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Tikkun Loving Kindness #Fasting #Meditation #ExperienceEverything #likeayogi #Yin #Yang

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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" and "healing, mending, transforming".

I have always felt an affinity for the misery the Jewish people have experienced maybe because I inherited DNA from my German Jewish Grandfather who 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

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I broke my technology Fast again by listening to OM CHANTING for the full hour:



I began by focusing on my breath and have no clue how long it was before I realized my breathing had synched to the chanting. 



Once I did-I began again focusing on my breath and the same thing happened until the chant ended and the SILENCE returned:



Along with the realization of how HUNGRY I was!



I had only consumed water all day but as I learned from Yogi Jenny to be “loving, kind and compassionate” to myself I made a fruit smoothie just as my husband returned home from work and informed me that his Employer Florida Hospital Orlando was Ranked #1 Hospital in Florida by the US NEWS and WORLD REPORT! 

And the even greater news was that his Geriatrics Program ranked #27 in the entire Nation! 

It is wonderful to be recognized for what one does; and also wonderful to recognize one’s failures are not such a big deal!

Among the later for me is I will also break my FAST from food before the 24 hours is up with the best I can do making a homemade pizza-spinach, onions, peppers, mushrooms, provolone and mozzarella cheese atop a Boboli pizza crust with Bertolli sauce and celebrate my husbands achievements;

Leaving for another day a passionate discussion with him on Chinese Medicine because through my Practice of Yoga I have learned to be more loving and kind just by STAYING in The Moment and my failures do not trouble me as they did before I began the Practice of Yoga because I have come to see that my INTENT: determination to do something positive in the world is Blessed by the The Divine Mystery of the Universe we call God for lack of a better word.

I also learned it was refreshing and restoring for me to take a FAST from the bad News in the World-and my intent is to do that on a weekly basis!

Namaste


9 August 2014 UPDATE: Gaza War and Restorative Yoga

 

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