Cleaning Up Your Inner
There is no doubt we live in a toxic world.
Hundreds of organizations exist where we can volunteer our time and money. Google GuideStar and you’ll find a way to join a movement near and dear to
There is another environmental
crisis underway. This is on a more personal level. The Environmental Working Group’s report, Body Burden — The Pollution in Newborns, cited an average of 287 chemicals in the
umbilical chords of newborns. I personally inherited a mercury toxicity from my mother that has given rise to a long suppressed
immune system. It was also a source of ongoing opportunities to clear my
consciousness in the pursuit of health.
Going deeper, past the external and internal
challenges we face,
there is a deeper toxicity that
ultimately impacts our health, finances, relationships and more. I call that TIP,
Toxic Inner Pollution. It probably does as much or
more damage to
us than external environmental
Our job is to find and clear out the TIP’s. This
will result in more peace, clarity and alignment with who you are and why you are here. A second-hand by-product will be a greater ability to listen to your body and
partner with its amazing ability to course-correct. Illness is not to be
feared. It is an attention-getting mechanism. Turn your dis-ease into an ease
of living that comes from honoring your inner knowing.
None of us are exempt from this life and
energy-robbing inner environment. Today we’ll explore some of the simple ways
to clean our inner home. As Goerte said, “Let
everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be
Our inner environment is the sum total of how our cells express themselves through our metabolism. It’s true our body faces daily
toxicity. Another truth is that our cellular responses are also mediated by the
impact of our genetics, beliefs, traumas, emotions and thoughts. The great news is that while we cannot change our DNA, we can change how we express those genes.
Great news for those coming from families suffering from issues passed down
through the generations.
Some simple physical practices: Drink eight to ten
glasses of water daily. Ironically, most people over 40 are dehydrated.
Thirsty? You are dehydrated. Water is necessary for proper cellular function. To stay young, hydrate. Your skin, internal
connective tissues and brain will thank you.
If you have a headache, fatigue, your body hurts
or you are constipated, chances are you’re dehydrated. Our body
loves clustered water. A very simple solution is to sip small amounts of pure water throughout the day and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and raw juices. Water from these foods
gets right into the cells.
Be kind to your body. In Stephen Cherniski’s new book, The Metabolic
Makeover: It’s All About Energy, he and Natalie Kather, MD, suggest that it is imperative we become conscious about how we eat. This includes how the food is raised, processed and prepared. I love his quote, “Food is information. What
you eat alters your genes.” Enough said about food. If you want a well-researched book, with 200
references, read Stephens.’ He’s the expert.
Simple spiritual practices to self clean your
life: Meditation is the single most effective way I have found to keep myself
in harmony on the inner and outer levels. Even five minutes of conscious
breathing will lower stress and help you clear life’s inevitable bumps.
Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat. It’s simple and
free. You just have to remember when the going gets tough. A consistent time or
practice will build a habit. That habit of discipline will keep you sane in a
A recent study by the University of Wisconsin found that meditation changed your body’s ability to
express genes. That means what we think and how we think directly contributes
to our health.
If meditation is spiritual exercise, its brother is
physical. Today’s technology has
made a four-minute work out as simple as downloading a Tabata application.
Check it out. I use it and it works wonders.
It’s said that 17 seconds of a clear mind can
change your life. Take any one of these tips to clean your inner environment and notice a quantum leap in your ability to stay clear in our toxic
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