Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 8/ The Clouds Part and I Can See the Light ( or at least the yummy food on the table in front of me)

Day 8: a splendid day. I will get right to it. The vegetable soup, once I got the opportunity to sit down and eat it was, oh so awesome. I savored every bite. I shut the rest of the world off temporarily and absorbed every flavor and morsel of that tasty vegi soup. The warmth and texture alone were a dream come true. finally eat. I have such a new found respect for the nourishment that fuels our bodies. FOOD, in all it's many manifestations in such a blessing. There are endless creations to be experienced in the wild world of cooking and eating. I feel this overwhelming urge to dive into all the magnificent cook books in my house and unearth the amazing and tantalizing dishes that lay hidden within the endless pages of delight.

And so this is what I am doing. I have already found a handful of delectable looking entrees that not only look awesome, but also are pretty darn healthy too. There are so many different options out there to choose from. I no longer have to sacrifice taste to enjoy what I am eating. In these cookbooks lie the secrets to my good health and the joy of my taste buds. When you finally make it your mission to eat and be healthy, it's as if this whole new world opens up to you. I can finally learn to control my consumption and savor every bite by knowing what I am doing is benefiting the highest good of me and the highest good of all.

I am going to wrap up for tonight. But first I just want to say that I encourage you all to take a moment to think deeply about what you are putting into your mouth. Does it represent your best interests, and even a step further, does it hinder or help the whole of life? I know these are some deep questions, but at the same time I feel at this point in our lives it's so important to look at the bigger picture of life. To see the bigger picture we start by looking within ourselves and finding the truth that lies within. Once we uncover our personal truths, we can then find how our personal actions impact and integrate with the whole. It's all a big circle. When you respect yourself, you can then learn to respect everyone.

The healing starts with you and extends out into the world to heal others. We learn by example and we lead by example. Today, right at this very moment is our opportunity to change our lives in a positive direction. Our imaginations have no limits except that of our self. Expand past your limitations and create a brighter future for you and everyone that surrounds you.

Goodnight and Be Well.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 7 and I see a new horizon :)

Day 7: It seems as though my blog is lagging one day behind my present reality. I suppose these things are to be expected. Life sometimes doesn't give us a chance to do the things we mean to do. But just the same we accomplish what we need to in the moment.

Today, I mean yesterday(day 7) was an intense but amazing day. Life demanded a lot from me yesterday and I did my best to step up and deliver. With out going into all the details I will tell you that yesterdays waves were big and I dug in and rode to the best of my abilities. Looking back today I am happy how things played out and feel blessed to be in the presence of so many loving and caring beings. Namaste.

Being the first day off my Fast was a bit relieving, very rewarding, and still an anxiousness to eat. All in all I was OK with not eating for so long, but I was definitely looking forward to eating some delicious and healthy food. Even though I was done with the fast I still would not be eating any food on day 7. Day 7 I began to drink a mixture of OJ and water. This will help my digestive track to prepare for my first meal. The OJ is a pleasant welcome, but its not quite the welcomed substance of food, obviously.

The day was pretty smooth and I treated myself to a very small piece of a wheat cracker in the evening hours. It was delicious, and as small as it was, it still was very satisfying. Ahhhh.... the simple pleasures. As the day faded away I enjoyed the moment but also looked forward to Day 8: my first "real" meal.

In retrospect of this interesting journey I am still reeling at how much of our eating, or at least mine, has to do with the wanting of food, not necessarily the needing of food. Through out most of this Fast/cleanse the hardest part has been overcoming my old thought patterns. To dissolve the old patterns I have had to do my very best to be as present as possible and know that my body has what it needs to survive through this experience of Fastening.

It is amazing to realize it takes very little to keep our engines running. Our bodies are capable of living healthy with a lot less than most of us think. I think most of us get lost in our eating habits. Sometimes we bury the emotions and feelings we have trouble facing by submersing ourselves in food.

For me sweets have long been a filler for life's dullness, or at least the feeling of dullness. A temporary bliss is created when these tasty treats are consumed. The other issue that has long plagued me has been the uncontrollable consumption of food in general. If it tastes good, I used to have a hard time putting down. My new word is MODERATION.

This fast is helping me to open my eyes and awaken myself to the possibility of taking control of a run away train. Everything in moderation. I am from now on going to be eating very healthy. For me one of the hardest challenges is portion control. Even if the food I am eating is good for me, it doesn't mean it is healthy if I eat twice as much as I should. From here on in I will eat with total awareness. I am taking deep breathes between bites and relaxing. I am relaxing and realizing my body knows when to stop eating and all I need to do is listen to the signs my body is sending me.

The weight of my body at this time in my life is not of a huge concern to me. The main reason I am re framing my eating habits is to create a healthy respect for what I am putting into my body and knowing it takes a lot less than I once thought to fill my vessel to its optimum capacity. I have also learned that when I consume certain foods in unhealthy proportions my body has to not only work harder than necessary, but it also tends to crash after overindulgence. These extreme highs and lows create an instability within the body resulting in extreme emotions along with a list of many other unpleasant bodily reactions. This extra work on the body creates fatigue and leaves you usually craving more of the drug that led to all this in the first place.

All this is reason enough for me to change my lifestyle and welcome a new vision of the most healthiest me that can be.

It will be fun and interesting to see how day 8 will be with the welcome of my first meal: yummy homemade vegetable soup, compliments of my wife. Thanks Babe

Be Well!

See You soon,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Awakening to a New Day and a New a Way of life: Healthy and Happy

Day 6: The final day of my fast/cleanse. Day six was going wonderful until the evening hours. I was buzzing along and suddenly I caught a whiff of one of the most delectable dishes I know of. This dish is so good. I wish this thing had smell-a-vision. Its a simple dish of udon noodles topped with an array of healthy delicious vegis and finished off with the show stopper, peanut sauce. For one reason or another this dish blows my mind and sends my senses into overdrive.

In result of this explosion of aromatic heaven I instantly became irritated. To no ones fault but my own I turned instantly grumpy. I definitely had a moment, or two. I later apologized to my wife for my insta-attitude. It's funny how our senses can rule us at times. I knew that I was only going to be not eating for one more day, and still the thought of smelling something so good and not being able to put in my mouth was killing me.

After a brief freaking out period I took some deep soothing breathes and realized everything would be OK. I know we all have our moments, but in the past few years I have learned to manage myself and stay somewhat balanced in the ups and downs of life, so it came as a quite a shock that such a small thing could so quickly blow my top. In retrospect I am glad I was able to diffuse myself before blowing to pieces.

I am still happy I chose to and stuck with this fast. It has been a very eye opening experience, and it has helped me to break ground for a life filled with more awareness. My awareness in mind, body, and spirit has opened itself to a new level. I have discovered some of my hidden weaknesses and strengths, and with it I now have the first steps to further my healing on many levels.

Now what? Move forward and roll with the ever churning waves of life.

Today(day 7) has been exactly one week since I began the journey into fastening. Even though today is the day I break fast, I still won't be eating for almost one more whole day. It is important to let the body prepare for the food that it is soon to receive. Today I am mixing OJ with water to prepare my digestive track for solid foods.

That's all for now. I have much more to say, but now is not the time. Life is good and right now I am enjoying it. I am glad to be alive and thriving. Right now I am going to be with my family. Gratitude and grace surrounds and fills my soul, endless blessings of life rain upon me. Thank you!!!!!!!

Talk to you soon.

Much Love,

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 5 / Discovering the root cause of my continual craving

Day 5 was rather uneventful for me. Yes, I was hungry and no, I did not eat. It happened to be one of the easiest days so far, why, I do not know. I would tell you that maybe it is because I am becoming accustom to this whole fast thing, but since I am writing about day 5 on day 6, I can tell you I am not becoming accustom to this whole fast thing. More on this later in Day 6.

What I did figure out is why I feel the way I do. You at first, or at least I thought it would get easier as the days went by. No such luck. What I found out was that my body, or better yet, the mind of my body (not to be confused with my brain) is freaking out and going into what you could call starvation mode. It thinks it's not going to getting anymore food, and I suppose for good reason, is going into shock. For my whole life I have been feeding this body day in and day out. Suddenly I am denying the body food and it is not happy with me.

Our bodies have an intelligence of their own and when we throw a major kink in the works (hence the fast) the body will do everything it can to get me to eat. This is the precise reason why my cravings have at times and continue to be so intense. When the mind is occupied with, well let's say writing this blog, the need or want to eat falls into the background. It still remains, yet it becomes manageable to deal with. To put it simple its mind over matter.

I have realized in the past six days how psychological the consumption of food can be. I now know I can survive without food for a determined duration and still be OK. I am not saying I would try to go a month without food, all that I am purveying is that the human body will sustain in periods of not eating. As long as your body receives the precious commodity of H2O it will continue to thrive for quite some time.

With this being said, our diet can sometimes be likened to a mind game with our self. We think we need this or that, when in reality what the body needs and what we think it needs can often be two completely different stories. My brain can really screw with me sometimes. In the past the urge to satisfy my sweet tooth has been paramount at times. Yet, I now realize its all in my head. All that I need to do to move past these cravings is to one; shift my energy and attention to something other than sweets,and two; find some kind of food that will fulfill my craving yet still be healthy. I have discovered many alternatives to the pure sugar infested dessert. Now all that I have to do is focus on dedicating myself to choosing the alternative and being healthy for it.

Food can easily overwhelm our senses and fog our discernment of what is actually best for our bodies. With dedication and determination the vision of a healthy lifestyle and a healthier you can easily become the new reality within my life and possibly yours too.

As hard as this has been and continues to be for me, I am glad I have taken the courage to make a conscious change in my life.

Thanks for listening,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 4 and I am Alive. A bit hungry. But its all Good.

Day 4: Oh how the days they go. It feels like its been about a thousand days or so without food. Not really, but somewhat. As I write this my Wife is cooking herself something that I am sure is to be yummy. It's OK, no really it is.

I went into this knowing it would be challenging, and it has been. Not every moment is filled with the yearning for food, but at times the cravings are so intense that I let out a scream of frustration. I know at anytime I can stop the Fast and eat again. The thing is that there is part of me that knows I can do this and that I am to benefit from it in the long run.

I knew before going into this that I was one a food's biggest fans and that it would be an interesting journey to see if I could actually do this. Well, the good news is, yes I can do this. When I choose to apply myself to something I have the will to follow through. Now I need to apply this iron will to all aspects of my life. I have so many awesome ideas and so few get to see the light of day. This sometimes makes me sad. For one reason or another I seem to get in the way of myself and somehow manage to derail many of my wonderful ideas.

That being said, it feels good to stick with something that is no walk in the park so to speak. I am sticking with this till the end date I have set for myself. At times it feels like an impossible feat, but I know in my heart I have what it takes to do this.

I have chosen to Fast/Cleanse for a plethora of reasons. Everyone I talk about this to has one question that stands above all the rest, and that is, "Why?" To them I have this to say: "Because I want to!"(Hehehe) No really, its first and foremost to break down an old system of mindlessly consuming food and to create a new framework that encompasses a healthy respect for the source of my nourishment. It's eating with a regard to all those that help to bring my meal to the table, and a knowing of the origins of my food, and how it came to be before me. I could go on, but this is few of the reasons off the top of my head why I chose to embark on this journey.

I am cleansing my body so that when I do begin to eat again I will have a fresh slate to build upon. My new and improved awareness will encourage a more healthy and happy me. I have been eating fairly healthy for a handful of years. It is now that I am choosing to take it to the next level so that I can fine tune this vehicle that houses my spirit. Our bodies are truly temples, and what we put into them defines who are. I am choosing to integrate foods that are as close to the Earth as humanly possible.

I am working to incorporate a new diet that is a more a way of life than a so called diet. So many of us refer to a diet as a temporary fix to reduce weight or increase vigor. While this is fine it misses the point of a diet. A diet is a way of life. It's not a fad that you practice for a week or a month. The diet I am embarking on is foundation that I will continuously build upon to create and maintain the healthiest me that can possibly be. Don't misunderstand me, I will still indulge in the occasional mouth watering sweet tooth pleasin food, but it to be a special occasion, and I will enjoy with all my heart and then move on and continue my diet that promotes my optimal performance. Be it spiritual, physical, or mental, I will hone this vessel and be all that I can be.

The old adage, "You are what you eat" has never spoken louder to me than right now. I am setting in motion the first steps to a diet that works for me in unison with the whole. I respect all life, and therefore I am choosing to be fully conscious of what I allow to enter my body. I know in my heart that it's OK to eat chicken, or any animal for that matter, as long as there is a healthy respect for your food there will be a benefit for the whole. An animal gives its life to nourish us, and we in turn our to be grateful for that life force we have been given. When we learn to respect all aspects of life we honor not only ourselves, but the life that sustains us. To me there is no difference if the food you choose is animal or a vegetable. In my book it is all life, and with our choices, no matter what they may be, we are to be grateful for the nourishment of that force we have received.

And that is why I am doing this. It's important to me. It's like resetting my internal engine to a neutral point, and from here I am able to break new ground. I am taking it a step at a time and doing my very best to be my best.

Thanks for listening.

Be Well, Always,

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 2 / Day 3, and the beat of my empty belly goes on...

Here we are....

Its day 3 and The fast/cleanse continues in full swing. Fits of hunger have come and gone, and right now I am in this deep.

Day 1 was fairly smooth, besides the visit to the grocery store, all went as planned. At the grocery store everything that I would have liked to eat was screaming out my name, "Jimmy please take me home with you and eat me." That sounds a little funny, but oh well. I got out of there unscathed and feeling a bit stronger for it.

Watching the family eat dinner was a little tougher. The smell alone was killing me. It's like every smell was intensified ten fold. So I went into the bedroom and meditated. My mantra was, "I can do this." Then the door opened and my 4 years young son informed me that it was dinnertime and I should be eating. I gently explained that Dad would not be eating for awhile. This alone baffled my son. I went on to tell him that I was fine tuning my body, mind, and spirit and that part of doing that right now involved not eating. I think he may have heard the first few words and after that I am pretty sure I was faded out. Too much info Dad. Note taken.

Then soon after bedtime followed and I rejoiced in my first no food day. Wow!!!!!

On to Day 2; Woke up and I was ok until the sweet smell of waffles, pure maple syrup, and eggs filled the room and made my stomach just about reach out of my mouth and grab a plate full of tasty, yummy food, OMG!

They say, whoever they may be, that Day 2 and 3 are the hardest. This is when you hit the wall of hunger and question what the hell it is you are doing. Well at noon I was cruisin along, doing alright. Then I realized that it would be necessary to go to Whole foods grocery store in order to purchase the needed supplies to make my special drink. Oh Boy.... If you have never been to Whole foods, all I have to say is that it's the best, most amazing food store in the whole wide world, no joke. So needless to say this would be no easy task.

As I entered the store about five people where exiting with their hot lunch from the buffet. The smells alone floored me, not to mention the look of, "This is going to be so darn good" in their eyes. Anyways, I was on a mission. I took a b-line for the lemons and completely avoided at all cost the "Killer Buffet" and bakery area. I got the stuff and got out. It wasn't so bad.

At this point I am feeling pretty good about myself. I had overcome some major challenges and now I was on my way. On my way to what I was not sure.

The rest of the day went fairly smooth. I made my drinks, drank my drinks, and repeated. Dinner came once again and I once again retreated to the safety of my non food smelling room. Later I went to a class called "Intuition night" which helped to take my mind off all things concerning food. The evening went great and I came home had my smooth move tea, and went to bed.

I woke to Day 3: In my sleep I had vivid dreams of eating yummy cheese slices. I guess my body wants some cheese. I had to be the bearer of bad news and inform my body that it would have to be patient for a few more days before consuming any yummy cheese. My body was sad, but it understood this was important to me and gave me it's temporary approval, emphasis on the temporary.

What was really funny was that in the dream I got upset because I remembered I was fasting and that I had ruined it by eating the cheese. I was relieved to wake up and realize that I did not eat any cheese.

As the day moves on I am feeling the true signs of hunger. My belly is talking, and it is asking me what the heck am I doing. I calmly respond and say that I am cleansing the system and working to attune to higher vibrations. The stomach doesn't understand and rumbles on about the crazy head on my shoulders.

Right now it is 2pm and I have just completed my forth glass of the special drink. I am doing alright. My energy is still kickin along. I have had a few bouts of tiredness, but I am working through them. The special drink helps to boost my metabolism and keep me kickin.

That's all for now. I will go into further details of the whys of this whole fast/cleanse on my next entry. Until them, be well and keep on keepin on.

Much Love,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beginning my Journey on a Fast

Good Morning everyone.

Today is the first official day of my fast. I plan to fast for as long as I can, or 7 days, which ever happens to come first. I am amazed that I am actually doing this. I have thought about doing a fast for many years, but for one reason or another it did not happen till right now. I have many reasons why I have chosen to fast. I will share just a few with you now, and later I will go into the nitty gritty of why I am doing this.

To start off, I think I might be addicted to food, sweets in particular. My sweet tooth is like a empty canyon awaiting a monster load of decadent desserts to be dumped into it. I like foods of all kinds. If it tastes good, my taste buds are an excited and welcoming door to my belly.

That being said, I think a fast will help me to break this sugar linked chain of mine.

I am a fairly healthy being upon this planet Earth and I wish to be even healthier. For me this fast/cleanse is not about losing weight, its about breaking down old habits and creating a new high vibrational me.

I am going to do my best with this. This for me is the Ultimate Challenge. To give a quick overview of my goals with this fast; I would say that I am fasting to remember how fortunate I am to walk this Earth with so many blessings, and at this point in my life I feel it is of the utmost importance to tune this vessel in which my Spirit rides. Mind, Body, and, Soul, I cleanse myself and raise my vibration to be the best I can be.

Ok, so here we go. I am now off to the grocery store to get a few necessities for the fast, such as lemons and smooth move tea(I will go into more detail later...) and also a few things for the family. This should be interesting. It is only mid morning and I have already worked my way through one fit of growling stomach_itis. I am alright for this moment. I think its going to be a moment by moment kind of experience, such as life should be.

Wish me well if you wish to. I will do my best to keep you updated on this very interesting journey that I have chosen to embark upon.

Be well,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pushing through

Well, I just want to say hello to U. Hello!

Life for me in this very moment is.........

Let me think about this for a second.

The words are not exactly pouring forth like I would like them to. I know I have something to say, just not sure what.

I am working to be working. This may not make much sense to you, so let me shed a little light on the situation.

I am self employed, which can be quite a wonderful experience. I answer to me and though it may sound great, can sometimes be tough. I am a very analitical person. I love to mull things over once too many times. I am the kind of person who double triple checks to get things just so. Some people call me anal. I like to think of myself as thorough. Call it what you will, but I can sometimes be my own worst critic. On the other hand, I also know how to float my own boat. It gives me great satisifaction to take a step back from a completed project and bask in the glory of a beautifully created masterpiece.

In short, there are many pieces that make up my pie. That being said and getting back to what I was talking about. Times are a bit slow right now as many of you may already know. This in turn leaves me a bit slow. SO I am trying to figure out how to make this work. I need to roll with the tides. I know it takes time to establish a business. Therefore, I am working on positiveness and patience. Things will happen, and it will be great.

So here we are. With nothing to say, I continue.....

I am going to continue to ride the waves and make the best of the time I have. I am using this time to reflect and unearth ways that will bring prosperity into my life. And by prosperity I am refering to an abundance of love, joy, and I suppose a little money would be nice too.

With that being said, I know that many of us our going through similiar trials and tribulations. If we stay positive and keep pushing forward we will find our prosperity. It will be beautiful.

Keep on Keepin' on!


Today is a new day, TO SHINE!

And today I have this to offer.....

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Much Love,

Monday, January 4, 2010

The beginning of something wonderful

This is the first article I am posting in this new and amazing year of 2010. I look forward to sharing many of my thoughts and intuitions with you all. Enjoy your self and all the wondrous experiences that will be bestowed upon you.

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Much Love,

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Journey of a Lifetime :)

Life is expanding, and with I flow. As the lazy ups and downs of the holidays fall away i am remembering what my goals and aspirations in life are. Now is the time I am pushing myself forward and pushing boundries. I know within me many mysteries lay dormant. These dormant forces are awaiting exposure. My desire is to uncover and bring to light the many mysteries of life. I am to swim within them. With passion I drive myself into new and amazing frontiers.

If you wish, come take a ride of wild ups and downs with me. It will be an intense journey for sure. Life is. ANd with it I ride the tides and surf the waves.

Together lets experience the many joys and mysteries life has to offer us.

It will be a journey of a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!

Much Love,