“Deep fasting always involves suffering. It is physically difficult. It is often undertaken because we are suffering in our daily lives and we wish to heal ourselves… All of us have taken beliefs and spiritual attitudes into ourselves that are in conflict with who we are. The important thing is to allow yourself to empty, not just physically but also spiritually and emotionally”
~ Stephen Harrod Buhner
Spring is alive and calling parts of you back to life again. What is waking up inside of you? What do you still need to clear in order to hear your inner healer and heart song?Spring calls us to cleanse as we now have a deeper access to ourselves through what was composted and returned to the Earth in the Fall and Winter- that is if you were tuning in. And, if life goes whizzing by you regardless of the seasons this is a call for you to pay a little closer attention to your process, your emotions and your physical illnesses and imbalances.
Spring’s new energy can greatly amplify what truly wants to come to life and be shifted for the greater good within you. Thus it is the main season of cleansing and beginning to look at deeper levels of fasting.
HOWEVER MANY WILL FAIL OR CRASH THEIR CLEANSE. And, in truth you can never really fail as every moment of our lives is a teacher- especially our perceived failures and disappointments.
The above quote captures the deep reasons cleansing falls short of its intended results. Many want to cleanse as a quick fix path to an external destination. And, mini 3 day cleanses, even one day fasts are incredibly healing for short and long term health. But regardless of the duration of the cleanse if you are not integrating and creating space for the holistic journey and the cleanse -on all levels of soma and psyche -then inevitably you will feel more stuck and drained- and possibly re- traumatized post cleanse.
TRAUMATIZED? Yes. This is many layered and a piece that is vital to every one choosing to cleanse.