Ah Lent. Honestly, it's my favorite Religious Observance. The Episcopalian observance of Lent (because that's all I've ever practiced) is the act of giving up something in your life that you love, or do on a regular basis- a sacrifice if you will. More often than not it is a food. I assume mimicking the Fast that Jesus was on while in the Wilderness. (FYI just finished the Turkey, so although it may be past midnight when I post this, it is now 11:49pm) So, this year I am giving up Meat. For 40 days I will be a vegetarian again.
I am also embarking on a spiritual journey involving mind and body in the form of a cleanse. The Cleanse that I have opted to go on is 30 days long. So I will start Lent by simply being vegetarian. After ten days of no meat, I will then cut out most dairy, refined sugars and wheat. In addition to a limited diet, I will be taking fiber, mineral and vitamin supplements twice a day. The goal is to get rid of the toxins in my body from processed foods and meats. The Cleanse will be a test of my strength. I will need to seek help from a Higher Power. I might be a little mean to people =). But I am confident that I can do it. This Cleanse has serious benifits to one's health and emotional/spiritual well being. When the body is toxic, energy cannot be released , and no energy can be received. The soul then starts to feel stagnant and trapped. It's like having a fish in a dirty fish bowl. Then when you flush out the murky water, the fish is free to move about and breathe.
I look forward to clearing blocked energy. In addition to the dietary changes, I will be meditating daily. It is, after all, a time of somber reflection.
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