Friday, October 4, 2013


At my work we talk a lot about detox.  We focus on cleansing our bodies down to a cellular level in efforts to rid ourselves of all the yucky toxins we consume, inhale, and take in every single day. We eat bad foods, we put toxic cosmetics on our skin, we use toxic cleaning supplies and we inhale pollutants every time we step outside. All of these toxins built up in our system contribute to illness and disease. Detox is meant to reverse that.  It is meant to hit a restart button on your body, getting rid of all toxins and getting your body back to its powerful, original healing state of being.

Well, the point of this is not to encourage you to detox even though you probably should. ;)  I am just curious if anyone is like me and wonders that like we detox our bodies, if we could ever detox our life?
Do you ever feel like your life is so messy at the moment that if someone were to ask you what is wrong, you couldn't even find the answer?  And then somehow you may muster up an answer but it really isn't the answer or it is just a minuscule part of the overall problem?

A little honesty here but I feel that way about my life sometimes...and by sometimes...I mean right now.  I love my life.  I am so blessed to have the people in my life that keep me sane and love me for who I am.  However, I feel like I am relationally toxic right now.  I feel like a big mess that can't figure anything out, can't get to the root of any problem, and really can't find a solution and it is negatively affecting everyone around me, including the people I love the most.  

So, all I want to do is detox.  I want to hit a restart button and go back to my original state- a person that is relationally, spiritually, and emotionally healthy. Anyone have a detox program for that?! Physical detox allows our bodies to create a healing environment to fight off illness and I want my detox to create a person who is loving, gracious, kind and uplifting.

Sadly, I don't have a program for that and I am not sure anyone really does.  However, one of my favorite sayings that always helps is "look at the stars".  Not because I am a Coldplay fan but because when life down here on earth gets so messy, God brings that to the forefront of my mind.  He simply tells me to look at the stars.  He reminds me that the God who created the magnificent universe and all of its splendor loves me and will take care of me. He has a complete plan with the end already set it place. The journey I am on and you are on, well this messiness is all a part of it.  We just have to sometimes hit re-start and refocus our lives on our sole purpose.  We have to muddle our way through the muck, do a little detoxing, and get back to how we were created.

My plan is and I encourage everyone else to just take a little life assessment if they feel thier life is as a messy as mine. Just two questions:

1. Where is your mind?  Are you mentally guarded with truth?  Are you filling up your mind with what is good, pure and right?  Are you thinking positively about yourself or negatively about yourself? Find one affirmation about yourself and repeat it every day until it becomes an unchangeable truth in your life. For me- I am emotionally intelligent/Christ-like minded in my daily interactions.  Write one down on your mirror with an expo marker and repeat it to yourself every day.

2. Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are they toxic or are they uplifting?  You need balance. Are you influencing them for the good or are they influencing you for the bad?  If they are influencing you negatively, then you need to step aside.  Do a little detoxing, hit a little re-set, and start over.

That's the only two steps I have for now. I'll test the waters and see how they do.  If you want to see change, then you must take the actions to do so. Otherwise, you and I have no room to complain.

Have a great weekend!



oh and PS-  Fall is coming! eeekk!

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