Think about all the things your body, mind, and soul have to process as you live your day-to-day life. They have to process the food you eat, the water you drink, the thoughts you think, the emotions you feel, the energies of the people you meet, electromagnetic radiation from your countless devices, cosmic energy, and so much more!
So, it is only obvious that over time, these things can start to weigh down on you and cause blockages in your various systems. In addition to this, if you have harmful habits, you will accumulate even more toxic byproducts as time goes on. This can create countless problems, which can drastically reduce the quality of your life.
This is where a spiritual detox comes in.
What Is Spiritual Detox?
A spiritual detox is a process where you cleanse your body, mind, and spirit. It is a holistic approach to detoxification that ensures the removal of toxins from all your various systems (not just your physical body). This process raises your energy vibrations, enhances your life forces, and aligns you to your true self.
If you haven't heard about spiritual detoxing before, it might sound like an esoteric concept and might even be overwhelming. But stay assured that it is quite simple to make this a part of your life.
Why You Need A Spiritual Detox
A spiritual detox has tremendous benefits that allow us to live our life to the fullest. If you think about it, that's all we really want, don't we? We all want a life where we are happy, healthy, peaceful, calm, blissful, and joyful.
This is what a spiritual detox makes possible for you. By eliminating toxins and negative energies from your mind, body, and spirit, it ensures that you can live your life the way you want, free of any negative influence. It also ensures that you keep making progress on your spiritual journey.
Plus, if you opt for something like a reiki session, it's important that you first cleanse yourself thoroughly. This not only makes the healing more effective but also makes it much easier on your body, mind, and soul.
Effective Ways You Can Detox
Now, as you start your spiritual detox journey, it is important to remember that this will require many healthy changes. And these changes won't happen overnight. As such, you will need to be patient and gentle with yourself. Just focus on taking the baby steps initially. These baby steps will add up over time and give you the results you seek.
With that in mind, let's quickly go over some of the most effective ways you can detox.
1) Eat Fresh Fruits And Veggies
This is taught to every child in the world. However, as adults, we become so busy with our lives that we don't pay attention to what we put in our bodies. We opt for convenience over health. This is why so many people eat fruits and vegetables that are several days old (if not weeks) instead of going to the market and getting fresh ones.
This causes us to consume stale energy. Also, we are essentially eating dead food, which doesn't revitalize our life forces. So, it's quite important that you switch to eating fresh fruits and veggies. This gives you fresh life energies, and you get all the nutrients your body needs.
There is one more thing you can do to enhance your food. You can literally bless it before eating. This gets rid of any negative energy that might have been present in the food and enhances its natural quality and life force. You can do the blessing by saying a prayer before you eat, showing gratitude for the food, or holding your hands in front of it and visualizing a bright white light going from your palms to the food. It's important to stay in a positive state of mind while blessing your food.
Also, while you are at it, make sure you choose organic and non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods. This will keep away harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals and processed substances from entering your body.
2) Opt For Intermittent Fasting
In many eastern cultures of the world, fasting is a natural part of life. The people there are naturally aware that fasting does wonders for one's health. This is why you see them fasting every week or even intermittently.
In the west, the idea of intermittent fasting has become popular in recent times. This is good because this type of fasting allows the body to get rid of toxic elements and chemicals from the body. Plus, fasting is said to calm your mind and make you much more peaceful.
A great way to practice fasting is to have an early dinner (preferably before 8 pm) and then have a late breakfast the next day (preferably after 12 pm). In a world where overconsumption of food is a growing problem, fasting not only keeps us healthy but also helps us use our resources more sustainably.
3) Try To Drink Fresh Spring Water
It is common for people to drink tap water or water that has been treated by UV (ultraviolet) water purifiers. You can also see people drinking bottled water when they are on the go or at the office. All these ways of consuming water can have harmful effects.
Tap water, as we all know, contains various elements like fluoride or chlorine that are added to get rid of germs in the water. However, these elements have side effects on our bodies. Also, bottled water contains microplastic that can cause damage to our organs over time.
What you need to do is drink fresh spring water. Doing so will not only keep away all the toxic chemicals but also give you vital minerals that your body needs for proper functioning. And as with your food, you should bless your water before drinking it.
4) Switch To Natural Remedies
It's common knowledge that billions of people on the planet are on medication these days. Since diseases and disorders have spread like wildfire, medications have become a common thing. This has also led to countless side effects that further complicate things. As the old saying goes, "From the frying pan to the fire!"
This is why it's important to find natural remedies whenever you can. Since ancient times, people have been relying on herbs and other plant supplements to treat and cure diseases and disorders. Thankfully, this knowledge has been passed down from generation to generation, and we know the natural remedies for so many ailments.
But be aware of herbal supplements that are mass-produced and sold as medications. Some of these only treat the symptoms and mask the root problem. As such, the ailment keeps surfacing again and again. Plus, you need to read the labels of any supplement before buying it. Many of them contain toxic preservatives or other harmful chemicals. Also, make sure you consult your doctor before many any of these changes. After all, you cannot discount the advice of a professional.
5) Switch From Coffee To Organic Loose Leaf Tea
Tea has been a part of many eastern cultures for thousands of years. And there's a reason for that. Tea has tremendous benefits for our bodies and mind. It contains antioxidants that keep inflammation-causing free radicals at bay. It can also improve your immune system and enhance your metabolism. Plus, you can't deny the peaceful feeling you get after you've sipped a cup of tea!
So, it's a good idea to switch to organic loose leaf tea from coffee. Not only does it contain less caffeine than coffee, but it also has much more nutritional benefits. Also, this type of tea is much fresher than coffee (and even other types of tea), which are highly processed and stored for a long time.
Again, please keep in mind that this change will take time to happen. You can't expect to completely end your coffee consumption and switch to tea in a single day. Ease into it and make the transition over time. That way, it will be permanent.
6) Avoid Sugar And Processed Foods
Sugar is one of the most harmful things you can put in your body. It is the root cause of so many modern-day diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity, heart problems, fatty liver disease, and even some types of cancer. It is unfortunate that in today's world, people consume sugar indiscriminately. And the results speak for themselves.
If you want to cleanse your body, you need to move away from sugar. And while you're at it, you should also stay away from processed foods. Again, try to consume as much fresh food as possible. Doing so will prevent countless toxins from entering your body, and you'll naturally stay cleansed for longer periods.
But moving away from sugar doesn't mean giving up on sweet things. You can switch to traditional sugars such as Stevia, Monk fruit, Dates, Yacon syrup, etc. These will help your sugary treats become much healthier!
7) Indulge In Smudging
Smudging is a common (but powerful) spiritual ritual that is quite effective at clearing off negative energies from your body or a given space. And since it is quite easy to do, you can do it regularly.
All you need is a deep wooden bowl, some sage, and a lighter. You can then burn one end of the sage stick with the match. This will give off smoke that has a purifying nature to it. Waft this smoke around yourself (and your home). It's okay if you breathe it. Just be in the presence of this smoke and feel the negative energies leave your body.
There is a great way to detect if you or your home needs to be smudged. You can place a lemon in each room of your home. If it becomes discolored, that's a clear sign of the presence of negative energy.
8) Engage With The Inner World
This is one of the most important tips to cleanse yourself spiritually. You see, your inner world (your thoughts, emotions, and soul) has a huge influence on you. If these are affected by negativity, it can cause all sorts of trouble. So, you should engage with the inner world and expel any negativity. There are many ways you can do this.
First, you can start meditating. Contrary to what you may believe, it is quite easy. You just have to sit down, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Just fifteen minutes of meditating daily can bring transformative changes to your life. It will help you connect with yourself and release stress and anxiety.
Second, you should start journaling. Penning down your thoughts and emotions is a great way to de-stress and let go. It is also a great way to make sense of your inner world and discover who you really are.
Third, you can also start and end your day with a prayer. Whatever higher force you believe in, just pray to it to protect you and help you throughout the day. At night, you can thank it for always being there and supporting you.
9) Go For A Digital Detox
Our modern-day smart devices (or other electronic devices) are one of the biggest reasons for the downfall of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. They emit harmful electromagnetic fields or radiation that damage the various aspects of our health.
To cleanse yourself completely, it is ideal to go for a complete digital detox every now and then. Typically, people choose the weekends to do this as they are away from work. When you're detoxing digitally, make sure you stay away from TV, news, movies, mainstream music, social media, microwaves, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and so on.
And you can use all that free time visiting mother nature. You could go to a beach, a mountain, a forest, or even just your local park. Walking around trees is perhaps the best thing you can do as they are incredibly healing.
Even in your day-to-day life, you can reduce your exposure to electronic devices (think of it as an ongoing, semi-digital detox). Just use them when necessary, and then keep them away. Don't overindulge. Also, you can switch to healing music or classical music for a much better listening experience. And don't forget to turn off your WiFi at night to reduce EMFs.
10) Take An Elemental Bath
In eastern spirituality, it has always been said that we are the play of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. And when we get affected by negative energies or substances, we can take an "elemental bath" to get rid of all the negativity. This can be done in different ways depending on which element you want to use.
For example, the simplest one is to take a long, relaxing shower. The water element washes away negative energies from your aura. To this effect, you can also take a dip in a river or a lake.
The next one is standing in an area that gets a lot of high-speed winds. The idea here is that, as the wind washes over you, it takes away any negativity with it.
Another popular elemental bath is called a mud bath. This involves taking a bath in a special type of mud that is often found around hot springs. Many spas and resorts provide this service. This type of bath draws impurities and negative energies through your skin, and you end up feeling grounded and relaxed.
The next one is a fire bath. This involves sitting in front of a fire and letting the heat wash all over you. Again, this disintegrates any negativity that might have been hidden inside you.
11) Go For A Sound Healing Session
You might have heard of sound baths. These have become really popular in recent times. In a sound bath, you lie on the ground (usually in a group), while someone gently generates sound using a variety of instruments like Tibetan bowls, bells, chimes, gongs, etc.
The frequencies of their sound heal you from the inside out. They correct any damage to your vibrational state and leave you feeling relaxed and healed.
12) Put An End To Bad Habits
Last, but certainly not least, you need to identify your bad habits and put an end to them. This can be easier said than done, but it is certainly possible.
Things like smoking, drinking, and consuming drugs should be eliminated (or at least reduced as much as possible). These substances have tons of toxins in them and they damage every aspect of your health. Then, when you take medication to get relief from these damages, you face more side effects! So, it's wise to not indulge in these bad habits in the first place. As they say, prevention is better than cure.
There are many ways to Spiritual Detox that will be beneficial for your overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Remember to start slow. It's best to pick one item from the list above and slowly incorporate it into your daily routine.
So which one will you try? Let me know in the comments below...
If you'd like to get your own personalized crystals infused with reiki healing energy or schedule your private reiki healing session, visit https://thespiritualcrystalfairy.com/.