Can I just start by saying that I am glad to be back sitting at my computer not exactly sure what I am going to write. But, I write.
I am so excited about the journey that I am on right now. One of my journeys is getting certified as a holistic health counselor. I am attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrtion (IIN), a program where the mission is:
Our mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness in America, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.
What an amazing mission statement. Can you feel the energy behind it? I know I sure can! I am a part of that mission! I love it. I love this journey and all of the incredible people that I am blessed to learn and grow with. You’ve met one of them already ~ Cora. Cora is a beautiful, loving, kind hearted, spirited woman. She is my personal health counselor through IIN. Cora supports me, my education and my health! What an amazing combination.
A couple weeks back, I received an email about a cleanse from my Cora. I had just returned from a trip to Florida and I really felt that this was a great time for me to go through the cleanse and feel really great about myself and my precious human body.
When I say the word “cleanse”, what comes up for you? For many it is a scary, almost dreadful word. This cleanse was incredible and not overwhelming. It was just right. On the first call a week before the start of the cleanse ~ the preparation call ~ Cora talked about some of the possible benefits of cleansing:
~ muscle aches will lessen
~ headaches and joint pain will lessen
~ give your body a rest
~ natural energy
~ improved sleep
~ release weight
~ less bloating
~ bodily systems cheering (especially immune and digestive >not working as hard!)
~ skin clears up
WOW! What an incredible list! Yes. I say a big open minded yes to this experience. We set intentions on that first call.
This week I am prepping to cleanse. I am doing this to have more natural energy, release excess weight, and gain mental clarity while reconnecting with my values.
One of the things that people either love or hate about me is that when I get passionate and committed, I go for it! I go big time – all the way – jump in with both feet – go for the gusto!
So, I jump.
The date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010. My cleanse begins. I started my week of cleansing feeling a little groggy and less than impressed. One of the things Cora made sure I knew was to be gentle with myself. Have compassion and know that it will take your body a couple days to get into the groove.
What do I hear?
Trust the process. Just trust.
So, I trust and I keep with the cleanse. Over the course of the next 3 days and into days 4 and 5 I started noticing a shift. I realized that I felt better. I felt lighter and more awake. My schedule was jam packed and yet I wasn’t sleepy. I was feeling fresh and clear. I had more clarity.
Then, Day 6.
The date: Monday, April 19, 2010. Day 6 of my cleanse and I wake up feeling amazing! I can say that I have never felt this way before. I had such mental clarity. I had released a few excess pounds. I had more natural energy.
It was more than that. It was a connection. It was a deep, spiritual, grounding connection. I felt such a strong desire to go to the Arboretum and just be. I wanted to sit among the tulips. Listen to the birds sing their lovely songs. Walk along the paths through the beautiful budding trees. Relax on a bench underneath the wind chimes. I just wanted to be. I felt so connected to the earth and so alive!
That’s it! So ALIVE! I was more awake and alive than I had ever been in my entire life. I was so connected with myself and all that was around me. What an incredible experience! For the first time in my life I could really FEEL the connection that I have, that we all have, with our Universe. I felt the divine flowing through me.
I and the Universe are one in the same. We are connected.
My cleanse was scheduled to end Tuesday, April 20th, but I have decided to keep going. I have continued to feel the awakening. I continue to feel connected and grounded. I continue expanding and unfolding into who I am meant to become. What does that mean? I don’t know.
Trust the process. Just trust.