and to learn more about why I'm here on this planet and what really matters to me. A spiritual journey to discover new truths about what life, home, success and relationships mean to me. This is a completely new experience for me to live this free and face my fears to new levels in life.

    Yahoo, yowza, yowza, yippee kayae, boom chicka, laka, chicka laka, chicka boom, boom….AWESOMENESS!!!

    As I sit here in my nearly empty studio tonight, nestled in the majestic beauty of the West Hills, in Portland, Oregon, right down the street from my best friend backroad Skyline Blvd., I look around and feel free, light, inspired and good with the remaining belongings I've chosen to best serve me in life, and most importantly my new lifestyle change endeavors. I've reduced my entire life belongings to what will fit into my car.

    Now, fortunately luck is on my side because two weeks before my big move and road trip across the US, my car broke down and I had to buy a new one. Buying a new car was not my first choice but it's what ended up being the aligned choice that met my needs that I didn't even know I had! With my brand new Fiat 500X (I've never owned a new car before) it has a spacious hidden storage compartment so I'm able to keep my dressy & professional wardrobe now, phew!

    I’m feeling extra sentimental tonight, not only because it’s the holiday season and I’m moving out of portland after living here for 25 years but also because I’m about to take a huge leap of faith in my life into the depths of the unknown; I'm learning how to follow my intuition, my heart and my angels and I'm allowing my dreams to come true! 

    Now, I'm stepping into living a laptop lifestyle, a dream come true to work from anywhere in the world, providing profoundly exceptional services, getting paid to be me. 

    I’ve reduced 99% of my belongings (I went paperless a few years ago which makes for easier travel and mobility) to answer this calling and make a bucket list dream come true. 

    I could not have reached this epic point in my life without my friends, and the connections and resources available via the internet and social media. I love Oregon and I am grateful to have loving friends here and a place to call home. It's never easy to let go of what you love. I will think of Portland whenever it rains, wherever I go, as I will alway embrace, appreciate and love rainy days. 

    I’m calling my road trip journey, "My Date With Destiny". Yes, it is inspired by Tony Robbins, for all ya’ll Tony Robbins raving fans out there. I'll be experiencing dates with myself in new ways, for all ya'll Julia Cameron, The Artist Way raving fans out there.

    Tomorrow, December 1st, 2016, I'm moving out of Portland officially, with no final destination yet determined. My home IS where my heart takes me. I’ll be heading down to the San Francisco Bay Area where I grew up, visiting friends and getting grounded back into my roots. 

    I’ll also be providing my services (virtually and in person) all along the way. Stay connected and inspired on facebook, instagram, youtube and my blogs, as I take you along with me bringing the magic of OrganiZEN to you all across the US!

    ZEN blessings to you, 

    May all your dreams come true,

    Kindly,

    ~Suzie Sandoval
     

    GOODBYE PORTLAND,  HELLO DESTINATION UNKNOWN

    My 240 square foot Studio nestled up in the west hills in Portland, Oregon. I loved living in this location, centrally located - perfecto for an all over town commuter like myself - and walking distance to the beautiful rose garden, Washington Park, the Zoo, the light rail Max station, and NW 23rd and downtown are minutes away. Including access to amenities like a pool, hot tub, fitness center, sauna and awesome hiking walking right my door. It's crazy to move from but I'm beyond overdue for really answering my true callings! 
    Today, I look out my window and I see the weather here is covering us with gray foggy clouds with drizzling rain, rainbow trees and lush greenery all around.

    FINAL PREPPING

    For my Date With Destiny road trip across the US. I've been getting lots of questions about my downsizing process so I thought I'd share my progress. Here's what I'm down to and it still feels like too much. I just can't bring myself to let go my scarves, mittens and hats. One bag is designated for my accessories! Ha, ha! It's crazy but 240sq ft of stuff felt like too much. I can't believe how many things I've let go and donated.

    It's really fascinating to really see what I actually need in life.

     

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    TO LIVE

    ONE OF YOUR DREAMS OUT LOUD,

    WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF

    TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE?

    I'd love to hear your shares below.
    I believe there is great power in dreaming out loud. ~ Suzie ;)