Cops, Clutter and Creating the Possibility of Positive Outcomes

Picture this: driving through beautiful countryside, listening to and singing with awesome music, feeling incredibly grateful. . . .and being pulled over by a cop for speeding. If that’s not a 180 energy shift, I don’t know what is!

“ You were going 64 mph in a 45 mph zone. That’s almost reckless driving,” the cop informed me. It was one of those, “Oh sh__!” moments. I’d just crested a hill going what I thought was a safe 64 in a 60 mph zone when I suddenly noticed a big sign saying 45 mph. The speed limit had dropped when I was all wrapped up in the great music and wasn’t paying attention. My foot hit the brakes at the same moment I saw the flashing lights. I said a small prayer that he wasn’t coming after me, but no such luck. I told him I’d gotten caught up listening to music. “Where were you going?” he asked. “I’m on my way to visit my elderly mother in Kilmarnock.” I was hoping that mentioning my mother might elicit some sympathy for my plight.

I continued to pray while the cop filled out his paperwork and did whatever cops do when they have nabbed someone exceeding the speed limit. I refused to let my mistake ruin the lovely natural high I’d been feeling. “It’s only money,” I told myself. “Far worse things could happen that involve cops.” It was no easy feat to stay positive when my impulse was to give myself a good word whipping for my mistake! But, I knew that the only things I had control of in that moment were my thought and behaviors. So, I kept focusing on possible positive outcomes despite my annoyance at myself for getting caught exceeding the speed limit.

“ You have an excellent driving record,” the cop said when he returned to my open window. “You can pay this, but I really recommend you go to court. That’s the best way to make sure you keep your record clean.” I was flabbergasted to say the least! How wonderful that the cop cared that I keep my record clean! And, he was trying to help me! Wow! His parting words were, “Just look for the old man with the bald head,” as he whipped off his hat.

What does all this have to do with clutter clearing? Clutter clearing shifts energy in your living and working environments from negative to positive. That energy affects YOUR energy. I work very hard every day to maintain a home with minimal clutter. Not only does my effort pay off by creating a comfortable living environment, but it also helps keep my energy positive. I view my good fortune in my speeding predicament as an indication that even when unpleasant things happen, I can attract good outcomes if I am a source of positive energy.

Remember, the negative energy of clutter negatively affects your energy. Keep clearing clutter so you too can be a source of positive energy and attract positive outcomes even in negative circumstances!

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