Clarity, detox Day 5

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I have often stated that, “people that are overweight are not obese because they do not know how to eat or workout.  We are overweight/obese because we are covering up some emotional or spiritual fear; we are holding something back.  Creating a blockage in our energy, our bodies, and our growth; we are not releasing our greatest gift to the world; our true essence and what we came to offer.  And people that are underweight, due to an eating disorder, don’t believe that they are worthy.  They do not want to be seen.  They especially do not want their blemishes (self-established ideas of imperfection) to be noticed.”  I heard this once in a meditation, when Spirit was asking me to step forward and rise to the challenge.

Often, we create a private room within us that is a darkened sanctuary.  If we don’t let anyone or any love in, it gets darker and darker.  Some people allow it to consume them.  As a result, they commit crimes against themselves and/or others.

A simple detox can offer a cure.  Within that detox things like meditation and self-care add speed to the process, but a simple detox is a perfect place to begin.  It provides clarity; mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially.

Mental clarity allows you to listen, remember, and learn with a sharpness that may have been missing.  It allows you to have quicker responses to challenges and smarter solutions for the long haul.  It also allows you to see your worth clearer.

Physical clarity includes clearing your skin, killing off bacteria, removing toxins, cleaning your joints, melting pounds, and erasing cravings.  It also allows you understand how your body works and where you need to give it more attention.

Spiritual clarity allows you to hear Spirit.  It provides direction and understanding.  You are able to grasp spiritual solutions to the challenges in your life.  You are able to witness the synchronicity of your own life and become more aware of opportunities you are presented with.  Spiritually, you begin to gather that you are loved, unconditionally, within the Universe and that you have a purpose.

Emotional clarity allows you to forgive and release fears.  You begin to understand that everything is actually in divine order.  You begin to love more.

Financial clarity is in making decisions about where your money is coming from and going to.  During a detox, it is easier to gather your goals and make a plan.

It is day 5 of my detox and the clarity is creeping in, like the sun sprawling across a bedroom floor as the day passes.  It makes me beam with joy, light, love, and understanding.

Today, I am going to promote a book by Doreen Virtue, Constant Craving.  In it she offers answers to why you crave certain foods.  It is a look at how your emotional health affects your physical health.

Enjoy!

Significance, detox day 4

Food can heal or cripple the body, mind, and emotion of a person.  A detox carries the toxins away and allows our energy and oxygen to flow.  It allows us to get back on track mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially.

On Day 4 of my detox, I greeted my local Grocer with my normal, “Hello Samuel.  How are you today?”  He responded, “I am well.  And even better now that you are gracing me with your presence.”  I laughed.  This response is so cute and becoming of older gentlemen, it brings out the sun in me.  “Thank you Samuel, I needed to hear that today,” I said.  “As well you should hear it,” he says.  “You are significant anywhere you are.  And anyone that you are considering spending your life with should light up when you enter the room, because he/she knows that your presence is significant.”

Wow! I love that.

Here’s a great book on detoxing.

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I read detox many years after I began to detox.  It is written in laymen’s terms, by Denise Whichello Brown.  I love it!  It is really good at explaining why the good things you intake are good for you.  It made my efforts (and the words of my herbalist) make more sense; especially because it is written down for you to reference anytime.

Enjoy!

Emotional eating, detox, Day 3

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Day 3 started well.  I took my supplements and went for a 5.5 mile walk.

Upon returning, I was famished, because I failed to sip my broth earlier.  Once at home my children were waiting for food and I obliged them; preparing sandwiches, veggies snacks, and tea.  At the close of that, my detox broth was not going to do.  I made myself a salad with a homemade dressing (lemon, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and garlic).  Yum!

Back on track and a marvelous day, but I was not as calm.  I am craving coffee.

It’s dinner time.  I haven’t succumb to the calling of coffee.  A day without incident is awesome…but then it happened.  Someone interrupted my peace.  I had to cancel my second colonic (for tomorrow).  Why does such a simple thing flip my world?  Add to that, I am preparing dinner for the family.

Oh well, I am an emotional eater and chicken breast was coming out of the pan. Chomp, chomp, chomp.  That about does it.  1/2 a chicken breast later I am feeling settled.

Lying in bed an hour later, I console myself with, “at least it was not a candida enhancing food.”

Meditate.  Relax.  Sleep.

Food, Rest, & Swedish Bitters; detox Day 2

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On Monday, I enjoyed 2 bowls of broth and a salad.  I wanted to avoid food altogether for my first day, but Riley and I were doing some simple adding and subtracting.  My choices were sleep (because detoxing often renders you exhausted) or salad; the salad won.

I’ve eased into this well, but the night before I began I was up until 5am.  I ate a bagel & drank espresso w/cream and sugar (one of my favorite desserts – if you have been calling this a meal you are kidding yourself).

So far, so good.  I’ve not been too cranky.  I’ve had no caffeine headaches or strong sugar cravings.  I am craving an outdoor walk, but Chicago’s temps are below zero.

Last night I enjoyed a long, hot, salt bath and a good winter’s nap.  Thinking of it, I slept a lot yesterday.  Today, I am starting the day with Swedish Bitters.  While the taste is something less than desirable, I like them because they offer great energy while making digestive corrections in my system.  The history of bitters talks about how they were used to correct many illnesses in Sweden.  In the past, I have been able to fast for seven days and still run at least 4 miles (maximum 10 mile walk) each day because of the bitters.  Look into them and see if they are anything that could assist you.

Meanwhile, my skin is a lot clearer in only two days.  My joints, (though they had not been aching before) feel loose and light (detoxing gets rid of inflammation in the joints); I’m always surprised at this side effect because you don’t know that there is a problem with your joints until they feel like the joints of a teenager again.  My eyesight is sharper and my brain is clearer.

Doing exceptionally well.  Looking and feeling smaller.

I’ll keep you posted.

Today I feel…

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No matter how many years I have held fast to a strong, personal relationship with God/The Universe/Spirit, I am always amazed by the miracles that take place in my life.  Often, in this lifetime, I have found myself apologizing for not acting swiftly or for putting someone else’s voice/concerns/fears before the voice that I can always count on.  Strangely enough, I am always forgiven.

Spirit says, “You pay for what you call sins, here on earth.  With ME, you are always forgiven, even before you do it.  You, though, hold yourself accountable and find yourself guilty over and over and over again for the same ‘crime/choice’.  Furthermore, you continue to make the same choice each time you are faced with it, no matter the repercussions.  In other words, I do not punish you.  I simply try to lead you to that which your heart truly desires.  Your choices grant or deny you the opportunity or punishment (as you deem it).”

Our moments of challenge are not meant to be experienced as punishment.  They are meant to be experienced as opportunities for learning.  If we remember this, we might have fewer incidents of repeating the same actions.

For ten years of my adult life, I hushed the voice.  I hid my personal relationship with God and ignored my calling in front of those closest to me.  I jumped on board with the many that seek things to prove their worth.  It was a hard life.  I filled my world with people that I did not admire or agree with, activities that meant nothing, and goals that I did not really want to achieve.  Within that time, I gave birth to 3 beautiful souls, each of them coming to remind me to get back on track.

I am back on track now, hearing the voice louder and clearer than I can recall in years.  It is amazing.  Over and over I am in a state of awe.  Each day, I rise with the brilliance of the sun, happy to be present.  I love my life just as it is.  I have a sense of gratitude far beyond any I have ever embodied.  I am thrilled to be alive.  I am happy for my experiences, for every present moment, and for all that is to come.  I am letting go of fear more and more each day.  I am enjoying my life.

I am doing the work that I have been called to do and it is fluid and healthy; mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially.

These days, I really do understand the power that I possess in manifesting my life.  It is enormous and miraculous; it is undeniably God.  I am the light and so are you.  I am beautiful and so is every other living thing on this earth.  I am chosen and so are you.

I am following the voice of Spirit in the work that I do.  I am disrobing every ounce of fear along the way.  Everyday, I am learning and growing and loving more than the day before.  This is my Hero’s Journey, my personal calling and it feels so absolutely amazing.  My heart sings with the ease of my current path and I watched the birds soar in confirmation.

My work is simple and poignant.  It is about reconnecting people to life, to Spirit, to love.  I am allowed to use my passion for whole healing, women, and girls and my abilities in spiritual coaching, writing, and hearing (the voice of Spirit) to do this work.  To those that come to me, I am grateful to be in your presence and to assist you on your journey.

I share this with you because I wish the JOY, love, beauty, and more, that I am experiencing, for you; today and for the rest of your life.  I am wallowing in it; expressing gratitude for it everyday, several times a day.  I want everyone in the world to experience this at some point in their life.  Be open to it.

I am in love with God and Mother Earth and all that they have bestowed upon me.  I am grateful for you and every living organism that I share this planet with.  Thank you for being in my life, in my world.

May we all know peace, confidence, and unconditional love within, forever and ever…Amen.

Today, I feel grateful, inspired, blessed, love, joy, happiness, confidence, and peaceful.

The Big Girl Detox

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My angels were reduced to some of the worst fits during their detox.  That said, they never requested any fast foods.  On their last night, before starchier foods (breads, pastas, and oatmeal; but not sugar) were allowed back into their diets, we went grocery shopping.  I am happy to say that while they insisted on having pizza Friday (2 days later), they also requested tacos (lots of veggies  and no gluten here; sometimes you take what you can get when it comes to healthy & kids), and a whole ham for Saturday.

I asked them about their best eats during the detox.  Their list included:  Sorbet (frozen berries only), quinoa bowls (quinoa, broccoli, and sautéed greens w/onions & peppers), green salad (w/roasted chicken and salsa), & apples w/cinnamon.  🙂

I, on the other hand, am headed into the most intense part of my detox.  For the first 5-days, I attempt to do all liquid; green veggie juices, veggie broth, and tea (raw green rooibos is my favorite; helps me do without the caffeine).  At the same time I am cleansing the upper and lower intestines with a chlorophyll and water drink, psyllium hulls capsules, and colonics.  During the second 5 days I add heavy probiotics (RAW Probiotics 5-day formula).  If you are prone to Candida, like me, these probiotics are great at killing off the bad bacteria/Candida overgrowth.  That said, the die-off is so intense you feel like you have the worst case of the flu.  In response, I make certain to have a few more colonics to get rid of the toxins.  I eat only raw veggies and nuts and I drink lots of the same liquids from the first 5-days.  In addition, I flush my liver daily with lemon, garlic, and olive oil each night (If you are considering a Big Girl Detox, please consult your Health Care Practitioner).

A few of my more favored practices that I indulge in during my detox include:

1)  Daily Meditation;  3x per day in fact.  I use it to hear Spirit clearly and to visualize the successes of my detox

2)  Dry Skin Brushing; a long handle natural brush and long strokes help exfoliate skin, drain the lymphatic system, increase circulation, and reduce cellulite.

3)  Talk Fasting; simply be quiet for the first hour of the morning and one hour before bed.

4)  Oil Pulling; Sesame oil swished through the teeth for a minimum of 30 seconds, 3x per week for a healthier mouth, which is where a lot of health problems begin.  I also brush with baking soda & peroxide and I practice tongue scraping (to cleanse my tongue of the white, toxic show of thrash during the detox).

5)  Swedish Bitters; a terribly bitter, herbal liquid, that improves the operation of your entire digestive system.

 

I hope you consider a few of these practices on your road to whole health.

May you enjoy a peaceful detox and a happy life.

Detox Time 2014

 

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Anytime a client or friend comes to me mentioning a physical illness I suggest they start with a good detox.  The type of detox you do will vary based on your habits, your health, and your overall goal.  As a Metaphysical Life Coach, I take you through a few steps that accompany the process of figuring out the best solution for you and I always suggest that you consult your healthcare practitioner for best results. 

My girls and I are doing our annual detox.  For them we start with 3 days of fruits, veggies, and real meat (chicken, beef, pork, fish, eggs, nothing processed) plus, one treat a day.  A treat consists of any one serving of anything not on the menu.  So, a sandwich, cereal, hot chocolate, or brownie would be considered a treat.  To drink, the girls are allowed unsweetened herbal tea and water.  The next 3 days comes with the same menu, minus the treat.  The next 3 days cancels out the meat (this part is easiest because my girls do not thrive on meat).  The last day is raw veggies only.  Finally, the girls are able to add fruit in one day, then, meat the next, anything except actual sugar for 3 days.  Then, they are allowed back into their old habits, as long as they are eating things at home (including sweet treats; no fast foods or pkup/carry-out); this way, I am aware of the ingredients.  Besides that, I do not purchase a lot of processed items for them to munch on.  During this entire process, my girls are being administered herbs, enzymes, and probiotics that help to break down and remove excess toxins within their bodies; and add in good bacteria.  Thus, there are a lot more trips to the loo and interesting co-dependence behaviors expressed.  This detox process occurs every January and every June for my girls. 

My detox is a lot more intense and thorough, generally climaxing to a fast (abstinence of all food) in combination with a series of colonics, and an intake of liver and intestinal flushes.  This level of detoxing is not for the faint of heart and is not suggested for every being. 

That said a detox is a cleansing.  A cleansing works well for whole health in that it creates clarity and good health mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally; which creates more mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity for better financial decisions. 

If you are considering a detox or cleanse of sorts, but scared of the challenge, try abstaining from other habits as a challenge to your capabilities of mind over matter strength. 

Check here each week for a new challenge throughout the month of February:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inspiration-at-BellaOnline/161547880528487

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/851286/CHALLENGE_week_1#Post851286

I’ll give you a heads up on Friday and we will begin the challenge on Sunday.  Chime in with your successes and your challenges.

Next step, get yourself a good Metaphysical Life Coach/Practitioner to help you through your detox process.

Yes, I have slots available this month, email me at yvonnies@yvonniedubose.com