self portrait challenge ~ body parts
my face today, canon digital rebel xt
I felt so wonderful today that I put on a white dress and went outside to play in the grass.
I haven't been outside in too long. I sort of holed myself up in my home during this cleanse. My sense of smell was so heightened that I could smell food from miles away. ; ) I know I am fortunate to work from home. I need to bow down to all the people that do this cleanse at work when surrounded by their colleagues eating. My husband was so strong at work this past week. I have seen a level of discipline in him that just rocks my world. All his students would walk up to him with pizza and nachos and try to lure him away from the cleanse. He was brilliant and has been not only a good example to me but to all of his students and the teachers he works with.
I still have traces of lung issues. I'm coughing a lot and my chest feels a bit tight but everything else feels amazing. It's hard to explain but I honestly feel toxic free. I feel so clean that I don't want to put anything in my body that will harm it. My husband and I picked up a few things for our kitchen that will help us eat more raw foods. This book has some fabulous gourmet raw food recipes. This website is a great resource for raw food recipe ingredients as well. We now have a food processor, dehydrator, vita-mix blender and a mandolin slicer...we are READY. I love that we are learning this way of living together.
We want to be balanced about it all with eating the blood type diet, as well as raw food about 3 times a week. Raw foods take a lot of preparation (soaking for sprouting) and it is not realistic for us to do it 100%. Perhaps we'll end up wanting to eventually but for now, we'll chill about it to prevent burn out.
I just want to reward my body for taking such good care of me the way it has. I want to love and honor it...the way I love and honor the earth. We are all one with nature and if I am so careful and reverent with the nature that surrounds me, why shouldn't I be with my own body?
Today as I laid myself on the grass, I could feel the heart beat of Mother Earth...or perhaps it was mine and Hers combined. It reminded me of that deep connection I feel and I want to cherish it in all ways possible. This includes taking care of me and my family.
This cleanse has made me think about such things. I am so grateful for this experience.