LIVE!…By the Spirit™ with Dr. Kathleen E. Walls
Time to Detox!
© 2012 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.
July 16, 2012
Over the past two weeks, I had noticed that I was feeling a little sluggish, my rest wasn’t as satisfying, and my thinking didn’t seem as sharp. Despite noticing these signs, I continued with my routine as normal. Then the “other signs” started coming, I started seeing the number “11″, which represents balance over and over again. I would see it on the back of trucks, addresses, and on the clock. It seemed like everywhere I turned there was the “11″. I said, “okay, okay”. So I sat down, took a look at my life and began to identify where I was “out of balance”. I know that I, personally, need to do four activities to achieve health: eat, rest, exercise, and pray/meditate. When I took a look at my life, I was doing one…eating. Somehow I started down that slippery slope again, and wasn’t adhering to my needs and now my mind-body-spirit was “yelling” at me. It was that “time again”…Time to Detox!
When you detox, you rid the body of poisonous substance. A poison is something that has a harmful influence, something that inhibits you, and something that causes injury, illness or even death. As I reflected on my current state and compared it to my ideal state, the state where I am Thriving by the Spirit, I knew that I needed to make some changes immediately. First step, take an honest look at my “diet”. When I think about my diet, I think about what I “take into” my mind-body-spirit, therefore, I look at
- My food intake
- The people I have been talking to, listening to, and spending time with
- Current relationships
- The thoughts, beliefs, and concepts that I have been “chewing on” and/or are reoccurring
- The TV shows and movies I’ve been watching, the books that I have been reading, and the music I’ve been listening to
As I explored each area, I realized that there were some “things” that were trying to take “a place” in my mind-body-spirit that didn’t belong there and they needed to go. Detox Activated! By taking inventory of my health and assessing my health routine, I was able to see where I needed to make changes. As I actively detoxed my body, my physical health began to increase as did my mental and spiritual clarity. I was feeling “back on track” and ready and eager to Thrive by the Spirit.
Assessing one’s health and detoxing to rid the mind-body-spirit of “harmful/poisonous substances” is something that is necessary to maintain optimal health. I encourage each of you to take some time and assess your health…assess your “diet” (see bullets above). It may be that time again…it might be Time to Detox!
God Bless and continue to Live By the Spirit!
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