How do you know when it is time to cleanse?
Here are a few warning signs:
- Feeling heavy and lethargic
- Being stuck in cyclic patterns
- Dropping everything
- Bump into every object and wall you pass
- Difficulty thinking or talking clearly
- Bloated or gassy
- Stressed constantly, even if there is nothing to be upset about
- Yeast overgrowth (itchy down under)
- Lack of motivation or apathetic
I could keep going on, but I think you get the idea. It could be time for a cleanse when you have a feeling that something is out of balance.
Yesterday’s Full Moon had a theme of Transformation and Healing.
Lately, I have been feeling out of balance. I found this to be the perfect time to embark on a cleanse. On the Full Moon, I decided to dry fast the whole day and decide where to go from there.
During this fast a couple things came up for me:
I have been very hard on myself and need to learn balance between resting and working;
Emotions are meant to be felt, not bottled up or hidden. On that note, they are also not meant to be dwelled on. It is perfectly acceptable to not be super happy and enthusiastic all the time; it’s exhausting. It’s also not ideal to be upset or negative all of the time. What matters is to find a peaceful balance between the two to return to once the positive and negative have been experienced.
Today, I have decided to continue my cleanse. I woke up feeling a bit lighter emotionally and spiritually, but physically I could tell there is work to be done as I am still quite heavy. I am no longer fasting, as I do lead an active lifestyle and work full time. I will be using the Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox for the next 12 days. I invite you to find a cleanse that works for you and join me in this venture on the road to overcoming obstacles and healing from the inside out. It doesn’t have to be intense or cost a lot of money. It could be as simple as cutting out all processed foods for a week and drinking 2 litres of water a day. We are all in different places. It’s important to acknowledge where you are at now, and what you feel ready for.
The focus on this cleanse will be to drink plenty of water, eating only fresh fruits and vegetables, and to eat foods that are mainly alkaline. I will check in throughout the cleanse with updates and inspiration, so stay tuned and make sure to be following me on this blog or other social media (found at the top and bottom of this page).
If you would like to eat according to the detox I am using, I will include a link to the PDF file of the food list HERE.
We are blessed with these bodies to embark on a human experience, filled with the good and bad, always in a state of growing. Throughout a 70 year lifespan, a single person clears at least 25,200 lbs of waste from the body. On top of this, we are constantly storing gunk from a lot of the foods people are not meant to eat and energies from our environment, other people, and our own emotions. It is vital to take care of these vessels and give them the love they deserve for working so hard to keep us going. It is time to check in with ourselves and take notice of what the body, and intuition, is telling us.
What is yours telling you?