Over time our bodies are exposed to various toxins that affect our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. When we are exposed to toxins, they are ingested through our bodies, our minds, our soul. There are environmental toxins such as the contaminated air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the recreational drugs we consume. Emotional toxins consist of guilt, shame, self-esteem issues, hate, resentment and jealousy. Bullying and abuse. Everything opposite of love. Spiritual toxins remove you and take you far away from your soul purpose. These toxins accumulate with the business of life and constant doing, getting, wanting, and needing. Loosing touch with the self. Toxins in all forms are stored within the cells of our bodies, minds and heart causing accumulated stress and damage over time.
We are all aware of the environmental toxins affecting our health because we read and hear about them everyday. Food recalls and safe handling, new diseases and contamination make us take heed and be aware as the rules and regulations change daily to meet the challenges faced by our society. Emotional toxins are not topics we discuss often enough until their effects destroy lives and impact our daily living. Emotional toxins are stored deep within us, in our tissues, our hearts and minds. Because we may be reluctant to expose these toxins, we instead tuck them deep down out of fear and shame. Everyone of us has been exposed to emotional toxins to some degree. Some more than others. If not addressed, discussed and healed these emotional toxins cause emotional damage to ourselves, our relationships and families. Spiritual toxins also cause damage. Living our lives to the beat of someone else’s drum, fulfilling the dreams of others, living a lie of who we really are and adhering to beliefs that are not true for us, cause spiritual pain. Sometimes this is the story of our whole lives reaching the end with regret and sorrow. Toxins eat away at us destroying the beautiful souls we were born to be.
Toxins must be released on a regular basis. To release these toxins change is always required, sometimes surface changes and others deep and profound. A detox is required on all levels of being. An elimination that once again restores holistic health, physical, emotional and spiritual. A close and introspective examination of what is no longer serving you, what is no longer healthy for you, what is no longer in the best interests of your overall well-being and purpose. What is harming you. You can feel toxins within your body if you take the time to listen, feel and observe yourself. To pay attention to your soul when it alerts you to what does not feel right for you. Are you aware of that feeling? It is called your intuition. Do you listen to it or are your constantly pushing it aside, ignoring the red flags. Do you tell yourself it doesn’t matter or worse you don’t matter. Do you constantly internalize the opinions of others and their beliefs about you rather than trusting and having the strength to believe in your own? Do you know what you believe, physically, emotionally and spiritually? Before a detox can occur, there must be an complete self-scan and examination.
Time for a full body scan at all levels is a priority for ourselves. A time out. A re-evaluation of our life purpose, our life path, what we put in, what we give out. What we can change to feel better, healthy, less burdened and weighed down. How we can bring more joy and happiness into our lives. How we can feel good about who we are and why we are here. The bottom line is, we need to release toxins and believe that it is in our power to do so. Empowerment. Release the victim mentality that holds you captive in a prison of your own making. Explore the beautiful release experiences available to us all. Yoga, green clean eating programs, Reiki and Tai Chi. Bicycling and therapy, meditation and nature. Walking and pets, rescue and adoption. Volunteering and service. A good neighbor, a good soul. A smile and a hello. A much needed goodbye. Learning the word ‘no’ is a complete sentence. There are a multitude of ways to detox most of which cost nothing. You deserve the life you were brought here to live. Believe me when I tell you, no one other than you will give you that life. Your life, your responsibility. Do yourself a favor and release the toxins from your life. It begins with the word ‘yes’ for yourself.