When I look back at the person I was before I started to detoxify, I can hardly believe I am the same person. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I’ve ‘arrived’, as I am constantly gaining new insights and growing stronger, and will continue to do so until the day I die. But looking back lets me see how eating the right food has enabled me to recognise the next stage in my development; to see issues that needed working on as they appeared and then, after working through these, moving on again, rather than staying stuck and repeating the same mistakes.
I often liken detoxification to a life jigsaw. It’s as though a jigsaw has been put together but the pieces are not all in the right places. When you start to detoxify, it’s as if someone has thrown your life jigsaw on to the floor and it has smashed into hundreds of pieces. It is then up to you to fit it back together – only this time with all the pieces in their right places. At first this is difficult because you know that your life doesn’t work, but you haven’t a clue what the jigsaw is meant to look like. At this point you need a certain amount of trust and faith that your new direction will appear and it does.
You find yourself considering a piece of the jigsaw that holds the key to a certain area of your life. It may be a piece about guilt, or pleasing people, and you spend a few days or weeks thinking about how this affects your life, and how you could change it. Then one day, you consider another jigsaw piece and have a new insightful realisation, and suddenly you have fitted two pieces of the jigsaw together. And so it goes on – as you peel the layers from yourself, you gradually build up a new picture of the real you. I am still working on my jigsaw; I still have issues with lack of self-worth but the Universe keeps providing me with opportunities to grow.