Detox your Soul

23 Apr
Detox your Soul

I have often participated in ‘short term‘ solutions through my life.  If I had too much to eat, I would detox through abstinence from certain food for a period of time, popularly called ‘fasting‘. If I had too much to drink, then I would detox using liver cleansing methods.

I worried about my body, as most people do.  I buried my pain, my issues internally.  I looked for comfort through over-eating, drinking and dysfunctional company.

Through my current journey, I realised that much of the short-term solution is simply about short-term gain.  The cycle of gaining weight or being unwell periodically was simply a symptom of this.

When I looked deep within, I came to a very tough realisation. I had lost  contact with my inner-self.  I had to find me! When I finally started the dialogue with myself, I found many demons –  some born with me, some through me.  I realised whatever I was doing was simply an escape from my true self.  That’s when I decided to ‘Detox my soul’. (not just my body or my mind).

I am not fashionable;  my approach is very simple and humble. No, I  did not go to any tantrics, soul cleansing solution providers. All these techniques attempt  to support us to look within. I had already made that decision. I chose to do it my way.

I started spending more time with myself, in prayer, in meditation. Issues that were difficult to deal with and I struggled with, instead of putting them away in another compartment somewhere, I started re-living them. It took me to dark places, to places I never want to revisit. I even hated myself at times for causing pain and hurt to those I had loved.

Detoxing your soul is a tough journey. And it is a long journey.  It is not something that happens overnight. It is a process.  It doesn’t turn you into a  saint either.  It allows you to be human, a purer human.

What came out of it was beautiful and light.  I realised my inner self is truly pure, humble and simple.  My authenticity came through my own journey. I still carry hurt and pain of losses. But I don’t hide behind superficial temporary balm, but I deal with it.

I realised when I detoxed my soul, everything else simply started falling in place. It is not a short term solution anymore. It is a lifestyle.


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3 responses to “Detox your Soul

  1. Sarah

    April 27, 2014 at 12:10 am

    You know it’s just the same in any other field.
    You’d think experience teaches us at least anything, but alas.
    Disagree if you will but the world changes, and none of us have no control whatsoever over it.
    For instance, imagine Barack had any balls to put Russian bear to his place, but it seems like it’s not happening, welcome third world war.
    A truly inspiring post, thanks!

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  2. drsapna

    April 27, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Reblogged this on DrSapna and commented:
    Raga is one tough lady with a lot to teach the world. This post says it all. Just good physical health is not enough if issues if the mind and soul remain unaddressed. One does not need fancy techniques, visualisation, New Age guru bullshit or reading pseudoscience that makes it obtuse. Give yourself a moment or two every day, connect to the universe, stop to smell a flower and slowly the soul will start cleansing itself. Actually Raga says it better than I can.


  3. ragadsilva

    April 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you Sapna. I am touched and honoured by your kind words. Particularly touching coming from a medical practitioner. I am so pleased to hear (and it does not surprise me at all) that you share the beauty of the soul. much love. xx



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