Pollution isn’t just physical.

Kathryn Eriksen
ILLUMINATION
Published in
3 min readApr 30, 2024

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It’s also mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Photo by Antoine GIRET on Unsplash

Everyone cringes when they see videos of plastic-choked beaches, rivers, and streams. Mounds of trash from our throw-away culture. Birds covered in black oil from an oil spill. I could go on but I know you have felt this way.

What we don’t often contemplate is how polluted our inner world has become.

Pollution is outside and inside

It’s easy to spot the external pollution in our physical world. The haze on the horizon or the trash that blows in the street. But what about the pollution in our inner world?

Your thoughts and beliefs carry creative energy that shows up in the external world. When you’re not aware of the type of energy you use to create, you suffer from Spiritual Amnesia.

What are the two types of energy? Fear or Love.

Create with fear energy and notice what happens. Separation, division, silos of beliefs, us v. them, victim-hood. The list goes on but you get the point. Fear energy is the source of our inner pollution.

The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. -Eckhart Tolle

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Kathryn Eriksen
ILLUMINATION

Empowered Women’s Wealth Coach. Spiritual Writer. Inspiring Speaker. Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher. Join me at https://bit.ly/38lXwt2 and EmpoweredWay.com.