Day 7: Connection is Key

detox Jul 19, 2021

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."   -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In the video, Doc mentions  the spiritual aspect of a cleanse. The correlation isn’t talked about often, but when we started this journey, we kept our minds open to whatever presented itself along the way. Sometimes clarity comes in the form of a decision or an idea, other times, it’s in the silence. Listening within is challenging in the day to day because of the noise we are inundated with from the world around us. If you choose to do this, or any form of a cleanse, please allow yourself to also withdraw from the outside chaos at the same time. A break from social media, tv, etc will grant you the space to really connect with your body, food and higher power. Allowing you mind, body and spirit to align in this way will maximize the benefits beyond what science can tell us. 

Our human experience is greatly affected by what we inherit from our families. While genetics play a role, the learned choices play a much larger one. We are influenced by the choices our parents and grandparents first made for us; then around us as we grew older. We are also strongly influenced by those we surround ourselves with. (Like likes like.) To the degree that subtle peer pressure even has a profound affect on what we eat and how we take care of ourselves, as well as what we dismiss. For some, it can seem frightening to start a new path. 

Our advice, which we borrow from Mother Teresa; do it anyway. Taking care of yourself, in turn takes care of others. This happens both physically and spiritually. The choices we make influence our outcomes as well as the choices generations will make after us. The importance of listening to our bodies and choosing better options becomes a responsibility similar - but with more impact - to teaching our kids how to have good manners and drive a car. The underlying connection we have to one other builds an intricate web spanning all times and planes. 

I will admit, this is not easy. It's difficult to break the cycles of everything we learned growing up. This cleanse has been more of a coaster ride than anticipated but in the end, the benefits outweigh any struggle. While it has consumed our lives this past week, it is honestly a first-world problem. Our level of gratitude throughout this entire experience has been at an all-time high knowing so many fight daily for their next meal or clean water. We can only imagine the strife our fellow humans feel and we understand how incredibly blessed we are to have this abundance of choice. Regardless of human circumstances, we are all powerful, spiritual beings radiating energy and light in a way the human mind may never fully comprehend.

Connection is key. Begin with yourself; mind, body and spirit. Then watch how it ripples through the lives around you. 


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