There is no perfect time to cleanse
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Greetings people on the verge of cleansing,
I had a quick chat with a lovely and dedicated yoga student (we’ll call her Jane) at our local coffee shop in Driggs. I was waiting to meet my new manager and had a few minutes. Jane started telling me how she is a dedicated follower of my blog and newsletters and that … someday… she is going to cleanse with me.
I asked what is holding her back?
Jane’s response: Timing.
Ah, yes, the timing resistance/obstacle. Having the space and time to do a cleanse is lovely. Some would argue having space and time to do a cleanse is required. Most traditional holistic practitioners insist on it.
But not I. Having the time and space to do a cleanse is a luxury you might not be able to afford, evaluated by your savings account or your adrenal glands . The belief that you need a special time and space is what is actually holding you back from your Potential. Here is how it goes:
You have 2 basic selves: Your Status Quo and Your Potential You.
Your status quo self has a momentum that is directing the show. Your Status Quo (and my status quo) has the momentum…. Your Potential You is but a distant vision. Look back on your last few springs. Did you cleanse? Did your family cleanse? In retrospect, do you wish you had taken the leap and just started a new season tradition? If you did start, is there a shifted momentum in the cells of your body pushing you deeper into Your Potential You this spring?
Your status quo self makes time for your status quo self. Your higher awareness needs to make time to step into your potential. Now. Not next year. Now. From the perspective of Your Potential is there ever going to be a more perfect time to wake up your bodily intelligence in sync with Nature’s rhythms?
Why You Want to Cleanse in Spring
Remember – Your potential is more collective than individual. You are not just you. You have a history of the species, which comes from primate lineage. Our species has been farming for 10,000 years; processing and denaturing foods for 60 years; eating primarily green plants, fruits, seeds, nuts, insects for 200,000 years. A huge chunk of our diet historically involved green plants.
We want to activate the intrinsic intelligence in your cells that remembers eating green plants. That’s the smart part that wants to cleanse. (If it’s asleep, your mind might create ideas like you need a special time and place to cleanse 🙂
Activate your Smart Parts in the A.M. The part of you that wakes up and wakes coffee and donuts isn’t the smart part. The part that wakes up and knows you should drink water and move your butt until you sweat is the smart part. That’s the part that of you we want to wake up in Spring… and the part that Spring naturally wakes up. (Notice- the birds don’t sleep in during Spring).
Feed your Smart Parts
In the morning your body energetically has the greatest amount of the heavier energetics, earth and water, that is will have for the whole day. The earth and water elements serve as the building blocks or foundation of your day.
Earth + water = heavy.
Eat eat heavy = feel heavy = less energy
Eat light = feel light = more energy
Light foods are foods with stored sunlight. Think chlorophyll.
Light foods = green foods.
Drink a Smart Drink: Activate Your Potential You
(enough for 2 people)
2 cups leafy greens (kale, carrot tops, parsley, etc.)
1 large grapefruit
2 tsp. raw honey
2 tbsp. flax seeds
3 cups water
(optional: 1/2 inch fresh ginger and turmeric root)
Blenderize to heck and back.
Drink on empty stomach. Wait an hour before eating anything else.
What is happening:
You are energizing your body with easily absorbable nutrients without the density of solid or cooked food. You are taking in the full range of taste energetics which move energy into cells and move waste/toxins out of cells.
What do you notice? Comment on the blog.
Do you feel more energy?
Is your mouth more awake to wider variety of tastes (bitter, sweet, sour, pungent, astringent)?
Does your body and mind feel more smart or less smart?
While I appreciate the wisdom of the ancients… and the wisdom of traditional wisdom traditions detox methods that do require time and space to execute properly…. I know that you can uplevel your grocery list, your kitchen and your body in the same amount of time it takes do engage with your status quo.
In the name of Your Potential You!