Completion Cycles & Why I'm Hurting w/Cooked Food

December 21, 2018
by Amy Rachelle

Hello Fellow Soul Seeker,
Coming to the end of 2018, how have you’ve shifted and grown?  
I’m curious what you’re completing at the close of the year, and what beckons your heart entering 2019?  Lured by longing, a restless spirit, or the desire to capture your glory – surely by identifying completion cycles – (what’s ending and beginning, dying and birthing)…. old weeds are pulled, and new seeds are sown.  What do you want to grow?
I write you in the air, on the way back to Europe after an epic 7 weeks on Bali.  It’s been soul stirring, mountain moving, and life-changing.  Many little to big things have come full circle, in what feels like tying up loose ends I didn’t even realize where hanging.  It’s offering me the opportunity to relate from a softer, more peaceful place…. reclaiming self-love, releasing anxiety I wasn’t aware of, while refreshing and enlivening me. 
One of the biggest completion cycles for me is with self-care, health, and my relationship with food, rebellion, and resistance. Relate to that?
As many of you know – after being 100% on raw food for 9 years and serious detoxing – my mind became quite rebellious – and it no longer felt natural.  Though always vegan, low glycemic, and properly food combined, the affects of about 20% cooked food in my diet in these past 5 years, has had many pro’s and cons.  Are you considering upgrading your diet and lifestyle?  Here’s some things I had forgotten, and needed to relearn:
-hands down, number 1…. feeling more socially integrated, and a part of the world.
-easier to find food options traveling, and on the go.
-feeling like I “fit in” in some circles.
-sharing with my husband (not that he needs that, this was my own thing).
-more easy going, and flexible.
-understanding others. It’s been super helpful and humbling to remember how challenging it can be to honor what we truly do want, though don’t always do.
-enjoying certain flavors and textures.
-a kind of freedom that comes with not having restrictions.
-a comfort and soothing of sorts.
-stopped pooing 3 times daily, constipation crept in, leading to bloating and digestive difficulties.
-gained 15 pounds, especially with peri-menopause hormonal changes.  This has been especially strange as I’ve never been “fat” in my life. I kind of liked it, though after some years of it, I want my lean body back, it just feels better.
-belly feeling backed up, sluggish circulation, and kidneys accumulating (lower back tension).
-too full, even though I wasn’t overeating.
-cellulite!  Wow, that’s really been an eye-opener. Never ever before had I experienced that.
-health started declining, needing more sleep, and more heavy in my body (and therefore mind).
-addicted to it, even though my body was rejecting it, not wanting to let go.
-drying me out.  Dehydration – even though I’ve consistently maintained drinking of few liters of green juice and water each day.
-I could feel it aging me… my eyesight dimmed, and overall vitality dropped. My skin and hair also lost sheen.  
-probably the most challenging of all has been the gas.  Cooked food, even though properly combined, has given me SOOOO much gas. It teaches me much though.  I learn how clogging it is, why I wasn’t losing weight, and why my health was declining… it comes down so much to the gas. It creates blocks, and plugs digestion.
Today is day 17 on juice.  My system is rebooting and showing me what’s naturally completing in my psyche and soul. Such a relief.  Self-fighting is at peace, and its now easy to honor what my body truly wants.  Fasting is completely effortless at this point – getting started is typically the hardest part.   So much gas is eliminating, I don’t want to interfere with the process, its easy to continue. I love it.  I’ve lost at least 7-8 pounds, my mind is clearing with each day, I only need 6 hours of sleep nightly, I’m more sensitive, and like my body much better – plus I have more energy and clarity.  Not to mention how it’s turning back the hands of time. I feel my true self again.  The cellulite is also going.  Oh, and it took 15 days, though the deep aching in my hip joint has stopped, and all the other little aches and pains are gone.
The messages of my body are clear. And I also know from experience to not make proclamations about the future – I learn instead to be present, and humble to the experience.  
I’ll likely continue to at least 30 days.  I’m so inspired, its given me the idea to offer a 30 Day New Years Total Reset Cleanse.  Who’s in?!!!  Yes, you can go for just a few days as well, and it doesn’t have to be only on juice. 
Are you completing a cycle with your health and well-being?  What do you want in the New Year?  Reboot to get started. Send me a message with where you’re at and what you want for your health and well-being, and I’ll offer you a suggestion for a doable plan. Lets get you started – just reach out.
Much Love,
Dr. Amy

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