The Spirituality of Cleansing
by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio
I can’t believe I am on day 8 of my organic raw juice fast. There has been an abundance of letting go, which has manifested itself in every area of my life. I needed to be away from the computer for the last few days to reconnect with myself, the earth, the universe, and the source of all life. It doesn’t matter what you call the supreme being- Elohim, Adonai, Bhagwaan, Yahweh, Lord, Father in Heaven, Allah, Bavenda,- Each religion and culture has a name for our source- there is nothing like cleansing the body to get closer to this magnificence. I feel that has happened, and want to focus on that for today’s blog post.
Many people begin a juice fast with various expectations, but a big one is because they want to lose some weight. I have to admit, that was one of my deciding factors this time. We sometimes forget what this clearing will do for our consciousness, and our connection to everything around us. Once we let go of years of accumulated waste, we create an opening. This opening gives us a glimpse of our life. Our habits, routines, shadow side, emotions- with great clarity. It is within this complete awareness that we redevelop our deepest intuition. We were born with incredible intuition, but the years of accumulated waste in our body has literally numbed this innate ability. Once we begin a life that includes cleansing and eating better, we are able to tap back into this intuition. This innate voice communicates with us strongly. It tells us what we should do, what path we should take, and gives us the energy to get it done.
The cleansing inside has led to cleansing outside. I went through my closet to get rid of clothing I haven’t worn in years. I will donate this clothing to the homeless. Also, it made me organize and get rid of clutter around our home. I was able to see that I hold onto things, and it felt incredible to let them go. I’m not done yet, there is still more clearing I want to accomplish in my home space.
What Lead to this New Awakening?
For me, it has been a few things. First of all, my body wanted a colonic, so I had that done yesterday. I already blogged about enemas and colonics here, if you want to learn more about that area. Of course it was incredible, and I was able to let go of so much. Deep rooted “stuff”. It’s interesting how much emotion is caught up in the accumulated waste that lies dormant on the sides of our intestines and colon for years and years! Once we are ready to release it during a cleanse, we feel a weight has been lifted beyond enormity (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). We experience a physical purging, which in turn allows for the clearing of emotions we may have been holding for years. What an incredible relief to get it out of our bodies! A real gift.
I have spent a lot of time in nature, near the beach. Walking barefoot, grounding my body with the electromagnetic force of the earth. This has been incredibly healing. My body has been absorbing the healing energy of the earth. There is nothing like reconnecting to the earth to heal, and I plan to make this a more consistent practice.
I decided to get a massage a couple of days ago, which proved to be life changing. I had an incredible masseuse, who came to my home and provided an opening for even deeper healing. It had been a few years since I had a massage, and after this experience, I have decided to make this part of my life practice. How often do we take care of ourselves this deeply? When we start to pamper ourselves, our body/ soul repays us in many ways.
I have found that being out in the sun has been incredibly healing as well. My body wanted to experience the full power of the sun…the healing rays, and important vitamins the sun is able to provide (and who knows what else, that we haven’t discovered?). This made me decide I needed to sunbathe completely nude. My body wanted to feel the healing rays of the sun on every part of my body. How often do we wear swimsuits and not allow the sun to reach all areas of our bodies? It felt transcending, and I began to do some gentle yoga poses under the warming sun. This was yet another example of my body letting me know what it wanted. I am not the “nudist” type, but gave my body what it was asking.
Another thing that has been very healing and essential during this journey has been the music I am listening to…I would love to recommend the music that is found on the Songfisher website. I can’t stop listening to their music (it’s even playing right now, as I write this blog post. Songfisher music consecrates the alchemy of Harmony, Joy, Peace and Love. Their music collection is suitable for Meditation, Ritual, Ceremony, Spiritual practice and Singing in groups. Download some of their music, you won’t be disappointed. (Warning: Their music is WONDERFULLY addictive).
Link to Songfisher.Org
At this point, I am filled with a feeling of total contentment. I haven’t experienced this feeling in a long time. How often are we able to be still, in our thoughts, mind, body, and soul? When do we get to that point in life where everything in life seems like it’s alright? Especially with everything happening on the planet these days, we are living in a very stressful and chaotic society.
Juice fasting along with the essential practices I mentioned in this blog has led me to experience that now, and it is just profound. I haven’t had this sense of peace for a long time. I have found the peace comes from within. Love comes from within. When we allow ourselves to love OURSELVES this deeply, we are able to share that love with everyone and thing around us.
On a physical level, I have lost 14 pounds since I started juice fasting…but I am more excited about purging the spiritual and emotional baggage.
How about you? I would love to hear how your fasting experiences has opened and cleared the way towards a greater sense of spirit and love. This is such an amazing place to be. I invite you to join in the circle and share your experiences below. Please feel free to be open….
With Love and Gratitude.