The Spiritual Benefits Of Fasting

Through fasting, we cleanse our body, and allow it to heal and repair. Fasting also provides the physical and mental space you need to invite Spirit into your life. For thousands of years, cultures and religions have encouraged fasting. Traditional fasting is the act of abstaining from all food and drink, with the exception of water, for a period of time, although some fasts limit certain food groups or allow juices and smoothies.

The benefits of fasting include:

  • Physical health
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Self-control and regulation¬†
  • Closeness to Spirit
  • Increased faith
  • Inner peace
  • Spiritual gratification.

In addition to the scientifically proven health benefits of fasting, the act of fasting helps you slow down and practice self-reflection. Your consciousness awakens to the universe. You will find your thoughts deepen, gratitude and understanding will grow, and slowly, your tolerance level will rise. We suggest maintaining quietness during a fast, and calling in your inner wisdom to aid healing.

Here is a list of things you can do that will deepen this experience.

  • Journalling
  • Meditation
  • Connection to nature
  • Prayer
  • Intention
  • Creating an altar
  • Ritual, ceremony
  • Swimming in the ocean
  • Being close to nature
  • Self care practice.

Fasting detoxes, provides physical relief and resets the metabolic system. Your body will renew and rejuvenate itself. Initially you may experience discomfort but after you move through this phase, you are sure to love each session. We recommend a 1-3 day juice or smoothie fast using organic fruit and vegetables. Break your fast by eating fruits like papaya, pears, grapes followed by a green salad. Please practice with caution and trust the spirit of fasting. This is a sacred time to delve deep within, and heal old stories and cleanse your whole being