Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (Psalm 143:10)
Heeey! I know I still owe you from Christmas and New Years and I’ll be finishing both series soon!
My life had been a little bit hectic, as I want to do and share more and more. A little about me… I am a Christian and was raised Catholic, which means I grew up with a habit of practicing Lent by not eating meat. As an adult, I have made different choices, and yes, I am still a Christian and some Catholic rites still speak to me. However, with time and by reading Scripture, I have now a different concept of Lent. And no, I am not trying to convert you. Should that be your path, enjoy! Let me go in deeper on the concept of Lent as I now practice it… Lent is to be observed for no other reason but spiritual growth and being closer to God.
Lent practices include: not eating red meat, fasting or avoiding something you love eating as a sacrifice for God. Well, this new way I’m going to invite you to practice Lent is for getting closer to Him and listening better to your Spirit I am, therefore, extending an invitation for you to use the science of the food system to imitate God’s creations (Leaf, 2016, p. 79) and help you heal and grow spiritually. Due to our level of either intellectual or physical activity during this 40 days, I DO NOT recommend fasting, but in an intermittent fashion.
So here’s the plan:
Fast – Wednesday, February 14.
“Regular” diet Thursday 15 and Friday 16.
Fast – Weekend
“Regular diet Monday – Friday.
Fast – Weekend
And so on for the rest of the 40 days (Tradition marks until Good Friday but if you take it one step further you could make it till Resurrection Sunday.
By fasting, I mean obtaining your foods from liquids as broths, smoothies and juices filled with protein and veggies.
A “regular” diet is rich in all nutrients but sugar, white pasta, simple carbohydrates (which include potatoes and corn) and packaged and pre-processed food (you can eat processed meats and cold cuts, though)
The idea behind this way of practicing Lent is getting you on a regimen that detoxes your body for 40 days, allowing for your Spiritual Growth to soar while paired with the Meditation and Exercise Recommendations I will be sharing with you.
See you soon!
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Tons of light and blessings,