The reason for that is I’d been traveling and making poor choices when eating on the road. I am also very sensitive to energy so I had absorbed a lot of energy from seeing and meeting people in my travels.
So, doing the juice cleanse was a great way for me to cleanse my digestive system, the mental clutter in my mind and the energy that is within and around my being.
What does a juice cleanse have to do with my thoughts and my energy? Everything, the body, mind and soul are all connected just like “WE” are all connected to each other via our energy fields.
If I am feeding my body/stomach unhealthy foods, I myself begin to feel lethargic and bloated. Because of the way I feel, my thoughts begin to go into “protective mode.” Being clear-minded then costs me more energy. Being that I am traveling, there is no “safe haven” or “home” to rest and/or take cover in order to “align” my being as I do at home on a daily basis.
Now, combine this personal experience I am going through with another person’s personal “issues and or problems” that are around him or her and within him or her. Because I am very sensitive and absorbent to energy, I feel the additional intensity of energy, whether it is dark or light. Now, multiply that by 100 to 150 people I came across in my travels including my partner and children.
Naturally, my being begins to absorb the other beings’ energy and vice versa. Again, we are interlaced with each other via “OUR” energy and vibrations.
Let me be clear – I am not saying I feel polluted by the other persons’ energy, what I am saying is that I am responsible for what I allow into my body including foods, energy and thoughts.
Coming back home, I asked Irene if I could do the 3-Day Juice Cleanse. This comment made her happy. She too decided to do the juice cleanse with me.
As suspected, the first day I was lethargic, tired, cranky and borderline depressed. The only thing that kept me from going into a downward spiral was my thoughts of knowing that the moment would pass. I embraced my emotions and my feelings not stalling on drinking my 5 juices for the day.
The next morning I woke up tired which is very unusual for me unless I am ill. After talking to Irene about some of my personal thoughts of experiencing non-stop mental activity from waking up, I came to the conclusion that I was feeling low in energy due to not eating certain foods such as meat, sugar and breads. The other realization was that I was missing a key ingredient from my life – I had abandoned gratitude. It’s as if I did not have the energy to be grateful. I still felt bitter. At what? Random things – hahaha – nothing of any importance really. This then told me that I was in mid “CLEANSE” and that all the toxicity was still processing through my being. I surrendered.
I continued to drink my juices along with plenty of water and fruit snacks. Yes, I did want to eat a bread with jelly and I wanted to run to a fast food restaurant to eat what I was craving – grease. But, I stayed the course.
My aim while going through this experience was to be still. I even stopped from posting on social media. I needed to just be patient and allow for goodness to come back to my being. The only drawback was, there was no gratitude in sight.
The third day, I woke up feeling better. My stomach felt good so my mind was feeling good. I even woke up feeling grateful. I noticed that the mental clutter was not present as per usual. It could be that the junk foods I have been eating causes certain levels of chemicals to rise or lower during my sleep causing a lot of mental activity during my waking stages(?) Something to observe further in myself.
Whatever I had absorbed via the foods and the energy I had consumed, had finally passed through me. I felt light and energetic.
Hours later, as I took a small break from painting a thought came at me really strong without warning – Rent is due!
It’s as if everything that had been lifted from my being came back with more power and force. I even got a headache of trying to figure out how to pay rent.
I then thought of how I had been wasting my time (3 days to be exact) doing the “cleanse” when I could have been working to pay rent. I mean lets be honest – taking care of self takes – well time – time, money and energy.
Right? Is this not what I should be doing? Is this not what we have been conditioned to do? To not analyze ourselves to not listen to our bodies - to disregard ourselves and just work, work, work, so we can pay to exist in a certain space. To stress out to the point I end up at the hospital to obtain prescription drugs and an outrageous doctors bill that only propels me to work more to pay for it.
What am I missing I asked myself?
Gratitude. I am missing gratitude.
At that moment I began to summon my gift of gratitude. Everything I thought of, I thanked. Everything I saw, I thanked. I thanked God, I thanked myself, I thanked the brush I held in my hand. I mean I thanked everything. I raised my gratitude vibration so high that I went into to “Love Frequency.” I felt so much love.
I thanked the space where we live. I thanked the property management team. I thanked the owners of the property.
Does gratitude cover the costs of rent? Nope, but it allows me to be clear. It allows me to see through the clutter. I can read between the lines. So I can move forward accordingly. Things that fear, anxiety and anger will not provide.
Today, I woke up extra early, feeling great. I did the unexpected - I washed dishes. Hahaha and as my family woke up I gave them love.
I see the importance and impact of the juice cleanse. It truly aided me to realign myself to my truth. Specially after a month and a half of traveling, working non stop and being social with other beautiful people.
I know I will continue to do the juice cleanse. I truly feel that the “life” from the vegetables and fruits Bunnee used for the juices is what added higher vibrations and energy to my being.
Thank You Irene – Thank You veggies – Thank You fruits – again, here I go thanking everything!