Hunger for the Soul, medicine for the Body, discipline for the Mind
As a preparation for my future lifestyle without knowing it, yet, I did experience fast in my experience. Today I’ve choose to make it a part of my lifestyle.
I am not talking about, what I call the poor man’s fast, meaning the few last day of the month in which you so poor that you can’t even afford to buy a pack of rice, this fast, like millions of people I used to experienced it every months when I was in my twenties 🙂
Beginning 2012, I wanted to test my body and mind and try the practice of sungazing, which means “eating sun light” , like my friends liked to say to take the piss of me.
I’ve heard about it from a Brother, Antoine AKA Ogoch, he is the one who gave me the pulse to start to express my creativity in the streets, graffiti, tags, art etc … short period that I truly enjoyed (thanks Bro – Ogoch’s blog – ). Antoine met a guy during his trip in south america who were only eating fruit and sunlight. I then got interested in the subject and read a bit about itand discover we had solar cells like in the eyes retina, it made sense, this practice is know as pranic healing, I wanted to test it and decided to fast during 1 month, no solid food, no cigarettes, no joint, I only allowed myself a juice of fruit from time to time.
I must admit that at the beginning I was looking at the sun 30min in the morning going to work, I was sitting in the train going to work, sun was rising no strong enough to be able to look at it fix, perfect shinning. But then days after days less and less until I totally stopped.
The first days, I was starving, truly starving and I remember I had the 3rd day a paf on a friend cigarette at work, that was so good, it tasted food, seriously it did. People around me were not really supportive, but I had it clear, if one day I felt really wrong I’d start back to eat, not to play with my health. I was at that time 85 Kilos, after week one I had lost 5 kilos, after week 2 I had lost 10 kilos, after week 3 I had lost 15, on day 21 I split with the mum of my baby and had a dinner and a huge joint.
I did have a few joints during week 3, I think I had 3 joints, after arguing with Elena, I was unable to handle my mind to be in peace, in this period of fast and tension they were a true relieve.
Two weeks ago, we (with some friends) watch a documentary, pretty interesting about fasting, a medical point of view, being in French not everyone will be able to understand it, so I’ll quote it and use it versus my own experience of fasting, it opened my eyes on several point that I did experience but not acknowledge due to the mental barrier that I had (potential harm, destructive for the body etc …) this documentary made me realize a lot and brought back this experience to my mind and desire.
During the fifties the Dr Youri Nikolaeiv was experimenting the chemical camisole in URSS, one of his patient with mental disorder refused to eat, going against the protocol, he decided to let the nature of his patient act and did not force him to feed himself. The outcome of this “experience” was about to give birth to 40 years of extended studies on fasting, during this 40 years the doctor Nikolaeiv will study fast over 100 patients with mental disorder ( such as schizophrenia ) and heal over 8000 patients covering all sort of sickness, from stomach disease to chronic infections.
His first patient under chemical camisole, was like all his other patient, an alive ” vegetable “, after day 5 of fasting the patient open his eyes, after day 10 the patient stand up of his bed for a few steps, on day 15 the patient drank an apple juice, after 20 days, the patient had recover from his mental sickness and started a social live.
This miraculous healing gave birth to the studies of Dr Nikolaeiv, and may be one of the greatest breakthrough in medicine these last 100 years.
Cells are embedded with our genetic memory, old from day 1 of life on earth, it has been discovered that we mammals through the cycle of evolution, gained a fasting system. This function of the body is today still in use by the penguins, when it comes to protect their eggs, the male will sit for a period of 4 months with any food an energy source. Test has been made on rats, with the exact same bio-system, our bodies are more adapted to fast rather than daily feeding… how shocking is that ?!
This is how the body works when it is not fed anymore:
DAY1: after 24 hours the glucose stock ran out (Glucose is the principal fuel for the body)
DAY2: Genes switch cells to fast “mode”, body start to manufacture counterfeit glucose with lipids – Fat – (96%) and proteins – muscles – (4%), the liver is converted into a factory to process the counterfake product that will feed the body.
DAY 4/5: This is know to be the hardest step, the acidose crisis, acides from toxines raises into the blood, this is the process of desintoxication and self-feeding, digestive system shut down, sane cells enter into protective mode (which means they are shielding themselves against outer attack, sick cells loose the genetic memory and start to die of starvation). During the acidose crisis headache and other symptoms are common for 24h. The body is now feeding itself on fat stocks.
From DAY6: Senses are more sensitive, euphoria is created by the counterfeit glucose, anti-depressive effect start, 2 to 3 hours of daily exercise are recommended to make the desintoxication of the body easier, toxins start to be eliminated, sick cells dies form starvation bit after bit. There is no lack of nutriment, only some no critical loss of vitamins, compensated by the euphoric effect.
Fast can be handle by the body until 80% of the fat has been consumed, when the fat has reached 20% left, body start to use the proteins and will self consume muscles and heart, leading to death. Studies demonstrate that an adult male of 70KG and 170cm will have 15 kilos of fat stock, which is enough for 40 days of fast before even reaching the critical level. The more Fat available, the more time can be handled the fast by the body with only positive effect.
Today some medical center are dedicated to healing by fast, in Germany, URSS (where it became a cure refunded by social care system) and in USA it is use against the chimiotherapy effect, when cells are in protective mode they are protected against this medicinal poison. However it has been demonstrated that fasting eliminate the infected cells, getting rid of the cancer with a fast…
Once more, there is fight against fast made by pharmaceutical companies, no credits are allowed to study it today due to the same lobby.
Fasting is perceived as a “reboot” of the body it cleans and heal our cells thanks to a wonderful genetic function inherited from 3,5 billions years of evolution.
So I’ll be back on fasting as part of my self-discipline, to heal the universe that compose my body.
My fasting cycles will start from January 1 to february 10th, 40 days of fasting as spiritual discipline, I’ve chosen 40 due to an homeless guy who like to visit my dreams, he gave me some advice recently on my fast. It was the first dream I’ve been able to talk to him, usually I was only a witness of the dreams he joined. Sound’s crazy isn’t it ?
So from January 1st on, I’ll be on 40 days period of Fasting and 40 days period of vegetarian diet. This being a part of starting to care the inner universe which allows me to experience life. By fasting I mean water fast, were only water is taken, not what is called the Daniel’s or Christian’s fast ( where raw vegetables are allowed ), neither the Ramadan’s fast ( where food is allowed at night time and water forbidden at day ), nor juice fast ( where fruit juice are allowed ).
There is a last point that makes me think it, Moise, John the baptist, Jesus de Nazareth, Buddha, Muhammad , Elijah did all practice fasting (I’ve learnt it a few minutes searching for fasting in religions) however there is no religion that makes it mandatory. They usually tend to force their followers to practice these kind of discipline, why fasting is not included in their huge list of restriction and spiritual practice ? Medical ignorance on it’s benefits or will to avoid people to reach an higher spiritual perception ?
“Forty days to change, to grow.
Forty days of metamorphosis.
Forty days in a chrysalis, like three in a tomb,
To emerge surrounded in light, victorious.”