Earlier in the year, I had purposed to rid my diet of sugar and flour products. The reason behind this arose from concerns about pre-diabetes, depression, and lethargy. I wanted to at least rule out dietary reasons for my physical struggles.
Well, about 13 days ago I finally mustered up the courage and eliminated these things from my diet. I naively believed that I would immediately feel lighter, freer, more energetic and just like that, be done with it. It hasn't happened that way, and instead it has led me to delve into a healing journey. I did initally feel better, but now I am experiencing headaches, fogginess, depression, and extreme lethargy...the very things I've wanted to escape! But in my reading, mostly The Body Ecology Diet and The Self-Healing Cookbook, I am convinced I am going through a cleansing...a ridding of toxins. These symptoms won't be there forever, thank goodness, and I want to honor the emotional reasons behind this cleansing as well. I am focusing on cleansing my liver, and to that end will be dealing with growth surrounding anger and irritation.
I tell you all this because I am going to stay quiet, wrestle with what I need to wrestle with, and hopefully come out stronger, free-er, more forgiving, more loving. In other words, I'll hunker down with my journal and stay away from this space for awhile, to allow for quiet reflection and healing.