Welcome to my second Juice Feast. This blog will cover my personal thoughts and beliefs about my health and actions during the transition and preparation toward the Juice Feast, the Juice Feast itself and the transition after the Juice Feast. The information provided herein is my personal experience and is not intended nor should it be considered medical advice. Thank you for sharing in this experience. You are loved.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Day before the Juice Feast
My day before the Juice Feast has
been busy. There was a lot I wanted to accomplish in preparation for this
JF. Unfortunately I was simply too tired to do much more than complete
the bulk of my graduate work, sleep where and when I could while keeping up
with the daily tasks that need to be done. So I spent much of today doing
errands and further preparation work.
I did allow myself one
"splurge:" a run out to the springs to gather spring water.
This took over an hour each way. I do not regret this choice as it has
been on my mind to make the bulk (if not all) the water I drink during the JF
to be spring water. Also a few miles before the spring was a farmer's
market with lots of fresh greens, asparagus and local, raw, unfiltered honey.
I decided to include small amounts of honey, royal jelly along with the
tablespoon of daily bee pollen. The farmer lady had weathered skin but
beautiful baby blue shiny eyes. I'm delighted those un-sprayed greens
will be part of my juices these next few days.
I did not eat breakfast (lack of
planning!), for lunch I had kale salad with natto beans and dinner is a broccoli avocado cashew
soup. I make the soup with 2 or 3 tops of broccoli (reserving a few of
the flowers to stir in for crunch and to make sure I chew thoroughly) and any
leaves on the stem, 1 avocado, small helping of cashews, 1 clove garlic,
pinch of Celtic sea salt, dash of apple cider vinegar, spices: turmeric and cayenne pepper and I blend with a cup or so of warm nettle
tea (I make it hot and let it cool down). I also had one final cup of
jing city tea.
Beltane begins at midnight and around that time I will purify my
energy with a smudging of palo santo, leap over the purifying fire, light
candles, complete a shamanic journey to ask the tiger to join me (if you want to learn more on this see the
gorgeous Pixie Campbell's site), and take my JF vow of acceptance. Then I am ready to begin.