This morning in a conversation about a house that blew up in our city (supposedly the house blew up due to a gas leak) it occurred to me……I thought of how beneficial it is to live in a house where people are all on top of the house fix-it things and how that the more scrubbed down the house the more any problems are allowed to rise to the surface visibly and can be dealt with. Cleaning up your diet is the same. When you remove the complexity of processed and cooked your body wakes up, gets cleaned out and it just becomes easier to actually be aware of what is there. It is not such an overwhelming task to experience awareness of your body when you don’t have to all at once face bloating, acid reflux, exhaustion, indigestion, cravings, etc. When you take all those things out of the picture you experience an unusual awareness, it is very much like you scrubbed down the insides and can see the surface now. Your ability to remain present increases. This experience of yourself is peace inducing and relaxing.
It is funny to draw the link between people obsessed with cleaning/fixing their house or car or desk (financials) to people interested in cleaning up their food choices. It is the same thing and the rewards in some way are similar. I think the drive to “clean it up” is pretty common. What strikes me as less common is the realization of how your body can be made to feel when the right things are thrown down the shoot.