Early Spring Holistic Detox

I often get inspiration for my monthly blog from my discussions and interactions with people. It struck me recently that generally, people are still unaware of the impact of unhealed emotions on the physical health of the body. We know the body can do with a detox, but what about a holistic mental and emotional detox?

Why do we Want to Release Past Emotions?
Negative emotions cause stress hormones. If not worked through, these harmful chemicals are stored in the body. This is how, over time, unresolved, suppressed emotions can cause dis-ease in the body.

There is a researched link between suppressed emotions and illness like cancer. There is also a link between anger and high blood pressure and between heart disease and hostility or cynicism. There’s a link between weight gain and unresolved emotions as these harmful toxins are stored in fat cells away from the main organs – the body’s way of protecting the organs. Considering the powerful mind-body-link, a rigid mental approach – wanting to control the outcome of things, holding on to things or people too tightly and resisting change – can cause stiffness, aches and pains; even arthritis in the body. Conversely, research indicates that, generally people who are optimistic, intuitively know they have a choice, the ability to let go, to flow with change and to laugh at themselves. They have a basic trust in people, are robust and healthy.

The Mind-Body Link
Bruce Lipton says that more than 95% of all illnesses in the body are caused by the mind. Stress, fear and limiting beliefs are the cause of most modern day ill-health. This is interesting and also very empowering as it puts us in charge of our own health.

So, how about an early Spring holistic detox? There is a lot you can do to invest in your own health. Here are 7 easy self-care practices to kick-start your holistic Spring detox:

1. Mindful Emotional Healing
Spend a bit of time with yourself in mindful reflection. How do you feel physically? How are your energy levels? Lately, what have you been feeling emotionally? Identify theses feelings. Is it anger, frustration, blame, resentment, low feelings, depression, sadness, fear, anxiousness, worry, hurt, guilt or shame? By identifying and acknowledging the feelings, the healing can begin. Now focus on what’s causing these feelings in you? What are you learning from it about yourself? What can you change in you? With this new insight and growth, it’s time to let it go.

2. Letting go
Negative thoughts and low, or fearful or angry feelings can sap your energy. The simple practice of letting go can be very healing. Releasing the thoughts and emotions with intent, can make you feel lighter. This is another purpose of meditation. Follow this Mindfulness Healing Meditation to reflect on the issues of the day, learn from them and then let them go. This way you can put the day to bed and tomorrow can be a whole new beginning, a clean slate. This is the beauty of life: everyday can be a new beginning.
‘When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still’ – Sri Ramana Maharshi

3. Cutting cords
Our interaction with people around us naturally create connections, sometimes physically, mentally, emotionally and also energetically. Connections are made through rapport, touch, strong emotions (even anger and upset), strong thoughts and communication (even on the phone). Such interactions can keeps us connected, even after we’ve parted. So there is still a flow of thoughts, feelings and energy between us. If you have many such connections open, your energy can feel scattered and you can feel drained. You are supplying others with your energy. If you still feel angry or upset with someone, these strong emotions keep you energetically attached. That’s why that person remains on your mind. Sometimes to cut these cords we may have to go through a forgiveness process. Forgiveness restores your energy and your health and sets you free. This release can feel like a huge weight lifting as you put the past behind you peacefully.

A powerful healing meditation to cut the energy cords after you have interacted with people, is the Huna practice called Ho’oponopono. I use this fairly frequently to clear any thoughts or emotions after intense interactions, to let go of people on my mind, to cut cords and bring my energy back intact. In this way you can put the past behind you and relate to those around you afresh. Sometimes you have to say no to some of the demands people place on you, so that you can restore yourself and create balance between others’ needs and your own.

4. Refreshing
Many of the energy practices such as Yoga and Tai-Chi have the purpose of cleansing, refreshing and re-energising your energy. Walking in nature can be equally refreshing. Nature is naturally cleansing. When you walk near water or trees, you can intend that your mind clears, that thoughts wash away and that your energy field is cleansed in the breeze. Getting enough sleep is also refreshing. Sleep acts as a reset for the body and mind.

5. Clearing
Meditation is another way of clearing the mind, creating stillness and refreshing yourself mentally, emotional and physically. In a meditative state you can visualise a cleansing light showering down on you, cleansing the body and the energy field around you. Give the gadgets a break. The electromagnetic smog they emanate, impacts on your energy levels. Spring clean your house, clean your car and declutter with intent. When your environment is clear, your mind will feel all the clearer for it.
The inside creates the outside and the outside impacts the inside.

6. Re-energising
There is much you can do to re-energise yourself. We get energy from the food we eat, water we drink, soaking up sunlight and exercising. One of the most effective ways of re-energising yourself is through breathing practices – another purpose of meditation.

7. Breathing
The Importance of the breath
– Breath is life. As long as we breathe we are alive!
– Breath is energy. Through breathing we generate energy.
– Breath is spirit. As we breathe in – inspire – we enliven ourselves.
Benefits of breathing
The simple practice of deep breathing is the most effective way to:
– Energise yourself
– Detoxify – 70% of toxins in the body are released through breathing
– Relax – a longer out-breath, like a sigh, relaxes the nervous system
– Slow your heart rate
– Raise your energy to higher vibrations and you feel uplifted
– Clear the mind
– Align your mind, body and soul
– Restore balance.

Useful Resources:
Courses: For Meditation and Holistic Courses near you visit the Events Calendar.

Time Line Therapy™
How about a complete clearout, emotionally and mentally? With Time Line Therapy™ we can heal and release all negative emotions and baggage from the past – anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. Mentally we can let go of limiting beliefs that keep you from feeling confident and reaching your highest potential; and develop empowering beliefs and natural confidence instead. Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach and resolves issues remarkably quickly without having to go into a lot of details. Time Line Therapy™ is equally effective in overcoming limiting beliefs and building empowering beliefs and confidence. For more information click on this link: Time Line Therapy™.

Lifting the Veils of Illusion
This book facilitates an all-encompassing holistic journey of personal empowerment and spiritual growth in 7 essential steps. It is an informative, interactive guide so you can navigate the path of self-healing and transformation in your own comfortable way. With the book you have access to a range of free meditations

Mindfulness
For the mindful approach to healing and releasing emotions, you can listen to our guided meditation: Healing Emotions the Mindful Way.

Meditations:

Follow this link to our Products: Transformational Meditations page:

Ho’oponopono – Cutting Connections

Mindfulness Healing Meditation

Chakra Balancing Meditation

Health Enhancing Jewellery:

Our Tourmaline and Titanium Jewellery is cleansing and grounding; It protects against electromagnetic smog, clears negative energy, forms a protective shield around the body and increases vitality.

2018 – The Year of Transformation and Growth

2017 brought a number of things to a close for us – it was a time of endings, releasing and letting go of much of the old. We’ve experienced so much change in the world; globally and locally. 2017 has been a clearing of the slate; laying the foundation for something new and although everything is still uncertain, you can now begin to open up to the new. You may have been like a pupa in a chrysalis, feeling massive shifts of transformation, often painful, scary and confusing. You’ve been laying the foundation from which a butterfly can emerge.

2018 – the year of radical transformation and rapid growth – the kind of radical change that the caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly. Now, the butterfly may not be quite ready to emerge. It may have to strengthen its wings as part of continuous systematic foundational work before it can take off and expand. It may have to experiment, explore and experience much to familiarise itself with its new form. There are new possibilities and potential to tap; a new power and purpose to fulfil. You may have to be practical to anchor in your growth because even though it may still be unclear, what you are becoming is truly magnificent.

At Bright Future Now, we have developed key themes and focus areas for 2018 to enable your journey of unfoldment so you have the structure and power to boldly step into your true purpose this year:

Personal Transformation and Accelerated Growth

Transformation has always been our focus. This year we are geared to use the magic of transformational therapy and coaching to dramatically accelerate your transformation and growth. We have refined a program over the years that perfectly covers every essential step on your path of growth. Firstly, we clear up and heal the past. This means releasing all negative emotions, dealing with the baggage that we’ve accumulated and changing our unhelpful patterns. Secondly, we release any limiting beliefs, focus on confidence-building and adopting empowering self-belief. Then you are ready to step into your true power and purpose. You can create 2018 and beyond as your time to unfold, shine and thrive by means of purposeful intention-setting and visualisation. The complete process on the path of transformation and growth is described here and the new Personal Transformation and Accelerated Growth Program we will run in February may be just where you want to start.

Evolving Through Mastering the Art of Relationships

Our relationships with others, mirror our primary relationship – with ourselves. Through relationships we evolve and learn more about ourselves. To master the art of relationships, we have to deepen our understand of the deep psychology of perceptions and how we project our own perceptions onto others. What you see in others is who you are yourself (what you like and don’t like). We are always looking in a mirror. When we challenge and change our perceptions, everything and everyone around us begins to change in a real magical way. If our views of reality are only a perception and everything we perceive outside of us is a projection from inside of us, then it’s time to really take charge of our perceptions. It seems much easier to blame others and wanting them to change. Taking responsibility for your own perceptions and embarking on the great inner work is real empowerment and true self-mastery.

Self-Mastery

This year we are delighted to introduce a new course for those who have been on the path of personal transformation for a while now. You may have advanced on your journey of personal development and growth and may feel ready for further refinement. We’ve decided to roll this out as a Meditation Course – an 8-Step Journey of Empowerment through mastery of mind, body, energy, emotions and soul. You will experience the secret principles and practices that the masters have known for eons and new science is just beginning to reveal. You can now take charge of your life as your own master and become more of your true magnificent self here on Earth.

Healing the Fearful Ego

A continued main theme of our work is recognising the suffering-creating programs of the ego, overcoming fears and working towards wholeness. Fears are often the result of hurtful experiences of the past. Perhaps this year we will find a way to forgive our past, forgive the pain and accept more love in our hearts and in our relationships. Integrating the limiting, reactive ego-self into your true, expansive, magnificent higher self, brings the kind of wholeness which allows you to open up to love and all its lightness, positivity, possibilities and upliftment.

Restructure your Foundations and Strengthening your Wings

We are all going through so much change as the old ways of being continue to crumble and fall away. You may have a vision of the the new, and not quite know how to bring it about. In reality, you have all that it takes already inside you – a true authority and power that can be tapped to make the desired change in your life and the world you live in. It may well be why you are here.

Re-birth through Practical Creativity

You came into this world with a unique set of gifts, talents and abilities and a desire to express these in a unique way for your own expansion and for the betterment of the world. Many of the challenges you have experienced in life only happen for your growth, maturity, preparation and readiness to step boldly onto your true path; your true purpose. Eckhart Tolle describes our inner and outer purposes. The two are intertwined. Your inner purpose is to awaken and expand in consciousness. Your inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling our outer purpose. Your outer purpose is to create the kind of New Earth that you want to live in.

Transformation is often more about undoing than doing. Sometimes we have to enter the deeper waters of our feelings, intuition and true inner power that stir in you the inspiration and desire to claim your gifts and express your own uniqueness in a practical creative way.

May 2018 be your year of transformation, growth and expansion. The time is right now, for you to claim and express your gifts, to unfold your wings and do what you came to do creatively in the world.

Visit the Events Calendar now and plan ahead.