17 September 2005

Fasting, reading

I've been reading up on fasting.  I've been juice person in the past.  But over the last few years, I've mostly stuck with tea and water.  I don't have a blender, but would sure like to have one.  It's hard to find juices that are JUICE and not many water, sugar, corn fructose, and other forms of sugars.

 Last night, I went the store and raided the juice isle.  The top purchases?  Lemon juice and cherry juice, along with a huge (what seemed like) 5 gallon bucket of cranberry juice.  20 separate containers of juice.  Thassa lotta juice, ya know?  Oh, and I bought a bunch of celery.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.  Since that calendar differs slightly from the one most of us reading this are familiar with, I'll point out that Ramadan (the month of fasting) begins this year on October fourth and ends November third.  The birth of the new moon is Oct 3rd, so it will go through a complete cyle, growing larger from a sliver to a full heavy specter, then deminishing to a tiny sliver again, only to snuff out in silence.

More about those things as they develop.

tata, 4 now,


  1. I periodically do short fasts, usually two or three days. Fasting truly is as spiritual as it is physical. The deprivation creates a freedom for the soul to connect to greater things.

  2. You may NOT under ANY circumstances FAST, unless your DOC knows about it, and approves.  I used to do it too, but now, too risky given the depression.  OTAY?

    I love you!


  3. I've tried to fast, but simply can't.

    I have no willpower anymore, although I certainly know about the benefits of fasting.
    I just started reading a book called "The Call" by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. She starts the book with a fast and by the end of the first chapter she's in deep dung and needs to be rescued. It sort of turned me off to fasting for now, but if I end up with some god-awful disease... well who knows?

    Would like to know how your fast turns out.



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