“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools”. Spanish proverb
Most people are now familiar with the idea and benefits of detox. The primary function of our body over night is to detox and rejuvenate. For this reason it is a good habit to have a glass of water or two to flash your body before going to sleep and also the first thing in the morning. I personally have a habit of having a glass of Hot Lemon (hot water and squeezed half of a lemon) first think in the morning and before going to bed at the end on my day.
Detox diets/programs idea.
There are many ways to detox out there for you to try. It’s a good idea to start with only a few days (5-7 days is a good start and then you can slowly build your self up). It can be a very challenging but also extremely beneficial experience. I find it to be very effective way to establish new, healthy eating habits which is one of the main benefits in my opinion. One of my favorite detoxes is The Master Cleanse. One of the celebrities that have successfully tried The Mater Cleanse is the beautiful Beyonce.
What is the Master Cleanse?
The best definition I have found of The Master Cleanse was written by Tom Woloshyn, a former student of the inventor of The Master Cleanse Stanley Burroughs.
“The Master Cleanse is a liquid mono-diet designed to work with and complement your body’s own cleansing and detoxifying processes, and at the same time to effectively nourish the body”.
The liquid consists of fresh lemon juice, high grade maple syrup, ground cayenne pepper and pure water. While it is true that no solid food is consumed on the Master Cleanse, this cleanse is not a fast nor do you starve your body. The diets provides sufficient nutrients, vitamins and calories in a manner that allows your digestive system to rest, so your body might concentrate on eliminating toxins. Learn more about The Master Cleanse.
Taking on the Master Cleanse challenge.
I personally have done the Master Cleanse twice and what an experience it was, life changing for sure! The first time I have decide to do this detox, I really wanted to strengthen my will power (besides becoming healthier) as not eating for 10 day would take a lot of it, I though. And boy was I right! I love eating. I am a heath-nut over all but I do love my food. I was happy knowing that the temple for my soul – my body was getting cleaner and heather by the hour, but sometimes I still just felt hungry. I also realized, I missed the act of chewing food. What a discovery, hey? It’s amazing how much we can learn about our selves in just the 10 days if we are put through extreme experiences like these.
So many of my weaknesses and strengths were exposed and at the end of the process a whole new me emerged. I could not eat for 10 days. Who new! In those 10 days I had to explain my self to some friends and strangers about what and why I am doing – no coffee brakes, no lunches with my girlfriends, no pigging out at the movies, you know the drill… I got all kinds of reactions, some supportive, some not so much.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali
This detox is challenging and can interfere with all aspects of your life – your personal lifestyle, social life even work environment and it really stirs up your inner world of thoughts and emotions. As a Life coach I know how much of difference it makes to be guided and supported in challenging times like these. Choosing to do the Master cleanse is the action we take as representation of our desire to have a healthier, happier and lighter body based on our awareness that cleansing is a sure way how to reach that goal. Detoxing the body eliminates what’s holding back our wellness in an effort to reveal more balanced and even more beautiful body we can enjoy each day. Through this process many people are reaching for more than a quick fix. Its a way of developing a new lifestyle. Keeping that in mind I would like to pose a question?
How deep is your detox?
We are beings with 3 aspects – body, mind and spirit. Doing the Mater Cleanse and being a Life coach I knew how important and beneficial it is to detox my energy body while cleansing my physical body. This would include my subconscious programming – my thoughts and emotions.
These two concepts go hand in hand and support each each other. If you like to learn more about your energy body and have never explored this subject, you can look up the Kirlian photography. The process of Kirlian photography is named after Seymon Davidovitch Kirlian, an amateur inventor and electrician from the South of Russia, who accidentally discovered a camera that could capture the aura or bio-fields (an energy body) of a person or an object on film.
Mind, body and spirit connection.
When the cleansing of our physical body as well as our energy system is done intentionally, the results can be mind blowing and life changing. The key to this process is our full awareness of detoxing our whole being.
While detoxing our physical body we are actually working on your energy body as well and releasing all kinds of junk there too. One is a reflecting the other. That’s why this challenging cleanse is so emotional and tiring for some people. I wanted to let you know that you don’t need to be afraid of being emotional and being somewhat uncomfortable while doing the Master Cleanse, which is common side affect. That is actually a positive feedback on the fact that the cleansing process have begun. You are now truly weeding out your garden. In that case, please allow for it to take its course and just know that you are releasing some subconscious blocks and energy that hinders your system (physical and energetic). You may be about to release some negative feelings and beliefs you have been holding on to for a long time, so just allow your body to go through it.
To detox your energy and emotional body while you are on a cleanse program intentionally, you can read my article about The Emotional Detox.
Happy cleansing !