It's been a long time coming, but i think it's finally time I cleaned my dirty dishes (and not just metaphorically!). I've been on what you might call a "journey of self-discovery" over the past two years, and it's been mighty bumpy, let me tell you. I won't be revealing every detail of the mountains and valleys I've climbed, the rights and wrongs of my journey, for all the world to see on my blog, but, in the spirit of shared experience and feeling connected, i'm going to be writing about... well, some more meaningful stuff from now on.
There's no real start or finish to this, so i guess i'll start with today's discovery, which is all about detoxing. Everything. Your whole life. Body, mind, spirit... even your sink!
About 3 months ago, I quit sugar. Fructose to be precise. It was easily the best thing I've ever done for my health. Ever. I'll share more about this later.... but, last week, I took things a step further. I stayed at Fivelements in Bali. It was a pretty life-changing experience. Set amongst the lush rainforests of Ubud, alongside the sacred Ayung River, this amazing healing centre with its organic raw vegan food and lovely people, helped me begin to cleanse my body... and, quite unexpectedly, my emotions! I returned feeling like my "inner voice" was telling me to make some changes.
Back home in Melbourne, I'm committed to eating cleaner, living simpler, making changes and being more... authentic. To listening. I'm experimenting with delicious raw vegan, or fructose free, organic recipes, which I'll try to post about or share on instagram, purifying my water, slowing down... and bikram yoga tonight.
One final thing I thought I'd comment on, as its something I've really never experienced before, is the emotional side of detoxing. Maybe you've experienced this too? Suddenly, all the negative emotions (you know, the ones that us bubbly, glass-half-full types are so good at repressing) are just pouring out of me! I'm talking about some serious waterworks here. Yup, crying. At the gym, walking down the street, in the kitchen. Ridiculous! Especially, I'm feeling a deep sense of regret for mistakes of the past. Things I didn't face up to at the time. And grief. A whole lot of grief.
Anyway, as with all detox effects, I'm sure this will soon pass... and with it, bring a new sense of clarity and rightness and peace. Back to glass half full for me, please! I'll keep you posted.
Oh... and I hope you're all looking forward to reading about my fructose-free, raw, organic, vegan adventures. See you all soon xx