On July 24, 2023 I woke up and KNEW that it was time for me to begin a water fast. I had wanted to try an extensive fast for quite a while so I jumped in! Here is my story.
Day 1: So yesterday I woke up & knew I was ready to change. I would try something new! Even though I had already had a cup of coffee with one tablespoon of coconut oil in it, I knew that I was ready to fast!
I used to fast for 1 day once a week only drinking water during the day. It all began when I ate contaminated food while I was in India. Seriously people, I thought I was gonna die, I was that sick. But I didn’t! Anyhoo I was scared to eat after that but the bonus was that after my system was cleaned out, I felt really good, lighter and different.
The night before I began fasting I saw a social media post about why people eat. I instinctively knew that I ate for pleasure. I totally love eating & I love food! So when I woke up on Monday morning, I had the ambition to just go for it. I was going to fast, drinking only water. I decided to take a picture of me every day that I was on the fast so we could see how my body changed.
One of the main reasons I am fasting is because after I eat many wheat products I get itchy. That is a sign that my body is hanging onto toxins. Also the skin on my face is kinda bumpy and not as clear as it usually is. My right hip that I have injured a few times also gets really sore after I consume wheat. So one reason I have chosen to fast is to release the toxins from my body.
Another reason I am fasting is to help my body use its stored fat as fuel. I tend to get way too comfortable especially while I am rving so I have increased my body fat & I don’t like it at all! I also understand as an energy healer that fat on a body is actually protection from harmful energy. Btw I have never fasted more than one day but this time I am aiming for 21 days although Spirit keeps whispering 10 to me. Surely I can handle 10 days right?
On this first day I felt really good. It seemed as though my mind was clearer and I had more energy during our evening walk. My hips felt looser too. I can feel my third eye working. It’s kinda neat because I can feel it pulsing right now as I write this. I did meditate twice during the day and had some pretty wicked visions and messages. So far so good. I just heard in my mind it that the fasting process will help speed up my process of manifesting. Interesting.
Well yesterday was only the second day but so far I feel pretty good. I really missed my food Monday evening! I did remind myself that soon I will enjoy food again. I have found that my sense of smell is like that of a blood hound. It’s intense!
About my water. I am extremely grateful & fortunate that right now during my fast, I am in an area of California that has the most amazing water I have ever tasted in my entire life! In fact the water here in Cedarville has been tested & it has been rated as the best water in California!
I have been adding a few pinches of Himalayan salt to my water for months now due to being in scorching heat in Arizona which I found drained me until I added salt to my drinking water. I use a copper water bottle as well. It has been stated that copper deficiency can aid in growing grey hair so I thought wth, I will try it. And guess what peeps? My hair colour is getting darker like it used to be. I don’t use the copper water bottle all the time. I will let the water sit in it overnight and drink it in the morning.
I am also extremely grateful that I have my spiritual guides who will assist me during this process. When you want to connect with your guides, meditate to create the connection with them. Trust in the process as they guide you through it.
So day 2 was very interesting. I definitely felt weird not eating. It was like I had this intense compulsive pull toward eating. I had a meditation & nap, when I woke up I had been eating celery in my dream. My forehead area definitely feels weird, like it’s active & alive. I don’t really know how to explain it. Also I experienced emotions I thought I had released rising to the surface. My intuition is much stronger & I hear my guides much more clearly. So far, it’s been an interesting challenge but I am up for it!
I definitely felt draggy yesterday on day 2 of this 10 day water fast but found I felt more like myself on the 2nd night.
On my 3rd day I woke up feeling some activity in my forehead area (temporal lobe) as I write this my crown chakra is active as well, tingling with awakening & awareness.
I began this water fast because I felt like I had too many cravings for junk food, felt drained, draggy & uninspired. When I feel like that, I KNOW it’s time for a change. While this water fast may seem extreme to you, I know it’s the right choice for me.
Wisdom is knowing who you are & what’s right for you. Therefore you must always make choices that are in your best interest. Because I am an intuitive healer, I know this 10 day water fast is best for me right now. Spirit always guides me through my life so I am never in a place of fear.
Day 3 was definitely much better than day 2. I almost feel totally like myself again & my intuition is spot on. I delivered a spiritual message for a friend on day 3 from her dad who passed away 21 years ago.
My body looks & feels better & even though I didn’t really want to do yoga in the morning, I made myself do it. As I began my yoga routine, a flock of birds flew over & joined me. Nature never ceases to amaze. It’s like those birds are celebrating my choice to cleanse my body & my mind.
One thing I will say about fasting, that while it is a challenge, it really helps create better health in your body. I can feel it already. My body feels less heavy & stiff, & my mind feels really clear. I feel so peaceful. I love that.
You might be wondering where I got the idea of fasting. Like I said before, I have fasted one day a week after I got really ill when I was in India years ago. After that I fasted one day a week because it made me feel better.
I was watching GaiaTV awhile ago & watched an episode of Open Minds: Parallel Realities with Regina Meredith & guest speaker, Jon Gabriel. He shared his fasting journey where he did a water fast for 21 days when he heard a voice tell him to detox his liver. This was after he lost a lot of weight. He was 410 pounds in a high stress job. He began to visualize his perfect body before he went to sleep at night. He moved to a more healthy environment, changed how he ate & the weight came off without a lot of effort. He also talked about visiting yourself in a parallel reality to create the body you desire and bring that reality to your current life.
He has a meditation for releasing weight on YouTube. Here’s the link if you’re interested
Jon Gabriel chose to do a 21 day water fast after reading the book Fasting and Eating for Better Health by Dr. Fuhrman. He said that he experienced a cosmic consciousness from fasting. I can feel that beginning now.
One thing that is very interesting is that I love the smell of food even though I’m fasting. However I have no desire to eat it because this fasting experience is very important to me. However I do feel some resistance my body has for releasing its protective weight that has made it comfortable over the past 20 years. Hmmm interesting, right?
Probably the most interesting thing about this 4th day is that I feel like I’ve been eating even though I am not. The smell of food makes me happy, it’s like I can taste what someone near me is eating. My emotions are lovely, so positive & peaceful.
I am challenged by this water fast but I am sticking with it for 6 more days. Spirit did tell me that day 4 would be difficult & it was. I had a huge nap between clients & had some pretty weird dreams. I spent quite a lot of time on the toilet (tmi right?). I pushed myself to take a long walk with my son in the evening & even though I felt kinda fatigued I forced myself to do it. Overall this experience so far has been a challenge but it’s a positive one.
I woke up to my guide telling me to drink lemon water this morning so I did. I am always guided by Spirit in my life & I know that I am always safe & protected so I have absolutely no fear that something bad will happen to me while I am fasting. I will remind all of you reading this post that you attract what you think about, so if you live in constant fear that something bad or negative is going to happen to you, it most likely will manifest in your life.
The lemon water refreshed me. I feel peaceful, positive & have more energy than I have had in the past 4 days. Even though I intended to use water only during this fast, when my spirit guide told me to drink lemon water, I listened!
Probably the best change I felt in my mind today was that I felt totally present in each moment of this day. I have NEVER experienced this before in my entire life! What a gift.
Right now as I write this post on the evening of day 5, I can feel my third eye is very active. Messages from Spirit are very clear & for that I am extremely grateful.
This was the first day of this fast where I didn’t need a nap! I felt like my old self like when I was eating food, but my emotions were much more calm, positive & peaceful. I did not expect this as part of the fasting experience. I didn’t even crave food today nor did I dream I was eating food like I have for the past 3 nights.
Spirit told me that Day 4 would be tough but it would change for the better on Day 5, that’s exactly what happened. I am extremely grateful that this fast has become easier. I asked Spirit why I feel so good & was told that I was letting go of the past. I never expected to feel so clear & calm. I am loving how I feel!
I woke up this morning & was told by my guides to drink 2 glasses of lemon water before I meditated so I did. I followed my lemon water with 2 guided meditations. The first one was the meditation by Jon Gabriel, that I shared with you on day 4. My subconscious mind fought with it which is not surprising considering what the fat on my body represents. Protection.
Most of my life when I was doing really well, people I knew who were close to me tried to shut me down, verbally abusing me & generally being mean to me. I don’t understand that kind of energy so I finally removed myself from their lives. Sometimes though their energy followed me creating negative situations in my life so I worked on releasing their energy.
I do understand why people’s bodies want to hang on to weight for protection & it is frustrating to have that. The interesting thing about this fast on Day 5 & 6 is that it feels like I ate food when I haven’t.
The 2nd meditation is one I shared with you before my Day 5 post. It’s a beautiful short 3 minute visualization where you see your best self. I love it & it’s amazing so I shared it with you. Here it is in case you missed it
Day 6 included an unexpected afternoon hike in the mountains & I felt great even though I was wearing sandals. I enjoyed water with Himalayan salt in it followed by lemon water & kept that cycle going throughout the day. I was told by my health guide that I could have Burdock Root tea so I did & loved it!
One thing I will say is that my body seems to want to hang onto excess weight so I will definitely be meditating on why it still desires to. However while we were hiking I saw a cloud in the sky that looks like a large fluffy person & I heard the message that fat will no longer be a problem for me.
Sorry I had to use the F word but when it’s there, it’s there. I remind my body every day that it no longer needs to protect me.
I woke up & heard to drink 2 glasses of lemon water so I did. Last night I heard that I can go running today! Yippee! My guides tell me everything & that keeps me healthy & whole. I trust them more than I trust anyone else.
I ran intervals today just because I wanted to take it easy on my body during this kind & gentle time of healing. That’s really how I feel, people! I’m not the fastest runner but that’s okay because we all are meant to travel at our own pace. I just love the feel of my feet hitting the ground creating a pattern of footfall & breathing. I run or skip to help drain my lymphatic system which almost always needs some help.
After my run I did 35 minutes of yoga. I noticed that I had more mobility in my spine & hips. I will attribute that to the detox my body is experiencing.
Probably the most interesting thing about this fast is how it’s calmed me & made me feel so good. I can’t remember ever feeling so darn amazing! My mind is clear & alert. I don’t need an afternoon nap. I have enough energy to exercise & I don’t even miss food!
Something you must understand is that everyone is different. What works for me may not work for you. That’s why it is SO important to know your body! If you can fast for even just one day, do it! You’ll be giving your digestive system a much needed break. You might discover that your body will thank you. It also shows you how much willpower you have.
This evening my son & I went for a long walk. I was extremely happy that I felt normal, with NO fatigue. I certainly never expected to feel this good during this fast. I feel happy, positive, calm & I even enjoy cooking for my son even though I am not eating the food. Whaaaat? I think we get addicted to the idea that we have to eat every single day. I can tell you now from my experience of fasting that this is not true.
Day 8 and I feel great!
I woke up & felt amazing! Drank 2 glasses of lemon water. I squeeze my own lemons for the highest vibe for my morning drink. Meditated & went for a run. Even though my right hip felt slightly stiff yesterday, it did not today. I did NOT expect to be running on the 8th day of my fast.
Even though I expected physical changes with my body, this experience has been more about releasing negative emotions that have been buried deep inside me, inside my powerful & controlling subconscious mind. Our subconscious minds are so strong. For some it can be difficult to release what lies beneath because we don’t know exactly what is holding us back from achieving what we desire.
As always, I tell people to meditate, to take time each day to practice meditation to connect with yourself, your higher self & your subconscious mind.
If you struggle meditating which allows you insight into your life & assists you with tuning in to Spirit & your higher self, schedule time every single day to sit quietly without being disturbed & just allow yourself to appreciate the time you are taking to quiet your mind.
If your mind chatters or wanders allow it to do that until it stops. Try to use the same time every day to add meditation to your daily routine. Scheduling it in will ensure that you do it. People tell me, oh I tried meditating but it didn’t work. It takes time to quiet a busy mind so allow yourself the time it takes to do that & understand that the experience is different for everyone. The more you meditate the easier it becomes. You can focus on your breath, drawing it into one or each of your chakras, one at a time. You can visualize in your mind a peaceful place.
Meditating is truly the way to tap into who you really are as well as assisting you in connecting with your spirit guides.
So this fast so far has been more spiritual than physical which is a surprise for me. I just go with it because I didn’t really know what to expect.
Only 2 more days left in my fast. It was certainly easier from Day 5 & after. I know that I could do a 21 day fast however the timing is not ideal, so I will do that later but I KNOW that I can do it because this 10 day fast has been an incredible experience so far.
Day 9 and I’m just fine!
This 9th day of my fast was fantastic & even better than any of the previous days in this fast. I actually wish I could continue with it but I have things to do that involve eating. Spirit did tell me that I was to fast for 10 days, there was a reason for it & now I totally get it.
I had tons of energy today. I ran this morning after drinking lemon water & my meditation. I always meditate first thing in the morning. I get insight into my life, download messages & more! Meditating when your mind is clear & empty first thing in the morning is an excellent way to start your day.
After running I did 20 minutes of yoga & did some work for a friend. My FitBit tracked my walking & I am extremely happy to see that I walked 18.42 km today without eating food for the past 9 days! If I didn’t do this experiment myself, I probably wouldn’t believe anyone who said that a fast can make you feel better than you have for a long time!
Probably the best thing about fasting is my spiritual insight is so strong. I am pretty excited about this byproduct of fasting.
I had an amazing day & I have realized that when we’re told that we have to eat every day, it is not true. Who knew I would feel SO good on the 9th day of this fast? I had NO idea!
Day 10 & I feel Zen!
This 10 day fast has been so interesting. Day 2 & 4 were the most difficult because on those days I felt draggy & sleepy but the rest of the days I felt pretty amazing. One of the best things is that the inflammation in my right hip is almost totally gone!!!!
I invited my son to fast with me on this last day of this fast & he said yes. He was really good in the morning but by supper time he really wanted to eat. However he stuck with it. You could say he’s kinda like his mom, determined to succeed.
I really wish that I could continue until for 11 more days but I have something to do that demands I eat. I will begin this again later on most likely this year because the experience has been so positive.
If you’re interested in fasting here are some tips that may help you in your fasting experience:
The best things that happened to me during this 10 day fast were:
If you want more information on fasting, Dr. Joel Fuhrman has written a book about fasting called Fasting and Eating for Better Health. It’s a great read & a real eye opener about the science behind fasting, plus he includes case studies of people who have fasted & changed their physical health. Who wouldn’t want that???
After this experience with a ten day fast, I decided to continue a fast one day a week. I enjoy giving my digestive system a break and I notice my mind seems more clear and alert. If you decide to fast, do it with care and intelligence. It is an amazing healing method and I will be sure to continue with a longer fast in my future, hopefully before the end of this year.
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