Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Process of Detoxification

Teacher Ophelius:

Today we will talk about the process of detoxification.  Many of you have heard about this process to clear out unhealthy toxins in the body that have built up over years of ingesting processed foods and pharmaceuticals that can lead to serious physical ailments.  Similar to this process of detoxing the body, one must consider the detoxification of the mind—to clear out the unhealthy poisons that affect the emotional and spiritual life.  The way to having healthy thoughts, feelings, and a fertile spiritual life is to remove the poisons that block the light and enslave the mind.

When one feels good physically, it affects the emotional and spiritual weather of the individual.  This is a good and needful first step, to feel good physically, but in order to do so there must first be the intent to become healthy.  This intent to become healthy must also include the emotional and mental health, for one cannot become whole and only care for the body and ignore the mind.  All systems work together—body, mind, and spirit. 

Doctors, especially in western cultures, focus mainly on treatment of physical ailments while they almost completely ignore the mental condition of the patient, which in many cases is the root cause for the physical manifestation of illness.  What goes into the mind has a great effect on what goes out from the mind.  We know that having poor eating habits will be detrimental to our physical health, but do we consider ingesting poor thought causes poor attitudes, bad feelings, and darkened energy to be broadcast to the outer world?  We must consider this if we wish to become whole.

Do you want more love, happiness, peace, and joy in your life?  Of course you do, for if you truly want these virtues in your life, you must remove the things that prevent you from having it.  To have more love, you must be more loving—you cannot attract love until you give love.  You cannot be happy until you make someone else happy through loving kindness, nurturing guidance, and friendship.  You cannot have peace until you let go of thoughts of revenge, hatred, malice, un-forgiveness—all negative thoughts and emotions.  You cannot feel joy until all division is purged from your mind and oneness settles in on your soul.

Where do you start?  Start my turning off the streams of negative information that continually bombard your mind.  Turn off the TV and radio and remove the incessant chatter that clutters the mind and tells you how to think, feel, and what opinions to have.  Stop watching violence as a form of entertainment.  How can you have peace when scenes of killing and revenge become the memories of your night out?  How can you have a healthy opinion when you accept the polarized viewpoints of politicized media? 

There is a healthy balance, my friends, which can be had where you can still be informed, yet stay above the lies and fears that are continually brought before you in this “age of information.” Make time for stillness and meditation—clear the mind of all the toxins of the world and have gratitude, be in your peace, and send thoughts of love out into the universe.  Let the Indwelling God fill you with unconditional love and instruct you on how to grow a healthy soul.

Peace to you,

The Circle of Seven


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