Ep 133 Tiny Tip: Subtraction (How Letting Go can Help You Be A Better Creator)

These tiny tips are designed to give you one small thing you can do to be a better creator in your life. Each tip is inspired by the Law of Creation. Creation includes what we see, say, feel, and do, which leads to who we become. If you want a deep dive into the law of creation, check out my free law of creation course on my app, Co Create by Brooke Snow, found in the apple and google app stores or visit brookesnow.com/app.

Typically when we think of creation, we focus on creating something that wasn’t there before. We add something new to our life. Just as powerful, however, can be the opposite: Subtracting something from your life.

Meister Eckhart, who was a mystic in medieval times taught that spirituality has much more to do with subtraction than it does with addition.

I’ll be the first to admit, my default is usually adding something in. If I have a challenge or need, I’m super quick to go find a book, purchase an online course, or buy the next product that will make my life easier. I add something new. I love to add. Adding makes me excited and I quickly visualize how all my wildest dreams will come true with this new thing I’m adding in.

The challenge with adding, is that we don’t always have the space for it. Whether it’s physical space, or mental, emotional, or spiritual space. We have a limited capacity to hold things. This is by design. God doesn’t want us to be hoarders! They want us to share and give with one another, so we have a limited capacity to hold onto things. We experience more balance and flow when we learn to let things go. We subtract. The magic, is that when you subtract, you create space.

My soul is currently craving subtraction right now. A few ways I’m subtracting from life include:

Decluttering and donating physical stuff from my space.

Subtracting inputs, by leaving my phone home while I go on a walk or run a quick errand.

Saying no to extra commitments, or even letting go of some commitments no longer serving me.

Deleting apps off my phone that distract me. I’m looking at you amazon, social, and email. Even if I still use those sites on a desktop computer, taking them off my phone subtracts numerous check ins I wouldn’t have if it weren’t so easy to access.

Remember creation is balanced by opposites. Adding and Subtracting are both wonderful ways to improve life if we have a balance of both.

The magical quality of subtraction is that it also brings an addition. You’ll actually receive more of something when you’re willing to let go.

What can you subtract to create MORE time?
What can you subtract to create MORE presence?
What can you subtract to create MORE calm?
What can you subtract to create MORE space? MORE order, MORE love?

God is amazing. You think you’re letting go, but you automatically receive something better in return.

What can you subtract?

See it
Say it
Feel it
Do it
Become it.

You are a creator. Now go Co Create something great.

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