Holistic detox works with the complete person. Please understand that you’re not just your skin, bones, muscle tissue, hair, digestive system, circulatory system, and reproductive system. You’re worth more than that. You’re also not just different parts, or anatomical items and tissue. You’re worth more than that.
The best way to explain this is to look at the brain. The brain, of course, is made up of billions, if not trillions of nerve cells. It is constantly bathing in very powerful neurotransmitter chemicals. It is one of the most complicated organic mechanisms in the universe. But nobody in their right mind would look at the brain and say that it is a mind.
When you look at a brain disconnected from the body, it is just a clump of tissue. It is a very powerful clump, capable of so much, but it’s still a clump. It has to be alive, it has to be fed experiences. It has to be conscious. It has to be self-aware. In other words, it has to be part of a system.
That’s how you define a mind. A mind involves memories, perception, mindsets, attitudes, perspectives. I bring up this example because a lot of people look at detoxification the same way. When they say that they want to detoxify their bodies, they’re looking at their bodies as if it’s hermetically sealed off, or surgically removed from the intangibles.
This is a serious mistake. It is no surprise that a lot of detox programs currently being promoted out there, flat out fail. They don’t even come close to delivering the benefits they’re supposed to bring to the table. How can they? They are positioned in such a way that they are supposed to deal only with your body, your blood chemistry, and other physical elements.
But the reality is that you are more than the sum of your parts; you are more than your body. You’re more than your ability to perceive. You are also your experiences, your memory, and your potential. You’re also your mindset. If you want a good example of this, look at a person’s life before and after they develop Alzheimer’s. It’s a completely different person.
It is very tragic when you see this person, complete, beautiful, deep, integrated, completely wiped of their personhood, and all you see really is somebody who is just there physically, and not much else.
Realize that you are doing the same. You might think that you are a fully functional human being who can make things happen and who is responsible and everything. This might seem to be the case but if you find yourself going around in circles or constantly making the same bad decisions, it might turn out that you’re not as free as you think. Unless and until you choose to wake up to the invisible toxins that are pushing you to run your life into the ground you won’t be able to achieve the kind of victories that would push you to the next level of self-awareness or full functionality. Learn to let go of unseen toxins.