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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 1 of Juice Cleanse Pt 2


I wanted to start off with a namaste`, the divine light in me salutes the divine light in you.  I just finished up my last training client and I am enjoying my evening juice of carrots, celery, spinach, cilantro and lemon.  It is quite tasty.  My day went rather well.  I mananged to stave off hunger for the most part.  I had a great workout and did cardio this afternoon and felt very strong.  I also managed to get in a nap before noon today.  I watched some of Brother Echo's videos and pulled some inspiration from there to keep my strength up during this 7 day juice cleanse.  I didn't get as much done as I had planned but I was productive for the most part.  I believe I am going to turn in early tonight and get atleast 8 hours of restful sleep tonight so I can tackle Day 2 of my Juice Feast.  I will eventually write out my entire juice feast program to share when I am finished with the cleanse.  I would love to get brave enough to make some videos.  Maybe... lol  

I feel really good this evening for the most part and I'm ready for what tommorow will bring.  Lots of love in abundance to all


Pink Lotus Flower- my next tattoo

Pink Lotus FLower

The pink lotus flower is perhaps one of the most celebrated flowers that there is. It is considered sacred, and is associated with the highest realms of Buddhism, with the Buddha himself, many kings, and the highest deity often depicted with this plant.
The scientific name for the genus of lotus is Nelumbo, and the plant serves many uses, in addition to being associated with Hinduism and Buddhism, wrote is representative of creation, enlightenment, and purity; it is all a well-known source of food. Indeed, in ancient Greek mythology Homer in his book the Odyssey describes how Ulysses visits the land of the lotus eaters.
The plant has many purposes, and can be used to make tea; its seeds can be eaten, as indeed can their tubers. Plants of the genus Nymphaea are also considered to be lotus, even though they are scientifically classified as water lilies.

Pink Lotus Flower
The Exquisite Pink Lotus

Pink Lotus Flower and Buddhism

In Buddhism different colors of flowers have different symbolism is and meanings, for example the blue Lotus is associated with spiritual freedom, whereas the red lotus symbolizes love and compassion. However, it is the pink lotus flower that is considered to be the supreme lotus; the true locus of the Buddha.
One of the reasons that lotus flowers are considered so sacred is due to their daily cycle, they emerge slowly from dirty, muddy ponds over a period of a few days, and open all in the morning, and close their petals in the late afternoon. Despite, emerging from such a muddy and dirty environment, the lotus flower remains clean; and not only this it is beautiful. Many civilizations have therefore associated the lotus flower with rebirth and especially in Buddhism with purity.
The state that the pink lotus flower is in is also representative of the state that a person is going through and the flower represents ones heart; when the flower is a just a bud it is synonymous with a closed in person who is yet to step up other way of spirituality. As a flower blooms it comes to represent a place in opening up to all that is around them. The fully opened pink lotus flower represents a full sense of enlightenment and somebody who has reached Nirvana.
lotus flower heart
A Pink Lotus Flower Opening Up It's Heart To The World

Love from Brother Echo

Day 1 of Juice Cleanse

ALOHA Everyone

Day 1 of Juice Cleanse

I'm up at and at em this morning.  I started my morning off with prayer and meditation at 5:15am.
I got my Carrot, Apple and Ginger juice in before the storm gets here and we lose power.
It really could not be a more appropriate day to start my cleanse than on a rainy day like today.
Washing away the old and in with the new! Wheewww! Thats what I am talking about.
I forgot to mention that I took my Sea Salt capsules with warm water this morning before having my juice as I am supposed to.  I fought off nausea a good 10-15 minutes.  Still waiting on the end result from that. :)

I prayed for a lot of clarity and focus throughout this 7 day juice cleanse.  I am doing the cleanse for several different reasons some of those I will reveal through this blog and some I will keep to myself.
I also know that I need courage and strength to make it through this fast and fight off hunger pains.  I will continue to pray for that.  
I am going to post some videos from YouTube.  I love love Brother Echo.  He is my inspiration to do the cleanse and gravitate back towards a healthier purer lifestyle.
Enjoy the videos and I will be back blogging later today.