Raise Your Vibration by Curating Your Life

Hello friends, this is Thomas, your fellow mystic and friend. As much as possible, I strive to write about things that will raise your vibration, help you to discover your true nature, and assist you in living a mystical lifestyle. We want to speak about how to raise your vibration by curating your life. This profound technique is often misunderstood by ordinary people, but there is a reason why mystics throughout the ages do this.

What is Curation?

Curation is the art of selecting, organizing, and looking after the things in your life. This includes people, possessions, relationships, and habits. It’s the conscious process of continually creating an environment where you surround yourself with those things you value the most. Mystics are always looking for ways of raising their vibration. By definition, curating involves getting rid of things that lower one’s vibration.

When we speak of a curated life, we are not talking about getting rid of all of your things or saying you can’t have nice and expensive things. Curating isn’t about minimal living or abandoning the pleasures you love. The practice of curation isn’t about someone imposing their ideas of how one should live their spiritual life by telling you what you can or cannot have. Instead, we are talking about a process of paring down the attachments in your daily life to the essential people, places, things, habits, and practices that you love and bring you the most joy.

Curation is the landmark free-will decision mystics make to include only those things that raise one’s vibration, increase happiness, and creates a large space for Soul. Simply stated, it’s a lifestyle of choosing to include more of the good and eliminate as much of the bad that is within our control.

Possessions Show Your Attachments

You might think curating is an easy process. After all, all of know what we like and dislike. But curation can be more difficult than you think. No matter how advanced we are, all have delusions about what things are important to deserve a place in our lives. We live in places we don’t like, work for people we don’t respect, and hold on to people and things on the outside chance that things might change. Not only do we hold on to physical objects, but we also have any number of mistaken beliefs, attitudes, and values that hold us back from the ascension we desire. This process of holding on to things is known as attachment.

We are attached to physical things. Look around your home and notice all the things you own. Each thing you see represents an energetic attachment. Yes, your home, clothes, furnishings, food, decorations, jewelry, electronics, and all the objects you own have a place in your psyche. Your attachment to these things either raise or lower your vibration.

A wise teacher once said that “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Stop and think for a moment. Everything you have owns a part of your energy–even if it’s only miniscule. Clothes must be washed, dried, ironed, and mended. We also invest significant energy striving “to look a certain way” and manage our image by the way we dress. Furnishings must be dusted and polished. Homes must be maintained, landscaped, painted, and repaired. Our homes require significant planetary resources of water, electricity, oil, and gas. Automobiles must be cleaned, serviced, and kept filled with a steady supply of fuel. Our point is that possessions require physical and mental attention that may crowd out more important things. The more we own, the more energy it takes from us to maintain these things. Mystics know we can come to a point where our possessions own us by consuming all of our time, energy, and resources. When this happens, this is little or no time for spiritual development.

Relationships represent another form of energetic attachment. As we form bonds of friendship and love, our energies to intermingle. You’ve heard the old saying, “Evil companions corrupt good morals.” It’s true. Our relationships with others consume the greatest amounts of physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. When relationships are good, these energies can significantly raise our vibration. However, when relationships go bad or become toxic, they overwhelm our mindshare and consume almost all of our emotional energy.

As humans, we have a finite amount of energy we can draw upon each day. Therefore, mystics become very careful about all attachments they allow in their lives. They know too well that most attachments take rather than give us energy.

Your Soul Requires Space

As you become attuned to the flow of energy, you come to realize that energy does not easily flow in rooms that are stuffed or overly filled with objects. So it is with our lives. If our hearts and minds are overly filled with anger, drama, passions, and possessions, we will find there is little or no time and space for us to discover our true nature.

As we empty a room of everything that doesn’t belong, we discover that even small rooms can feel more spacious. This is true of our hearts and minds as well. Souls are spacious things that require every inch of your heart and mind. And even though we cannot pour infinity into the finite space of our hearts and minds, we can learn to make as much space as possible. We do this by learning how to let go of our attachments to negative thoughts and things. If our hearts overflow with attachments to things with negative emotional energy, we will not be able to uncover our true nature.

In the Holy Bible, there is a story about two sons, Jacob and Esau. According to the story, Esau was the eldest son and heir to the blessings of his father. One day, in a fit of hunger, Esau sold the blessings of his birthright for a simple meal. As with all Bible stories, the characters and events of a story are almost never meant to be taken literally–but figuratively. The story illustrates how little Esau thought of the spiritual life (the blessings that could be his through the Father). Instead, Esau ignored the calling of his soul in search of earthly concerns while his younger brother Jacob sought the true blessings of the father–his true nature.

In another story, the great teacher Jesus once remarked that “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.” Jesus wasn’t condemning rich people, rather, he was noting how the thousands of attachments and concerns that consume us all keep us from discovering the Divinity of our true nature. Mystics understand that in the world of spirit, obligations and attachments are not always our friends.

Another story Jesus told was about a wealthy man who owned many valuable things. One day this man found an exquisite pearl that was so wonderful and perfect it would require all of his possessions for him to own it. Realizing the value of this pearl, the man did just that. Curating is the process of getting rid of things of lesser value so that we might have the pearls of great price. The mystic knows that our Soul, or our true nature, is the Pearl of Great Price. Once you glimpse your true nature, you will do all you can to live in this space. Our true nature is not the human personality that everyone sees and is so easily attached to worthless things, it is the portion of eternal essence given to each person by the Divine Creator.

Curating Our Lives

Curating our lives is the way we make room for our true nature. Though curating is a personal process, we gladly offer some general guidelines in no particular order.

Rooms, Closets, and Drawers

Go through each room, closet, and drawer in your house and decide which things bring good, bad, or neutral energy. Curating is the process of ridding ourselves of everything that does not bring good energy. You’ll know its good energy if your items bring a smile to your face, bring up good memories, or make you feel happier.

Things You Don’t Use or Need Anymore

Notice things you have not used in years. Perhaps there are clothes you haven’t been wearing or kitchen appliances stored in the pantry you rarely use. Maybe you have things in a storage unit across town that you haven’t used in years. Curating will give you more space for the things you use more often. We say if you aren’t regularly using something, it probably represents an curating opportunity for releasing an old attachment.

Look at things laying around the house. Are your countertops and cabinets full of jelly jars, baskets, and cheap things you should throw away? Realistically, how many plates, glasses, cups, saucers, and the like do you need? Do these things bring joy to your environment or is it so much clutter? Curating will help you remove the clutter and leave more space for emphasizing the things you love.

Last year a dear friend gave me a nice Christmas present. He was thoughtful and I’m pleased he thought of me. The problem is that I don’t know what to do with the thing. The item feels like clutter. I’ve hung on to the gift because I treasure his friendship. I think we all have things like this. Curating means I’ll remain attached to our friendship and bless someone else by giving them this item. Remember, as you let go of things you no longer use, you release attachments and create more space for spirit.

Clothes

Find a space and spread out all of your clothes. Rid yourself of clothes that don’t fit, you rarely wear, or don’t enjoy. Decide how many items of clothing you need. Do you really need fifty pairs of socks? Do you need thirty shirts? How many shoes do you need? Have the courage to ask, “What can I release?” Curating will help you put together a wardrobe that is highly functional and best represents your tastes. Why not give as many of your clothes as possible to your friends or goodwill? See this exercise as a holy task knowing that as you make space in your closet, you are sending a signal to the Universe that you want to make space for the Divine.

Books and Collections

Go through your books and collections of things. Allow yourself to question whether you need all of these things or if they represent pointless attachments. By curataing your library, music, and other collectables, you’ll be certain to surround yourself with things that are meaningful.

Furniture

Notice your furniture. Does each piece bring you joy? Just because a piece of furniture once belonged to a family member isn’t necessarily a good reason to keep it. Do you have a piece of furniture stuck in a corner because you don’t know where it should go or what to do with it? Have your taste in furnishings changed? By curating your furnishings, you’ll create a more comfortable environment where you feel more comfortable and at home. Why not let someone else enjoy those pieces of furniture you don’t enjoy anymore?

Food

Examine your eating habits and explore the joys of simple foods. Maybe its time to start curating your meals by selecting foods and menues you enjoy the most. No matter what style of food you prefer, you’ll always enjoy a good meal where the ingredients are easy to find and simple to prepare. Sure, it’s good to splurge once in a while, but many people spend large portions of their paychecks eating out when they would be more satisfied with a simple yet healthy home-cooked meal. Potatoes, vegetables, and fruits are easily prepared and they are so good for us! Grilled foods take hardly any time to prepare and they are so tasty! Though it may come as a surprise, I have found that appropriate portions of simple healthy foods does wonders for lifting the spirit and creating a more satisfying life. Try curating your eating choices and see for yourself.

Curate the amounts you eat as well. Don’t finish your plate just because there is food remaining on it. Eat only what you need and store the rest. Don’t stuff yourself. Instead, develop the habit of eating slower, savoring what you eat, and eating less than you normally do. Try curating the portions and amount you eat by tuning to the wisdom of your inner voice. This will cause you to eat healthier and feel better. This form of inner listening is a wonderful practice for inviting soul into our daily lives.

Purchases

Curate your purchases by avoiding impulse spending. Avoid trinkets and baubles that capture your attention for a few days only to be put in a drawer or thrown away. Curating means buying quality versions of the things you need and enjoy. Go for quality instead of buying many items of poorer quality. Also, try curating where you spend your money. Whenever you can, try to spend your money locally. Help support the people who live in your community. Make a list of the things you regularly need and try to purchase them from local sources. Go to your local meat market. Buy fresher products through farmers’ markets. Use your money to help others.

Relationships

Finally, we encourage you to begin curaating your friendships and relationships. Spend more time with people you enjoy. Sometimes its hard to face the fact that some of our relationships bring more suffering than joy. Should this be the case, it may be time to eliminate or reduce the amount of toxic people we spend time with. And if we can’t do that, at least we can consider placing strict boundaries on how much time we spend with people who take more from a relationship than they give.

Curating Helps You Learn What is Essential

Just as we can learn to curate our possessions, we must learn the importance of curating our emotions by laying aside anger, jealousy, envy, pride, and all other negative emotions that keep us from experiencing the light of our souls. As we examine the attachments in our life, we’ll find out which people, places, things, and situations increase our joy. We may be surprised at the enjoyment simple pleasures like walks and nature provide. Additionally, we may find that some of our more costly things are full of headaches and heartaches. As we focus on things that make us happier, our vibration will rise. We will feel more spacious and notice a lightness of spirit. This lightness of spirit is what we mystics diligently seek.

Curating is a Journey

Though we have made suggestions about how to start a life of curation, it’s important to remember that curation is more of a lifestyle than anything else. It’s okay to start small. Start by cleaning a closet or drawer. Perhaps you might clean off a shelf or give away a few books. The point is to experiment and see what works best. Before long, you’ll discover your life has more order. You may not have as many things, but you’ll love each of the things you do have. You may not stay in touch with as many people as you once did, but you’ll form deep, lasting, and satisfying relationships with those you do.

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