Spring is gently nudging us from our winter slumber once again. It’s wonderful to know that regardless of how quiet and reflective we might become during the winter season, or how much the cold weather keeps us indoors, spring faithfully returns to warm the days and rejuvenate our zest for life. A time for planting seeds both literally and figuratively, springtime inspires us to believe that, along with the Earth, we too might change, release the past and give birth to new ideas.
Following the contemplative days of winter, spring finds us, and all of nature, in a joyous celebration of rejuvenation. A time of decision-making, change, growth and taking action, spring encourages us to release what has become outworn to live with a greater sense of purpose. Naturally, we’re inspired to clear away the old and make room for the new with “spring cleaning.” As you sweep away the dust in your home, you inevitably clear away the belief and behavior patterns that have cluttered your life, creating blocked, stagnant energy.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, spring is associated with liver function, hope and renewal. Responsible for the free flow of emotions, the liver is ruled by the element of wood and is associated with trees and with straightforward, upright, direct energy. Liking clarity and truth, a healthy liver allows us to make good decisions quickly. The Liver is fed by the element of water, and drinking plenty of pure, fresh water helps improve liver function and move stagnant physical, mental and emotional energy.
The liver is in a constant state of rejuvenation and plays a central role in transforming and clearing toxins from the body. This sensitive, overworked organ can easily become congested from exposure to the chemicals found in personal care and household cleaning products, over-the-counter and prescription medications, pesticides and environmental pollutants. Minor symptoms of liver toxicity include poor concentration, fatigue, mild depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain and joint pain. As time passes, these can manifest into more serious health conditions.
Spring is an excellent time for a gentle detoxification to cleanse the body, mind and spirit. Choosing healthy, light foods, avoiding toxins and drinking plenty of water brings renewed mental clarity and optimism, empowering you to make positive changes that may have seemed too challenging before the arrival of spring. Dedicated to improvements that enhance both the planet and your life, you might find yourself switching to Earth friendly household cleaning products for your spring cleaning. And, perhaps you’re ready to replace your old personal care products with chemical free, organic shampoo, conditioner, body wash and facial care products.
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Medical Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Organic Excellence does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.