There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
~ Martha Graham, quoted by Agnes de Mille, Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham
And so we arrive at the last day of the purification program, and find that it is instead just the beginning.
Tomorrow I'll weigh in, and measure, and of course I will report back. I'll share another recipe, along with some food for thought, and then I'll go away for a while and see how these new habits translate into my day-to-day routines.
I do feel really good - in better health than I've been in a while, with great mental clarity, physical energy, emotional balance and spiritual vitality. It is worth the effort, in case you're wondering. It is worth the shopping, the cooking, the chopping, the blending. It is even worth skipping happy hour (which it turns out is never that happy, anyway) and dessert and the Chik-Fil-A drive-thru.
Really. Try it!
Ruth A. Cochran, MS, LAPC, NCC
TRU Integrative Health & Wellness