Week Two: Cleanse (Inner)

RISE Cleanse (Inner) Video


The intention this week is to become aware of the limiting beliefs that you have about yourself and the shadows you hold within yourself that are preventing you from following your inner knowing and living as your most authentic self. Once you’ve identified them, we will cleanse them from your mind, body and soul. 


When I asked the Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones for advice on this module, they shared that it’s important for you to eat warming foods during this stage. They said that when undergoing deep inner work, it’s imperative to keep the body’s core warm and nourished. This will help you remain centred and grounded. You can find one of my favourite soup recipes here, Oh She Glows Spiced Lentil Soup. I use coconut oil and add cauliflower. 


1. Listen to the ritual meditation every day.

Cleanse (Inner) Meditation

You can download the meditation here.

2. Write your story. Who are you? What are your accomplishments, your best traits? Where do you feel you have opportunities to improve? Your family situation, your financial situation, your goals, your dreams and your desires? Write your story as though you’re introducing yourself to someone else. 

Who are you? 
Are you happy?
What makes you happy?
What have you achieved that you are proud of?
What do you want to do?
What do you want to achieve?
What is holding you back from achieving this? 
Why are you doing what you are doing? 
What do you wish you could change about yourself and your current situation?
What is holding you back from changing it?
What are your best traits?
Are you in a relationship that is making you happy?
Are you lovable? 

When you are finished, read through your story very carefully. Can you identify patterns on how you talk about yourself? How you view yourself? Take some time to read between the lines.

 Let’s dig deeper.

Look at your story again and answer the following questions in your journal:

Do you value yourself?
Why or why not?

Do you love yourself?
Why or why not?

Are you worthy of your dreams?
Why or why not?

Do you feel that those in your life who love you are proud of you?

Are you proud of yourself?
Why or why not?

Do you remember a moment from your past that still comes up in your consciousness to this day?
What is it about this moment that you remember?
What was said in this moment?
How did this moment affect you at the time?
How does it affect you now?

I’ll give you an example. When I was in university I told my parents I wanted to buy a house on a certain street in the city where I live. They told me, “You better marry a doctor or a lawyer.” This made me believe that I wasn’t capable of achieving a certain level of success, that it was out of reach for me, and that I needed to marry a man to take care of me and to give me what I want. This was shadow work that I had to work through and overcome in order to fully value myself. 

What did your parents expect of you growing up?
What do you parents expect of you now?
How do your parents view your current goals?

If you have a partner, how does your partner view you?
Have you experienced past-trauma?
What reminds you of this trauma?

Once you’ve answered these questions, look back at your story again. Do you see your limiting beliefs? 

If you’re still struggling to find this within yourself, feel free to share your story in the RISE Together Facebook group and ask for support. 

3. It’s time to cleanse. Take a piece of paper and cut it into strips. Write down statements about your limiting beliefs on the strips of paper. 

For example, in the past mine have been…

“I come from a middle class family and therefore, I will never achieve financial abundance.”

“The city I live in isn’t well known and therefore I will never reach my desired level of success.”

Fill a bowl with water and grab a lighter. Take each statement, say it out loud and then set the paper on fire and once it has burned a bit, drop it in the water. 

The purpose of this ritual is to literally burn away your limiting beliefs about yourself from your conscious and subconscious thoughts.