Recap of Day 22: I've lost my mind...or at least my some of my hair. My husband says I have the strongest will power of any human, but I also have a tendency to be very impulsive. I was shaving my husband's head and said "just shave some of mine...let's see how it looks". I've always wanted to shave my head since I was 16, after seeing my doppelganger with a shaved head...I thought she looked amazing. This cleanse has made me want to live more in the moment and shake things up. Well, I did just that and it felt so good to take a risk and have no clue how it would turn out. Curious to what I think...I think it's fun, different and liberating. It's just a chapter in a much bigger book.
And while in the bath last night I read a quote that hasn't left me..."Life's very temporary, so don't let time just pass. Let moments fill you - the ones you judge to be good as well as bad.". I feel that in this cleanse I've had more "moments" than before. Is it because I am aware or is it because something really is physically changing inside me to be more alive? Hmmmm.
PS - I did make a pretty sexy looking salad for dinner.
Day 23: My favorite day of the week has arrived...Sunday. I stock up on amazing food for my family, I get to hang out with my community that stands for what I stand for and I get to reflect on the week behind me and prepare for the week ahead.
Fact: Fasting has been scientifically been proven to help regrowth of damaged cells. John Hopkins Magazine wrote another great article on fasting that helps the body heal (especially the brain). And while this cleanse is not considered to be a fast to many, I have found it to have the same benefits. I've also found it to be a spiritual experience as well. Now I can understand why my religious friends fast. No wonder it's been an ancient technique for spiritual and physical healing for thousands of years.
“Fasting will bring spiritual rebirth to those of you who cleanse and purify your bodies. The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself. What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.” – Mahatma Gandhi