Emotional and Spiritual Detox
Since our very first breath, we are products of
our conditioning. Family, friends, co-workers,
relationships, advertising, society, religion, the
news, anxiety about the future, and worries
from the past haunt us and prevent us from
keeping our consciousness awake and aware.
We can lose focus, lose sleep, and lose our appetite for life’s experiences and end up living a
life of reacting instead of charting our journey
and following it with trust and wisdom.
Without real purpose, we learn to live as a
direct response to how others make us feel:
others become the mirrors to our wellbeing
or disease. They make us feel brave or fearful; it’s our reaction to their response to our
outer life. And it is a rich outer life! Full of
drama, tensions, stress, expectations, and a
search for something…but you may often ask
yourself, does this being even have a purpose
for living, a purpose for anything, except relating to others?
The support and challenges we face in the
form of health and disease are essential for
growth. An emotional detox clears past
emotional baggage, gives clarity and purpose to move forward instead of rewinding
old drama or stagnating in victimhood and
A simple component of an emotional detox
could include unwinding past memories and
seeing both sides of the drama. We often get
caught up in what is labeled “bad” until we
really go back with an open heart and find
the blessing in the challenge, no matter how
earth shattering it seemed then. Getting rid of
toxic emotions of guilt and fear, victimhood,
abandonment, is key to not only moving on,
but essential to finding our own true purpose.
Living in a world shaped by conditioning, we
realize we need to discover ourselves. Meditation is key in discovering the inner world. It
is by far the easiest practice to access, and yet
so elusive to most. Dancing, singing, walking, running, chanting, any action can be a
source of meditation as long as the doer loses
himself or herself. And we have often caught
ourselves doing that. Only now it’s time to
question who you are until you don’t just lose
the mind but until the person asking is nowhere to be found.
Dana Tilak is a trained Demartini Method® facilitator and
a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Her vision and aptitude in
combining the wisdom of Osho, the science of Ayurveda
and modern techniques by Dr. John Demartini have led her
to help hundreds of clients over the years.
Email Dana at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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