Hello Heavenly Readers!
Sing along with me, “Please allow me to introduce myself….” Glad to see there are some Rolling Stones fans in the crowd! Anyhoo, I’m Amy, and Xia has so generously offered to allow me to cultivate some heaven with her and all of you via this blog. The time has come for connections, Unity and sharing! With that said, please accept this first bit of “me” and know that you are loved…..
So, I wanted to write about this new thing I’m doing and to get my feelings about it on paper, or screen, as it were. When I say new, I mean new to me. It is actually a practice that has come down through the millennia. Yes, I’m talking about fasting. Now, you may know more about this subject than I did, but if you don’t let me fill you in on a few things.
First, it’s not what you think. Nope, it’s not that. Not that, either. Get this, it’s a spiritual practice. I know! I was floored, as well. Sure, sure we’ve all heard of Lent or Ramadan, but when was the last time someone said to you, “Lately I’ve been feeling really disconnected from my (God, Spirit, Angels, Over-soul, Mystical life) so I’m fasting for a couple of weeks.”? Right. Me, neither.
When I was growing up, I never knew anyone who willingly fasted. Never! As an adult, I’ve known the random friend who decided she must lose 5 pounds for the weekend, so she stopped eating to fit into those killer jeans that make her butt look like a video vixen’s. Is that fasting? In the medical sense of the word, yes. In the heart and soul of the word, no way!
Sure, fasting will detox your body, heal old wounds, bring up emotional baggage, and even cause weight loss. But, it is so much more than that.
Here is my perspective; by not participating in physical activities like eating, digestion and elimination, you have the ability to connect to the non-physical side of this dream we call reality. That would be the spiritual side. All right, bear with me.
I’m on day 3 of what I hope will be a 40 day fast. Yes, I know that’s more than a month, thank you for your concern. Honestly, we humans need way less food than we’ve been brainwashed into believing and I’m currently able to handle more than 40 days, before I would need to concern myself with starvation. But, I digress. Why would I want to not eat for 40 days? Here, drink this and come down the rabbit hole with me. The simple answer is, I am on a quest. This quest requires that I accept that the world is not what it seems and you and I are co-creators in what we call reality. Now, in order to create the world of my dreams and complete my quest, I need some tools. Fasting is my Excalibur, if you will. It is what allows me to cut through the mundane, day to day stuff (the veil) and see the matrix behind it all. It allows me to enter a space where the truth of my desires can be known and then created. Mind you, I’m only on day 3 and this is becoming easier to do.
Fasting stills your center. The time rescued from meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, eating, washing dishes; this is time where I can be still and listen. I can connect with a source greater than myself. I can see situations in a new light. I can hear the small voices of everything around me. It is mystical and mind-altering and a place I want to be in all the time. In my reality, there are those we don’t see helping us, guiding us and loving us. Some people call them Ancestors, Teachers, Brothers, Guides, they have many names. I have had direct experiences with said beings and I love them. Fasting will allow me to connect with them in a more direct way. I will be in Union with and share communion with beings so full of love and light, that I can’t help but be changed by it. This is Truth, I Know it.
Fasting is what is required of vision questers, commandment receivers, burning bush talkers, and even those who would sacrifice their bodies to bring light into the world. It is the path you walk, when walking to a higher place.
With that said, it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, physically speaking. Yes, I’m hungry. Very, very hungry. Yes, I’ve had headaches. Yes, my joints are a bit achy. Yes, I’ve needed extra sleep (naps). I have found that dealing with emotional stuff when it comes up and crying, if needed, helps with the headaches. Drinking more water, white tea, fresh lemon water or my herbal detox tea with some psyllium powder and benonite clay helps with all the other symptoms. I hear after day 4, the hunger goes away. This is encouraging. But, even if it doesn’t, I’m sticking it out. The spiritual benefit will far outweigh any physical discomfort I experience during this journey. It already has.
I expect I will be a changed woman, in many ways, when it’s all said and done. Stay tuned, I’m going deeper down that rabbit hole and who knows where I’ll pop up.