Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time Out...

That's right...I'm going rogue. LOL

Beginning at midnight Tuesday (Pacific Daylight Time), I will start my yearly fast and meditation, but this year I am trying a new "twist". I am adding a full 24 hour (or more...who knows? I may LIKE this!) BLACK OUT period along with my detox/cleanse. Yup...the phone, the computer, the TV, and all things electric will be shut down. So, you may not hear from me/read anything on CHEESE for a few days. But have no fear (or don't get too happy as the case may be)...I will be baaaaccckkk.

For those of you not "in the know", every year for the past *several and many*, I traditionally do a cleansing fast on Halloween (Hallows, for the pagan in you). But THIS year, I was strapped with working a week of day shifts at the beginning of the time I would normally begin my fast AND I had a Tysabri infusion to throw in there as well. I decided the stress on my body from giving up EVERYTHING I enjoy (that being food, caffeine, sugar, meat, etc.) would be too much mixed in with the above. So I decided to simply delay my yearly tradition to a more convenient time...like now. I will be spending my entire day Wednesday in mindful meditation while discovering what it feels like to be hungry again...something few of us rarely experience these days.

My typical fast usually consists of nothing but water intake for a minimum of 24 hours, followed by eating only vegetables for as long as I can tolerate them (anywhere from a day to several days...some years my *tolerance* is less than others!). Then, I add rice, followed by beans, followed by nuts. The purpose of this *event* is to rid myself of toxic build up, become aware of personal emotional/mental issues food suppresses, connect with all that is holy, center my mind, body, and spirit, meditate on what I want to bring into my new year/see happen in my life, and to basically take a time out.

So, I'm calling it with this blog post. TIME OUT...Play nice while I'm gone...

12 comments:

pedestriancrossing-colleen said...

Just wondering if you've explored the Swank diet for MS? Mostly a meditteranean type diet, low in animal fats, lots of good veggies, fish and omega oils.

Jen said...

Good for you!

Miss Chris said...

Good luck with your fast!

Spaz Attack said...

Heres Dew U Brainsplat!
May all your CRAP slide easily out your backside.

Lanette said...

Very Cool. I can't wait to hear how it went!

Sara said...

keep up the good work, have a glass of water for me :)

TEAM H.O.P.E. said...

I love the electronics blackout portion of this!

Although I will miss you. . . .

Abby said...

Great idea. Good luck!!!

Michelle said...

Enjoy your time out. Thanks for leaving comments as the sole reader of Invisible Ink. Stay inspired!
Michelle

Denver Refashionista said...

Sounds good. I'm for renewal.

Blindbeard said...

What if I can't play nice? Its just not in my nature, *sigh*. BTW, I didn't mean to misquote you about the PML thing. My short term memory is so bad these days. Maybe I need to be commited -- I could use the rest.

Merelyme said...

so how has the fast gone for you? this really sounds like an excellent idea. wonder how long i would last.

wanted to invite you to comment on one of my articles about brain MRI's. you are always so good about advice about symptoms...i can put money on the guess that you are also skilled at translating MRI's. so come on by and empty your brain of all that excellent brain cheese knowledge. here is the link: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/46330/brain