You’ve heard the phrase that cleanliness is next to godliness. That phrase is often used in the context of physical cleanliness. There is another level that we can use that phrase for. We can check our mental and emotional inventory. There are things that many of us harbor that sully our core, character ,and sense of self. It is up to us to make sure that we keep our internal house up to standard in terms of cleanliness. That helps us harness our divinity because it allows us to be unencumbered allowing for freer movement. This movement is both physical and mental movement.
When the physical house isn’t clean you set up for allergens to prosper like mold and dust. Mentally this translates to situations in your past that you haven’t dealt with. You often have reactions to preset conditions that you may not even be aware of. Sometimes you have to dig deep to even figure out what they are. Even once you realize what they are, you still have to put in that work to get rid of them. It’s like ‘not just top cleaning the table and chairs.’ It’s about getting the baseboards and cleaning those blinds. Allergens cause a certain reaction in the physical body. Mental allergens cause a certain emotional reaction in you. When you remove allergens you can work to be proactive vs reactive. That should be your goal, as that which is divine, is a proactive force in the world. We don’t need to wait for things to happen. We’re the ones that we have been waiting for.
C’BS ALife Allah is the co-author of the ground breaking Science of Self: Man, God and the Mathematical Language of Nature and the co-editor of the seminal Hood Health Handbook: A Guide to Health and Wellness in the Urban Community. He also is a contributing writer to the Hood Health 101 column at the Source blog. He is a community solutionary who concentrates on Hood Health, Science of Self, the Black Presence and youth empowerment. You can find more about him at www.alifeallah.com official webpage.
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