“Its only stuff…”
In readings, this phrase is often expressed by departed loved ones in regard to the things that they leave behind such as clothes, jewelry, furniture, photos, etc…
Their advice is to carefully assess why you hold on to their “stuff”, especially if it is hurting your ability to move on with your grief and sadness after their passing.
The general idea is to hold on to things that remind you of the person in a positive, fun, and loving way, and therefore making you feel good. Perhaps from a time in their lives when they were happy, healthy, and content. The right photographs can do that very effectively.
At the other hand, if you hold on to things that aggravate your grief by producing negative thoughts or sad emotions such as telling yourself “my son will never wear those clothes anymore, or, my wife will never enjoy that piece of jewelry I bought her
.” You might need to give them away, specifically to people that can benefit from them such as giving clothing to the salvation army, or at least put them away for now, until a time when you feel you are stronger managing your grief.
Besides, our departed loved ones request is to contact their soul, that survived the death of the physical body, that is back home in the spirit world, and very much with us!
And although some sentimental things should be kept and cherished, the rest is just stuff that we will all leave behind one day, when we go home ourselves.
I love you, lovely people!