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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Hello ^^
I searched the forums and found that there is no thread about the topic of fasting...
What i mean is not fasting for the goal of losing weight or the likes.

Rather is speak about fasting as a way to clearing ones head, making room for thought and spiritual experiences.

Has any of you gone trough a fast?
Do you intend to do one ?
Share your experiences here wink
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

I try to sometimes,
I practice sun-gazing which is proselytized in my thread here, (don't do it smile )

and so I can go through a day without really having hunger, if I drink a lot of tea, some honey, tons of water, coffee, and not be tired really,

this creates a rather quick contrast of higher energy vibrations where life starts becoming a dream, and its been unpleasant and disorienting so I usually eat food.

When I was away from my home I didn't eat for 2 days and only had water and it was fine.

When I go back to school I will engage in then, fasting + the use of sauna to clean my head out some, its pretty nice in the right way.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Alright.. what is fasting, if I'd know what it is I could try it.
And how does staring at the sun help in any other way than burning you're eyes out whatsthat (or do you keep you're eyelids closed), just out of curiosity


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

you must read the whole discussion if you want to know the answers : or look at any of the links given in it

fasting is not eating solid food, rather just drinking water, or using liquid foods such as fruit juices, milk, broths

from what i have read, the body does not go into starvation until 30 days of no solid food, usually people fast for 1-3 days or a week at most, but it can be quite challenging.

the body is an energy system of electricity

when you fill it with lots of things, then most of the energy is used for digestion

and,

when you have nothing to digest, the energy goes elsewhere, producing clarity and spiritual bliss,

it is a rough process and not for many, however, it is good for cleaning the body of many toxins, some people have passed tumors out of themselves, by going on a fast for a while.

a reason to fast might be, say you are obese, you eat lots of junk foods, so you start going vegan, and once you accept that, and get used to it, then from vegan you switch to fruit juice fasting for a few days, and you just are basically, cleaning your body's junk out, in a way that you still feel comfortable, while making sure your nutrition is still prime.

my meditation teacher drank only apple juice and some sort of supplement that is basically clay for 15 days and she said it wasn't hard at all, but i've yet to try

if you drink fruit juice (fresh stuff) every time you are hungry, you can have strong bliss and fresh perception, without really getting tired, but maybe this is only half a day, or one day, depending on how your body is and how long it can handle it.

after very long fasts you have to be super careful what food you eat, and only eat the tiniest bit of it, and wait 30 minutes before taking another
like, 1 tiny bite of apple, and waiting 30 minutes
since the body is used to being empty.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Fasting can be used to get closer to your spiritual side, but if your not ready for the challenge it could be dangerous for some.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for the information.
I'm not overweight but the spiritual bliss part seems quite interesting, so I think I'll try that sometime soon for a day or two. Afterwards I will than put the results here.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

yea don't get hung on "spiritual bliss" though

just fast for experiments sake smile
This is sooooo important to read about health and nutrition!

let me know if it works for you guys.


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Trying to force something will not work .. whether you are praying or meditating .. there you are right Eyelids

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

To be honest, I think fasting is a silly idea. We weren't designed to and it will always end up doing more harm than good.

Why? You're deprived of key nutrients, you can't get EVERYTHING from the sun, otherwise all animals on the bl**dy planet would have evolved to be like plants, but funnily enough, we haven't and several million years later, here we are, still eating food to survive.


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Are you reffering to Eyelids sun-gazing thingy ?
I was reffering to fasting as an exercise .. not a normal state of living tounge2 ..
(btw , how did you stumble in here ? )


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Tundra wrote:
funnily enough, we haven't and several million years later, here we are, still eating food to survive.

Yes, here we are, polluting the whole bloody planet. And eating dead animals corpses.

Anyway I haven't gotten to trying fasting yet, and to make it clear, I will try it for no more than 2 days max. just to see what it does to my body and the thing people call spirit. ^^


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

what is normal in human development

is not eating by schedules, rather, eating when hungry

to eat by schedules often produces eating while already full, and the experience of "hunger" while the stomach is still full of food, digesting, due to being used to eating all day long.

a one day fast rein-troduces us to what hunger is and means.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Tryed it today, but it was too much for a beginner like me I guess. wink
I only managed around 20 hours this time, but am still aiming for 48 hours.
Next attempt is on the day after wednesday (forget what it's called ), if all goes according to plan.


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

oh wait .. ur 15 ? than i strongly advise you to restrick the amount of time you fast .. (20 hours is much for a person you age , please don't endanger your health wink5 )

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Fasting
PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Tundra wrote:
To be honest, I think fasting is a silly idea. We weren't designed to and it will always end up doing more harm than good.

Why? You're deprived of key nutrients, you can't get EVERYTHING from the sun, otherwise all animals on the bl**dy planet would have evolved to be like plants, but funnily enough, we haven't and several million years later, here we are, still eating food to survive.


Agreed.

Aks wrote:
Yes, here we are, polluting the whole bloody planet. And eating dead animals corpses.


Nature. Its cruel. Get over it. Try watching a david attenborough. We were made to pollute the planet ..obviuosly, we cant continue to blame ourselves, we were programmed to do this sooner or later, thats what i think.

And to the fasting thing - dont asian cultures do that?
i remember at my primary school they all used to fast all day, and some wouldnt even swallow their saliva .. eek2. They did it for charity though, and had massive feasts at night. I reckon if you trying to get 'cleansed' and in touch with your spiritual side, you should try meditating, much less harm done, and nothing can go wrong wink5


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