Recently a client told me how she wanted to draw and paint again and just couldn’t bring herself to the task. She explained that she had a lot of art supplies that people had given her but she didn’t use any of them. The supplies that were donated to her were the key to understanding her lack of motivation.
I asked her to think of why people had given her the supplies. They had gotten discouraged with not using them and passed them on. The energy of “the reason they didn’t use the supplies” was donated to her as well. When she accepted the art supplies, she also inherited the glass ceiling of their original owner’s lack of commitment to using them.
This is what happens with second-hand stuff. We believe we are gaining a bargain. But sometimes we are gaining a limitation. Think of the items in your home that were acquired through someone else. Are they being used for their intended purpose? Do they feel inspiring or limiting. It is a very subtle thing but it may be the criteria used to see if you should keep them or not. Check out your stuff.