Eileen Fleming - Author, Reporter, Baby Boomer Activist - Health, Wellness, Spirituality
On Monday at 7 PM, this spiritually driven political activist began a 24-hour FAST- an act of willing abstinence from food, drink, NEWS and Technology who respects the Wisdom Teachings of ALL religions although I no longer adhere to any ONE of them.
My evening was spent in blissful silence reading Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life by Gail Reichstein
Being married to a USA trained Internist Geriatrician I laughed aloud a lot knowing what my Dr. John would say;
But I am on a mission to find the best way to tikkun my 60 year old body so I am exploring and experiencing everything!
Tikkun/Tikun (תיקון) is a Hebrew word meaning "Fixing/Rectification".
I have always felt an affinity for the misery the Jewish people have experienced because I inherited DNA from my German Jewish Grandfather who emigrated to Poland before ending up in the USA.
Grandpa Alex died before I could learn how many of my relatives may have been gassed or fried during the Jewish Holocaust because good people did nothing for too very long to help end it.
I broke my FAST from Technology on Tuesday AM because I was the go between for my husband and daughter who had instigated a family sailing weekend trip to Annapolis this September, by TEXTING them both. I then turned my cell phone OFF but at noon I broke my Technology Fast again due to a letter from the City of Los Angeles claiming I owed over $1,300.00 in TAXES for my two-day excursion at the LA TIMES FESTIVAL of BOOKS in April 2013!
I knew NO WAY would I be able to focus on the reason for my FAST
Ramadan and the 9th Of Av FAST to Tear Down WALLS in hearts and minds that choose VIOLENCE
Until I addressed it, so I logged onto my Gmail and made a few phone calls to obtain the FACTS documenting I owed nothing as I had already mailed a check to cover the state taxes and proof that I had shipped 5 boxes of books to LA and shipped 5 boxes of books back home!
Once I got that issue off my mind and out of my system, I returned to blissful SILENCE and went to my upper room to Practice Yin and Yang asanas/positions; but before I assumed ‘corpse-pose’/Savasana
SEE More people-animal asanas HERE
I broke my technology Fast again by listening to OM CHANTING for the full hour: