To come back briefly to cleansing: be careful what you wish for.
On Lammas, I performed a ritual, and somewhere within there, I asked to be cleansed and purified and strengthened.
I came back home to find a bad sinus headache, stomach ache combination; and sweating and everything else. My body was rebelling against its own existence. But when it was over – maybe a half an hour, or an hour of pain – it felt so very nice.
That is how my body cleanses. I hope yours does it in a slightly less painful way.