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05-16-2008, 06:52 AM
Upon waking the last 2 days after I stopped my almost 3 week mc I have felt a little sad:( , depressed like....I know I need a little play time incorporated into my life but is it my body readjusting to food again?
Thanks for any of your thoughts~
05-16-2008, 11:27 AM
I do quite a bit of fasting, just did 34 days then 20 days already this year. Plus a few small fasts. Each time I start eating solid foods I go through an ajustment period where I feel low energy and sad because when you fast you get used to feeling so light and have such incredible energy. Your body dosn't have all that work to do digesting food. Fasting is totally a high and now you have to re-adjust to a lower level of energy again. It will pass in a few days to a week depending.
05-16-2008, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I felt discouraged after my last 24-day fast. But then I realized how much progress I made dumping some toxins and have experienced a definite boost to my mental clarity afterwards. Plus, I made some spiritual progress and starting having vivid, psychic dreams.
05-16-2008, 11:36 AM
Hi Oceanee, we also experience emotional detox in addition to the physical transformation. There is much more to this but essentially we harbor and hold emotions in our tissues along with the toxins. We are amazing and complex beings for sure! When you release the toxins, you also release the emotions attached to them. For example, if you got angry at something and didn't express this anger in the present moment it could be sitting in your heart or your liver or buried deep in some fatty tissue that you're letting go of.
Emotional fluctuations are a welcome compliment as you heal. It means you're clearing it out! It won't stay long.
Just like you shouldn't end a fast when you're feeling crappy, try to hang in there when the dark emotions surface. I bet in a a couple or more days you will feel better, elated even as they leave.
05-16-2008, 07:38 PM
Thanks for all your replies. The past fast/cleanses I accomplished I had great energy when I introduced food again but as I rethink these past few weeks I did feel more light and relieved in away I had not before. I thought I would experience more emotional detoxing ~ but go figure :rolleyes: , it's not up to me! I will try and spend tomorrow in the beautiful healing gulf and that always bring an inner joy and peace to my soul.
On the outside I appear happy and fine ~ isn't it interesting how we expose ourselves online to the world.
Thanks again ~
05-23-2008, 07:27 AM
Ok - i am also experiencing some sort of lower state comparing to fast.
It was not easy to fast for long but after all i liked the way i felt - so light and free.
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
I am only on day 3 of my first juice fast . I like the way I feel so much that I am thinking of how to incorporate Juice days into my life. Maybe once or twice a week or juice til dinner days. My body feels so much better without digesting. I've got a ways to go before I try it. Anybody do this?
05-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I'm right there with you shashibala! :D I have been doing a mostly liquid diet all year. It feels so much better. :D
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