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Close up of these beautiful luscious grapes. This post is about to get real. I am talking about the practices of fasting. ( Disclaimer this is not recommended for others it's what I do only and there's people where it is not a good thing to fast due to their personal health situations ) what I am about to talk about may or may not resonate with you and that's ok because this is something I feel works for me. Fasting is a huge part of my life: and I know you may be thinking because of my past associations with disordered eating how can I possibly implement this in my life in a healthy way. I have been fasting since I was a young child I remember my first fast was when I was in kindergarten. Even at this incredibly young age I understood the power of fasting and what it means to me. When I fast I take a step out of myself and I re-evaluate my life and what's surrounding me. I take a real good look to see what is " true " and what is not. When you fast it removes the fog and blinders. The false perceptions we get sucked into. I have fasted for not only myself but for others and time and time again the powers of fasting are revealed before my very eyes. It is almost hard to comprehend at times or even to explain it's more of a feeling. When we eat food a lot of our energy is spent digesting that food. When we fast we make space for ourselves to digest what is stored within ourselves that has not been dealt with. I fast regularly I do all sorts of fasts, water fasts, juice fasts, dry fasts ( those are intense ) , fruit fasts etc. When I am going through trialling times in my life I use fasting to surrender and cope with what I am experiencing. I allow myself to detach from the situations and take a real good clear look at them so that I can disconnect from what's actually going on. Yes I am the experiencer of my life but that does not mean I need to attach myself to the experience itself. Today I see clearly. That this life experience is here to teach us valuable lessons. And we must surrender and flow instead of resisting what is happening. We must understand we are going through what is needed to take the next steps on our journeys.