View Full Version : Emotional Detox
03-24-2008, 08:06 PM
So my detox sympotms continue to fluctuate; skin is no longer dry for the most part and many things are healing. I still have aches and pains and still waiting for that RAW energy but I know it is coming. That being said, I was wondering some about emotional detox. I know I have heard a few things about it, but I was wondering if you all know more or have had experience with it. Anyway...I had a really rough couple of years during middle school and I sort of shoved those thoughts away. I can't even remember most of what happened during that time. However, I suddenly seem to keep thinking about it and remembering things that I have not thought of or remembered in years. It doesn't bother me really, but it's just strange that these thoughts just come by. So any thoughts?
03-24-2008, 08:26 PM
I am going through some really difficult emotional detox. I am on day 4 of a juice feast. I am usually very positive and it has gotten me through the last couple of years which have been very difficult. I have used distraction and food to numb myself. Now I've decided to not distract myself and I have been crying on and off all day. I also have had thoughts of things I had been avoiding thinking about but I am doing my best to allow myself to be present and allow these thoughts to come up. Someone wrote - the only way out of pain is thru it' and I"m trying to keep that in mind.
03-24-2008, 08:52 PM
OH YES!!! Welcome to feeling your feelings without the numbness that cooked food causes. :-) Don't worry, the "rawness" (sorry, couldn't resist) of the feelings will not be as intense as time progresses and your mind set and clarity and calm and peace and mood in general improves so much the longer that you are raw that it will become easier to handle your emotions.
In the meantime, find the courage to "sit" with the emotions and just feel. Remember that they WILL pass if you just let them happen. Take care of yourself. Do lots of self love and self nurturing.
You will get through it! I promise!!!
03-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Oh yes, all sorts of stuff rises to the surface while raw. Old memories, feelings (both positive and negative)... they seem to regain their vibrancy. In the case of the negatives, I think it's all part of the toxins being released from our bodies. We hold onto soooo much damaged stuff, both food related and mental. In order to get by, we bury those experiences that were most painful. I believe that being raw somehow loosens this up and sets it free. It's a good thing, although it feels rotten when it happens. But when you acknowledge them, the feelings pass. For me it's very different than the depression I felt when eating SAD. Then it was a numbness. Now, when I feel that old stuff it's more acute and definite but passes much more quickly. AND when I get through it I feel like I made some progress. :) Just allow yourself to feel it, maybe write it down? or try something to give it a "voice". It's a wild ride and I seem to learn something every day. Pretty cool!
Hang in there! :)
03-25-2008, 07:47 AM
I have been quite surprised on my raw journey of how many things I thought were dead issues have bubbled up! They've been easier to let go of. Raw works miracles:D
03-25-2008, 08:42 PM
Gosh! I thought it was just me being, well, I don't know how to describe it. Sometimes I just get the weirdest feelings welling up and I don't know what to do with them. I feel a little overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the soaking, dehydrating, planning and I haven't even started sprouting yet!
03-25-2008, 08:48 PM
Well thanks everyone for your responses! This has been really helpful and it is nice to know there are others dealing with the same issues as I am. Thanks again!
03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
I agree with everyone! This detox is whipping my butt. I feel energetic spurts once in a while, then weak & fatigued later on. Also started today with the emotions. I feel overwhelmed and not able to handle things I normally can. What do I do? I feel like everyone is fighting for my attention and I just want to be alone. I have NEVER felt this way before. Hopefully it will be over soon!
03-26-2008, 11:41 PM
wow NICELY PUT Liserpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!
i can so relate to this post and am so glad i popped in to read it. i was just saying today i don't know why i'm dreaming about and crying (briefly) about some very old pain.
i love what was said about now being able to deal more effectively. i can hardly believe this is happening to me actually!!!! never again am i questioning the use of the word 'miracle'
ok.......emotional response aside (lol)..........i too believe our responses are resulting from inner processes - just like the physical ones, they get more intense before they're gone for good.
i wonder if this happens with mental and emotional "illnesses" too.......though that might be for another post........
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