Day 3 of Fruit Fast: Conditioning and Fasting

Out of body experience

Conditioning and Fasting

12/28/11

Well today was day 3 of my first month of fruit fasting.  It wasn’t too bad.  I have been on vacation from work this week.  Forgive me if this reads like a kindergartener wrote it, but I’m in pain at the moment so my thoughts are being pulled in various directions.

So, right now (4:38 pm CST), I feel mildly bloated, like I have to pee but can’t.  To me, based on over 200 of Dr. Morse’s videos that I have watched online, I would say that my right kidney is constipated and possibly adrenals.  Although another representative told me that if my blood pressure in both arms was 120-130/60-70 then it’s not adrenals.  I’m not sure that was accurate.

I have this whole week off so I reorganized my room, finally bought a TV, ordered Detox weeks 1 & 2  (should arrive by next Friday at the latest) from God’s Herbs/Nature’s Botanical Pharmacy, hung my ropelights so they illuminate the whole room very well, bought some tools from home depot, bought stuff for my pvc shoulder pole project, bought apples and grapes, threw out all my other food to eliminate the temptation, asked 3 girls for their phone number, began my fruit fast, bought a UPS and a wireless keyboard, ordered an area rug with guitars and such on it … Needless to say, I’ve definitely been busy!

Anyway, I’d like to tell you about a somewhat frightening thing that occurred earlier.  I had been typing at my computer – really hadn’t felt hungry all day, so I also hadn’t eaten anything.  I got up from my chair to leave to room for something and I instantly had this weird “spiritual” experience.  That’s the best way I can explain it right now.  Immediately after rising I found my head experience a strange sort of dizziness … almost like my head was swimming in some magical fluid with a sort of buoyancy and a vibrating aspect as well.  It wasn’t unpleasant, what came next could have been dangerous had it happened somewhere else though.

Within about 3 to 5 seconds after experiencing the weird dizziness I felt myself falling, as if paralyzed without pain, almost like being really high on salvia.  This has been occurring in very short bursts (about 3 times so far), since I began my fast 3 days ago, but this time was definitely the most intense thus far.  I found myself falling, like timber, toward my closed door.  I reached out with the intent to brace myself on the door frame, which worked for about 2 seconds.  Here’s where the weirdness comes in.  One moment, I was braced (with my arms out in front of me to keep my face from hitting the door) after falling, at a 30 degree angle to the door.  The next thing I knew, I was on my knees, on the floor with my hands on the floor and feeling the pain where my forehead had slammed into the door.  What the Fuck?

I don’t know if this is what happened, but to me, it seemed like my mind/soul left my body for months or days, then re-entered it again, only seconds later than the original space-time marker at which it left.  Was this astral-travel?  Did I just quantum jump accidentally?

Now I don’t know if quantum jumping and astral travel or out-of-body experiences are the same or related or what.  My mom only recently introduced me to the term “quantum jumping” and I really have no idea what that is.  It actually sounds like somebody is naming something based on the old time-travel TV seriesQuantum Leap”.   I don’t know much about these subjects yet, however I plan to know more soon!

(P.S.:  Here is one of the most honest and informative articles on fasting I have yet found online:  http://www.doctoryourself.com/juicefast.html)

Be blessed and have a pleasant journey my friends!

Green Juice Fast – Day 10

Young collard plants growing in a container

Collard Greens

Green Juice Fast – Day 10

11/20/11

Last night was the worst so far.  I feel like I kinda know what Jesus felt like when he was alone in the desert for 40 days.  The devil came to me last night while I was watching online entertainment … I forget what it was.  Anyway, a pain in my right side kept gnawing away like a rat through a sewer pipe.  That pain, my friends was hunger.  The devil crept into my mind and was saying things like “Forget your fasting … you are in so much pain, why don’t you just go buy a pizza … or wouldn’t some nice Doritos or those Avocado chips you love be great right now?  Besides, if you find a take-and-bake pizza joint like Pappa Murphy’s, that’s the healthiest you can get!  Come on … wha’d ya say?”  I had to to grab hold of my mind, endure the suffering, and look the devil square in the eyes and say “Tempting offer son, but I’m on a mission.  No thanks”

So, let’s discuss fasting in general.  When you really break it down, the simplest explanation of fasting is voluntary deprivation of all or most food for a given length of time.  In other words, nobody is forcing you to do this, nor is anyone keeping food from you.  You are doing it to yourself.

Why would anyone go through such torturous deprivation?  Well, fasting could be done for religious reasons, ritual cleansing, to punish oneself as atonement for some sin, or to purify and detoxify the body.  The latter is applicable to my case.

So, I press on.  Knowing that in the end, I will be victorious at healing myself of all my ills.  I suffer temporary hardships to reap longer-lasting rewards.

NEW JUICE BATCH

I made a new batch of juice today.  Felt pretty good that I’ve almost got an efficient routine now, and getting some recipes figured out really helps.

Today’s batch is very potent and consists of these ingredients:

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 5 small lemons, peeled
  • 6 small limes
  • 1 head of kale
  • ¼ head red cabbage
  • 3 thumbs ginger
  • 3 beets
  • 6 large sticks celery
  • 8 large carrots
  • ½ bunch of collard greens
  • 2 small cucumbers

Note: I did not use the garlic this time, as I felt it would contradict the licorice flavor I expected from the fennel.  Strangely, there is no licorice flavor at all discernable in the new mix.

SOME SIDE EFFECTS OF FASTING

Here are some of the side effects of fasting I have experienced between today and yesterday.  I post this so anyone reading this who is going through these same mysterious experiences can know You Are Not Alone!

  • Do you know what it’s like when you look at a bright light for a bit, and when you look away, now there is a blotch of light?  I’m having that a lot more often.
  • The itching in my lower region is still present, but at 90% less than 6 days ago.  In fact, it is now mostly only under my ballsack and at the ‘peaks’ of my butt-cheeks.
  • Farted a lot today for the first time in about a week.
  • Weight: 185 lb./Body Fat: 21.1% (down 7 lbs from last week, 2% bf)
  • Lethargy & soreness
  • Temporary dizzy spells.  When I got out of a warm bath I literally got dizzy and as I was falling, had to grab onto a wall for stability.  Though it only lasted about 20 seconds, for that brief period it was as if I was in a trance of some sort.  Like I left my body, and returned shortly thereafter.
  • I think perhaps my sense of smell is heightened.  When my roommate is cooking pizza, I smell it and it smells delicious.

Well, that’s all for now.

Here’s wishing you all a great week ahead.  Be blessed. 🙂