Everybody should know by now that mental and physical health are closely connected.
When we feel great mentally, often our physical body does better too. We can even experience physical healing by focusing on our mind - the so called placebo effect, which has also been proven by neuroscience now. Dr. Joe Dispenza's work is a big proof of what can be possible if we focus on our thoughts and emotions.
It can also go the other direction. When especially our gut health is compromised, we can experience depression and negative thoughts. If our liver is taxed, we can feel a lot of anger and frustration. If it's the kidneys, we can feel a lot of fear, and the lungs are closely connected to grief. This has been long known in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This is why it's best to always work from both sides. We need to clean our physical vessel to allow in happier emotions, and we need to clear our thoughts to heal the physical body. As above, so below, as without, so within. We are energy bodies after all.
I know this so well from my own story, and from my mother.
When I started eating a 100 % raw food diet 10 years ago, my body went through a lot of cleansing. Not only did I experience rashes, fatigue, diarrhea and so on, but for the first 3 months I also was depressed. Until - about 3 months in - I stood at a train station and suddenly a feeling of internal bliss came over me. It is hard to describe but for the first time in my life (!) did I have the feeling like this is how humans are supposed to feel. Happy, blissful. And I KNEW it was connected to cleaning the physical vessel. That was the magical moment in my life that I will never forget, and it's hard to describe this feeling. If you live your whole life in a mediocre kinda emotional state, you don't know what we are capable of feeling. It's a bit like having an orgasm for the first time in your life. Before you always wondered how it would feel - until you feel it.
I also see how toxins can create so much mental suffering.
My mother is extremely toxic from many old amalgam fillings and a very bad diet. She is having massive anxiety, depression, very aggressive and negative behavior and basically a distorted view of reality. Mental sickness is the hardest to deal with, and I am constantly torn between being angry with her and extremely sorry for her.
At this stage it is so hard to find help and healing for her, as she is not capable of doing much. She would need a lot of her teeth removed, gut healing, liver support and so on, and it's painful for me to know I can't help her. As I had a glimpse of the nightmare she is living with my own suicidal depression, bouts of anger and panic attacks, it is hard to know what she is living every day.
Is depression always just toxicity? No, of course there is trauma, and I am also aware that my mother had a fair share of that as well. But the better you treat your body, the better it is fed, cleansed and treated - the better you are able to cope with trauma. You become resilient.
I still realise how much my mother is impacting my own physical health, and I am still learning to become more resilient. Detox, meditation, focusing on my thoughts and emotions have been my life savers and helped me to navigate through tricky emotional times.