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“How can I take steps to let go of my stuff?” ~ Pam, Dover, NH

Hello Pam,

This is a great question and one that needs to be on all of our minds. The power of “letting go” is universal and is at the center of all great wisdom teachings. And it is more critical today then ever.

We have become a society of “closet hoarders.” We’re looking for meaning in “more.” Why? Because our culture continually “sells” us this lie. It is pounded into our mind from the day we are born and so we go about our lives actually believing that our value lies in Stuff. So, it’s exciting that you have already begun step one of the three-step process of Letting Go.

Step 1. Make the connection that your stuff is not making you happy, it’s causing you stress!

As much as our culture would like you to believe that more stuff will make you happy, it does not. It’s overwhelming, and causes stress and confusion.

Step 2. Choose one area to begin.

There is usually one place in our lives where our stuff is causing the most stress. Become aware of that area and start there. Give away, recycle, and throw away –and feel how freeing it is!

Step 3. Stop bringing it in!

Remember that getting rid of stuff will never bring about the relief you desire if you keep bringing more stuff in. We must break the addiction to acquisition.

By far, the most empowering tool I have to give is my free “Gift From Barry” video series on letting go. In this program I lead you, step by step, into a new life! Free of excess junk and the clutter that comes with it!

Peace to you, my friend.

Barry Dennis

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Barry Dennis is an author, musician, poet, inspirational speaker, coach and minister.

In ’89, Barry performed in Gorky Park in Russia at an international Peace Conference for over 500 ambassadors of peace representing 15 different countries around the world. That week the Berlin Wall came down.

From 1993-2004, he also traveled the country delivering his program “Say Yes to Life” for schools and youth groups teaching the value of making positive choices.
In 2005, Barry founded Celebration Church, an independent New Thought church in Portland, Oregon. Within 3 years he grew the church to be one of the largest progressive, open churches in the country with a congregation of several hundred people each Sunday.

In 2010 he founded a whole new movement called “Coexist Celebration.” Coexist meets several times a year in a variety of locations, celebrating all faiths as unique expressions of the one truth — LOVE. Priests, Rabbis, Monks, Ministers and teachers of all faiths join together in the common goal of peace, peace of mind, and “peace of planet.”

Barry has recorded 3 original music CD’s and written over 250 short stories. His first inspirational book, The Chotchky Challenge, published by Hay House has been met with rave reviews. He has recently been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Huffington Post to name a few. Maria Schriver has named him one of America's leading “architects of change.” Barry is one of the most sought after radio and television show guests in the human potential movement today.

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