What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

5.29.2011

A New Moon Diet

So I've decided to try this New Moon Fast out. I've been considering fasting for a while now but I think I'm just too damn craven. But this is just for 24 hours. So it is definitely doable. Depending how I feel after I may also do a Full Moon Fast as well! w00t w00t. 


Moon Diet Plan - Basic

For the basic moon diet plan, you undergo a 24-hour "fasting" day where you consume water and juice only during a specific moon phase. During the fasting day your body is cleansed of toxins, and you can lose up to 6 lbs of water weight in one day.


Timing
The secret of the moon diet is to time your dieting efforts according to the phases of the moon. The basic moon diet plan lasts just 24 hours and must take place during the full moon or the new moon.
To get a basic idea of when the full and new moons occur, you can use the simple moon phase calendar on this site.
It's critical that you start the diet on the very minute the moon phase begins. You can use a software program such as QuickPhase Pro for best accuracy. If this occurs while you are sleeping, great! You don't need to set an alarm clock to wake yourself up. Just start following the diet plan as soon as you normally wake, and continue for 24 hours. If the new phase begins during the middle of the day, you can eat or drink whatever you want up until that minute—then start your 24 hour timer right away!


What Can I Eat and Drink?
Consume only liquids during the 24 hours of the full or new moon—no solid foods! Drink plenty of water to maximize the moon's effectiveness. How much you drink depends on you. Six to eight pints is enough for most people, but you can drink as much as you want!
You can drink more than just water. Natural, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices are also recommended to provide your body with extra, clean nutrients and energy. Tea can be taken with honey but no other sugar. Tea and juice can be especially helpful if you start to feel hungry.
Liquids containing sugar, fat, or salt will interfere with your weight loss and aren't allowed. That means no alcohol, no milk, and nothing that contains sugar or additives.


Results
Consuming more fluids will call on the power of the moon, stimulate renal activity, and allow your body to lose its excess water. This flushes out the toxins that accumulate in the body due to unhealthy foods, bad digestion, and stress, and provides a detoxifying effect that will strengthen your immune system.
You can also lose up to 6 lbs during this single day of fasting due to the lost water. Regular exercise and sensible eating habits during the rest of the month (low fat, low sugar, plenty of water) will help you keep the weight off and even continue losing. The toxins and waste that are flushed out of your body will also help make further weight loss much easier.
Please note that fasting for more than 24 hours is not a recommended way to lose weight—you would lose water and muscle more than fat and it would quickly be gained back. In addition, fasting is not recommended for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding a baby.
When the 24 hours on the moon diet is over, you will feel lighter and cleaner than ever before.

Wish me Luck!

iNi

Nadya Dee 

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."