Love is Wholeness. The essence of Love is Peace. The essence of Wholeness is Unity. My essence is Love, therefore, my essence is Peace; my essence is Unity. Since my essence is Unity, I share Love and Peace wholly. Knowing the Unity of whole Love and Peace with All is the essence of Holiness. I choose to be aware, to understand and to Know my Whole and Holy self, which is Love.
The first time I read a zodiac sign personality assessment that claimed I have a “driven” personality, I balked. Then, I thought about it and realized it was right.
Sometimes I can be like a dog with a bone; I get my mind fixed on something and I can’t stop until I’m done, or have gotten my fill of whatever “it” is. I’ve done this at jobs, with sacred geometry, the spiral dance, fasting, prayer, certain books, certain writing, working out, lots of things. It does not happen all the time, and it seems only to happen with certain things. It feels like I am immersing myself in something in order to have an intense learning experience.
More often than not, by the time I am done, not only have I learned, but I have developed a way to teach someone else what I have learned. That’s why I’m a good boss–I can train people at their job, because I’ve learned the job. After I spent an entire weekend figuring out how to draw the Shri Yantra using only a compass, a straightedge, and a pencil, I created a demonstration video and drawing guide; when I figured out the mathematical progression of arm positions for the Spiral Dance, I also had a PowerPoint ready to teach it.
You may think these Journeys are that, are of me being driven, but you’d be wrong. I am committed and dedicated to these Journeys, but here the learning is more diffuse, over a longer period of time; there can be moments of intensity, but those come up as part of the Journeys, not as part of my personality.
I tell you all this because even though I am not driven in this Journey, I am becoming driven with a subset of it, namely the cleansing/healing of my physical body. So, now, being driven is becoming part of this Journey: I have something new to learn!
This is how I am currently understanding it:
Love is Wholeness. Wholeness includes the body. The body needs to be included in how we understand Love. I need to know what my body feels like Whole, in Love.
How do I do that? By bringing Peace and Unity into my body. Where there is not-Peace, there is dis-ease. If there is dis-ease, there is not-Wholeness. So, somewhere in my body, there is dis-unity that needs to be healed (made whole).
By cleansing my physical body, and eliminating dis-ease I am going to learn what it means to bring more Wholeness into my body, and therefore bring more Love into my body.
Since Love is infinite, the amount of Love we can have or include in our bodies is infinite. Love’s nature is to always be able to give more. Thus, whether or not someone is showing signs of un-health, un-wholeness, there is always more Wholeness to be had.
It feels like I’ll be making room for Love, like I will be learning how to allow more Love.
My plan is simple. I am going to eat only raw fruits and vegetables for 28 days. I am actually elated that this is corresponding to Journey of Healing. I couldn’t have made this more synchronous if I tried (which I didn’t).
Would you like to join me? Cleanse your body? It’s going to be fun, as always. And, the same “rules” apply to the cleanse, as they do for these Journeys: Do what you can, baby steps, commit to what you think you can do, do the best you can. Everything is a step and we just keep taking steps. I am excited!
I’ll let you know what day I am actually going to start. I figure I must start in the next 5 days, so that I have the remainder of the 40-days to frame the cleanse. I need to clean out my refrigerator, make sure I have “menu” ideas, to make it easy, buy some supplements (totally not necessary, but encouraged), and get organized about how I am going to make it! If you are interested, there are several great resources out there.
The cleanse I am following is from the book Medical Medium, in which there is really just one rule: eat only raw fruit and vegetables for 28 days (though, there are suggestions beyond the rule).
Again, there are several options for you. Do some research and find something that feels right for you. Ask Love to guide you (it can be very simple, just say something like, “Love, please guide me in making right choices to make room in my body for more of You”).
Here are a few optional cleanses I have done, plus one a trusted friend of mine has done, for you to research:
I will caution you against buying cleanses that are a bunch of pills. You want to eat…just eat raw.
There are also many websites and Facebook groups out there to support a raw diet, which you can find through your favorite search engine. Here is one I follow: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RawFoodRecipeJunction/
Above all, do what is right for you! Eat what feels right. It has taken me a long time to get to a point where I can physically, mentally, practically, socially, even think about eating raw for 28 days. I may not make it, and I am ok with that…but I am going to do my best. All I know is, my body is telling me “do this”. What is your body telling you? Sometimes it takes some trial and error to figure it out. I’ll be here for you!