When it comes to intermittent fasting, in my opinion it is wisest to eat lunch and skip breakfast and dinner than to eat dinner and skip breakfast and lunch. In my experience eating and drinking too late makes my sleep not as restorative (because I'm digesting a meal or I'm pissin all night). Also, it can create alot of resistance during the day. I'm just waiting all day to eat. It's best to finish eating early so you could eat your first meal closer to the morning the next day instead of fighting temptation all day. My schedule is around 10AM - 3PM which I think is more in alignment with our natural rhythm anyways and I usually dry fast all that but lately, if I wake up not feeling so good I have some liquids and feel great. There's no need to push it too hard. If you wake up feeling like shit, have some liquids to kinda flush you out and give you some energy. Somedays it's like we're in the clear and we can wake up and go with nothing until the middle of the day and somedays you chip off a layer of toxins or make some bad choices the night before and you need some assistance from liquids. Don't dry fast if you're feeling excessively toxic (anf dehydrated as a result) because with no water, those toxins are going to have a hard time coming out. Your body definitely produces some water on a dry fast (I know from my experience) but the rate in which they can leave your body is slowed down because it doesn't produce alot of water. Dry Fasting works better when your body is already more efficient. Just a warning because I see alot of people attempting dry fasting now. I have experienced the benefits of dry fasting but I've also done it wrong several times as well. Sometimes we take unhealthy approaches to health in over eagerness. Listen to your body, be honest about your experience and pace yourself. This is iced herbal tea with ginger, tumeric and agave. My version of the Master Cleanse because we're low on lemons.
Don't put yourself off for another minute. You're not going to be at your best for anybody or anything in the future if you don't take care of yourself today. I kinda put it upon myself to take charge of the food the last couple of days so I've been on it non-stop pretty much from waking until sleep because of all the prep and the cleaning, plus I've been doing other things that are needed at the center. I was feeling like I needed to take a break yesterday from both working and eating but I just decided to push through and I ended up going to sleep really late to do some more things and I woke up at 3AM feeling alot of discomfort in my stomach and I've been nauseas and out of it all day. My body forced me to take it easy today. I'm grateful that at this point I can take a break and not worry about paying bills or something like that because that's gotta be one of the most unfortunate things about our society nowadays. When we need rest, we often can't take it (or we believe we can't) until it's absolutely necessary. We should stop before that point. You gotta question what the intentions are of this system when our well being is the least of their worries. I'm so damn grateful for this experience I'm having in my Life. I know so many people who deserve this. I was so grateful that everybody has been taking care of me today and poppin in to make sure I'm good. I'm Man enough to admit that I cried a little bit. It feels good to love and be loved by people. Thank you thank thank you thank you. Love is the greatest medicine. I already feel so much better after writing this. I'm still going to rest as much as I can though. Check out my last post and do that challenge. This wasn't even part of that, it was just natural but damnit, it's really helpful. 🙏🏿💚 #wwoof#highraw#rawveganism#fruitarianism#peopletarian#veganism#plantbased#hollistic#health#naturalhealth#fasting#dryfasting#spirituality#yoga#meditation#nature#returntonature#backtonature#selfsustainability#community#intentionalcommunity#minimalism
I got a challenge for y'all. For a week starting tonight, before you go to sleep, write what you are grateful for. You ain't got to post it on Instagram and all that unless you want to, this is for yourself. See how it makes you feel to reflect on what you're grateful for every day and when you get up in the morning, read it again. Just to give y'all an example of what it looks like, I'll share what I just wrote for today. "I am grateful to be genuinly appreciated by the people around me
I am grateful that I am feeling more comfortable to express myself and thus experiencing higher levels of freedom
I am grateful for the lessons I'm learning from everybody here
I am grateful that I am inspiring the people around me as they are inspiring me"
Write something different every day. Do at least 3. If you can do more, do so. Start tonight and then share your experience with others after a week so you can inspire others to do it. #7daysofgratitude
If these figs come along before I leave, I'mma be happy as shit. I may stay a little longer and wait till they do actually. I'm feeling real comfortable now.
I tell you, although I'm not making money, I'm living larger than I've ever lived in my Life here. I got an abundance of food that the host are so kind to provide to us. Tons and tons of options. I've never had a fully stocked kitchen in my Life. I was spoiled by family, especially my grandparents but in my own kitchen, I was the one piece of bread left, or peanut butter but no jelly, cereal no milk (before veganism), top ramen and pop tarts erryday type. I got alot of quality options here. I got a small but comfortable room, in a comfortable house in a peaceful area. No more feeling like I gotta look over my shoulder or hearing loud neighbors fighting, having sex or being jackasses. No sirens. Tranquility. I got fresh water that I could actually drink from the tap. Shower. Laundry. Internet. All in exchange for 5 hours of work, for 5 days of the week. 25 hours. Not 25 hours taking shit from snobby customers inside of a stuffy building. 5 hours contributing to the plant life, the animals and the community in a relaxed environment. I'd say I'm living pretty lavish right now. The richest I ever been without making a penny. Life is good.
Raw Buckwheat, Apple & walnut Porridge for breakfast today. It's nice to prepare meals for other people, especially raw meals. I'm definitely going to need to do a minute with just juices and smoothies consuming all of this high fat gourmet food but it's all good. It's nice to learn all these recipes so I could share with family one day. 💚
Living with new people is a good way to learn not just about other people, but about yourself too. I am grateful for this opportunity to learn more about myself through other people. My reflections. My Life is forever changed after this experience. It's rare that somebody gets a break from "the real world" which in my opinion is the illusion, and gets to experience freedom for longer than a couple days. You would think that you need a bunch of money to take off months (prolly 4eva) to vacation and get away from the rat race but I didn't have that much money before I did this. I was making just enough money really for rent, food and phone and I've been living check to check ever since I started working. Often, I'd have not just zero but negative dollars in my bank account and I'd be stressing the fucc out. I thought I'd be stuck in that cycle forever because I wasn't going to go to school and I wasn't going anywhere with the music. At one point I was just like, "You know what, I'm cool with working 9 - 5, living check to check and just making music because I love it. I can be happy like that." But inside I was like naw, I can't do this. Have a separation between Life and work. Spirituality and "doing what I gotta do". Nah. I envisioned in my mind for years how I could live Life without having to feel like I'm compromising and putting money over my heart's desire. To be free. Society supresses the shit out of that. I've been running into so many people with the same vision as me on social media and now I'm meeting people with the same vision in actual Life and my confidence in a shift is higher than it's ever been. All I've ever wanted was enough and enough meant a roof over my head, food in my belly and community. That is all that we need. What would we need money for if we all acted as a community and took care of eachother? If we all shared resources, had people who made clothes cuz they love it, people who were healers because they loved, people who were teachers cuz they loved it and everyone was doing what they loved just for the sake of the community, we'd be straight. 💚