Monday, January 28, 2008

JUICE FEAST Days 31 &32 Meditative State

Monday, January 28, 2008 - Day 32

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. Andre Loche
This is a photo from our deck today with the fenced in garden and hoophouse greenhouse in the back ground. It snowed 18" in the past day and schools were closed. It is fun to know that Juice Feasting is feasible in the darkest, coldest months of the year.
My sweet friend that I was so grateful to share meals with while at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center reminded me to share the transformational process this has been. I have been sharing it orally, but perhaps not writing so much, but it indeed has been quite transformational! One of my favorite benefits from the Juice Feast thus far has been the beautiful meditative state I have felt while moving through the daily actions of life. When mental struggles come up or old habits and smells arouse my senses, I feel like I am observing the processes within rather than being fully immersed in the entanglement. Yoga and meditation feels truly immersed as a life practice, rather than a separate activity "on the mat". This is something I have understood intellectually for a long time, but isn't always so much of my actual experience. On the website, David Rainoshek says Yoga and Juice Feasting are soul mates and I believe he's right!
Favorite cravings such as popcorn and tortilla chips stimulate my desires, but not real hunger and it feels good to be juice feasting for such a length of time to be able to see what food addictions are the strongest in me and further strengthen my intention of what I want to bring into my body after the feast. Since I am in the modified Juice Feast right now, I really feel quite close to how I want to eat when I am done. David Rainoshek will soon publish a great book called Four Means to Get Your Greens. This is a yummy way to continue to consume 1-2 lbs of green leafy vegetables every day via green juice, green smoothies, blended green soup and salads. I appreciate how easy it is to digest the blended foods. I am looking forward to returning to being able to dine out with my honey, which we mostly go to the sushi restaurant where I can get a green salad with sprouts and avocado, seaweed salad and a vegimaki roll with no rice. It will also be nice to eat my fruit instead of juicing it. There's a your fruit, juice your veggies.
I also feel a stronger sense of confidence in following my highest path, no matter if others think it's crazy or not. Mostly, I have been very blessed with support from my loved ones and friends. With others, it is not such a popular concept, too extreme, too little protein, worried about me getting too thin, etc. My intuition feels very clear and the path which I am destined to walk upon is very illuminated, which makes it much easier to stay on course with my highest intentions.

I recognized the other day, that the lovely snow walk I take with my dogs on the state land near our home forms a beautiful infinity symbol...out the long driveway, around the meadow, through the meadow and back down another trail. Awareness is alive!
  • 32 oz lemon, cayenne water w/ 1 tsp Sulphurzyme
  • 2 qt celery, cuke, romaine, apple, spinach, sprout, ginger
  • 8 oz grapefruit, mineola
  • 2 qt green smoothie (frozen strawberries, huckleberries, pears and plums, banana, wolfberries, chard, Vitamineral Greens and Earth (in separate smoothies), spirulina, chlorella, flax oil, bee pollen, dulse and water)
  • zeolites 3 drops x3, digestive enzymes 2 caps x2, systemic enzymes 1 cap x2
  • 80 minute snow walk, weight: 122
Sunday January 27, 2008 - Day 31
  • 32 oz lemon, cayenne water w/ 1 tsp Sulphurzyme
  • 2 qt celery, cuke, chard, apple, romaine, cilantro, sprout, ginger
  • 2 qt green smoothie (frozen strawberries, huckleberries and pears, banana, spinach, Vitamineral Greens and Earth (in separate smoothies), spirulina, chlorella, bee pollen, flax oil, wolfberries, dulse and water)
  • 10 oz grapefruit, mineola
  • zeolites 3 drops x3, systemic enzymes 1 cap x2, digestive enzymes 2 caps x2
  • Intestinal Movement Formula 2 caps x2, skin brush
Warm blessings, Kelly Ordway :)


Michelle said...

Thank you for such an inspirational post. I just started my juice feast today and am not feeling so good so it is nice to see where I can be by sticking with it.


Raw in Montana! said...

Congratulations on your brave beginning! It is a journey very worthy of experiencing! I deeply encourage you to stick it out through any lows, as it is so rewarding! Let me know if I can support you in any way or answer questions-best of luck!! xo, Kelly