Cleansing has been a topic of discussion among many people I know. Cleansing is discussed on almost every morning and afternoon show (mostly female audience). Cleansing is a subject in many magazines standing in grocery aisles. The cleansing that is mainstream, and honestly the only one discussed, focuses on loosing weight or something physically related. Mainstream cleansing focuses ONLY on clearing your physical body of toxins.
The Today Show this morning aired an entire segment about how cleansing doesn’t just have to be juices, one can do it with soup.
I find the whole concept to be ridiculous. Starve yourself, only drink fluids (warm or cold) for what? To lose weight? To say you have accomplished something? To depeive yourself of chewing? To not get the appropriate proteins or nutrients?
This concept is incredibly popular.
Here is my question…
Why do we not discuss cleansing ourselves emotionally?
Our minds and feelings…how do we do that?
There are many ways, ideas and concepts to “conquer” (wrong word I think) that question. They differ with everyone.
Being open with people you love and trust
There are endless emotional cleansers
It’s finding the right one for you that’s important
And it’s not as simple as juice or soup
I am going to a funeral tomorrow to honor a young woman I have known that lost her life to cancer at 27 years old.
She and I were not incredibly close. I worked with her for a while and we have kept in touch over time.
When I found out she had passed away, I was shocked, I was sad and I waited for her obituary to come out to see if it would be feasible for me to attend her service.
It was, it is.
I will go honor her. But I’m scared. I’m scared that the emotion of being there and grieving her, lost so young, will damage me.
How incredibly selfish. I know.
I’m scared of death.
But, I will go, because it feels right to me.
Tonight, knowing what I will do tomorrow, I took an unneeded hot shower. I found myself confused, water running all over me, thinking ‘why am I here?’. I needed something warm I suppose.
I cried. I let myself be alone. I cried more. I let everything that is going on in my life hit me. I allowed myself to feel.
I cleansed. Without realizing it. With no social stigma. I didn’t need to do it. It wasn’t deliberate. I had no goal, like loosing weight, or assuming trying to seem healthy or trying the latest trend.
I just let go.
It felt like a “cleanse”.
Focus more on cleansing your emotional self.
I would imagine if you do, the physical peice will be much easier or perhaps you won’t even need that physical cleanse.