Spring Cleaning

by Ed

Spring is definitely in the air in the Northwest. I don’t know how the rest of the world is doing. Spring is a time of renewal and growth. It is also a good time for internal cleansing. Over the next couple of days I will be talking about cleansing the digestive system, the Gall Bladder, and the blood. Today I want to talk about clearing the cobwebs from the mind.

Every year, when gardening season starts again, I feel totally rejuvenated by getting my hands into the earth. I think as we have moved into the cities and let other people take care of our food production, we have lost an important part of our wellbeing. I feel more grounded, more at ease, more alive, when I am digging in the earth. Walking in the forest can have similar benefits. You could say it’s the fresh air and exercise, and those two are both very important, but I am sure that there is something about our connection with earth that our souls need.

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1 Monica Junck 12.14.09 at 11:20 am

Hi Edward. Yes it is important to connect with the earth. It is precious. I feel more alive in the forest and the garden. Usually, unless I feel behind with the gardening tasks! Just noticing your comments about cleansing. I have done the gall bladder cleanse a couple of times and several other type cleanses over the years; yeast diet cleanses, the James Reese diet ( quite involved pH focused, as well as releasing microorganism), other cleasnes as well. I appreciate the value of cleansing. I feel kind of concerned about the whole cleansing thing. I value the support you gave to me last spring. You were clear that I do not have a constitution for juicing. I definitely feel better when I eat cooked food and so I do. So what about cleansing in the future? I suppose I could cleanse using cooked food? Cooked juice seems kinda strange? Any thoughts?

2 Ed 12.14.09 at 12:20 pm

If you want to cleanse with cooked foods, soups are the best way to go. Simple vegetable soups, with or without the vegetables still in them, depending on how strong you are and how intense a cleansing you need. You can also puree the soups.
Also, people with colder, weaker constitutions can do shorter cleanses. One to three days, every 2-4 weeks.

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