As I go through my “Pre-Cleanse Transition Week”, I was reflecting back and comparing my October cleanse (the one that got me started) and my January group fast (the one that seemed like Pure D. Hell for me). One of the major differences that came to me was that I was doing a colonic on a weekly basis during my October fast. When comparing the two, I noticed how hungry I WASN’T, how much less detox I was experiencing, and how smooth everything was going during the first one. Needless to say, that was NOT my January experience. On the second fast, it was a struggle to make it through the day, I was an emotional friggin’ MESS, and there were french fries at every turn. Oh, the horror!
Therefore, I jumped up, found the closest colon hydrotherapy spot near my new house and damn near hurtled myself onto the colonic table. I may be a bit silly at times, but mama didn’t raise no fool. If a weekly colonic is gonna make things smoother, I’m all for that plan.
So, there I am on the table, ready and willing for some major elimination. This is a new practitioner for me, so we spend some time getting to know each other, and I tell her about my habits, my upcoming fast, etc. She agrees with me that a colonic is a great way to prep the body, and we start looking at my, uh, “output”. What do we spy with our little eyes?
Hold that thought. Lemme tell you the second part first.
Since I’m all about detox, I also scheduled an Aqua Chi session for after my colonic. This is a detox foot bath – you put your feet in a tub of water, and there’s this little motor-like thing that pulls the toxins from your body through the soles of your feet (did you know the soles of your feet have THOUSANDS of pores? I had no idea! Here’s a website that explains how all of this works). You sit for 30 minutes with your feet in the water, quiet music playing, dimmed lights… and I was fully prepared to chill and read a book, but was so fascinated by the water color changing!
Even though I clearly had some toxins to release (as everyone does), I was more fascinated at what I DIDN’T see. I used to have lots of candida, mucous and excess “spackle” in my system, and that’s GONE. Also, after the Aqua Chi session, there was no indication of heavy metals in my body (you usually see heavy metal toxicity as a result of using commercial deodorant, mercury in foods like fish, smoking or second-hand smoke, etc).
Okay, so here’s the point of it all:
I may not be exactly where I want to be on the outside, but my INSIDES are happy and humming! This is a MAJOR step forward and I am giving myself a huge honkin’ pat on the back. This shows me that I’m moving my body and habits in the right direction – cutting out the dairy, breads and junk food while upping the water, fruits and veggies has made a huge difference in my, uh, “output”… so much so that my colonics lady said I didn’t need to have another one for about a month! Also, making a change in the products I use on my skin (see my Natural Products post for what I use on the daily) has also proven to be extremely beneficial. NO HEAVY METALS! Whoo hoo!
I’m doing it right (correction: I’m doing it right for ME), and for that I have to smile. This is the confirmation I didn’t realize that I needed to go into this next cleanse with gusto and total enthusiasm! Like I’ve been saying all along: detox is the key.