Yea, it’s that time again, for the Lemonade Cleanse. I’ve been trying to do it every season as recommended in the Stanley Burroughs book. I can honestly say that after doing the saltwater flush this morning, I didn’t feel like continuing with the cleanse because just after flushing myself out, I already feel so much better!
But then comes the task of preparing enough drink to satiate the body to avoid dehydration, hunger, nutrient deficiency. My goal during this cleanse is to get really centered and focus on my body and mental/emotional improvement. I also want to avoid chapped lips. The past two times I did the cleanse, my lips got chapped really ugly and it’s probably because my body was in shock and also not getting enough nutrients, so I really need to make sure I’m drinking enough lemonade and water.
Emotional goals. Yea. Doing this cleanse, you start thinking about cleaning other areas of your life, like your car, your closet, your garage. Since I’m a minimalist, I don’t need to clean that stuff because it’s bare minimum as it is. I do need to clean my mind and emotions. How do we clean the mind? Well, for one by focusing on good thoughts and actions and maybe getting rid of toxic people/thoughts from our lives as well.
I know that now is the time for me to really get a hold on my deep rooted emotional issues. Doing a cleanse like this I’m hoping will inspire some self exploration into my heart/soul to understand and release old toxic build-up that doesn’t serve me anymore.
When I lived in Arizona two years ago, I was very clean inside and out because I didn’t encounter many people. I was a hermit to the nth degree and loved it. Now that I’ve started hanging around multitudes of people again, I find myself not being as clean. This is something I strive to work on. Maintaining clarity and cleanliness of mind/heart while being a social person. There has to be a balance somewhere.
So here it is. Day 1/10. Feeling clean, inspired, happy.