A word on Spring, from The Seasonal Detox Diet; Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire by Carrie L'Esperance (thanks Jen!):
SPRING CLEANING ~
The Spring season is a very important and inspiring time to do a cleansing fast. Our bodies begin to respond to the changing season by releasing foreign matter or toxins and mucus. By supporting our bodies with cleansing foods during this process we can accomplish very deep cleaning and come much closer to achieving optimum health. After a long winter of eating heavy foods, it is refreshing to cleanse and lighten our systems as we see the tender buds and blossoms emerge in this season of renewal.
I'm going to start a three day cleanse on Monday with Becca:
Morning: 8-noon eat kiwis, oranges, limes, grapefruit, lemons, apples, applesauce, apple juice (as much as I like).
Lunch/Dinner: noon - 8pm eat asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, dandelion leaves, garlic, leafy greens, olive oil, parsley, parsnips and potatoes with skins, sprouts (as much as I like).
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of god. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make and manifest the glory of god that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."