Thursday, April 3, 2008

Day 67

Photo by Setev on flickr

Juices in order of consumption
1 quart celery, spinach, orange

1 quart celery, Boston lettuce, mango, kiwi

1 quart romaine, celery, tomato, cilantro, alfalfa sprouts

Starting 173.5
Today 144

I have been stuck at this same weight for a couple of weeks now and I am over it! :o) It's not fun because my skinny jeans are starting to feel tight again. What's up with that?

7 hours

Chanca Piedra
B5 morning and evening
Enzymes with each juice
Parasite cleanse

None - I hurt my neck yesterday. It is a bit better today but I don't want to make it worse so I am taking it easy.

I visited enemaville this morning and it helped my headache a bit. Not totally, but better. I am feeling very bloated and my heartburn is growing. Still manageable because it is under the surface but it is growing.

Positive changes


Boy this was an up and down day. I started out feeling OK. I went for coffee (I had chamomile tea) around lunch time and that was fun. Then I went to my son's volleyball game and it was a painful loss. It got me a bit agitated. Then I was BORED. I was bored with music, bored with juice, bored with everything. I was feeling antsy. Now I am just tire. It's weird.

Chinese food.
French fries



There is an innate perfection that pervades all of life. The rosebud is as complete in its perfection as the rose in full bloom. That same perfection is in the faded rose petals and even when they decay and offer themselves back to the soil.

Are there ways in which you are striving to get things right, struggling to make them more perfect, pleading, "If only...then I could finally relax"?

What if you were to stop playing God for a moment. Stop trying to fix, change and perfect what is already perfect? Just relax - fall into the divine perfection that permeates the whole Universe, and which suffuses each moment. Rest in it, bathe in it, deeply relax in the knowledge that things are perfect just as they are.

God does not need your help to make life more perfect.


It's funny, when I first started reading this I thought it didn't really apply to me. Then I got to the second paragraph and I could see the connection. If only ... then I could finally relax. I have been feeling like that a lot lately. I have been feeling driven to do something, do anything. To finish this feast to move on with my life, to take this class, to learn this new thing or that new thing. Then finally I will have the answers, I will be complete.

Ha ha, you think I would learn this. I have even talked about it here on this blog. There is no there. There is only here. I will never get "there" unless I am here. It makes so much sense and it resonates with me and then I forget. I imagine the more I remember the easier it will become.

Sometimes I feel like life is a big University... the University of Life. There are all kinds of classes to take, health and nutrition, parenthood, relationships, love, etc. You sign up for classes, some you love, some...not so much. Everyday you learn something new. Sometimes it is easy to learn and other times it is a struggle. You study and you study and yet some of the facts slip away. As you progress through the classes; relationships 101, 102, 103, 201... suddenly after being immersed in the material for more and more time things begin to click. What was once abstract and difficult is second nature and easy. You begin to "get it." You begin to live it.

I am progressing through my classes and some things are easy and others are difficult. I keep going to class, I keep studying and I keep learning new things. Everyday something becomes easier for me, something becomes part of my being. I am not ready to graduate the University of Life yet because I have so much to learn. So many fascinating classes are being offered and I want to take them all. I want to experience all that this beautiful university has to offer so that I can grow and expand.


Penni said...

You would think we truth seekers would have had it click and stick by now, right? No. It is a daily journey of learning. Learning to just be.....but that isn't the way way we are conditioned. Especially not us mommies! THe good news is everyday is a new day for us. I hope your bloaty issues will go away and that you will have some more weight loss. Our bodies just have to adjust and catch up. I guess.

Linda in the Raw said...

Thanks for this great post! I've been VERY up and down this week. Today I seriously contemplated a veggie taco...

I get caught up in "I still have 60 days to go, that is 2 months, I've not even been doing this for a month and a half...."
BUT then I have to remember that I am not the past and I am not the future. I am the Linda, right here in the present that actually feels quite content posting a comment on your blog :)

Ah yes, and to RELAX and just be in the moment. Just be...

Thank you

Hanlie said...

Great post! I've also been feeling a bit bored with juice feasting, but after reading this I can see where that comes from. And I can look beyond that. Thanks for always being such an inspiration and for shining the light on the things that need illuminating. You are such a special friend and woman!

Ben Kaelan said...

I'm happy to be a rez buddy of yours ;)

- Ben