The 4-Body-Luggage Check
Take into consideration that you do not only have a physical body (consisting of bones, muscles, organs, senses), but also an intellectual body (the mind with its thoughts, stories and opinions), an emotional body (the emotional heart feeling anger, joy, sadness or fear) and a so called energetic body (the being, which has presence and vision). In each of those 4 bodies you can collect immense baggage. In the following you can check how much luggage you have already collected, by answering some questions.
Please be aware that this is not at all a judgment of your life. It is just about finding out how much luggage you have collected. The result is neither good nor bad. The invitation is to radically honest answer the question without hating or punishing yourself. Look at it from a benevolent perspective, not from a judging one.
Now add the points shown behind the answers you marked. In the following you find a little evaluation. Please take this evaluation with humor. I don’t say IT IS SO! However, you might resonate with one or the other aspect.
0 to 25 points: The free bird
You already travel with very light luggage and have already cleaned quite some things in your life (if that was necessary). Whenever something feels strange or off you stop and look what it is about. You prefer clarifying things immediately instead of carrying them around for days, weeks or months. You can already differentiate between feelings and emotions and use the feelings consciously in your daily life as navigation system. You try to rather not get involved in low drama (persecutor-victim-rescuer dynamic), but stay in your power and pay attention to create fulfilling relationships with your partner, friends, family and colleagues. Also physically you prefer to travel with light luggage. You don’t have useless stuff sitting at home, your physical basement, your lumber room or the space beneath your bed is not a waste dump. Instead you are a king/queen of Drala, i. e. you create clarity, elegance and magical energy in rooms through a certain order (which is not neurotic).
26 to 55 points: The wanderer
You travel with medium-sized luggage, comparable to a hiking backpack. You can move with it through life rather comfortable, but moments arise from time to time where it gets harder. Then it can happen that you adapt to others, do not keep your center, and try to please other people or meet the social norms. From time to time you react emotionally, which can lead to the fact that you make your partner a swine in those moments and regret afterwards. It may happen that you sometimes cannot sleep so well, because so many thoughts occupy your mind. Probably you then like to have a glass of red wine to “calm down” a bit. However, you manage each time to get out of this mode again. Sometimes things pile up (mail, physical stuff that should be cleaned out, etc.). In most cases it gets you at a certain point of time and then you radically clean up again, because in the end you still prefer clarity.
More than 55 points: Santa Clause
You travel with a lot of luggage, comparable to a huge, full sack like the one Santa Clause drags or buries his sleigh. You keep getting stuck in life and cannot move forward as you wish or realize the things easily. Maybe you even do a lot of things you don’t like or you find yourself oftentimes in situations where low drama is happening so that you lose a lot of energy. You ask yourself how you can get out of it. If you had a magic wand, you would actually like to sink this huge sack in the sea and fly through life free like a bird. The good news is: the bird is already in you (otherwise you would not have done this 4-body-luggage-check). The question is: when do you finally start to look after yourself and follow your inspiration? Have you been stuck long enough? Are you willing to take responsibility and use your anger to really bring about change?
THE BAGGAGE-CLEAN-UP EXPERIMENT
Take once more a look at the different luggage aspects. From those aspects where you have crossed answers with 1 to 3 points, pick one point each day for the duration of the next 4 weeks that you will change in order to travel through life with lighter luggage.
If for example you have bought a lot of chemically treated vegetables and fruits in a normal supermarket, start purchasing in an organic market.
If you watch a lot of TV, especially news and soap operas, do the experiment to not watch TV for an entire week and realize what kind of effect it has on your sleep.
If a lot of thoughts keep occupying your mind and you are not able to rest, try to give thinking a break, by sitting on a chair or a cushion for 10 minutes each day and focusing on your breath. If thoughts come up, just observe it and concentrate again on your breath. Extend this attentiveness experiment 5 minutes each week until you are able to sit like this in silence for 30 to 40 minutes.
If you expose yourself to a lot of situations or people then emotionally stir you up, stop it. Have instead conversations with people that you appreciate and with whom you can have nourishing conversations.
If you keep losing energy, eliminate the situations that make you lose energy. Instead follow your inspiration, which gives you new energy.
If you think you don’t have time for all this, make time for it. To think to not have time is just a story so that you can irresponsibly stay in the old mode and not have to change anything.
Many people oftentimes think that they still need so much or still have to reach or do this and that before being able to be happy. However, what if the place of happiness is already inside of you. It might just be somewhat buried under some physical, intellectual, emotional and energetic luggage. Happiness and wellbeing is your birth right. So take care of yourself and get more and more rid of your luggage so that you can be present in the here and now, in this very moment. Cleaning out physically can often be a first, important step.
Have fun doing an overall clean up.