I just love what comes to me during a fast. A few months ago I was given this book to read but because I was preparing for an open house with this person, I didn’t take the time to read it thoroughly, I was more focused on the event. This has just been “in my face” somehow to the point that I had to go out and get it yesterday. How fascinating! It’s about a professor at Cornell University…specializing in bio-medical research….Brett looked into that….but he seems to be more excited about electricity : ) He was brought up on a farm and totally believed in dairy, meat, eggs, etc….they even found a way to make the animal feed higher in protein. His goal was to make this even more refined, more protein rich…so they could eat more meat. He studied with 3rd world countries that were deficient in protein….amongst other things….and high in liver cancer, the conclusion was that they needed more protein. Through his research….and I’m only several chapters into it….he began seeing that the opposite was true…..protein….especially the protein in dairy products ignited the cancer and plant proteins shut it down. In the normal world….when I’m not on a Daniel Fast…..I live on yogurt….if you know my story, you know that cancer ran an ugly rampant race through my family. Alexis loves cream and milk….Brett loves milk on cereal…..Eric drinks a whey protein shake for lunch every day…..it does say that a small amount , (under 5% didn’t seem to be a problem), but some of what we are doing could lead to disaster. I find it so interesting that this comes at this point. As much as I love yogurt….and I do…..I don’t love it that much….I feel like this is a warning…..and sorry family….I’m going to shake things up again….I love you!!!!
For many of you, yesterday marked your 21st day. Remember, this isn’t the end, it’s only the beginning. You gave God the beginning of your year, now see what He will do with the rest. From my experience….and of course I had to learn this the hard way : )….it’s best to start with the lighter animal products first like eggs and yogurt, then fish and chicken, then beef….and not too many different ones in the first few days. If you really want a heavier protein, it will digest better if you don’t eat a grain with it.
This has been a very exciting and satisfying experience for me because Eric did it with me….I’m looking forward to seeing what God does through us as a couple…..I’m looking forward to it very much. He has had personal revelation, no caffeine….and it has been a good thing, and his abs are firm and rock hard again….He’s never been fat, but he was getting a little soft there…not any more!
As I said earlier, I want to do it for 40 days this time and you are so welcome to join me…..If you are at the end…..that’s great! Thank you for walking this path with me. I would/will love to hear how it has impacted you.
This morning while I was watching Joyce Meyer….I watch her, Creflo Dollar and KCM every morning….I was feeling pressure in my chest to the point of getting worried. I was planning on washing floors today after doing yoga. I did Reiki on myself, said a prayer….it didn’t go away. I thought that maybe I shouldn’t do what I was planning….but I still went up to do some really slow and gentle yoga. Within about 5 minutes all of the pressure was gone and energy was flowing smoothly and freely throughout my body….I did the entire hour and feel like a million bucks. The past 2 1/2 days have been such a relief….literally….and today is my 21st day! After reading about what 40 days can do fasting wise, I’m going to continue for that amount. The gratitude, hope and longing to get closer and go further is so huge in me right now….I haven’t felt this good in a long time….now off to do the glamorous job of washing the floors : )
I have washed the floors now….and it does feel good….maybe even a little glamorous….I have some pretty pink rubber gloves with hearts all over them : ) I listened to Tony Robbins while I was doing it….I forgot how motivating he is! He is definitely one of my hero’s. I have had this set of tapes for probably over 15 years….and yes, they are tapes, I had to go and find a player to listen to them….maybe I’ve had them longer, he says that he’s 29 on this recording…..I think that he’s several years older than me….and I just turned 44. I have the 30 day “Personal Power” and the “Get the Edge” series….they have both been so valuable over the years….Tony is on my list of people that I have to meet in my life time! Well, I have some more work to do before I go and get my massage….now that IS glamorous!!!!
…and I wanted to share it with you, especially if you are doing the Daniel Fast. I have had a sour stomach for a couple of days….I admitted earlier that I didn’t give up my Pepsi Max, but I’m praying to find out what the deal is with that…..so I thought the sour stomach was from the pop…soda for you non-Michiganders : ). Tonight was my meditation and it was so sour before I went in that I was wondering if I should. This is going to be a little graphic….so be warned….I used the restroom as usual and everything was normal…not that I was checking, this is just for later explanation. During the meditation I had so much trouble staying with it, physically I even had trouble sitting up right, but I did, I could barely hear what the leader was saying and I had a tremendous and powerful energy around me the entire time. When the meditation was finished….and I didn’t hear any of it….I went to use the rest room before going home….it was bright yellow….like when you take B vitamins….but I hadn’t taken any and it was normal just before….it was also bright yellow again when I got home….and I feel good! Eric had the same thing happen last week but he didn’t have a stomach ache.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the emotional energy that was released before. The stomach is the sacral chakra….and loads of energy from emotions and other people is stored there…..I find this to be amazing…..it was very noticeable on the emotional level and the physical level seemed to follow.
I received this message verse from a friend this morning who is also doing the fast. I must admit, this has been one of the harder fasts for me, not food wise, but emotionally. I have felt a big dark cloud over me quite a bit of the time….I blame it on the winter blues, but I think that there was more. I also felt guilty for feeling this way since I’m leading a group and believe that I need to have it all together and perfected….ha! The purpose is to let go and draw closer to God….let Him in to do some spring cleaning….and you know what spring cleaning looks like….everything has to come out of the cupboards and closets to clean….all of the cupboards and closets….but it looks like a trashed mess during the process….if you are doing a thorough job. Even if you spring clean every year….clutter and dust still seems to build up during the year….no big deal….just clean it up….but I don’t want anyone to know that I have messy cupboards and closets….I only want them to see them after they have been cleaned….and most people only do see them clean. Someone even made reference to that last week, that she felt like she was being uncluttered and wondered how food could have such an impact. Eric is really noticing a difference too….this has been amazing to have him doing it with me this time….I feel like it will have an even bigger impact on our lives….it has made a major and positive impact on our marriage.
Every area has been reorganizing, resurfacing and restructuring….and it hasn’t felt very good….until now. The issues that have come up have been healed at a level so deep and so wide that it could only have been from God….and getting out of the way to let him in. One of the things I am fasting for is my purpose in life. Alexis will be graduating from high school next year and I have been freaking out about what I’m going to do….yet I don’t want to waste what time I have left with her at this stage….it’s not replaceable….as you have witnessed a bit from my blog : ) I’m 20 days into my fast right now….and the cogs are going into place. I’m seeing glimpses of where I will be….and it’s wonderful, sunny and very fulfilling…..actually I have been seeing it for years but I just wonder sometimes if my dreams may be too big, too much of a pipe dream. I don’t know how I’m going to get there from here….and I don’t need to know….God has been showing me all morning how He has taken me from glory to glory my entire life….none of seemed possible when He first showed me the visions….none of them…..and there have been many…..and they have been big….everything that I have been shown since I was a child about where I would be, my “fantasies and day dreams”, have all come true! What seemed like a fantasy and different realm of existence became comfortable and normal. I was going to go into detail….but this blog would be way too long…..the message is that this will be no different, my passion for life has been renewed : )
God is no respecter of persons, what He does for one, He will do for the other. What is He trying to show you? Are you letting go? Are you letting Him spring clean….or are you too afraid to open the closet? Don’t be afraid….it will feel so wonderful to have it cleaned out!
I was very ill over the weekend….I thought that it was the flu….but I don’t usually get sick even when people around me are sick. I was using a medicated cream also at the time and the adverse side effects were similar to the flu so I stopped using it….I feel a lot better now what ever it was. I have also felt very introspective during this fast. Usually something is revealed to me during a fast….I don’t think that there ever was one where I didn’t receive revelation….weather I was looking for it or not. Now I’m pretty much to the point of just turning it over to God and asking for insight and guidance….I did still make a list of prayers….but I’m totally surrendering to God. Since I am feeling so introspective, I’m not going to really go into detail with it at this point, but I’m very aware of God and that He is here…..I feel like major shifts are taking place. I just wanted to let you know that I was still with you…..are you still with me?
….if this is your first day of eating again….you may want to go slow….well, you may not want to…..but you could get a serious stomach ache if you don’t. Things like applesauce, banana’s, oat bran, vegetable soups, red lentils, brown rice and steamed vegetables are going to be easier to digest….I had an amazing raw broccoli salad on my first day back to eating….crunchy hummus salad….but it may have been better to wait a day for it….it has been lunch all week though : )
My group came over last night, it’s so nice to do this with other people! The things other people are going though can answer questions that you didn’t know you had and vise versa….I think that it’s nice to just have the support too. Eric is doing great and has gone 3 days without coffee….he feels free : ) I have another person from our group coming over who couldn’t make it last night….so I’ve got to go for now….Have a great day!!!
This is the end of many’s day 1….like I said, I got excited and started on 1-1-11….I just wanted to write that : ) This is the end of my day 3. I feel good, I am looking forward to solid food tomorrow. This time I had a small grain at each meal, and did not give up caffeine so my suffering wasn’t so bad….and when it was….I just re-said my prayer list, read something inspirational like the Fasting book or the Bible, did some yoga, watched/listened to someone spiritual….Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, the Copelands….we have DVR and I have DVD’s. I also watched, “Super Charge Me” on Saturday, it’s about a woman who goes raw for 30 days, her experience and transformation…we don’t need to go all raw….unless you want to…..the vegan food will do wonders for you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually…..the movie is motivating though for things you can expect to experience. Another really good movie to watch is “Food Matters”….these are all good tools to keep you on track.
Eric started today, he’s doing okay….he did give up coffee….he has never done that before…..and has to keep saying his prayers ;-). I’m not drinking coffee….I gave that up about a year and a half ago and can’t drink it any more….I recently tried the Teechino too and that was too strong…..I can’t believe that I totally lost my tolerance for something that was such a huge part of my existence. What I am doing though is probably no better….I have become addicted to Pepsi Max and have written about that in here before….I’ve gone up to a couple of months without it and feel down, tired, unmotivated….it’s scary…..the Pepsi Max makes me all right with the world….I’m also having tea that is healthy. This addiction is on my list of prayers. I did pray about this a lot before going on the fast and that’s the conclusion that I came to….I hope it’s not self-indulgent….we shall see.
Chalene Extreme update: I measured myself this morning….there hasn’t been a change since the first month….but I didn’t need to lose weight and I really just wanted to tighten up my abs and arms along with have more energy and a better winter mood….mission accomplished. I didn’t like the “lean phase” and went back to the “burn phase”. I’m just going to start another round of it….they don’t take too long and I can change my aerobic and yoga tapes.
I have my prayers written out, the vegetables, (carrots, celery and parsley), ready for juicing. I also bought some organic Very Veggie juice for dinner, vanilla, chocolate and plain unsweetened soy milk….(Eden Farms Brand, it’s organic and does not have sugar). I’m having a small grain at each meal with fat so I have brown rice and sprouted bread as well. I’ll be honest, I was so excited that I started on Saturday….but I’ll still go to the 24th with you. I feel so good about this year and this fast. Insights are already coming and I have so much faith and trust in God that I can just get out of the way and let Him do his thing. There’s a group of women that will be coming to my house to do this with me….I’ve never done it that way before and am really looking forward to it….Eric is doing it too but no men have signed up for the group so he doesn’t want to do that : ) Don’t forget that we have room on the forum for posts….I look forward to seeing how everyone is doing! Have a wonderful, super blessed day!