Monday, January 25, 2010


When we empty out that which is taking up space in our lives (internally and in our environment) we remove the block to having that which is new.

It is in clearing, that we take stock of that which no longer becomes us and no longer serves us. Clearing can take on the form of physically throwing something away, and it can be mental housekeeping in which old thoughts and beliefs are discarded.

That which is new may enter like a quiet visitor or a beautifully wrapped package with layers to unpack before the gift is seen. It can also come in like a quiet storm or explosion turning one’s world upside-down. Therefore, I would suggest that you pray before you begin to clean and clear things out. Pray as a step of preparation. Pray for the readiness to handle what comes in, and for protection. Be mindful: as you put things out, bless them, and be grateful that you had them. As you make room, bless the space in your home and being – Maybe that will ease the touch.

To empty out can be worth every minute of it. New, what is next? Is it mastery? Let Go and Empty Out.

Dr. Ethel Drayton-Craig


  1. Ethel,
    This is how I have been living life for several months now. What a difference it has made in my life. Thank you for wonderfully expressing it.
    What is next? All I know is it is so much better since I let go and am still emptying out. I know I have a few decades to show the fruits.

  2. Hi Ethel and good to see you 'out there'. What a timely piece for me and my daughter now. It's taken me almost 3 years after my 'leaving' to decide to empty out 30 years worth of stuff. I find the best way to cope with all that happens is to be in the moment. At my age I do not buy green bananas nor write long term contracts.
    Good to see your smiling face again