What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a drink made out of some kind of live amoeba that feeds on sugar, green tea and water. Once the amoeba grows, you can remove some of it and place it in another container, add sugar, green tea and water and securely seal in a dark cool place for fermentation. Within a few weeks, it will be ready to drink. You can basically use one amoeba to produce tens more, as long as you keep it securely sealed in a cool, dark place during the few weeks or fermentation. .
This drink is a healthy substitute for probiotics.
Now, what has kombucha got to do with the mind?
The process of growth and accumulation for kombucha is similar to that of our minds. When we accept negative thoughts, emotions and memories to dwell within us for long periods of time, and especially feed them with our attention, they accumulate and recreate themselves into other negative states. For instance, if you have been holding onto a negative memory for a long period of time, and continue to give it your attention, it will create other negative habits, states and behavior, such as anger, resentment and the like. So, the more you hold onto these negative emotions and memories, the more they ferment and create more of themselves in different forms. The question then is, what are you holding onto that no longer serves you? What are you ready to let go? What will it take for you to decide to let go of all negative memories that no longer serve you?
As a spiritual counselor, I have witnessed some clients “housing” so much anger and deceit in their minds, to the extent that they no longer recognize the difference between themselves and these emotions/memories.
Therefore, as this year comes to an end, let’s take some time to ourselves to recognize the negative in our inner world and then do whatever it takes to let it go. Sometimes, letting go is as easy as taking a deep focused breath.
I also have a few resources that can help you. Visit my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/MsJacent for hundreds of free counseling, and transformational coaching videos. Or simply search for Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana-Murray on YouTube.
In the meantime, happy holidays.
Love and light