Feeling Alive on Day Five

 In Cleanse

Everything considered Day Five was a pleasing day.  Again the sun was shining and I took notice as my body seems to be getting a little more adjusted to the cleansing process.  I didn’t feel as emotional but did feel quite strong as I continue my commitment to this personal journey.

Today’s good was that I had absolutely no headache when I woke up this morning.  I could not have been happier.  I have been trying to cut caffeine from my diet for the last year and with this complete break from it, there is no reason for me to ever add it back into my regimen.  This really is exciting to me.  I have long wrestled with cutting back on caffeine as I would notice my hands could be a bit shaky if I drank too much of it.  Additionally, my stomach would often end up in knots if I drank coffee with the “wrong” food.  To this day I am not sure what the trigger was, but there would be days that my stomach would ache until I had digested my breakfast.  I am happy to put this all behind me as I move forward.

Today’s bad is that I believe I had misdiagnosed my hunger in yesterday’s analysis.  I instead believe I am not so much hungry as I am bored with eating the kitchari day after day.  (Kitchari is a meal composed of rice, lentils, ghee and spices.)  I have been supplementing with steamed vegetables at times giving a little variety to my diet, but I believe it’s still not enough to satisfy me.  I haven’t tried steamed carrots as of yet, maybe the bit of sweetness will help carry me through the next couple of days.

Today’s ugly, I can’t recall having one?  Instead, today brought relief and excitement knowing I am more than half way through this; particularly noting my renewed strength of will, self-control and determination.

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

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