Let the REAL Purge Begin: Removing Toxicity from Your Life!

The word purge has been popularized over the past couple of years, with its reference to the newly widespread released movie series. It is the idea of ridding oneself and the world of the evils which plague us all. This same concept of expulsion, can be carried over into our day to day functions and interactions which we encounter in all corners of life. Purging the toxicity which reeks-havoc in our lives will consequently leave you with the overwhelming feeling of relief, giving you confidence, clear thoughts and a peaceful mind.

I get deeper into this concept in my self-published work “Black Girl Magick”, which emphasizes the importance of seeking solitude in order to cultivate that higher level of power which lies dormant within us all. Especially for women of culture who have been traumatized, battered and bruised in their past and still can feel the crimpling effects of it today. It is essential for them, in particular, to gain a strong anchoring, to the Earth which in return will ground them and heal them past the ever present hurt.

So what is it that is considered “toxic’ to the natural well-being of our mind, bodies and souls?

Anything which does not bring pleasure, clarity, comfort, peace and security to one’s life, is subsequently, toxic and should be treated as such. We must begin to look at all the areas in our lives which ultimately come into play when analyzing the dangers that we must remove before they begin to spread within us, like a deadly illness and disease.

To begin, if I were to take this subject matter of this writing, toxic lifestyles, and chart each area of focus on a pie chart, the biggest chunk of the pie BY FAR would have to be work and career, with personal relationships coming in a close second. I can almost bet my last dollar that the number one element in life which we all feel the less connected and fulfilled within, is a 9to5 servitude jobs.  Being obligated day in and out to conform thyself, follow strict rigid schedules and leaving little to no time for the cultivation of the higher self. We spend most of our waking hours within a work place or environment, operating on someone else schedule and time, expelling our own physical and mental energy. The fact of the matter is that the majority wake in the morning with a deadline to be somewhere by a specific time and perform tedious duties for a timed number of hours, in exchange for a fraction of a pay rate, all for the benefit of executive individuals whom you have no knowledge of.

So what is one to do when survival is a must? Where does one begin to change this negative factor into a positive one, since generating some form of monetary currency into our lives is essential to living and meeting our needs on this physical plane? This is what stumps many, including myself at one point in time, leaving them stuck staring at a blank wall with no idea to get around it.  Subsequently sending us round and around as if chasing our own tails.

Why is this? How did we fall into a shallow excuse of a life? Easy. The vast majority of people are not using the natural born skills which they already possess on the inside to create the in-come of goods and services they need to survive. Not to mention the art of barter and trade has been virtually lost over the centuries. Thus, leaving most people to use their energy, literally, to get the things they need (or think they need) for the benefit of profits for various entities (corporations) and being compensated for it based on the amount of timed energy (hours) the individual puts in. What a dreadful cycle.

So, what do you do? How do you escape from up under the notion that the only means for a survival is to conform to the expectations that one must “work” extra hard, and long to advance in an imaginary world of status in order to successfully be compensated for your energy to supply our basic need for food, clothing and shelter?

Make a list. Of the immediate things in your life that quite frankly, you can do without! Do it now!

Don’t just stop with naming your toxic job and that relationship/friendship that brings you more grief than pleasure. Include the foods you eat, day to day which are mostly processed and quick meals due to a high demand schedule which takes away from the focus of good nutrition, as well as the chemically infused body products that we cover ourselves with every day. We all have habits. Include them too. The items which you pay for on a daily like that fancy car or high-tech phone and all or the extracurricular activities which we use for our pleasures.

Take this same list, and with each point you make, write the excuse you have for dealing with, using and/or keeping these actions in your life, beside each point. Give your reasoning for not letting go of something which is hindering you more than being a benefit. Re-read this list and its excuses, out loud. Say each point aloud, to yourself. There is something about hearing the truth out loud, and having the words replay over in our minds, that makes us realize just how lame and petty they are.

Be sure that you included all the things which you have attached yourselves to in this life, in every area of life. Are these connections really necessary for your immediate survival and the cultivation of your spirit on this physical plane?

After having done this exercise, based off of your own responses, what have you found for yourself? Are your attachments more parasitic in nature or of a great benefit to your well-being? Are you mimicking the behaviors of a hoarder and just lugging around crap from place to place.  Or are you free from restraints and able to go to that place of being which you desire for yourself?

Detach from situations, circumstances and thought patterns which hinder the way which you seek to live your life fully. Above all. First we must detach. Disconnect from anyone that does not bring joy. Some type of benefit to yourself. Rid your life of the useless junk that you are carrying around day to day. Of the things you stress your mind over and in return making your nervous system work overtime.

Begin to remove all the things that do not serve you higher self. Point blank and end of story. That is what you must do and what you must find the strength to do. It requires a rewiring of the mind and new though patterns in order to step into the different life one seeks for themselves.

Find your passion. That which calls to you that you can do on a daily basis, for a profit that even though you are putting work into it, it is not meaningless energy but something that benefits yourself and another. This is what you must strive to become. Unless being part of a corporate system which tells you when to eat, sleep and breath is what you desire, detaching from all of its workings is the only way you will find any form of peace within.

Let the PURGE begin.

Water Gallon Challenge

water challenge

Find an empty gallon jug. Grab a sharpie and get to it. This is an excellent example of how to motivate and remind the self of how much water intake we need daily. 

Seems each month brings about a new set of challenges.

Rather it be yoga centered, which is my personal favorite, where there are daily asana goals to meet or a type of eating clean or fasting challenge; everyone is into doing something different that pushes them past the normal limits which they set for themselves and into a zone they never have been into before.

Even though many start off like a temporary dare, the overall mindset that one should have is to turn that action into a permanent long-lasting habit.

Here we have, a gallon water jug, where one has cleverly written on with a sharpie, a crafty way to remind the self, from the homeplace to the workplace, no matter the time of the day, to drink a certain amount of ounces each hour, totaling a gallon worth of water by the end of a day. Reminding one to drink from the time they rise until laying down at the end of the day.

It is no secret that the human body is made up of over 75% water. So it would only make sense that the body be consistently replenished of the natural fluids which our lost throughout the day. We have all heard about drinking however many 8-ounce glasses for the day. Realistically, it is a task to keep count of the number of individual full glasses drunk for the day.

So let’s all get those gallon jugs, even if you go buy a fresh one. Take that sharpie and follow the layout from the picture above.

I can almost guarantee, that the person who see’s you with your gallon jug, will inquire out of curiosity what the jug is all about. This is you time to educate someone new and get them on board as well.

Spread the water love!

Creating a Quick, Long Lasting Success Routine

The things you do, from day-to-day become your routine. This routine will either bring you troubles in life or nothing but Success!!

To begin, write each of the following key points on individual index cards or pieces of paper. On the front, include each bullet point that is listed. On the back of the card, write out your own interpretation of  it’s meaning and how you will begin to implement each factor into your everyday life. This makes it easy to keep these cards in a visible place which is accessible to you, day-to-day. Seeing your intentions over and over will help drill the concepts into your head.

1. By nature, we are creatures of habit. Time to get rid of those bad, hindering habits which keep you in a repeating whirlwind and develop fresh, innovative ones which sets you in the position for nothing but greatness. Pick a time of day, which works well for you in this current stage of your life. Most of us being employed by corporations, will have to schedule time which is convenient between work and family. Don’t get frustrated, that is the overall purpose. To develop habits for yourself, which enhances your mood, looks, feel, thoughts, well-being, spirit and overall self. Rather it be inspirational reading, meditation, gardening, writing, photography, yoga and pilates, sitting quietly, sightseeing, feeding the ducks, whatever. During this time, do only that which satisfies you as a person on the inside and elevates you higher. Repeat on a daily.

2. Do successful things every day. You have begun to create new habits in your life, which will give a feeling of success within you. This is the objective. To first feel it within, leaving you more open to walk into that success you seek. Take risks within your career that will advance you to a higher position. Or take a leap of faith on the business which you always wanted to start.  Register for that course which will further your personal skill. Or make plans to visit somewhere you never thought you would go.  All these set you in the hot seat of success, right where you want to be.

3. Doing high value tasks daily that build a lasting foundation. Seek out higher understanding of laws and concepts of life from study, deep thought, reading and reflection, and again meditation. Start living in what you learn every day. The new daily self-care regiment that has now become a habit, is the foundation which you will continue to build upon. Advancing in career, life choices and education will come more fluidly. The feeling of stagnation will be no more. Anything you choose to do will come much easier. You will be able to set a target and conquer it.

By the time you have sat and opened yourself up to that which you seek to find, you will see that you have so many ideas inside you, just waiting to come into action. Stick to the routine you have created, and you are bound for success.

#WeSeeYou: Woman Leaves Six-Figure Salary To Live Stress-Free — BlackDoctor

#WeSeeYou is BlackDoctor.org’s series that seeks to highlight and feature those people who are doing something incredible for their health and the health of others. This is our way of shining light on them. Today, we honor Sonia. Sonia Thompson was one of those sisters that when you looked at her, you just knew that…

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The future of LIVEMEALS.COM

Better Health.

This is what many, no matter who they are, age, sex or creed are in search of.

Rather one is looking for a way to better live in their day-to-day life. Which will help them escape the pains that are brought on by illness and diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure or the various forms of cancers which is sweeping through peoples lives, bringing about great devastation in it’s wake.

Or a more enhanced and filling way of eating than just the hamburgers and deep fried lard potatoes conveniently available at every turn, which leave the body sluggish, heavy and bloated. Fresher diets are desired from every angle.

The fact of the matter is that restaurants which are widely available in easy access to much of the population DOES NOT serve, I repeat, DOES NOT SERVE fresh, live foods. These types of places are either a) highly pricey for average, everyday eating and b) only serves the bigger cities such as LA or New York City. Leaving everyone else to eat greasy, over-cooked, heavy starch and dead animals.

 

People are in search of something more, much more.

Hesitation sets in when people do not know where to begin such a lifestyle. It is one thing to read an article making suggestions, yet another thing to shop, prepare, create and serve delicious food, from home that will meet your households nutritional needs versus contributing to their sickness, on a daily basis.

So, LiveMeals.com aims to provide solutions such as a shopping list which can be taken along into a store as you shop. A key advantage to shopping for ingredients (such as olive oil, peppers, or wild rice) versus going to buy individual dishes each and every day is shopping gives you a better average on savings. You will begin to build an arsenal which will allow you to create various meals with readily available ingredients which will motivate you to create more often in the home.

We must bring the freshness into the home!!

Let’s just start with one recipe. The ingredients are all fairly easy to find. You use dashes of allspice, onion and sage powder, cayenne and sea salt to flavor, as in most dishes. So when you buy these bottles, if it is your first time, do not feel that you spending so much on just seasonings. After using for this particular dish, they will be put back in the cupboard for the next time and typically won’t have to be replaced for a month or two.

Don’t become discouraged with buying fresh ingredients such as peppers, mushrooms, and onions either. Yes they are used quite often. But so was meat in your life at one point in time. You are simply trading one for the other. Also don’t get so hung up on finding specific fresh foods. Most anything can be substituted or traded out for something else and still get a great taste. I am not quite on board with this “not on the list” thing that is going around in reference to eating a more live, alkaline diet. I get the full meaning behind it and the reasoning in reference to healing foods and avoiding those which serve no nutritional value. However, I feel, for beginners, this can be quite discouraging and can send one who was once on board, running for the hills.

I found these Alkaline Burgers, posted to a Facebook group Dr. Sebi recipes and healing info by a Yassim Sim-Ali. I found the preparation easy, since you are only mashing the ingredients in a bowl all together. Measurement really is not as important to follow. May be more for just portion control rather than like in baking when 1 cup must be precisely  1 cup.

Alkaline Jerk Burgers

Alkaline Jerk Burgers Photo Credit: Taken from Yassim Sim-Ali Facebook Post

Alkaline Jerk Burgers: Posted By Yassim Sim Ali- Dr. Sebi recipes/healing info Facebook group 

1 cup minced black olives (I am not against the can one’s, for those who are just beginning

1 cup minced baby Portabellos

1 minced green pepper

2 teaspoon of allspice

2 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon sage powder

1 cup spelt flour

1 pureed tomatillo

cayenne and sea salt to taste

Mix all ingredients well together in large bowl. Let sit in refrigerator over night to bring all the flavors and textures together.

Form into desired shaped patties and drizzle with grapeseed oil. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 mins. on each side.

ENJOY!!!