Spiritual Fasting - Can "Going Without" Give You More?
" I shed weight and outdated ideas and emotions. In short, I had a life-changing experience." Pat
Quiet the mind and emotions. Heighten your soul's connections with the sacred. Become engaged in a multidimensional process that opens the gates to a deeper understanding of who you are.
By allowing the fundamental relationship you have with food as nurturance to dissolve for a period of time, you receive the nurturance of Divine and cosmic energies.
Fasting is an essential foundation for all health and rejuvenation and will often dramatically shorten the time it takes for an individual to make the transition from a conventional diet and lifestyle (with all the associated addictions, pains, fatigue and disease) to the independent and energetic state associated with healthful living and nutrition.
Fasting promotes cleansing and healing, working as a supportive measure that stimulate the body's own self-healing and health restoring powers.
A build up of toxins in the body blocks the higher energies of spirit and health. Through Spiritual Fasting you become super conductors of the Divine energies present in nature and the cosmos. This naturally enhances your ability to think and feel, motivating you to live your life in accordance to our highest vision.
Your body rebuilds, revitalizes and recharges. Emotional and mental toxins which are often held in tissues are released. An enormous sense of lightness and freedom follows.
Through Spiritual Fasting you can arouse your intuitive knowledge of the eternity and unity of life. When you create the preconditions for this knowing, through Spiritual Fasting, you access the inexhaustible store of energies available from the cosmos and nature.
Spiritual Fasting - Have You Loved Yourself Lately?
"Fasting is, without any doubt, the most effective biological method of treatment. It is the 'operation without surgery'. It is a cure involving exudation, re-attunement, redirection, loosening up and purified relaxation. While fasting, the patient improves her or his physical health and gains much. But he or she will have neglected the most important thing if the hunger for spiritual nourishment that manifests itself during fasting is not satisfied." ~Otto Buchinger, Sr., M.D., Germany's self-described "fasting therapist"
The Spiritual Fasting Retreat is life-changing. Each day is an act of self-love and a commitment to the practice of conscious living.
Tools and techniques carefully designed to produce change help you to explore the connections between body, mind and emotions, recognize limitations and release them.
We choose juice fasting as opposed to water fasting because we find it's gentler on the system, while providing the same results.
Juice fasting is an essential foundation for all health and rejuvenation programs. It promotes cleansing, rejuvenation and healing of body tissues in any condition. It works as a supportive measure and serves to stimulate the body's own self-healing and health restoring powers.
What you will experience during your Spiritual Fast
We begin our day at 8am. with lemon juice, followed by a Primordial Movement, breath and meditation class. You will then be served your first of three juices. Morning sessions will include:
- Clear explanations of how fasting fully supports experiencing the intricate relationship of body, mind, emotions & spirit
- Detailed descriptions on the cleansing process & what to expect during your fast
- Classes on how to maximize your nutritional health
- Holistic healing principles & practices from the ancient teachings of Ayurveda
- Interactive discussion times to support you with physical, emotional or psychological needs
At noon you will receive your second juice. The afternoon is devoted to resting, walking, swimming, journaling and will include some body centered techniques such as reflexology and energy balancing. At 5pm. you will receive your third juice.
Evenings are devoted to sleep, reading and may include a bonfire.
Accommodations will be tenting. Important to your fasting experience is to be close to the earth, away from electricity, computers and telephones. Please bring your own tent and bedding's.
Testimonial: "I cannot begin to thank you enough for my time with you. It was a profound. I have learned so much. On every level --spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physically. I am most grateful for that. And equally important, I shed weight and outdated ideas and emotions. In short, I had a life-changing experience." Pat
"I said to you that my visit with you felt as important to me as meeting a mate. I know what that means now. I have met the person I am going to spend the rest of my life with --- myself." Cara
"The greatest discovery of modern man is the power to rejuvenate himself physically, mentally, and spiritually with rational fasting." ~Dr. Paul Braggs
12 Reasons To Do a Juice Fast
1. More is scientifically known about fasting than any other natural alternative healing technique.
2. Fasting plays an essential role in spiritual growth and awareness and is a discipline in every major religion.
3. Fasting is nature's way for healing the body.
4. The healthiest people on earth fasted regularly. Included in these are: Moses, Elijah, Jesus, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Zarathustra, Confucius, Leonardo da Vinci, the Essenes, Gandhi and Rumi.
6. Fasting is the least toxic and least expensive therapy.
7. Fasting is simple.
8. To overcome emotional attachment to food, and lose weight
9. To cure physical and mental stagnancy which can manifest as fatigue, depression, chronic pain, apathy and other chronic ailments
10. Fasting is a personal education and self awareness process
11. Fasting builds the systemic health of the whole body, enhances creativity, clarity of mind and emotional equilibrium.
12. Fasting strengthens one's spiritual practices and awareness of purpose and connection with the Divine.
What is Cleansing?
A cleansing diet is based on the general idea that when all sources of incoming toxins are eliminated, the body will be able to start to eliminate stored toxins.
By toxins we mean principally chemicals and pollutants from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat... but also smoke and alcohol.
In normal conditions, our bodies are able to flush all toxins out, but with the high levels of stress and pollutants it is almost impossible in this day and age. We then experience fatigue, headaches, poor energy, poor digestion, constipation, sleeping problems, unhealthy skin, nervousness, irritability and eventually debilitating diseases.
During the cleansing period, our bodies do not have to spend all their energy on the digestive tract and can concentrate on clearing out leftover toxins. Periodically, our body needs help cleansing itself. Spiritual Fasting can support everyone.
"Fasting cures diseases, dries up bodily humors, puts demons to flight, gets rid of impure thoughts, makes the mind clear, the heart purer, and the body sanctified, and raises man to the throne of God." ~ Athenaeus, Greek Physician
Who is Spiritual fasting for?
The Fasting retreat at The Living Centre is not designed for people who are chronically ill or working with severe addictions. Those who would benefit from this retreat are people who want to:
- Deepen their relationship with themselves & with Source
- Detoxify the body for greater physical health
- Purify emotional & mental baggage
- Create healthier eating patterns
- Regain balance & clarity of mind & heart
- Have time in nature to relax & rejuvenate
- Support a transition time in their life
"Almost without exception, every human culture has found it necessary to establish sacred places for contemplation and rejuvenation. The ongoing challenges of basic survival can so colonize our minds we stop listening to the depths of our own souls. For a full and healthy life, we need to extricate ourselves from the daily routine so we can sink back down into the mystery of being." Brian Swimme
A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon completing the 5-Day Training Program.
Dates for the Spiritual Fasting Workshops & 5 Day Retreats
June 6 - 7
July 18 - 19
August 29 - 30 Sept. 2
Time: Saturday 9am to Sunday 5pm.
Five Day Retreat
June 6 - 10
July 18 - 22
August 29 - Sept. 2
Time: Saturday 9am to Wednesday 5pm.
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Register for Spiritual Fasting
Includes: workshop, educational material and organic juices
Transportation and tax are not included in the pricing.
Accommodations is tenting. Please bring your own tent and bedding's.
Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below or with a certified check. Please make check payable to: The Living Centre and send to: The Living Centre 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3
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