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...