Thank you so much for checking out my heart cleanse.
I initially had the idea to write letters to everyone I thought I ever loved, during the Venus retrograde, May 13th – June 25th, and it’s evolved into a full on, physical, emotional, and spiritual cleanse. Our hearts are like the engines of our bodies, sometimes they need a good tune up!
Venus is the planet of love, the arts, money, and pleasure. When she is retrograde, it can make relationships more strained. We can feel blocked, or that it’s difficult to express love or access resources. I was actually born with Venus retrograde in Scorpio. Once I understood what this meant, I was able to recognize and begin healing the trauma I have experienced around love and relationships. It’s a very challenging placement that some might consider a weakness, however I am determined to turn it into a strength. Lucky for us, Venus is retrograding through Gemini, a less intense, air sign. How it affects you personally depends on your birth chart.
I recently have been making strides in getting my health together. Now that I’m on the other side of my surgery and feeling re-energized, I am paying special attention to my blood and heart. I’ve been trying to watch my weight, keep my iron up, manage stress and anxiety that has been resulting in elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death? I started to wonder about what that implies spiritually and whether is it possible to clean your heart? Sure I had done many juice cleanses and heard of cleaning other organs but I didn’t know much about the heart.
After some quick research I learned there are definitely ways we can clean our hearts and the Venus retrograde seemed like the opportune time. 40 days of heart centered healing. Living through this pandemic is so taxing on all of our hearts and we may not even realize what we are holding.
I am inviting others to join me in this spiritual cleanse. You don’t have to everything I’ve outlined.his is the process that I came up with for myself, please feel free to adapt it for yourself. I want this to be as accessible as possible. Take or leave whatever does or doesn’t work for you. For example a friend mentioned that she was not ready to write letters to past lovers, but thought writing letters to herself would be healing. The reality is that any daily intentional action you take toward cleansing your heart will do!
You might also contact your local herb shop to see if they have any items or suggestions. I also recommend pooling our resources and sharing herbs/information. I plan to mail my remaining herbs to my parents and invite them into this process too. If you know anyone who might be interested in this sort of thing, please feel free to share this with them!
For the cleanse I will be using the following herbal supplements:
- Ubiquinol – Naturally produced in the human body, CoQ10 is an essential nutrient for healthy heart function.
- Astaxanthin – occurs in algae and gives seafood the pink color. It has a variety of health uses.
- Gugulipid – comes from the Mukul Myrrh tree in India. It has been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels along to protecting the heart against free radical damage.
- Hawthorn – a plant that has been used to treat heart conditions for centuries.
Please note that I am not a health professional. Please read all labels for allergy information and be mindful of interactions any of these herbs may have with your current condition or medications.
In addition to writing letters, I will be consuming heart healthy foods, and abstaining from sweets and excess sugars,while maintaining a mostly dairy free, gluten free, pescatarian diet. I’ll be doing weekly posts/prompts/virtual sessions etc., based off my experiences and what organically develops. I’ll also be incorporating a minimum of 30 mins of physical activity (walking, yoga, etc.) each day. To document this process, I will be taking a daily polaroid. I thought about doing some kind of virtual exhibit, but we’ll see what happens.
If others are interested, we can share our experiences or not. It’s really about how we are being called to take care of ourselves during these challenging. I know our hearts are very heavy with so much suffering in the world, I imagine we all can use the extra tender love and care.
Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you’d like to participate. I think the easiest thing to do is start an IG group, since most of us already use it. If you would like to join in and you’re not on instagram, no problem. You can text or e-mail me and I’ll keep you in the loop!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you’ll join me on this journey of self love and healing.
p.s. an earthquake struck as I was typing this message and I want to share with you one of my personal anthems and go to karaoke songs. May all of our hearts be young and free!