On my walk this morning everything was just a little clearer
As I left the house with my hot coffee, I purposely left my phone and headphones behind; I wanted my only distraction to be nature and the people around me. As I stepped out of the house I could feel the energy of the sun on my skin just a little stronger, the sky looked a little bluer, and the flower blossoms a little brighter. As I approached the lake, a block and a half from my house, I was led straight to the little dock rather than my usual quick trip around the walking path. I sat down, took my shoes and socks off and dangled my feet in the chilled water. The sensation of the chilled water on my feet woke up my entire body. I sat quietly with my eyes closed setting some daily intentions and asking for guidance in my work. When I began to fidget, I got up and started my walk. I naturally just wanted to say “good morning” to the people I passed. I noticed that the animals were alive like I was walking through a storybook.
This is not my normal walking experience, but I’d sure like to think I am always this awake.
The reason my walk was so clear and pure is because I am fresh off a liver detoxification.
I have a new level of awareness of how bogged down we get from toxins in our system.
About a month ago, one of my healers prescribed a ginger compress for liver detox. I was reminded again that I needed to do it after my dear friend and esthetician accessed my skin, identifying liver stagnation. So, Sunday afternoon, I put a golf ball size amount of grated ginger in a cheesecloth sack and steeped it in a small pot of water, making a potent ginger broth. I then soaked a cloth in the broth, wrung it out and placed it over my liver, covering the hot cloth with a larger dry towel to keep the heat in. When the hot cloth cooled, I re-soaked it in the ginger broth and repeated this for about a total of 30 minutes. The area over my liver got really red and little puffy.
Now you’re probably thinking, as I was, what could a little ginger broth on the skin do?
After texting photos to the dear friend, I was advised to drink a lot of water throughout the day and she warned me that in a couple of hours I might just want to sleep. One hour later, I started to feel tired, “detoxy” and my face got puffy. After four hours my brain was foggy and I had no appetite. About five hours in, 10 hours of diarrhea started. I also realized about this time, that either by “pure guidance” or “subconscious decision”, I chose to do this liver cleanse on a full moon. This may have been why my experience was quite intense. During the night I was awakened every hour to use the bathroom and my dreams were extremely vivid. I woke up Monday morning feeling unsettled with body aches and sweats. I rested the entire day, continued drinking lots of water and ate lightly; a banana, some almond milk, then in the afternoon I had a greens smoothie to nourish my belly. The diarrhea stopped around 1 pm and I started to gain some energy and appetite around 7 pm. After a good eight hour sleep, I awoke Tuesday with renewed energy and mind clarity.
I share my experience to enlighten you; not to suggest this particular cleanse.
You may need a different type of cleanse. In addition to a system cleanse, it could be that you know you need to cleanse in another way; purge your closet or basement, organize your work space, increase your water intake or maybe you have recently been attracted to a cleaner way of eating or living. Pay attention to what is showing up in your life. Go toward that. If this seems right, try it.