The things my spirit needs that are non negotiable!

It helps when we fast if we have some knowledge of how to get in touch with and actually cooperate with divine law. When you work with divine law and allow yourself to engage in the process of divine law, you will find that not only will fasting become easier for you, but your whole life get’s simpler, easier, and more productive. Divine law is really pretty basic. Divine law is you are a divine being, and you create what you focus on. When we concentrate, we make something stronger. What you make stronger, comes to you. So we need to look at our beliefs, feelings, ideas, and expectations. It takes a certain intention, or positivity to concentrate on good things. Your spirit has to be strengthened so it can be able to hold the vibration of positive happy concentration. Because the vibration of the world is very negative. The vibration of our world can be very toxic and very disturbing at times. If you don’t build a reserve within your own spirit to rise above the darkness of the world, you will find it extremely difficult to focus and concentrate on good things, no less stay on your fasts. How do we feed our spirits so it has the capacity to hold a vibration that is positive, soul serving and energizing to us? One of the ways we do this is to feed our souls is by doing a fast itself. Fasting lifts our vibrations indeed! While we fast we concentrate on uplifting our spirits! Read uplifting books, listen to beautiful music, hold the hand of someone you love, there are as many different ways to uplift ourselves as there are people in our world. Be creative! Join a support group, do yoga, laugh more! There are so many loving things you can do to uplift your spirit! If you feed your spirit, just as it is required to feed your body and your mind, you build up the reserve, you raise the vibration so that you can hold or concentrate or make stronger the good things in your life. This is absolutely one of the best things fasting regularly all these years has done for me, it has helped me build the reserves in my spirit, so I can hold a positive vibration in my life, which changes everything! We all come to the cleanse so often with such depleted spirits that cannot hold the high frequency I speak of.
When we fast there are things that our spirits need that are non negotiable! You have to find what that is for you. Music, laughter, love, warmth of the sun, the ocean. My spirit needs all these things. My spirit needs these in order to hold a high vibration so I can put divine law to work for me. Believe me, you have to be on a pretty high frequency to do a 40 day fast. But don’t worry that is the beauty of fasting. Day by day,the cleanse raises your vibration as it washes the toxins out of your body. What was impossible on day one, is suddenly not so difficult to achieve on day seven. Things inside us change pretty rapidly while on the program. Our job is to hold our intentions, the vibration of POSITIVE HAPPY CONCENTRATION.
Our spirits have the capacity to hold a vibration. When we fast we hold this higher frequency by choosing to think thoughts that are soul serving and energizing to us. One of the ways to do this is to feed your soul. If you feed your spirit while on your fast, the same way you normally feed your body and your mind, you will build up a reserve, and raise the vibration so that you can hold and stay on your program without falter. In this way we can concentrate, or make stronger, the good things in our life. So while on the program I like to think about what feeds my spirit so I can have the ability to work with divine law. When my spirit is excluded and not energized, I can't hold this high frequency. There are things that our spirits need in order to do a fast, that are not negotiable. Sometimes its just watching the sunset, a change of scenery! I often trael to Hawaii. Beaches do my soul a world of good.

Are you thinking about ways to raise your vibration in a CONSISTANT way? So this fast will have the juice, the mojo, you need to achieve your goals? That’s what you need to start becoming aware of. What feeds your spirit, when you are not feeding your body? What is going to keep your energy high for you While on your program?

Remeber if you give a bad habit an inch, and it takes a mile! One of the huge imbalances in this life is the disparity between your daily existence, with its routines and habits, and the dream you have deep within yourself of some extraordinarily satisfying way of living. When I fast I find that I am creating a magical realm out of which a newly created life emerges. Buried within you is an unlimited capacity for creation. A fast is always a “ waking angel” to me. A deep cleansing program helps me to plant seedlings to fulfill my dreams and destiny. A fast can b a little waking angel, anxious to wake us up!

This absence of balance between dreams and habits may be very subtle. It doesn’t necessarily reveal itself in the obvious symptoms of heartburn, depression, illness, or anxiety—it’s more often something that feels like an unwelcome companion by your side, which continually whispers to you that you’re ignoring something. There’s some often-unidentifiable task or experience that you sense is part of your beingness. It may seem intangible, but you can feel the longing to be what you’re intended to be.
Think of a balance scale with one side weighted down and the other side up, like a teeter-totter with an obese child on one end and a skinny kid on the other. In this case, the heavy end that tips the scale out of balance is the overweight kid representing your everyday behaviors: the work you do, the place where you reside, the people with whom you interact, your geographic location, the books you read, the movies you see, and the conversations that fill up your life. It’s not that any of these things are bad in and of themselves. The imbalance exists because they’re unhealthy for your particular life—they simply don’t mesh with what you’ve imagined yourself to be. When it’s unhealthy, it’s wrong, and on some level you feel that.
When these subtle symptoms surface, it’s crucial to explore the kind of energy you’re giving to the scale to create balance—or in this case, imbalance. The heavy angst is weighing down your reason for being—but you are the only one who can rebalance this scale of your life. Fasting is a wonderful tool to help you return to a balanced life, beginning with recognizing the ways in which you may be sabotaging yourself.
The single most important tool to being in balance is knowing that you and you alone are responsible for the imbalance between what you dream your life is meant to be, and the daily habits that drain life from that dream.
For me the heart of fasting is all about the longing I have for enlightenment and a clear desire to alleviate suffering in my body. Most people do not give much thought to enlightenment when they do a fast. But most of us long to be free of neurotic habits and mental anguish. We know we want to make things better, and that we need to get saner to do this effectively. Fasting is always the perfect place to start.

Fasting has the ability to tame our wild mind, overpowering emotions, and entrenched habitual patterns. In this way we use our fasts to work with our reactivity. Somehow in the process of doing a rigourous detoxing fast, like the Master Cleanser, we get unstuck from our old ways! We no longer have such closed minds and open to the spirit of adventure. Fasting always breaks me out the cocoon I am in, and helps me to grow. I find that it takes a lot of courage to do the cleanse, and a willingness to keep growing and going forward to my goal.
Our fasts are a time for self reflection. If we can become attentive on the cleanse to the ways we self sabotage, we can get unhooked. If we can learn to pay attention with careful awareness, as if we were walking along the edge of a deep crevasse: We need to be that attentive and keenly aware of the consequences of carelessness. Attentiveness is a significant component of self-reflection. Fasting teaches me to get the hang of living with a non-grasping attitude and to let go of the fixation I have with myself. When you fast, try not being caught up with ideas about yourself, not being caught up with ideas about the fast, and not being caught up with ideas about the result.
You have to start where you are. Before you fast you can actually reflect on the fact that you don't have to hold on to a solid identity of yourself as a worthless or worthy person, as someone who can't fast, or as someone who can. You can practice lightening up the whole persona that you brings you to the program.
To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That's a simple good instruction for how to fast. Liberate yourself from any sort of idea of how you're supposed to be, and just allow. Then remember this instruction occasionally during your fast. Because you're going to do a lot of talking to yourself about how right or how wrong you are. You're going to spend a lot of time on center stage as the star of your own movie. You can spend a lot of time planning, worrying, and trying to get it all right.
Instead of holding on to a limited identity of yourself, do your best to observe yourself minute after minute. Observe what's happening. You'll keep freezing it by fixating on it, because you do have an idea of who you are; and what is suppose to be happening. But if you'll just observe instead of fixating, the fast itself will begin to shake that identity up a lot. Fasting is the perfect vehicle for seeing how you keep changing, changing, changing. Our bodies keep changing, our thoughts keep changing. Emotions keep changing. They say that advanced fasting practitioners can even see molecules changing. (Personally I've never had this experience.)
The second guideline of fasting is "No fasting." Don't make your fast a project or a special event; don't bring into it an attitude of great seriousness and solemnity. For that matter, have no concept of your fast at all, no religiosity. Don't hold any notions about it. We have a lot of ideas about what it means to have a successful fast, and what is a failed fasting attempt. The notion here is that we come to our fasts no expectations of ourselves and no expectations of what the fast is. We simply follow the instructions, without imagining that fast is supposed to be this way or that way. We can continuously let go of any solid views of the fast, any caught-upness. That's the whole training-to let go and observe without judgment, without bias. We can just let go.

So you think, "That's the fast. I'm supposed to observe and let go. But I can't observe and I can't let go, I am such a mess! We have a habitual tendency to solidify, but remember these instructions: no Expectations. It is as it is. You don't have to add something extra.

The third quality we strive for in fasting is that of "No result." Give up all hope of fruition. Fast without hope of anything beyond right now. That's all there is; there's no later. Being on the spot is the only way any transformation of your being occurs. If you fast with hope and fear, in order to become what you think you should be--you're just setting yourself up for disappointment. You can't get there from here. Being fully here for each moment -that's the point, from now until you die.

When we fast, each day we commit to thinking about what we want, rather than how impossible or difficult that dream may seem. Give your personal dreams a place to hang out on the balance scale so that you can see them in your imagination and they can soak up the energy they deserve. Thoughts are mental energy; they’re the currency that you have to attract what you desire. You must learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don’t want, even though you may feel compelled to continue your habitual behavior.

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