Written March 9, 2021, by: Kathy Best, Intuitive Living Expert, Certified Nutrition Specialist, & Spiritual Growth Coach,
When you want a fresh start or a clean slate in life, doing a physical and mental cleanse can be just what you need to dramatically shift your health and well-being. Not only will you feel and look better, you will think better, react better, regain exuberance, confidence, clarity, creativity, balance, and joy for life. Detoxing your personal space, body, and mind will also open up new opportunities for deeper self-expression, fulfillment, passion, purpose, and prosperity. There are many ways to detox, so it will depend on your specific goals. You may have a very cluttered personal space that is blocking your flow of abundance, or stifling your creativity. You may need to do a whole food cleanse to help heal your body of chronic dis-ease, lack of energy, or aches, pains, and excess pounds that are weighing you down and keeping you stuck. Maybe your mental environment is one of lack, limitation, fear, anxiety, and unworthiness that holds you back from making wiser, self-supporting choices, changes, and decisions.
Check in with yourself about what cleansing you need to do. You may feel a need for physical cleansing, or a deeper spiritual call where you cleanse the areas of your body and environment that correspond to your current life challenges. For instance, if you feel that your true self is not shining through the layers of protection you’ve created, you may want to do a bath detox with crystals like rose quartz, shungite, amethyst, or citrine. Essential oils like sage, lemongrass, fennel, basil, or palo santo can also be used for detox but consult an essential oil expert for proper usage as some oils can be toxic. Epsom salt, baking soda, rose petals, or fresh rosemary can also be a great addition to a detox bath to gently cleanse and purify the skin so that you can radiate your inner light more brilliantly. You may be inspired to start a self-care practice that includes being kinder and more appreciative of your body by nourishing it with healthy, fresh, whole foods and supportive, loving self-talk. Maybe you’re inspired to choose a room in your home or simply a drawer in your home that needs to be cleared of clutter and you make it a priority to donate anything you haven’t used in a year, or anything which does not bring you joy. You may find yourself being guided to cut ties from certain toxic people or activities or add crystals and symbols to certain areas of your personal space. Making a conscious choice to do something different or new can also be a step in detoxing your life.
Just remember that no matter how healthy and conscious our habits may be, our bodies move with the cycles of life, ebbing and flowing, rising and falling. This means there is a time to detox and a time to just be where you are and acknowledge your strength and the purpose in whatever is going on in your life right now. Let go of self-judgement or self-criticism when you back slide a little or lose your momentum and inspiration. Instead, acknowledge where you’ve been, the obstacles you’ve overcome, the challenges you’ve surmounted, and the truly amazing way your body has carried you, through it all, without any direction or guidance from you. Just like to tides of the ocean there is a time to expand and a time to contract. Even the cells of our body must die and be reborn so that our physical life can be renewed. Just as we wash our bodies and our hair to remove the buildup of grime and varnish we accumulate from our activities and contact with the world around us, so to do we need to regularly cleanse our bodies and minds from the inside.
You may consider doing a blood or digestive system detox, to help your body rebalance and restore your absorption of nutrients and purge the chemicals and environmental pollutants that you are bombarded with daily. More and more people suffer from poor digestion due to processed, pesticide laden, or GMO foods, eating too much and too fast, taking antibiotics and vaccines, chronic stress, prescriptions, processed or synthetic sugar, and alcohol abuse. Maybe a more specific target like plaque or heavy metal buildup should be your goal. Heavy metal toxicity is linked to brain fog, chronic pain, MS, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many other health issues. We absorb metals from our drinking water, through our skincare products, prescriptions, dental fillings, from vaccines, the atmosphere, food, and sometimes our home or work environments. Organic celery, cilantro, ginger, lemons, leafy greens, dandelion tea, bone broth, chia seeds, garlic, onions, watermelon, and wild blueberries, are excellent for detoxification and heavy metal removal.
Our bodies are the vessels that allow us to move through life, either with ease and freedom or with struggle and pain. We must treat them like gardens that require our regular care and attention to reach and maintain their full, bountiful potential. The first days of any detoxification process can be compared to clouds of dust and tumbleweeds that get stirred up during a wind storm. You may feel worse before you feel better, but the longer it’s been since you’ve done a detox the more buildup and debris your body or mind has to breakdown before you have a breakthrough. It’s also part of the Universal law of cause and effect. As energy beings having a physical experience we created a world of dualities in order to experience both sides of any situation. It is that very experience that provides us with the contrast to choose new or better experiences that support our growth and evolution or continue with patterns that harm or hinder our progress and expansion. When we learn to bring our body, mind, and environment into balance through regularly cleansing and purging impurities we experience a sense of lightness, support, clarity of vision & purpose, and ease as we move toward our dreams and goals.
Kathy Best is an Intuitive Living Expert, Certified Nutritional Specialist, and Spiritual Growth Coach. She left a 16 year career in accounting to pursue her passion in nutrition, wellness, and spiritual development. With over 17 years of research, study, and experience, Kathy works with men and women who know there must be more to life than what they’ve been led to believe and are ready to open their minds and hearts to new ways of doing life and of being happy, healthy, and successful. She combines her experience and knowledge in nutritional therapy, spiritual development, energy work, and intuitive & angelic guidance into individualized programs that help her clients reclaim their body, mind, spirit balance, develop their innate gifts, and tap into their unique genius so they can redefine themselves and recreate their lives into the happy, vibrant, fulfilling masterpieces they were meant to be.