View Full Version : Today i couldn't stop crying.
07-04-2006, 07:59 PM
:confused: I don't know why exactly, i just know that i started feeling real sad last night and then today i felt all alone and i just broke down and cried so loud the neighbors stopped their celebrating to listen, i couldn't stop crying and feeling sad. My poor husband didn't know what was wrong or what was going on.
Could this be part of a detox?
Has anyone else gone though this? Please let me know.
I am very confused about it.
Thanks for the support.
07-04-2006, 08:03 PM
Well, when I was depressed I would sit and cry over any little thing, sometimes nothing. I couldn't stop, I didn't want to. I wanted to just be alone, to die....it seemed like there was no possible way to feel better, no light, nothing.
I don't know what yours could be from, but have you ever had depression? Or any reason to be over stressed right now?
orrr some people say that things like that come up with detox?
I hope you feel better!
07-04-2006, 08:27 PM
I surely could use a good cry. I'm overdue. I was trying to have a pity party alone last week and it got interupted by family needs and a honey do list. Ughhh I so wanted those tears.
I find them liberating and refreshing.
The toxic and emotional release I get from crying is exhilirating, unless I'm truely grieving, then those tears never feel good, they are just necessary for closure.
It's been through deep sobbing nights and cry baby tears by day that I've made some of my best changes in life. Ended unfruitful relationships, relocated, and changed JOBS.
07-04-2006, 08:32 PM
:) You know i do feel of sense of cleansing, it's strange. I still don't understand what happened but i feel renewed somewhat.
Maybe i'm leaving the old behind and starting anew. Who knows but i feel better still a little sad but it's not the same kind of like it's going away.
Thanks so much.
07-04-2006, 10:18 PM
I'm WAY over do for this. I don't cry...almost ever. I get SO close to tears welling up in my eyes, but I never let anything out. I keep it all inside. Um, I don't now how to cry for sad/depressed/"cleansing" reasons (that's embarassing to admit!).
Yes, for you this could be emotional detox. I went through it when I first went raw and sometimes I still do.
I want to cry now, but I can't!
07-05-2006, 12:01 AM
Oh Y-E -S !
Been there and it can be very intense and abrupt. Please make sure you have some kind of support as alot of inner deep emotions and issues can surface.
I recall experiencing the crying episodes for what felt like no reason but while it was going on, felt a sense of progressing cleansing and positive change.........I would go from happy to sad,angry and extremely depressed in a short period of time thru out the day...............like an "opening up"...............a locked down prisoner seeing the sun for the first time in a long time.
07-05-2006, 12:02 AM
It very well could be your body releasing toxins in more ways than one! I hope you felt better!!
07-05-2006, 01:06 AM
I've been emotionally raw for two days, for no reason at all. I've been (mostly) physically raw for three weeks and I'm assuming it's detox. Random outbursts, crying for no reason, yelling at my boyfriend.
I'm going to give it a week to play out before I read anything into it.
Roll with it. See what happens...
07-05-2006, 01:47 AM
:) He didn't react too well and i called him "weak" because he wouldn't there for me, meaning that i wanted him to be strong and just take it and hug me and pet me through it. After he calmed down he did say he was sorry and that next time i should let him know what i was feeling but i didn't know what was going on. All i could do was wail louder and louder for about an hour.
Yes, i feel much better, thanks to you all. It's great knowing that i am not alone in this.
This is the first time it has happened and it scared both of us.
It's good having friends that can help.
07-05-2006, 02:09 AM
My father and step mother did a total cleanse and the journals that they kept were very enlightening. My father who is about as even keel and steady as they go type, spent 3 days weaping without limits. He called them "Waves of Sorrow". He felt that he spent that time grieving for all the things in his life that he didn't have time for or the understanding for (He was 72 when he did the cleanse!). When he purged his body, all the emotions came out as well. My step mother went in to many deep bouts of depression along with some real amazing health breakthroughs. Both felt Wonderful after after and only experienced minor bouts again.
Since going raw a lot of my moments have been really good ones but I have had to grieve also for the food I will no longer eat. It is like losing a good friend.
When we eat the food becomes us so to speak. When we put the right things in us it cleanses out the old and evil debris. Don't be afraid, If you need to be held, drag your man to the couch and put his arms around you :)
Be good to yourself! A nice bubble bath, some fresh flowers, a leisurly walk or a glorious nap with a BIG Teddybear.
Cry the tears and let the fall away from you and look to new beginnings :)
I am sure the wonderful people here will add to your support. Read their journals and look and see what moments they have. Sharing and showing compassion for others can draw us up out of our own dispair.
Hope that helped a bit :)
07-05-2006, 07:38 AM
Yes, Yes, Yes. I have gone through this. To this day, the most shocking thing that I wasn't aware of was "Emotional detox". My poor hubby had to deal with two days straight of me crying. And we'd laugh in between spouts of it trying to figure out why I was crying. Emotional detox is what has actually been the hardest for me. I've had a few "angry" or "easily disturbed" days as well. I warn my family on these days.
I can tell you once I get the emotions "out of me", I feel lighter and happier. I feel a release and higher vibrationally!! I feel closer to the universe, enlightened, and spiritually higher.
07-05-2006, 10:27 AM
Sorry if this has been said already, but I learned through my transition that there were so many suppresed emotions cooked food was taking care of for me. While looking at raw life as a blessing, in the beginning, it felt as a mixed blessing because of all this anger, pain, sadness, etc I flushed. All those awful everyday habits were camouflaging (sp?) all the pain that was pulsating under the surface.
It wont be like this all the time. I've noticed through Raw that once I'm over a hurdle, never have to revisit it. So let's be proud that rough one will be over & you have better things awaiting you!!
07-05-2006, 10:47 AM
:D Today feels so strange, it feels like i'm a new person sort of, i feel drained and tired, lightheaded and toxic. I feel this way but i also feel better like a load is being lifted off of me that i did not know was there.
As for my dear husband he now understands what was going on and he is more sensitive and caring, he held me last night and watched me closely to see if my emotions would boil over again. He was scared and didn't know what he had done to make me act that way, he thought i was mad at him and he reacted to it. But things are better now and I'm so glad to have friends like you all to help me to understand what happened.
Getting the old emotions out, i never heard of that but if you have a clean body why not a clean mind, renewed thoughts and better emotional health.
Thank you so much, i'm loving the new ME.
07-05-2006, 05:36 PM
-I've been all raw for many years - and I still cry! Any reason is a good one! :) Especially if they are tears of joy!
07-05-2006, 06:39 PM
Blessed, I'm so glad you're having a better day... as we get rid of the toxins we'll keep getting lighter!
07-07-2006, 03:32 AM
Some people say that every time you emotionally eat you store emotions. So, when you are detoxing those feelings come out. I have cried many times because of detox, and it will just pop out of no where. Sometimes I don't even know why I am crying, it just happens. Just know it is normal, and find someone who understands about detox, and doesn't think your going crazy. I know that it is hard to share that with someone that doesn't understand, because they just don't get it. I have noticed that alot of times after I cry, I will feel better afterwards, I have even had a nauseated stomach go away afterwards.
07-07-2006, 04:09 AM
I still cry fairly often because I'm a very emotional person but I did go through a huge emotional detox that was pretty constant for a couple weeks. I was depressed, cried A LOT, got angry, was irritable, yelled at my poor husband for no reason etc. but I feel so much better after letting all those things out and getting rid of them. It is important to let yourself cry when you need to, it is healthy. This isn't just a cooked VS. raw thing either, this is just a need that humans have. We must emotionally detox on a regular basis or else we can develop serious issues.
07-07-2006, 10:22 AM
This happened to me last weekend, but I think the chili powder I had used had gluten in it.
07-07-2006, 12:13 PM
This absolutely happens to me now and then! When I first went raw more often, and now less and less. I will notice I feel down, and usually I try to just be with it and see what I feel in my body. Most often, I'll think, "Hey this feels familiar... kind of like when I was 11... kind of my when this happened what i was eleven!!" and while the upset doesn't totally go away always (sometimes it does) I am clear my emotions are old. It only makes sense, because if we store emotions in our bodies, then as raw food cleanses our bodies, the emotions gotta go too. I think this is where some people will fall off the wagon, because while physically they want raw food, spiritually and emotionally it can happen too fast.
but i just try to enjoy it. get under the covers in my dirty sweats and cry until I'm done. it feels wonderful.
tho also... if I accidentally consume something less than ideal, you know like some cocoa powder... the first thing I usually notice is being upset
I've also experienced this when eating a purer diet. We are what we eat in many ways and since we experience detox physically, it makes sense that we'll feel it emotionally too. I've been transitioning back to a high raw diet over the last month and I've had a roller coaster of emotions, to be sure! Also, I've been doing some work with a therapist who helps people to relearn to breath properly. It's really amazing but most of us don't remember how to breath and so don't get enough oxygen into our bodies. I went to this therapist for the "mechanics" of how to breath, and just discovered at our last session (quite unexpectedly) that he also does breath transformation work (very deep spiritual stuff), which I have to say is incredibly powerful! In the middle of a breathing exercise (which is designed to produce a reservoir of oxygen) I had a total meltdown...just began sobbing uncontrollably out of the blue. He then told me that it was not uncommon. When you free the breath it does tremendous things emotionally/spiritually too. Anyway, back to the raw foods thing...when you eat raw you give your body more oxygen. Oxygen is the great purifier. It makes sense that these both tend to produce the same reactions. I still can't tell you what my breakdown was about, but I know that I released something that had been stuck there for awhile because I feel much more at peace now.
Sounds like you're doing some deep cleansing...that's a great thing! May not feel great, but it is. Bravo!
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