So here I am, back in the real world after an amazing week in Yorkshire on a juicing cleanse. Whilst I usually carry out two cleanses a year at the time of the Equinox, I have never had the luxury, or indulgence of being away on my own. I am usually at home still cooking for the family and running around doing all my normal tasks, what a difference to be in a neutral space. A friend of mine Linda decided to do what she called a detox 'share' so a group of us got together and covererd the cost of the hire of the cottages and the organic vegetables for the juicing. We had a rota for making the juices, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm which meant we never felt hungry at all. The mornings were spent doing enemas or colonics and we shared therapies in the afternoons. I am currently studying to be a wellness coach with the wonderful Shola Arewa and so it was a fabulous opportunity for me to try out some of my energy exercises on the group and to do some energy balance on people individually. I really enjoyed the opportunity to do this and also got really valuable feedback on the process. It also gave me the space to develop my own practise in terms of my energy work which helped with the detoxing. During the middle few days energy was lacking and so it was great that the cottages had woodburners and we could just sit and chillout. And by the last two days energy and enthusiasm was great, everyones skin looked clearer and we all found a new enthusiasm for life - what a gift. For the last few years I have had a pesky wart on the side of my thumb and have been waiting for my health to give me an indication of its status by parting company with it, during the cleanse last week it said its farewell!! So yes I lost weight, my skin improved, energy did but the best indicator for me was the departure of my wart - cleansed indeed :-)).
Take a look at the wonderful raw food we had on Friday evening to break our fast
So If any of you get the opportunity to spend some time away from everything, just juicing, cleansing and most of all just BEING then I would highly recommend it.
The highlight of the week for me was leading a loving kindness meditation on the 11/11/11 at 11 minutes past 11 - so moving.
My final note is one of thanks - to the Universe for providing me this healing space, but most of all to my beautiful daughter Marcella for allowing me the time and space to do this, thank you beautiful soul xxx