Oh, Spring, how I have missed you and have been awaiting your arrival once again.
With Spring comes a blooming of colorful joy, and with it, my Post It Wednesdays! Enjoy 🙂
I’ve got a lot going on. I have an aunt with terminal cancer who I’ve been healing with Reiki. I also have two friend’s who are ill, and this weekend, coincidentally, they both got very sick. One has sickle cell and the other has an undisclosed illness.
I went to see them both on tuesday to give them Reiki. My friend with the undisclosed illness also caught the flu or some kind of virus. She warned me not to come by since everyone in her home was catching it as well. But I thought I was different. I thought if I brought a mask for her to wear and gave myself Reiki before and after seeing her I would be ok. While being at her house, a close friend of hers was very sick with a fever and barely standing. I gave him Reiki and aromatherapy with Peppermint since I didn’t have Eucalyptus oil. He immediately felt better.
Afterward, I went to my other friend, the one with sickle cell. There was a clear difference in the way he was walking before and after treatment. He was feeling significantly better.
The next morning, on Wednesday, I woke up with a sinus pressure, neck and shoulders aching and a pressure on my glands around my throat/neck. That caught me quick, I thought. But I went to work.
Gave myself Reiki throughout the day. Inhaled 100% pure peppermint oil and massaged it on my neck and shoulders and upper back. Stimulated pressure points on my face neck and hands. Drank plenty of tea and water, ate tangerines, watermelon, currants w/ hemp seeds and a banana. During lunch, I went to the park close by. Tis the only picture I was able to capture. While at the park, i laid out my yoga mat, meditated, prayed, did reiki and even chanted a bit. Nature is sooooo good!
Went back to work. Only one of my bosses was in the office and he was leaving early. He said I could go too. Went home and took a long nap. Got ready for yoga class (my first in a VERY long time). It was Vinyasa Yoga. I nearly passed out a few times of how weak I felt. Took two breaks but I finished the class. I needed to sweat it out.
Then I went to the Kava Bar to pick up some CamuCamu Supplements from my friend, and I took two or three kava shots while there. CamuCamu is a fruit found only in the amazon regions of South America. Its “extraordinarily high Vitamin C content (in the order of 2–3% of fresh weight) is the most important property of the fruit.” – Wikipedia – Camu Camu
Kava is a root from the pacific islands. It “is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity… Kava is chewed by some to relieve symptoms of throat pain, as it produces a “numbing” effect on the tongue and throat”. – Wikipedia – Kava
Went home and slept.
I woke up feeling significantly worse. Called in sick. Immediately, I looked up some juices for the cold/flu. Missing a few ingredients, I drove to my brother’s house, 5 minutes away, and grabbed some things I needed.
When I reached my house, there was a package in front of my door. CamuCamu Powder. I decided to add it to all my juices.
I juiced all afternoon. Took me a while because I felt weak. Made two types of juices.
Grapefruit, Oranges, Limes, Blackberries. This recipe made two 8 oz jars. The original recipe was cranberries instead but I didn’t have any. Honestly, I wouldn’t make this juice again unless I substituted the grapefruit. It was a struggle drinking that.
Kale, Broccoli, Celery, Ginger, Apple. This one made me one jar. Since I ran out of apples, I made one more jar with pear instead. These two have been my favorite juices in a long time. I will definitely make over and over when I buy more veggies.
Then I decided to eat a clove of garlic. But since I’m a punk, I had no idea how I was going to manage that. So I decided to cut up the clove in tiny pieces and take like a pill. It took me about half an hour to eat it. Here’s what I did: Took a piece, swallowed with green juice and then took a bite of banana. I used up my two green juices and a full banana.
I also made myself orange tea.
Put water to boil. Cut up orange in four quarters with peel still on. Boil the oranges. Let simmer. Squeeze the orange juice into water. Drink up! (No picture for this one)
A took a very long nap. I awoke at night. Drank warm water. Decided to keep juicing. I made a variety of juices. I’d make something different every 8 oz.
The green ones are my favorite!
As it was getting time for bed again, I drank some ginger tea by one of my favorite brands, Yogi.
This morning I felt refreshed. Sinus pressure gone. My body was sore from yoga though. I decided to come back to work, hoping I will leave early to catch more sleep.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
I don’t like conventional medicine. Had I opted for over-the-counter drugs, I may have been sick all weekend long. A natural approach will really benefit your mind, soul and body. Your body needs these natural remedies because they aren’t chemicals that your organs are trying to figure out what to do with. My spirit was high all day yesterday despite feeling really sick. My mind was sharp. I did not feel nauseated nor sick to my stomach as some drugs tend to cause me to be. I’m happy I am able to heal myself with what Earth has to offer. No doctor needed!
I will leave you with the ginger tea quote:
As the sun sets and gently absorbs
Every burden laced with anger,
The tide comes in to replenish the spirit.
The evening breeze, the violet hour and the quiet birds
That sleep within the leaves of trees
Bring comfort to a tired soul.
Eternal waves of bliss
Moisten the lips of every heart;
And with a peaceful mind
Humanity shall transcend
This path here, yea it gets lonely.
But I sit almost patiently as
The Atlantic wind slowly makes its way,
Brushing away any melancholy.
An ant tribe diligently moves across
To the other side of the trail.
Creepy crawlers navigate through terrain,
Hiding under leaves as foreign disturbance approaches.
They’re just foots steps –
Steps of those who come and go.
Mud begins to form as
The Heavens cleanse the Earth.
And I’m still here,
Pensive but serene –
Most of you are not aware, but I started fasting last Friday, 7-20-2012, for the month of Ramadan. What can I say? It is better than I expected and not as hard as I assumed
I have never fasted. So I guess that makes me a fast-virgin. haha! Is that inappropriate? Anyhow, my intentions were to complete three to five days of fasting, even though Ramadan’s done for a month. But after the first three days went by, I knew I had to keep going. I wasn’t going to limit myself. I’m not Muslim, but I really want/need to experience this. I went to a Mosque for the first time that Friday to break fast with my soul brothers. One of my closest ones told me I had to wear a head scarf. (I won’t deny that I felt inclined to reject the idea of attending because I felt like I shouldn’t have to.) But I put my pride and ignorance aside and agreed. I must say I look rather charming in a hijab! 🙂
At that Mosque, the food was DELICIOUS. The first night we had brown rice, roti and some sweet mango thing, salad, and some kind of meat. I didn’t eat the meat, although it looked quite appetizing. The second night there was a curry rice with veggies, noodles with veggies, salad and chicken. Again, I didn’t have the chicken.
My overall diet after breaking fast has consisted of natural veggie and fruit juices, cereal with nuts and fruits and hemp powder with almond milk, grilled veggie pizza, freshly ground peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches on french mini baguettes or multi-grain ciabatta rolls, wheat crackers and tomato basil hummus, fruits and salads. Oh, and of course WATER and tea!
So, back to the title of my post. I have been constantly flowing with energy since I began Ramadan. And I know we are made of energy, so of course its only natural. But I mean, I am very well aware of it. I feel it in my veins, through my chest, under my skin. It’s such a great, satisfying and healing feeling. I’d say it’s indescribable, but AMAZING! I feel refreshed, light, happy, ecstatic, lively, more positive… I could go on.
I wondered, what has been sustaining me during the fifteen hours of absolutely no consumption, and I only have one answer: GOD. I pray and meditate every chance I get. I’ve disconnected from every social site (except you guys), I have not watched TV, listened to music, socialized (unless I’m at the Mosque or other healing group gathering (Reiki circles, for example), nor have I felt the need for these things.
I feel stupendous, fantastically amazing and overall filled with peace.
So, last night I decided to treat myself because I am truly proud at how much I am achieving and how disciplined I have been. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but every now and then I crave for a scrumptious delicacy of some sort. This is the Ultimate Pecan Cinnamon Roll from The Fresh Market, about 18 miles from home.
But I only had this much!
Overall, I feel like I have more clarity, more energy, more joy and peace. I will definitely be doing this every year. It’s been the best decision I’ve made in 2012 so far. I truly and wholeheartedly recommend this to any and every one, religious or not, spiritual or not.
Ain’t it ironic how in a post about fasting there seems to be so much food? I do get thirsty, but honestly, I have not been starving. I truly feel great, and God alone has been sustaining me.
… but the Divine has been most present, now more than ever, or at least I am more receptive to it (me).
As some of you may know, I am currently traveling a path of truth, seeking that which can only set me free. And how fantastic it feels, you know, that breath of freedom!
I’m dancing with the wind
and flirting with the sea-
charging from the moon
and bathing with the sun-
speaking to the flowers
and healing through the Earth.
Sunday – May 18, 2012:
It marks the beginning of what I knew would eventually come.
~*~ Relationhips are forming ~*~
~*~ The stars are aligning ~*~
~*~ My light is shinning ~*~
Inexplicable events have been taking place in my life this past week, yet I have never understood anything as clearly as I am this moment. The unfolding of ’mystical’ synchronizations within new associations was at first, to say the least, overwhelming. I kept telling my self, “OK, now I have many things to process“, but in all actuality, the process is happening on its own, unveiling secrets, energies, visions, etc. that, magically, are making a smooth transition in this path.
~*~ Gaining access to the divine ~*~
~*~ Enjoying the transformation ~*~
~*~ Shining my light ~*~
I have found someone who has become my closest sidekick. The formation of such relationship was written since our past lives. We have a mission to finish, I’m sure. He asked me (in summary) —>>> What are your goals? What are you trying to achieve during this journey you have embarked upon, and how do you plan on doing so? <<<—
I didn’t know how to answer. Apparently, my journey to enlightenment needs some structure. No. Not structure. But I can’t walk around headless, thinking that everything I may stumble upon will lead to such heights. So in essence, I need to answer those questions honestly, in isolation (meditation). I know what I want to achieve. Now I need to gain the techniques and wisdom to reach my goal.
And what better confirmation than through my dreams? My first step is to start a dream journal. The power behind my dreams is not to be ignored. The messages I have been receiving are key to divination. My next steps are being carefully designed for my individual path to ONENESS.
I can’t help but to allow my heart and soul to smile!
Love & Light,