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Listening To The Feminine.

Those of you who are following these posts might want to know how I got on with the conversation I had with my body last night. As I was lying in bed I asked my body if we could either find a different way of releasing the toxins, or move it through overnight while I slept. Well my body chose the latter and this resulted in numerous trips to the bathroom, some sleep and then up, back and forth until I almost began to regret my request. Somehow I did manage to get some rest and then lo and behold, I woke feeling so much better, the cold is still in my system but the sore throat is gone. I suspect that when I wake up tomorrow I will be completely hale and hearty again!

I still felt tired but I only did what absolutely had to be done, and that was after having a nice sleep in. I came home and had a sleep in the afternoon, the honest truth is that I could probably have slept all day, but I had two plays to go to, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. That’s my country town, always so much to do and the finale for the evening was “The Vagina Monologues”. Some of you may recall a post called “My Regretful Vagina” that I wrote after deciding not to audition for this play. No regrets after seeing the show, it was deeply profound, disturbing, and very, very funny, to take part in a performance of this depth would have required energy and focus that I simply didn’t have to spare.

Brooke Shields and Andrea Martin perform The Vagina Monologues at V Day in New York, 2001. Photograph: Scott Gries/Getty Images http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/feb/04/how-we-made-vagina-monologues

Brooke Shields and Andrea Martin perform The Vagina Monologues at V Day in New York, 2001. Photograph: Scott Gries/Getty Images
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/feb/04/how-we-made-vagina-monologues

So by staying in touch with my own needs I was able to have my cake and eat it too! Listen to what your body has to say to you, it’s always speaking to us but most people tend to ignore the wisdom that it has to share. Life is so much more rewarding when you pay attention, I LOVE mindfulness, it means that I usually have a good idea of what is going in inside me, and if I don’t it’s an opportunity to discover more about that last frontier, the inner realms of the human spirit.

Here are a couple of clips I’ve posted before, but both well worth watching more than once, the first is my favourite version of “My Angry Vagina” from the monologues. The second is Eve Ensler, the author of “The Vagina Monologues”, speaking in India about the horrors of violence against women, and the inspiration and joy of what women are doing to change this. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og10JphWHRQ

Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl | Video on TED.com

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The Body Speaks.

To stay on an even keel and not to be overwhelmed, a constant challenge in this busy life I have created!  I didn’t have to stay longer at the club tonight but in doing so I created stronger connections with my community, as well as having a bucket load of fun. Then home to write posts with so much less time than I had planned, and I have a really sore throat, oh Goddess please don’t let me get sick. It will make my night out at the theatre tomorrow night so much less enjoyable, I will have to have a chat with my body and see if there is some other way for it to release whatever it is trying to let go of.

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I don’t get sick very often, genetics plays a part in this, I have a particularly tough constitution. But I also communicate with my body all the time, when I can feel sickness coming on I always ask my body if there is some other way that it can clear whatever it is needing to get out of my system. This is why I am not a believer in taking medication for colds, the body is busy getting rid of toxins and all you are doing is pushing it all back into the system. So at the end of the day I will surrender to the cold if I have to, but a lot of the time it dances around my edges and then goes away.

Of course you need to keep your immune system nice and strong, good nutrition is an important part of that as well as supplements. Listen to your body, I’ve been starting every day with a green smoothie since the New Year, but a few days ago my smoothie didn’t taste so good, always a sign that something needs to change. So I’m having them every second day and lo and behold, my smoothie tastes good again!

green smoothie

Good health is kind of simple in some ways, but we have strayed such a long way from basic nutrition and self-care in this culture, people have largely forgotten those basics. Time to return to the past, and add in the amazing new information that is coming in from the new paradigm!

Letting Go.

Feeling exceedingly odd today, I couldn’t get out of bed yet again, felt like I wanted to spend the whole day there but I know if I did I wouldn’t feel good about myself. I began by doing my first oil pulling, this is when you swirl coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes, it feels weird and I kept having to remind myself to keep swishing. When you spit the oil out it is all milky and contains toxins which the oil has helped to remove from your body.

Since then I’ve had a green smoothie and a few macadamia nuts and done some reading and a bit of hand washing and through all of this my head has felt very strange. A bit like when you have a flu or virus, it is a sensation I associate with cellular shifts going on in my body. So I guess that is most likely what is going on, I started my moon bleed on saturday and had the sense that I might be doing a particularly big shedding.

As a matter of fact the other times my head has felt like this I have been going through major detox so there is my answer to the way I’m feeling. The feeling in my head only happened after the oil pulling so it would seem that it helped to speed up the release of toxins. Probably a good idea to consider giving up coffee for a few days but I probably won’t, I don’t get withdrawals when I don’t drink coffee, but when I want it I want it and that’s that!

So much for Miss I want to achieve optimum health, well it will simply have to be in stages, and maybe I will always have coffee in my life. As I go along I add in good habits, and remove the bad, it is a slower way of creating change but the new habits are more likely to stick.

Optimum Health, One Step at a Time!!!!!!!!

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy that
works as a magnificent de-toxifier for the mouth
and the whole body, often solving chronic dental
issues without the need to go to the dentist.

How exactly does this work?  Click below!

Video: (5:09)

http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/21796.html