Beautiful Things

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The Power And Beauty In Fasting

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Fasting is a gift that benefits us mentally, spiritually, and physically. It is when you do not eat food or water from sunrise to sunset.

It can increase your energy, help you lose weight, reduce allergy symptoms, enhance the function of your liver, improve your digestion, stabilize your mood, produce a sense of stillness and calmness, reduce cravings, and so much more.

Many spiritual leaders fast, knowing the many benefits of doing so and reaping the many rewards.

“There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”

-Muhammad (Bukhari Book 30 Verse 6)

A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free.

-Gandhi

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God’s Book of Life.

-Jonathan Sacks

Through prayer, fasting, and studying, God will answer.

-Monica Johnson

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. …to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.”

-Hippocrates

“Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.”

-Egyptian Pyramid Inscription (3800 BC)

“I believe that fasting is the “missing link” in the Western diet.”

-Elson Haas, M.D.

To start fasting, simply eat a healthy meal before sunrise then stop eating, drinking, smoking, having sex with your spouse, swearing, cursing, or anything else evil or negative etc. until sunset. After sunset you can have another healthy meal. Do not fast from food and water more than once every other day. Talk to your doctor prior to fasting to be sure your body is currently capable of doing so safely. 

Sending peaceful wishes to you and yours!

Super Easy Spicy Avocado

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Healing and Delicious

The avocado is a super food! It can help your body normalize blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and aid in cancer prevention!

For a super easy recipe, simply cut open an avocado, remove the pit inside, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Delicious, easy, and healing. 

Red pepper flakes are also very beneficial to you! They act as a digestive aid, can help you lose weight, improve your circulation, and even boost your immune system.

The power of the beautiful foods in nature we are gifted with is simply astounding. The Earth is magical!

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Healing From The Earth

Isn’t it wondrous how the earth we stand upon has many remedies for us to all enjoy?

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

– attributed to Hippocrates

“There is no disease that Allah (God) has created, except that He also has created its remedy.”

– Bukhari 7.582 (Muhammad)
For example… take a look at all the fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables that spring forth from the many trees, bushes, and flowers!
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Many of these beautiful things may just seem tasty but can also act as natural remedies for many illnesses.
Some of the many examples:
Take a look at everything around you! There is beauty everywhere and every seemingly small fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, etc. can have many blessings and remedies hidden within. The Earth Is Magical.