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Of course it sort of leads into what seems to be two worlds and on the cusp of both... like one has to go back through an absolute state of purity perhaps even death in that review and open the minds eye and purge or clean out the stall.... so that the other avenue opens of course awakening?
When we fast. we essentially refrain from taking in on the right side of our experience. This creates what might be called a vacuum in our consciousness. By our very nature, something else will come in to fill that space. If we leave behind as much as possible of our everyday, right-sided, world by going away from our home, taking nothing with us, not eating food, sometimes not even drinking water, then we quite effectively cut ourselves off from the ordinary world.
What remains with us is the way we perceive that same world as it lives inside of our minds. This in itself is a profound lesson. For we learn that leaving something physical behind does not mean we are finished with it. My personal experience has been that all the concerns of my normal world follow me, and come up over and over again as I sit alone. I acknowledge them, "order" them, and let them go; as long as they are occupying my total consciousness, I put them in order to help find the basic themes, the deepest roots, of my concerns. When I get to the bottom of them, I then release them to the Great Mystery.
Often several days into the fast, sitting there in the beauty and inspiration of the wilderness, there comes magical moments of quiet on my right side. And into this quiet pours the left side of my experience. The vacuum is filled with richness of dream, vision, clairvoyance, astral travel, extraordinary perception, mystical revelation, touching the Great Mystery, and all the other left-sided events.
The fast seems to work the same way with all people. It is a brilliant tool for opening ourselves to the Great Mystery and to the Source of Life within our own being. Leaving behind our everyday world, taking ourselves into the beauty, harmony, and mystery of nature, creating the space and time within ourselves to listen deeply - all these things work beautifully to deepen our spirit.
originally posted by: Peeple
Maybe it's just me but this planet is doomed. Don't know why I felt the urge to share? Sorry.