For this year's Valentines, my partner got me a wristwatch. I've told her about how much I wanted to get one, but couldn't because I can't afford it.
She already got me a cactus and had written me a love letter (a very hilarious but touching one) and both we're more than enough, but at the end of the night, before we could catch a ride home, she pulled out a paper bag from her laptop's front pocket and, lo and behold, a watch! I was very giddy and tearing up on the inside. Though, what really made it special was the message behind it.
She bought this from @lovehopefaithgroup. A company dedicated to helping patients win their fight against cancer, and the beneficiary for this specific watch is someone fighting ovarian cancer.. My mom had ovarian cancer.
My partner knew how I felt about her passing and how it made me the way I am today. That's how special this is. She had my mom in mind when she got this for me. Never have I received something so thoughtful and touching my whole life.
Babe, I'm really lucky to have you. People say I like wearing my heart on my sleeve, so I'm keeping this watch close to my heart, as close to it as my mom is.
Thank you so much. Mahal na mahal kita araw-araw. 😚
Mastering the art of letting go of what no longer serves you is essential in detoxing your spiritual self and ridding yourself of negative, toxic energy. .
It’s hard for us to do because we may feel like there’s no other option, or we simply settle with our life, fearing any sort of change. .
But the thing is… nothing is more painful and draining than being stuck in a situation or habit that does not serve us well. .
Some things you must learn to let go of are:
1. Toxic relationships, be it a significant other, friend, or family members you need to distance yourself from.
2. Unhealthy habits, such as smoking, excessive drinking, eating foods that are not good for you, etc.
3. Careers, jobs, tasks that you lost all motivation for and just make you unhappy.
Other, more internal things you need to let go of are:
4. Negative self-talk and limiting beliefs - “I’m not good enough,” “I don’t deserve it,” “I can’t do this,” “I’ll never be able to do this.” 5. Grudges, anger, and resentment towards oneself and others. .
Begin to really take notice of how you feel about things. You must trust your emotions, body, and feelings when you are in certain situations.
Are you in a bad mood whenever you speak to or are around somebody?
Does your relationship make you cry more than you are happy, and make you feel terrible about yourself?
When you drink a lot or eat super unhealthy all the time, do you feel horrible afterwards?
Is it difficult to even get up in the morning to go to your job?
Listen to your feelings. Anything that does not spark joy in your life and does the exact opposite is something that you need to work on letting go of. .
Once you free yourself of what does not serve you, you will feel a huge weight lifted off of your shoulder.
[Week 2: Spiritual Detox]