This summer, I decided to embark on a three day liquid fast to enhance my spiritual practices. While I’ve completed fasts in the past, the intention was different this time. The experience was so amazing and humbling. Words cannot explain the enlightenment I experienced through the emotional breakdowns and breakthroughs. I’d like to share just a bit of my experience with you.
The week before the fast, I consumed a raw vegan diet and performed fenugreek seed infusion enemas each evening. My goal was to curb cravings for carbs and sugar of any kind. I knew this was necessary to have a successful fasting experience. During this time, I went about my days as normal with a few exceptions. I focused more on my daily journaling practice and enhanced my meditation time by playing music that released healing sounds into all seven of my auric bodies. My goal was to align my bodies so that they could be on one accord.
Here are the beverages I consumed on the fast.
- Purified water with trace minerals
- Diatomaceous Earth water – Prepared each morning of the fast
- Gorilla juice – Prepared each morning of the fast
- Fresh vegetable juice – Prepared each morning of the fast
- Herbal infusions with stevia – Prepared enough on the night before the first day of the fast to last for three days
- Warm vegetable broth – Prepared enough on the first day of the fast to last for three days
What I learned about the consumption aspect of the fast is that preparation is key. Each time I wanted to gobble down some actual food, having these beverages ready to go was the key to my success with this experience. I also learned that food cravings can be satisfied with vitamin and mineral packed liquids and the need to chew can be satisfied by “chewing” the beverages prior to swallowing them. What wasn’t satisfied was my mental addictions and habits related to food. I know that’s something I’ll need to continue to work on.
I didn’t follow any particular schedule for beverage consumption. I simply keep a beverage nearby throughout the day so that I wouldn’t be ravenous and tempted to break my fast early. I also made sure that my husband was able to care for the children and the household most of the time while I was fasting. This helped decrease stress and frustration that can come about when children misbehave or you have to do housework. If he were not available or willing, I would have gladly paid a trusted relative to help me out.
I turned our bedroom into a spiritual oasis with incense, candles, crystals, yoni eggs, yoga mats, yoga DVDs, qi gong DVDs, spiritual reading material, journal, Tibetan singing bowls, frankincense resin burner, sage, feather of Ma’at, spiritual books, mandala coloring books and crayons, healing music and any other spiritual thing I could find. As I was led, I partook in my spiritual practice of choice. No agenda. No schedule. In fact, sometimes, I simply rested in my bed or in a hot bath of pink salt and essential oils.
As I went through the days, thoughts would come to me and I’d write them down. In fact, a full blown plan came to me about how to address a specific issue in my life and I was able to map it out with ease. My mind was so clear, I couldn’t believe it. I could literally hear and see angels, spirit guides, and a few things I didn’t want to see like never before.
Now that I’ve shared the amazing things that were happening, I’d like to share some strange occurrences with my body and mind. Since the liquid fast was entirely sugar free (not just refined sugar, even natural sugars, including fruit) my tongue was coated with candida thrush. I used my tongue scraper to get rid of it and did coconut oil pulls with a little tea tree and clove bud oil in the mix. The level and thickness of the thrush was like cottage cheese. It was the most digusting experience I’ve had in a long time. The enemas were beyond gross. Remember, I started them a week early so once all of the feces was out of my system, black tar and mucus started coming out. I saw parasites, worms, and all kinds of sick things. I’m a fairly clean eater so if all of that was coming out of my system, I could only imagine how this would work from someone who followed the standard American diet.
On day three of the fast, I felt a little snippy and actually had an attitude. I didn’t feel like meditating or doing anything spiritual. I knew this would happen and remembered Karyn Calabrese addressing this in one of her cleansing books, Soak Your Nuts, Cleansing with Karyn, so I took a few drops of wild oregano oil as she suggested. I added some olive leaf extract and within an hour, felt so much better. I immediately jumped right into my spiritual practices. While I didn’t experience the same things as I did on days one and two, I was able to still hear clearly in the spirit realm.
I broke the fast in the morning with some fruit juice. For the rest of the day, I consumed smoothies and salad. I continued to feel rejuvenated and thankful for all I’d learned in such a short period of time. Just imagine if I could have experienced this even longer.
I have completed several three day liquid fasts since this experience and each one brings different challenges and beautiful experiences. My next goal is to complete a ten day liquid fast. I’d like to do this one at a retreat center, with others who are doing the same thing because I believe the energy will be amazing and it will take me to higher heights of my journey.
Have you ever fasted for spiritual reasons? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
Peace and blessings.