I’m in no hurry to rush the seasons; in fact, summer’s only slightly more than a week old… but, as a waxing gibbous (almost full) Sagittarius moon will soon be full, it’s an ideal time to celebrate manifesting initial stages in transferring archival blogs to a brand new website. Thanks for growing with me on this ever-evolving journey . . .
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There is NO success without the correct mindset.
Whether we have studied Abraham-Hicks, watched The Secret, read Napolean Hill, listened to any number of motivational or inspirational teachers or read the bible, most people are pretty much aware of the phase “As a man [Woman] thinketh, so he is.”*
Today is one of a most glorious day in the Bay Area, better than this entire summer…a wonderful segue into autumn. It’s true, fall offers our best days of “summer” weather here in the San Francisco Bay area, especially along the coast.
So, after a wonderful yoga class, and hunting down organic lemons at Paradise Market (note to self: finding organic lemons is no small feat this time of the year), I decided to stretch my legs before sitting down at my laptop to work.
As I walked along the along the scenic bay trail at Blackie’s Pasture, in Tiburon, deeply breathing fresh bay air, luxuriating in the warmth of gentle sunshine and appreciating magnificent views, I thought about some of the remarks I have been hearing from friends the last few days regarding their inability to even conceive of doing a Master Cleanse.
At the time, I was feeling a bit hungry yet considering how satisfying it is to consume nutrients that are simple, satisfying and detoxing, and only take a minimal expenditure of energy. It was wonderful not having to think about what I wanted to eat, and then shopping for whatever that might be—generally tasty and nutritious, though not necessarily out-of-this-world delicious—then preparing it and all too often feeling sluggish or tired afterwards. Or maybe something I would eat on the way to an activity—eating too fast, as a result or even while I’m doing something else, like being on my computer or watching TV.
What I realized, is that my focus while I”m on a Master Cleanse, is totally different than when I’m eating as I would normally. But, once my mind and intention are clear in committing to do a Cleanse on such and such date, it really becomes relatively easy. And, day-to-day results I experience — and feel—almost every step of the way, make it even more rewarding
Like Walking on Fire
The “almost” reminds me of walking on fire with Tony Robbins, which I did in 1987 at the Marriott Hotel at LAX. I remember while walking on top of hot coals, I didn’t feel the heat at all, until I dropped my focus for just a split second. Doing the Master Cleanse is sometimes like that… I never thought of it like that ’til this very minute. Generally I put all my focus on where I’m going for the next 10-days, watching inches whittling away, belts fitting again, eliminating puffiness, increasing flexibility and strength, feeling fit and rejuvenated… the rewards of my commitment and doing the program step-by-step, day-by-day.
Today, by the way, is Day 8 on this go around of the Cleanse. My weight loss has tapered off a bit, which is not surprising. In fact, after an astonishing 8-pound weight loss in the first 5 or 6 days, then another half pound, it makes sense. Nonetheless, I am seeing a shift in that weight: a chiseling of my features and a toning of my body, along with added strength and flexibility from eliminating stored deposits of toxins… nice.
How Beyoncé Lost 20 Pounds in Two Weeks
WARNING: I was just reading how Beyoncé lost 20 pounds in two weeks, though she DID eat along the way! That always baffles me. The Master Cleanse is a specific formulation, anything else is an adaptation… AND, of course, because she really didn’t change her habits, she gained it all back.
“For things to change I’VE got to change.”
I know that’s the case. We all do. If I go back to eating how I did before a cleanse, there’s a very good possibility I’m going to gain it back and, in fact, I’ve experienced doing just that . . .though it generally takes awhile.
The truth is, that’s the way it is ALWAYS. If you go back to doing whatever you were doing before—in ANY situation—your results are going to be the same. DUH!
My Reset Button
For me the Master Cleanse is like my reset button. It’s a kind of “do-over.”
I get to do all the same things that got me in trouble before I began I started the program, or make new choices. After my third cleanse, I chose to become a vegan, which has proven to be a wonderful adventure.
Now, a couple of years later, I’m considering being more aware of my choices gluten-wise.
At the very least, introducing gluten back slowly. In fact, after a three-day ease-out after the Cleanse itself, which I get to start in a couple of days, I’m considering adding foods one at a time. Just to see how I feel. I’ll let you know how that goes.
In the meanwhile, is it time for you to consider what kinds of changes you want to make in your life?
I look forward to your feedback.
Happy change of seasons. Happy Autumn.
*Taken originally from the King James Version of The Bible, Proverbs 23:7 – “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Let me know your thoughts.
Have you ever cleansed?
Have you ever done the Master Cleanse? What was your experience?
originally published by Shima Moore, September 23, 2013