Category: Erika (A)
OK, sorry for not blogging. I hope you didn't think I was dead.
The truth is that I got pretty busy at work. And with the Master Cleanse itself. I got through ten days of it, hoping to see that nice pink tongue and other wonderful insights into my body, much like Jim Garland experienced (though he went an entire 40 days!!).
Well, I'm still craving animal products just as much as I did before the cleanse so I'm really not sure if I'm meant to be a vegan. And I'm still experiencing a degree of lower right quadrant pain so while I'm sure the MC did some good things, it also seems like I'm missing some important piece to this puzzle.
Toward the end of the cleanse, partially because I didn't get as much sleep, I did start to feel my upper back cry in pain. I think I needed more calcium than the trace amount supplied from the lemon and maple syrup.
I don't feel that incredible burst of energy people talk about but I do feel much less sluggish. I've been able to exercise on this cleanse quite well. I've been rebounding on the trampoline and have also done many headstands first thing in the morning to help the lymph and allow the ascending colon to let go of what it's been holding.
One thing that did seem to happen was on a spiritual level, I became very aware of HUNGER. I also felt like I got rid of a lot of negative feelings. I experienced a lot of feelings of neutrality and of detachment.
I broke the fast with a glass of pineapple juice at Chino Latino where I met a medical student for "drinks". I was not about to drink alcohol on an extremely empty stomach so juice was the only option.
I also became more at peace with the fact that there are a lot of unenlightened people out there who think I'm crazy for doing this and with each day going by that I completed this cleanse, to them I say without much feeling, "I really don't care what you think." They are free to let their digestive system stay perpetually clogged. When the student is ready, the teacher will come.
I visited Intelligent Nutrients (the IN) on Thursday evening after work because it was having an INcentive double points program on everything bought in the store. Before I even got going at the deli/coffee shop to buy tea, I spotted building biologist Oram Miller (www.createhealthyhomes.com) and immediately was drawn into this presentation taking place in the next room for volunteers working at the 1st annual Bioneers conference in Minneapolis). Many phenomenal speakers will be present and I decided to sign up to volunteer with them for eight hours in order to get into the event for free! I'm incredibly excited to learn contructive ways to better both earth and humanity.
While at the IN, I had a photo taken of my aura. It is usually green and that day it was a beautiful indigo with blue coming in and white leaving. I guess I have the cleanse to thank for this aura change as well as the ear candling I had done two nights before which is said to help open the Third Eye chakra.
Speaking of the ear candling, I also had shiatsu performed on me to complement the cleanse. At one point as I was switching from facing down to facing up on the table, I felt this strange trobbing pain above my eye. It was not a migraine but instead seemed to coincide with a throbbing I felt under my right breast. Jen George, the therapist said that the point above my eye is a liver (or was it gallbladder) point. She did some things to me while lying face up and the pain subsided. It is so fascinating to me how these meridian points truly correspond with organ systems. I am in awe of Eastern Medicine and its impact it has on my health.
So far, I've had one grapefruit yesterday along with one today. It was delicious! I'm trying not to go the OJ route as I am a type A. Perhaps tonight I'll do a little juice over at the ecopolitan along with a nice infared sauna. Hmmm... we'll see. The day is still young. Much raking to do. Just when I think I have the backyard all picked up, the neighbor's trees continue to bring more leaves in. Ah, such is a fact of life in a 1942 home with 1942 trees.
It's a gorgeous day (won't have many more like this this year), so back to work!