The word cleansing makes me think of the word purifying as it reminds me that my body is a temple, that not only should I respect it, but I should take the time to care for it. Cleansing myself is not just a physical deed it is also a mental and spiritual action.

We are not in control of how other people live their lives , we can only deal with ourselves and what we have that belongs to us and our own space around us. Not everyone likes soaking in water regularly that is their conscious decision, as long as they are mindful of others and have the sense not to feel offended when others do not want to engage in any activities with them.

A person can be untidy and disorganized in their own homes, but at the same time be a clean person. they regularly take care of their personal hygiene and the cleaning of their own home but feel comfortable with a little chaos. There is nothing wrong with that.

I will not go too much into spiritual cleanliness, as I understand this, it is about being pure of heart and living a godly life, this is more to do with giving up the things that you feel are ethically and morally wrong, this is a conversation between you and God or whoever you see as your higher power. I would prefer to stay far away from this subject.

I will explain what mental cleansing means to me, to try and empty your thoughts of anything that is negative and try to see the positive. This is an extremely hard type of cleansing; it takes a lot of resilience and occasionally I can find it hard to do especially when the situation is raw. The only technique I use is the ‘Gratitude Technique’ I learnt this from my Aunt, who lives the other side of the world. 

There are a lot of problems that we face today in this world, but sometimes I feel I create some of my problems in my head especially when I am going through a very low mood, I have to pick myself up, and to be honest with you, it has been a struggle for me the past few months as I have experienced a lot of triggers. 

“The reason is I have fallen out of my healthy routine, too many late nights, not enough sleep, not much of an appetite for food, trying not to overdose on painkillers for my physical pain. I find it extremely hard to get myself out of bed in the mornings, not only because I am tired, mentally I just don’t want to face another day.”

This reminds me that I have to start my cleansing technique by going back to my routines which I think is going to be a tall order for me as I need to reload. It is like regular clockwork to do my physical cleansing but my mental one always manages to fall apart when I feel that I am about to hit rock bottom.

I thought I was doing pretty well, balancing my life but after writing this I now realise that I have not been doing it well hence why I am feeling the way I do. Balance is important.

In everything there must be a balance in order for us to achieve a sense of happiness and fulfilment.

Natalie Bleau

The Scripture of Balance.

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