So yesterday went pretty well. Had a busy day preparing for my kids’ return with lots of nervous energy. Had a lot of anxiety dreams about their return…dreams involving looking for each other, getting separated, not being able to see them even though I could hear them…then in the morning I discovered that my daughter had been up all night vomiting. A lot of purging seeming to be going on for us and clearly the connection was intact. So, needless to say, it was an intense day, highly charged with electric energy.

I did manage to take yoga in the afternoon. It was a pretty challenging class, holding poses longer, draining the muscles more fully. I felt much more centered after that. Had a homemade fresh-squeezed OJ in the morning with a tablespoon of flax seed oil. Then, in the afternoon I made a large power smoothie. I used homemade nut milk as the liquid (see recipe below) and added a banana, frozen organic blueberries and raspberries, two tablespoons of raw organic almond butter for protein, maca, kamu, tacos vitamin E, cacao butter and spirulina. I drank that throughout the afternoon and followed it up in the evening with some raw organic coconut water.

My reunion with my kiddies was fantastic…absolutely perfect! They looked wonderful and the three of us were beaming with delight and ecstatic love to be together again. We had a sweet and very happy evening together playing Twister, reading The Lion King and sharing some stories. We had a nice toast with our new mugs: “Mr. Messy”, “Miss Princess” and “Miss Naughty”. We clinked our mugs filled with coconut water and stared into each others eyes and we toasted to the divine beings behind those eyes.

I’m already starting to feel a shift inside myself in just three days, giving my body the essentials it needs and no more than that. But what I am giving it is pure and concentrated wholesome goodness. I can feel it starting to take effect on my aura or “energy” if you will.

I am still struggling with my sleep, but staying hopeful. My skin is very broken out — patches of small pimples on my forehead and my temples. My throat feels slightly scratchy today and my nose slightly stuffed. I have not had a Colonic since Sunday so I will treat myself to one today as I am sure that will make me feel much better. I am moving my bowels a little as I am having solids (although liquefied) in the Vita Mix, but still not enough to remove the toxins my body is releasing adequately.

In addition to the Colonic, I am going to have a Lymphatic Drainage session today. That should help the congestion I am feeling in my head and get my lymph moving in general as the lymph gets thick and stagnant.

At the end of the week, I am going to have a Biofeedback session with Gabriel Hoffman and focus in more deeply on my intentions, my progress on the cleanse and tweak my supplements accordingly with the guidance of both Gabe and Scio Biofeedback.

For those of you interested in nut milk making here’s how I do it:

Nut Milk

You can use any of your favorite nuts, and experiment with them. I typically use almonds.

Soak 1 cup of almonds in a Tupperware with a cover in clean water for 12 hours.

Rinse them (pour out the old water) and place the nuts in a blender and fill blender with clean water to about 40 oz.

Add 1 large dollop of coconut oil.

Add a dash of vanilla & cinnamon and Agave Nectar or Yucon Syrup (lower glycemic index) to taste & blend.

Place the nut milk bag in a large container and pour entire contents into the nut milk bag (you may have to do this in 2 shots if the container is too full.

Squeeze the nut milk bag with your hand to get all the milk out then discard the bits left in the bag.

Your nut milk is ready!

(lasts about 2 days)

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.