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Detox The Mind!

As the goddess Coventina has encouraged us to indulge in purification, let us take that concept a little further to include our minds. Detoxifying and purifying the mind is the most beneficial thing that we can do to increase our own happiness. Of course, one of the first things to come to mind is meditation. And, there is good reason for that: Meditation works! No matter what belief system you adhere to, clearing out mind chatter will certainly bring peacefulness and calmness to your thoughts.

Meditating is not a difficult process. It can be a simple as finding a quiet place, sitting on the floor or in a chair with your feet flat on the floor, relax, and breathe. Focus on your breath. Thoughts will come in, they cannot help themselves. Thoughts move through our minds all day, every day. The trick here is to not try to force those thoughts out, but to acknowledge them and let them move on. Do not concentrate on any thought, good or bad. Let it go and bring your attention back to the breath.

Some find it easier to meditate with soft, relaxing music in the background. Others may find it much easier to listen to a guided meditation. Which ever way gets the job done for you, do it like that. Consistently dumping the junk out of your mind will give you clarity, increase your level of concentration, and your creativity.

Once you have everything cleared out, begin to fill your mind with positives. Look for good, uplifting statements or mantras. Choose those that you know will help you reach your goals. These can be goals for business, life, or spirituality. If you have never tried meditation before, you will be totally amazed at how this practice can make such a positive change in the way you feel physically and mentally.

Bright blessings!

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Simple Detox Strategies

In keeping with the call of Coventina, the Goddess of Purification this week, let’s talk about some simple ways to detoxify the body. Today we will discuss a few easy ways to detoxify and purify the body on the outside.

Of course, most of us shower or bathe daily. However, there comes a time when we need to take the cleansing of the body a step further. A detox bath is a wonderful way to begin the purification process. There are many simple formulas to use to help you move toxins out of your body through the pores of your skin. And a long soak in a warm, relaxing bath just feels good.

Your body is bombarded daily by poisons and toxins. They can be absorbed through your skin, ingested in the food you eat, and they can enter your body just by breathing. Even those folks who are very careful to eat organic foods and clean their homes with natural cleaners are exposed to many toxins. We all can benefit from a detox bath from time to time.

The most simple of all detox baths is to add 1/2 cup Epsom salt and 1/2 cup baking soda (non-aluminum) to your bath. Sink into the warm water and relax. If you want a good smellin’ soak, just add a few drops of essential oil like relaxing lavender or calming clary sage.

You can take this detox to a whole other level with a few extras added in. Bentonite clay is a wonderfully powerful detox-er. You can make a paste of bentonite clay and a small amount of water. Rub the clay paste all over your body. This is sure to pull those nasty toxins out of your beautiful body!
Allow the paste to dry for about 5 minutes before immersing yourself in the bath.

Once you have shed the toxins, you may want to moisturize with organic coconut oil (the only moisturizer I use) with essential oils that are meant to purify. Purification oils include: thyme or valerian.

I hope you enjoy your detox and purification bath. I know that I do. Each time I do a detoxification purification bath I feel as if I have given by body a fresh start. And, oh how soothing this ritual can be!

Coming up in Thursday’s installment in our week of purification, we will explore detoxing and purifying on the inside………

Bright blessings!