Archive for November, 2009


Saturday, November 21st, 2009

As reported in Time Magazine on August 4, 1952, Harry T. Rowe, Los Angeles Mortuary Director of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California where Yogananda’s body was embalmed,[28][29] stated in a notarized letter:

The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramahansa Yogananda offers the most extraordinary case in our experience…. No physical disintegration was visible in his body even twenty days after death…. No indication of mold was visible on his skin, and no visible drying up took place in the bodily tissues. This state of perfect preservation of a body is, so far as we know from mortuary annals, an unparalleled one…. No odor of decay emanated from his body at any time….

Fall Fast – Day 10

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Day 10 is here.  Weight is holding at 210lbs for now. We are half-way to our goal of 20 days. I had a fresh blended vegetable drink yesterday (cucumber, tomatoe,  lettuce). In addition, I had prune juice and black currant nectar juice.I also started sipping dandelion tea for the liver I think and made milkweed tea from straight milkweed. Milkweed is known to rebuild the liver over a course of 4 – 6 weeks. A sluggish liver may contribute to my difficulties with weight regulation.

I made another gallon of the lemonade concoction today.

During the fast, I have found it helpful to clean house literally and within my soul as I do this fast. Letting go of old things. I’ve also been taking dead sea salt baths about every two days. My skin feels tingly for about an hour after getting out of a salt-bath.

Cleaned out some more rooms with the kids help today. Next step is to begin painting the rooms.

Had some interesting dreams last night that I am still working on interpreting.

Fall Fast – Day 9

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Pants are fitting loose now. I upped the dosage on my senna tea. It seems I have developed a bit of a conditioned response to the salt water flush. I get a heachache even thinking about it.

I found myself fighting off urges for “meat” for the first time in over 1.5 years. This was surprising.

I had a little cream of mushroom soup last night. I had a little bit of coconut milk based ice cream yesterday as well.  Took the kids to McDonalds and got them “veggie” burgers. I had to fight of the urge to get myself a “veggie” burger. They loved theirs. Told me how awesome it was. I had McDonald’s add extra cheese.

Weight is 210lbs give or take .5lbs.  That means probably about .5lb loss per day given that the first 5lbs was just emptying out the digestive tract. 5lbs of stuff being carried around in my digestive tract. Wow.  I guess I may make it 208-207lbs by Sunday at present rate.

Feeling mentally sharp still.

Fall Fast – Day 8

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

8 Days a week, I’ll lo oh oh uv you – The Beatles !?!?

Got some recommendations from a friend on some better stuff for eleminating toxins. It was suggested to get Swiss Kriss brand laxative and doubling the dosage. I’ve been using Senna tea up to this point.

I had some hunger temptations yesterday. Took the kids to McDonald’s and man I was so close to ordering an ice cream or french fries.

I have a slight head ache today.

Had some interesting dreams last night which have been recorded offline.

Fall Fast – Day 7

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Weight is dropping again. Scaled ranged from 210 – 213lbs this morning.

I’m engaging more and more on the lemonade solution as part of the master cleanse.  Feeling good still.

Salt water flush is working much better after I increased the amount of salt to heaping teaspoons instead of flat teaspoons.

Still drinking a little bit of pear, vegetable, and pomengrante juice.

13 more days? I may slack off for thanksgiving. Dang – I hate getting this started and then perhaps having to slack off.  If I do decide to engage for thanksgiving it means I will need to resume eating around the 23rd or 24th which still gives me another 5-6 days, which could make for about 13 total. I have heard that in spirit they say it is good for women to fast for 5-7 days and men to fast for 7-10 days depending.

Allegory of the Duck Billed Platypus

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

 The idea is that our consciousness is spread across a multitude of dimensions with lower and parts. Parts of it continue in and out of this world until perfected and parts are presently in what we might call “heaven”. Not reincarnation in the Hindu sense, but not just us and God above either.

Paradox. Check the side links if you want to know more.

Anyway, so the lower part of me – the animal side has wants and desires I guess. I can feel it from time to time when my more primal things become engaged. There are reasons for urges, but the question is how to channel those into a transformational force. I’m not sure yet.

When my body dies – the energy associated with that part of me would theoretically  return to earth and perhaps go out as an animal of some kind. Perhaps advanced souls’ animal natures are those cats capable of games such as fetch; birds capable of delivering messages; dogs capable of all manner of tricks; etc.

I have begun to look at abnormalities within nature to better understand this world and perhaps the world without. There are certainly a number of “odd” animals to contemplate.  Gay penguins.  What about the duck billed platypus?

The duck billed platypus has enough venom to kill a dog I recently learned. It is a mammal that lays eggs.  Confused? Perhaps that is the animal nature of a confused person as it returns to this world. Who knows.

What about the hag fish? I’m sure the list goes on.

Fall Fast – Day 6

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Finished my last dance class of the month last night. That will wrap up Swing Level I and Waltz Level II. I may have found me another dance partner as well. This will be three dance partners! I find this is a helpful way to work on my feminine side since I don’t have a wife willing to engage in mutual self-development at the moment. Perhaps that will change one day 🙂

I didn’t get around to doing my morning walk today so I guess I will do that at lunch. Weight is maintaining at 213-214lbs. I am slightly upset about this. I figured 6 days no food and I would be back down to 205 already. Well, the last time it took me 14 days to lose close to 20lbs.

I started on the master cleanse yesterday. Sort of eased into it. At present rate I have 14 more days to go to reach the goal of 20 days. Had pineapple juice yesterday for dinner. Quite yummy it was.

I’ve added an “organic bowel cleanse” to the mix. This includes acacia, psyllum, and other assorted herbs and seeds known for cleansing one’s foundational areas. I may add horseradish and clay water to the mix tomorrow.

One other cool thing I found. They are called Cayenne pills. Instead of downing this lemonade with cayenne in it, which is really hot – I just swallow a cayenne pill. Makes the master cleanse not quite as dreadful 🙂

I also started chewing gum through out the day. I had heard that if you fast for too long that the muscles in your gums become weak and teeth may fall out. I’m trying to be safe here.

Allegorical Considerations

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I live in an empty 5 bedroom home. Perhaps there is an allegory that. Perhaps the 5 rooms represent my 5 senses and the emptiness in the home signifies that the 5 senses point towards my aloneness.

I noted that the entrance to my home is Jacob’s Well and that on the back side the entrace is called gateway. If only I had another street named providence as entry into the neighbordhood.

Recently I have begun to explore the options of selling our home. It seems that I may be able to afford enough to live in a camper with a small truck. This would be nice I think. Perhaps I should try this first.

Fall Fast – Day 5

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Had tomato juice and  pear juice for dinner last night. Eleminations were slimy.

Did the salt water flush this morning. I still must have the mixture off because it is not as rapid as I would like.  More black tar stuff this morning.

Went for my standard walks this morning. Energy levels are fine. Weight is holding at 213-214lbs.

Perhaps I will switch to the master cleanse today. Been dreading it honestly.

Fall Fast – Day 4

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Last night my stomach was troubled. The eleminations looked somehow, really “old”. I know that sounds gross, but we’re doing this for the benefit of mankind.

Had a slight head ache this morning. Drank some cherry juice and flushed it down with organic water.

My weight is maintaining at about 213lbs, which means I had roughly 7lbs of fun in my gut. That’s a lot of fun to have in one’s gut.  I got some fancy schmancy sea salt for the salt cleanse part of the master cleanse and went and ahead and downed 1Qt of sea water (distilled water + 2 tsp sea salt).

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