Springtime is on the way, and it is a great time to detox the body. Maybe you are considering a juice fast, the Master Cleanse, eating raw foods, taking dandelion root juice or drinking special teas for your spring cleaning. What if we took if further and detoxed our mind and emotion as well? What if we fasted from that which is junk food for our mind, like TV or news or chatter in our mind that perpetuates negative self-worth? How do we do this? We can turn off those electronic things from TVs, the radio and internet sites with it. What if we found things that make us feel good, like music that we love, to listen to? Or we make music? Or artwork? What if we spend more time outside in the springtime enjoying the flowers and green showing? What if we didn't have conversations with high drama and complaining for awhile? What if we stopped complaining...like made a pledge to not speak a complaint or even think one. Maybe we can switch to gratitude for something when we notice we are complaining. A simple little thing to be grateful for is “I am alive and I am breathing.” We can make lists daily of what we are grateful for as part of our mind detox. It is a simple thing that really makes a difference.
An emotional detox can be about releasing feelings that no longer serve us. Finding the path to feeling peaceful, we know we are on our way. Sometimes it takes feeling what is inside and clearing it. You can be in a solitary space to process, doing some writing, having a listener who supports you. How about doing your own process to detox old emotional patterns. Getting out of your regular stream of duties and activities will assist your detoxing of mind, body, and emotions.
Peace is an interdimensional quality that can be experienced whenever you so chose. -wisdom from “elixirs of life cards”
Four Steps to Peace
Step 1. Imagine feeling totally at peace. Imagine your thoughts also fully at peace.
This seeds the belief in you that peace is possible.
Step 2. Consider all the feelings and thoughts in you that prevent you from having this peace.
This step is a cleansing process.
Step 3. Ask that these thoughts and feelings be temporarily removed so you can experience peace right now.
Step 4. Close your eyes and enjoy this peace for as long as it lasts. Continue to hand off any thoughts and feelings that arise. This will allow you to extend the period of peace for as long as you like.
Enjoy this space of peaceful radiance. -more wisdom from the "elixirs of life cards"
On the other side, all of this work is going to be worth you. You will feel lighter, less dense, more peaceful and more free. It is a great time to detox for any addictions you are trying to break as the universe is supporting you.
Trust your own inner guidance to find your way. Know that a physical detox scratches the surface of who you are. My acupuncturist would recommend a spring cleanse every year at this time. Lots of waste ends up in the blood that clogs up your system and the movement of springtime tries to get it moving. There is value to releasing the clutter in your body, your mind, and your emotions. Remember that your home is also a temple. You can let go of stuff and the energy flows more freely. I have noticed that when I start decluttering and creating beauty in my home, I start letting go of other things. Things start to move in my life. It could even bring up emotions to do decluttering. Everything is related. It is all about creating space within and without, and everything mirrors each other.
Yesterday I posted this and since then, I notice how I was writing it and posting it for me as much as anyone. I am laughing at this- or course! I have begun to deepen my own detoxing which I am taking slowly. It feels right as I want to integrate change slowly and also it is still cold and snowy here, so I am waiting for warmer weather. For the body, I have been inspired to eat and drink lighter and today made carrot apple grape celery wheatgrass juice with a little ginger. Who knows where this is leading, but those ideas of wholistic detoxing on all levels are coming about.
Approach detoxing from all angles, guided by yourself. May you be supported and guided to a big shift for your highest good. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
In love and support,
Shannon Luminance River