A Detox for the Soul

This past year has seen the rise of various cultural phenomena which have affected and is still affecting our world. Such are the rise of the fashion and beauty industry, the music and entertainment industry and most particular, fitness and health.

These times you hear of vegans and vegetarians. Most people are starting to eat more “healthy” than before. Even young children are encouraged to eat healthy snacks and quit the junk food. Why all this you may ask? It’s simple, people want to live healthier. What you eat will reflect and determine the function of your physical body. A saying goes, “you are what you eat”, if you eat healthy you are most likely going to have a healthy body and if not you may not have a healthy body.

People would go to different extents to keep their body healthy, some go on what is called a detox also known as a cleanse. This is done for a period of time to rid the body of impurities and unhealthy substances. So much for the physical body!


We place a little too much attention on the physical body we forget our spirit, our soul and leave it malnourished. When we focus so much on our physical body we may fill our soul with junk, spiritual junk. This junk does not allow us to grow spiritually. Whatever we feed grows and what we are feeding it with is also very important. If we feed our Soul with negativity, anger, hatred and jealousy it will grow and manifest in our lives, and that is not what God wants for us and also not what we should aim after.

But when we feed our soul with the word of God and water it down with prayer, think of good things that are positive we grow spiritually. Then we dwell in GODS PRESENCE, DAY IN, And DAY OUT.

In Philippians 4:8, the Apostle Paul tells us,

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (King James Version)

So, without a detox for the Soul, in the world today, it is really easy to fill our soul with so much negative thinking, but Paul reminds us of what type of things we should think of, things that are honest true, lovely and praiseworthy. And for those of us who have allowed so much worldly things into our souls, how about a detox. Better yet something much different, someone everlasting, God. A detox lasts only for a period of time and then it ends. But our Soul should be given the best of the best, God and his unending love. Let us cleanse out all the negativity and be filled with the sweet presence of God forever.

Always remember whatever you feed grows.

IfeOluwa Jaiyesimi.©

The Revolutionary Righter.©