August 4, 2017
by Pacha Mama
“I have tried to cleanse on my own a few times at home and I always ended up quitting after a day or two…”
In almost every opening circle of the Body Cleanse Detox Program, we hear this sharing from one or more of the participants. To hold a juice fast for yourself might not seem like a big challenge – that is, until you actually try to do it… Not only does it take a good deal of time to prepare the juices, but trying to complete the process while sticking to a work routine and warding off temptations brings many people to realize they cannot bring what they started to completion.
A group setting is a powerful tool. Sharing the experience with others supports us in our moments of challenge. A deep body cleanse will often bring to the surface emotions we have been avoiding for a long time. Those toxins in our colon hold memories and experiences from our past and once they start moving, we are faced with those emotions. Being part of a group allows us to realize that we are not alone in our experience- finding support and supporting others through their process creates a safe space for healing to happen. Fasting makes us more open and sensitive. This sensitivity creates an intimate bond between the detox group members.
Our relationship with food is often a reflection of our relationship to other areas in our lives. Through holistic tools like movement, breath and group sharings, a body cleanse can expand into your emotional and mental body. If we dare to expose ourselves, we often find that we have more in common with each other than we think and that we can seek the support and help of others in order to move toward our own healing.
It is possible to do it alone, but it is so much more rewarding and enriching to share this process with others.