I did something crazy yesterday. Brian did the “something crazy” starting Saturday. We’ve started the Master Cleanse. Have you heard of it? To my surprise, almost everyone at the Natural Health Food Store has either heard of it or done it. My neighbor has friends who have done it. Brian’s sister has coached several people through it. One man “turned off” his cancer when only given weeks to live. But for me and Brian, this is our first time. Where have we been?!
For ten days you drink a lemonade concoction for what Burroughs calls a “master” cleanse. This is how it works.
You wake up in the morning and drink 32 oz of warm, un-iodized salt water to flush your system out. (This has been the toughest (aka I WANT TO GAG!) part.)
Then you mix two tablespoons of fresh, organic lemon juice, two tablespoons of organic Maple Syrup and 1/10 tsp of Cayenne Pepper in 10 oz of water. The taste is surprisingly yummy.
That is your meal for the next ten days. You drink this 12 times a day. No foods, no supplements, no vitamins, no nothing but the homeade drink of lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. It was strange for me, since I used to take supplements like cissus for joints and other benefits, that I usually purchase at Amazon.
This cleanse has been around for decades. It is known for curing ulcers, turning off cancer, killing cravings, healing unending colds and most of all, resetting your body. I’m on day two. April 10th seems like years away. I’ve fasted before in the past, and it seems like the first three days are the worst because of the habit of eating, not necessarily the need. Yet, the lemonade concoction gives you everything your body needs for the cleanse, so you don’t feel hungry and your body is staying well nourished.
Why are we doing it?
We’ve been traveling A LOT for the last few months. Our last trip was in LA with the kiddos for nine days. Now that we are home, I’ve dusted off my desk and LOVE that I can unpack my suitcase. The Spring is here with budding cherry blossoms, and I feel like there is new life to be had, to embrace. Tomorrow’s post will talk about that more…a 20 year milestone I’m excited to share with you. But we also have a handful of things that are inviting us to prayer. Ideas, questions, vision that we want to saturate in prayer–dedicate time to listening. So it feels like it’s not only time for a physical cleanse but a spiritual one too. I’m pressing in to heaven’s throne room with questions and anticipation of answers.
So, does anyone want to join me and Brian? 🙂
Let’s just say it’s a different kind of Spring Cleaning, but our bodies are going to love us for it! We’ll be cleaned out, reset and ready as ever for the Minneapolis Workshop in two weeks! 🙂 Since it’s the last workshop for several months, we want to do it right!
But seriously, if you are interested this is the book, The Master Cleanser. You can get it on Amazon for like $3! 🙂 Pretty amazing read. And we can all meow on Twitter together as we go through the ten days.
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