This past week, I set out to accomplish a daunting task – I was to have nothing but raw, organic juice for 3 days.
I chose to do this because I was feeling sluggish after countless occasions of eating out, celebrations with cake and way too much coffee throughout the week during work.
So I took a day off and ordered a juice cleanse for myself. It couldn’t be that bad – right?
Well, the first day was pretty bad – I found myself feeling light-headed, dizzy, tired and weak. I wondered how I would survive the whole day, let alone three full days. I somehow got through it and slept for 12 hours (which is very atypical for me, even on a weekend).
The next day, I found myself craving carbs – all I wanted was bread, pasta and chips. The funny thing is, I wasn’t hungry – the fiber from the juices kept me full and when I got hungry, it was time to juice again. Despite this, I craved carbs. I nearly cried when I smelled fresh toast being prepared in the kitchen by my father. (It’s okay- you can laugh).
I knew that from an energy medicine perspective, craving carbs means you have a sacral chakra imbalance and indulge in carbohydrate-rich food to feel comforted. So I decided that the best thing to do was to fight that feeling and figure out how to comfort myself without carbohydrates. I decided to do one of my favourite things during this time of year – I decorated my house for Christmas and in the process, somehow forgot that I wanted a gigantic baguette. That “I need bread now” feeling didn’t come back for the rest of the day.
The third day was the easiest – I kind of forgot I was juice cleansing. I had no withdrawal symptoms and enjoyed the taste of the juices. I missed chewing but I didn’t feel deprived. I moved into a mode of gratitude – I almost felt my cells thanking me for allowing them the time to rejuvenate.
In the following days, I eased back into my regular, healthy diet. My skin began to glow, I didn’t need coffee in the morning and the one day I did go for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, it felt artificial and tasted weird to me. Everything sweet tasted too sweet. And I really wanted greens instead of bread.
It is scientifically establsihed that it is your gut flora that drives your cravings. One of the purposes of a juice cleanse is to readjust your gut flora to a healthier state. Your cravings will tell you whether there has been a change and based on what I was craving, I believe there was a change in mine for the better.
Juicing from an Energy Medicine Perspective
Every organic fruit and vegetable has a high energetic frequency that corresponds to a particular chakra. For instance, beets correspond to the root chakra and assist with helping you feel energized and secure. Greens such as kale and spinach correspond with your heart chakra and assist with reducing inflammation and healing sadness. Lemons and ginger correspond to your solar plexus chakra and assist with increasing your self-esteem and reducing feelings of being victimized by life.
So you can imagine, with the amount of fruits and vegetables that your body gets on a juice cleanse, you are receiving a really strong dose of chakra therapy.
So I am not surprised that after the juice cleanse, I didn’t just notice a physical difference – I also felt more emotionally and mentally balanced. A lot of my anxiety disappeared. I was much more productive at work and I felt happier.
I also incorporated Zenith Omega™ into my juice cleanse. That energy healing system has specific clearings in the higher volumes that assist with an energetic detox of your major organs and elimination systems. I incorporated them into the second night of my cleanse and I don’t think it’s entirely by coincidence that the next day, my cleanse became really easy for me.
So if you think that you need a major chakra overhaul, along with energy medicine, you might want to consider a juice cleanse. I will say that it’s not meant for everyone and it’s best to discuss with a naturopath or nutritionist if it would be right for you. I personally liked it and plan on doing it more regularly to keep my energy fields clear, strong and vibrant. After all, if you are what you attract, don’t you want to be radiating the strongest frequencies that can super-charge your manifestation process and bring the best to you?
That’s why I tell my clients that you cannot neglect your diet and expect energy medicine to magically bring in wonderful results – especially if you have a physical health problem. You have to do your part to keep your body clean and healthy. I promise you, it’s worth it. 🙂