Fasting for Emotional Healing

Fasting for Emotional Healing

It’s strange. Usually in the past I’ve opted to fast purely for physical reasons. I can thoroughly recommend anyone at all try seasonal cleansing – which allows the organs to rest and detoxify, rejuvenating every cell in your body. (Means you get to feel invincible afterwards)!

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This time, I’m fasting as I have two other times before, for the release of pressed down and painful emotions. I won’t go into details here, but as I’ve shared before, I know first hand the heavy weight of dealing with anxiety. Don’t worry, it’s not me, although when you love someone closest to you more than anything in the world, their pain is your pain and the suffering, insurmountable.

One time after losing my sister I fasted for 7 days, and it cleared so much emotional debris I remember crying deeply into the earth, praying, letting go, finding new strength, it was unlike anything else. Yoga also has been like this for me in times of heavy stress, I’ve found huge emotional release. Over the next few days I will reinstate yoga practice, time for myself, my body, my mind. Time for my organs, pent up with emotional baggage to release, kindly, efficiently. Hydro, an abundance of organic fresh juices, essential oils, herbal teas, nature. These will be my medicine.

IMG_0190Of course, to fast for emotional healing I do recommend that you’ve had some experience with fasting previously otherwise it can simply stir up too much cleansing of the body and feelings and you can end up in a more stressed state than you were to begin with. If for someone whose never experienced fasting, or eating an unprocessed diet made up of mostly fruits and vegetables, simply changing their lifestyle to incorporate more natural foods, many raw, less meat if any, slowly moving towards nothing from a package…this would be enough of a detox physically and emotionally for many!

“A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones” ~ Proverbs

Did you know that high stress levels can release toxic waste into your bloodstream? This over and over daily for months or years can bring horrible even life threatening illnesses. A heavy heart also adds wrinkles to your face, shortens the breath, disturbs sleep patterns and hormones…it goes on. Kind of like junk food is, our emotional baggage weighs on organs, joints, skin, hair, nails, teeth, etc, but more importantly our overall feeling of loving life and being the best person we can be for ourselves, for others who need us so much.

Do your own research of course, there’s plenty out there on the subject. I’m off to enjoy a delicious salad. Before embarking on any juice cleanse I like to eat all raw for a day or two which prepares the body for deeper detoxification.

Sending love, always light xxx Abigail

 

2018-01-18T19:48:02+00:00January 18th, 2018|

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  1. Malissa January 19, 2018 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Hi Abi,

    I read that you make homemade sourdough for your kids. Is this something you eat as well? A recipe and a tutorial on how to make it would be most appreciated. I have tried in the past but haven’t had much luck.

    I admire your connection to your soul. To approach health and healing intuitively is like a breath of fresh air. I too am in my early 40’s, and I always seek ways to lead by example, health and happiness wise, for my four year old daughter. Thank you for being a great reminder of what is actually important in this fast paced world. ❤️

    • abigail January 29, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Baking perfect sourdough is such an artform I’d need a whole book to delve into it’s fine tuning! But check out http://abigailoneill.net/my-sourdough-bread/ few tips… Experimenting is the best! It does take time to ‘get it’ fully but worth it 🙂
      Occasionally, I do eat my bread – so wholesome, especially if it’s a 100% rye loaf, but most days it’s for my boys! <3

  2. Danae February 25, 2018 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Yes, I can attest to this… as long as I was spiritually connected I had no bad physical effects (even though I ate very badly due to antibiotic treatment) which destroyed my metabolism… as long as my heart was strong nothing effected me. Than I had a years of extreme stress – my father was dying, my siblings were full of unresolved emotions about the process… extreme work…another friend dying… and suddendly I lost my inner balance… within days I aged… visibly within days… and all because I took something to hear which I now can only laugh about – but at the time I was so under pressure I could see clearly – “A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones” ~ Proverbs – So true… thanks for your wisdom and sharing how you approach grief… very inspiring. Bless you.

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