Woman looking at skyFeeling energetically blocked and backed up? Like you are in one hell of a crap mood and can’t put your finger on why? I hear ya, we have all been there. The Spiritual Personal Assistant aka. PA for the soul, Emma Mildon, shares the five ways to check in to see if we need to make our soul more regular and expel some nasty toxins from our life. Because let’s be honest, all of our souls go through patches when they are full of unnecessary things. Get ready to hit the flush button and detoxify the soul.

Complaining Before 10 a.m. in the Morning - We have a pre coffee window to be a I’m-not-a-morning-person, however if your soul's go-to is to judge, demand or sigh about life then you can consider a much needed negative enema. Try to watch your thoughts and comments and see how long you can stay positive for, you may be surprised. Think of it as a positive marathon, every hour is a victory lap.

The Art of the ‘Resting Chick Face’ - Ever caught the eye of a stranger in a mirror, dished out an evil glance and then realized, yes, you just eviled yourself! Hands up, let’s be honest, because I have. I had to almost apologize to myself after thinking look-at-that-show-pony-snobby-face-blonde… oh what, yip, that’s me. Think about not only the look on your face that you send out to others, but also the vibe you put out. Your soul’s energy is as infectious as a viral stomach bug, so think seriously about what you are spreading. And let’s wash our hands of any nasty vibes and put a smile on our face, regularly.

Judgey Pants - I’m talking about that awkward moment when we realize that something has triggered within us to automatically dislike someone similar to us, for no valid reason. Why? We instantly assume they have rudely copied us. As though there are not another 1000 people worldwide wearing those exact lululemon leggings and GAP jumper, I mean, the nerve! Actually, it is our individuality being threatened and everything about how we define ourself, right down to our souls purpose is under fire. Well, in our head it is anyway. Stop clenching and relax! Zoom out on why you may be feeling threatened or judgemental, and realize that there really is enough individualism to go around letting everyone have their own look, own character and own purpose in life. No two people, after all, are ever identical.

Snap Mode - Eye twitch. Nostril flare. Thoughts of going postal at your work space. All very clear signs you need to let some stuff go. The prescription, take a mental health day, take a moment for yourself to unwind and gather your thoughts. In this modern day, everything now, instant, download, fast-paced world it is easy to get overwhelmed. If you feel like you are ready to snap, or are catching your snapping at others verbally then tap out of the situations that add stress to your soul for a moment so you can regroup and recharge.

Actual Constipation -  You feel bloated, agitated, and irritable and generally crap. Remember that as well as diet and lifestyle, our emotions and souls wellbeing can also affect how regular we are. So make sure you nourish your soul with rest and relaxation when negativity or stress have your colon in a choke hold.

Do This Quick Soul Check in Now: Stand up tall, close your eyes and access your balance. Do you feel like you are standing tall and strong, or are you swaying? This is a good indication of how grounded and centred you may, or may not be. Should you feel out of alignment, find a patch of grass, soil, or sand and stand barefoot. Imagine yourself rooting down into the earth.

We go to doctors to check our body, therapists for a mental check-up – why not give your soul a check-up? It is important to keep your energy, attitude and mood in alignment. Or as the Dalai Lama so well puts it, ‘your mental hygiene’ in order. So next time you catch your unsuspecting self in a reflection, remember it’s time for a soul detox, tune up, and cleanse. Remember, let that stuff go!

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