I wake up at 6am and remember, after turning the alarm off, that I have plans. It is nearly light out and I am ready to face the day.
I’m thirsty, but I remember to shove the spoonful of turmeric coconut oil in my face first. I grab my water bottle and head for the yard, swishing away for as long as I can (I think I make it to somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes). The sun is just starting to show above the horizon, glowing gorgeous pink. I watch it rise, letting the near-infrared light shine over me and through me. This light spectrum stimulates the pineal gland, the only part of the brain known to convert serotonin to melatonin, regulating sleep cycles.
This gland also produces bioluminescense, a cold blue-green light. Yes, that’s right. You have a light in your brain, just like a crazy underwater fish! The crystals inside the pineal gland are also thought to respond to the electromagnetic field produced by the heart.
After sungazing, it’s time for daykeeping and art journaling. I write a poem, draw an image of the crescent moon over a willow tree. I head out to the porch and warm up with some easy stretches, then perform the Five Tibetan Rites yoga routine. I sit for 15 minutes in meditation, enjoying the first day of Deepak Chopra’s new “Miraculous Relationships” meditation challenge.
Inside, after 2 bottles of lemon water, it’s time for my first juice! Breakfast is a combo of cantaloupe, grapefruit and strawberries, run through the blender and strained through a cheesecloth.
Facebook, email, tv, a whole day of stuff to do. By noontime I’m hungry and ready for my next juice! Time to head to the garden, where I pick fresh flowers, kale and cucumber.
Lunch is a kale, cucumber, blueberries and apple with a hefty helping of coconut water. For dessert I whir up peaches, an orange, a handful of carrots and a knob of ginger. My husband is cooking sausages and I expect it to drive me mad with cravings, but I’m neither tempted or bothered by the smell.
I feel good. Surprisingly good, actually. I think it’s going to be an amazing week.