It’s rather fitting for the season of February to focus on letting go. Out with the old and in with the new. It’s a little mantra you may know like the back of your hand – but do you use it regularly? Do you remember to walk the walk as well as talk the talk? Outing the old from your life is a form of detoxification. It means to release, let go and remove toxic items from your body. So let’s explore 5 ways for a Spiritual Detox.
Recently, I posted this on Facebook:
Spirit in Action Report: My body and I are in a state of disagreement. This is never good. I’d resumed some habits which didn’t soothe my physical body. We decided on a detox – I focused on joy and ease during the alignment transition. My body had other ideas – let’s detox fast and furious. Gah! I hit the ‘wall’ yesterday – my body demanding to step back, rest and release. Trying to ease the symptoms, I meditated. I asked for my Guides to be the Clean Up Crew – ever seen AA Michael with his vacuum or Goddess Demeter in an apron? I did. Then I asked for all ‘spiritual dust bunnies’ to leave – what a furry flurry that was. Feeling much better this morning – just watch out for those Dust Bunnies! ♥ Namaste
Releasing toxins may contribute to your body expressing flu-like symptoms. These symptoms are also similar to those you experience during the Ascension Alignment. Interesting, huh?
Fasting, meditation with crystals, laughter, minimizing significance and dry-bathing are suggestions for easing and encouraging regular detoxification. They are suggestions only as this list is not exclusive by any means. You may prefer other methods. Just remember – go slowly to encourage EASE.
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Fasting normally means to remove processed foods, caffeinated beverages and alcohol from your diet. For spiritual detoxification, your diet means all you consume – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Whether it is food, beverages, medication, daily time cycles, your use of media, sound or emotions, your body is constantly bombarded with toxins through your food, skin, eyes, ears, from within your own mind and from the energetic vibrations around you.
Look to your diet, exercise program, sleep patterns, environment and hobbies. What can you change?
Do you eat too much junk food? Use a computer for long periods? Sit still rather than move your body? Are you getting enough sleep? What do you listen to or watch via technology?
The body too has its rights; and it will have them: they cannot be trampled on without peril. The body ought to be the soul’s best friend. Many good men however have neglected to make it such: so it has become a fiend and has plagued them. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
Your body’s balance is like a set of bagpipes – easily set out of tune! Look honestly at your lifestyle and release those habits putting you off-key – even just for short periods! A sound body is a great vessel for a spiritually aligned being.
*Always consult a medical professional before beginning a fast or consider changes to your exercise or medication regimes.
Meditation with crystals
Cord-cutting meditations are an effective way to spiritually detox. These have been referred to many times throughout the Celticai Studio blog posts. Today, you will be introduced to a few different crystals known to assist with releasing and detoxification.
Citrine releases old patterns of negativity and helps to bring joy back into your life.
Malachite opens, expands and integrates healing energy through the heart chakra and then to the rest of the body.
Amazonite aligns you with your divine purpose and energises your will to follow its path.
Bloodstone connects your essence to the physical body encouraging the ‘healer’ within to be proactive.
Chryosprase transforms past life issues by releasing the memory in a positive fashion and resolves internal conflicts.
This list represents only a portion of the crystals available for detoxification.
Meditation is the antidote to all the poisons of your life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
During meditation, you may like to hold the crystal/s in your hand, sit on it, rest it in your lap, or rest them on your chakras – whatever feels right to you. Some like to place crystals within their mouth during meditation. Please use your common sense. I would be concerned about possibly swallowing or choking on the crystal during such a relaxed state.
Laughter is the best medicine after all. A smile a day keeps the doctor away! The emotional and physical release raises your energetic vibration. This encourages ‘light-ness’ of being.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~Kurt Vonnegut
Find your smile every day. Listen to comedy shows, read a joke book, start hula-hooping – whatever it takes to bring a smile to your face. I personally recommend Reflect Radio for helping turn frowns upside down.
Laughing encourages your body to breathe deeply by using the muscles of your diaphragm. Your body loves to breathe down deep into its abdomen – so laugh, giggle and grin to your heart’s content!
Western culture encourages attaching blame or significance to events within your life. Yes, you lived it – but it is in the past. The PRESENT is the most important moment. Why? Now is the time when you can do something to change your life.
Have you noticed how you define yourself? I ‘have this’ or I am a (insert blank). This attaches significance to parts of your life – it encourages attachment to the memory, emotions and the event itself. By minimizing significance, you are not forgetting all your life events. Instead, you are stating you are a being of NOW.
Clearing our energetic ties to the past can be as simple as saying: What would it take to clear, cleanse and delete all constructions and destructions of significant events from my energetic imprint? What would it take for me to live in the now with ease, joy and fun? Now clear it! Use the Access Consciousness clearing statement or you can use “Clear, cancel, delete”… whatever feels cleansing to you.
This is a very simple process you can make part of your daily rituals. There is a traditional Reiki process called Kenyoku hô (meaning dry bath method). A simplified version is to centre/ground, breathe in and then, as you breathe out, brush your hands over your body. You may feel led to focus on the chakras or on your torso, arms, legs and top of the head. The intent is to purify body, mind and spirit.
Smudging your body with incense is also a form of elemental dry bathing. Light an incense stick and allow the smoke to drift over and around your body.
When these small rituals are done with intent on a regular basis, the meaning deepens and encourages connection with Source Energy.
Start small with any of these 5 ways to Spiritually Detox. Go slowly and detox regularly – your body will love you for your attention to its needs!