Juice Feasting – Day 8
Today I felt great and enjoyed a very active day, playing disc golf and making juice in the morning, followed by reading and working on my website later in the day.
I only slept about 5-1/2 hours last night and didn’t feel sleepy during the day, so perhaps my need for sleep is dropping a bit. It’s after midnight as I type this, so I’m up late as well.
My nighttime dreams are still incredible, but last night something really weird happened (weird even for me).
I’d only been asleep for about 15 minutes when Erin jolted me awake. Immediately after I woke up, I saw some kind of wispy humanoid apparition floating next to our bed, facing toward us. It was mostly white, semi-transparent, glowing, and it was moving its arms (at least I think they were arms).
This didn’t happen while I was asleep and dreaming. It happened while I was awake and my eyes were wide open.
The apparition seemed to focus its attention on Erin and me for a few seconds. Then it floated upward several feet toward the ceiling and faded out. Erin didn’t see anything, even though she was looking in the right direction. But she seemed to sense that something was up.
I’ve seen this sort of thing happen when I’m astral, but it’s very rare for anything like this to happen while I’m awake. It’s happened before, but I could count the number of times on one hand. Usually there’s a pretty thick wall between the physical and non-physical realms, but occasionally there are leaks.
When I noticed the apparition, I was startled at first but not panicked. My first thought was, “Why the heck is there a woman standing next to our bed?” I tried to mentally scan it like I would if I were astral, but I couldn’t clearly read its intent. It didn’t seem hostile though, so I think it was probably just curious. The only thing I was able to pick up was that it was a feminine energy.
This happened at about 11:30pm on Halloween, so maybe the barrier between the physical and non-physical realms was thinner at that time.
I realize that most people aren’t willing to share this kind of stuff publicly because we’re socially conditioned to keep such things private (or to deny them or to explain them away). But if you can get past the fear that everyone will turn against you, you’ll find that lots of other people have had similar experiences too. Real life is a lot stranger than what’s depicted on TV.
Worst case, if you openly share experiences like this, and someone goes kittywompus over your reports, to whom does the kitty belong?
- honeydew melon
- carrot, apple, beet, beet greens, dandelion greens, kale, mixed greens, ginger, lime
- carrot, romaine, parsley, clover sprouts, radish, burdock, ginger, lime
- orange, spinach, raspberry, spearmint
- apple, celery, cucumber, red pepper, garlic, ginger, spearmint
I drank about 1.4 gallons total. I think that’s my highest one-day juice volume so far.
These were some pretty good juices, despite how strange certain combos might seem. I’ll probably reek of garlic tomorrow from Juice #5 though.
I made all my juices in advance this morning instead of making new juices throughout the day. That took a long time — about 2 hours total including prep and clean-up. I was watching videos at the time, so I probably could get it down to 90 minutes. It was actually nice not having to eat or prepare food during the day.
I did my first-ever coffee enema today. As I walked into the bathroom with a full pot of organic coffee, my 8-year old daughter questioned how I was going to drink all that. All I said was, “Oh, this isn’t for drinking,” and I closed the door. I figured her imagination would come up with a better explanation than I could offer at the time.
The coffee enema initially felt no different than a regular water enema. However, I had a lot of bowel movements throughout the day afterwards — like 10 of them! And many of them smelled mildly of coffee, so apparently this had quite a purging effect.
I think caffeine is mainly absorbed through the stomach, but I did feel a mild level of stimulation, although it was nothing like what I’d have experienced if I actually drank the whole pot.
I’m not sure how I feel about doing coffee enemas, but I figured I’d try it at least once since I’ve never done one before. I certainly don’t want to go overboard on the coffee enemas and get re-addicted to caffeine (see How to Give Up Coffee).
As a side note if you’re curious about caffeine and how it works, it’s actually a pesticide produced by certain plants. It has a bitter taste to discourage animals and insects from eating the plant, and it causes nervous system dysfunction in those who ingest it. The stimulating effect created by caffeine is actually due to your body treating it like poison and going into overdrive to eliminate it. This is an appropriate but stressful reaction that does a good bit of long-term damage, especially to your kidneys. Just because millions of people consume it daily doesn’t make it any less toxic. It just means we have a lot of drug addicts among us.
In case you’re wondering about the pro-coffee argument, such fragmented health claims are merely marketing efforts to encourage profits from perpetual drug addiction. Generally speaking, the strategy is similar to suggesting that breathing more carbon dioxide is good for you because the excess CO2 breaks down to produce oxygen, and your cells benefit from more oxygen. That may be true at first glance, but the other byproduct is carbon monoxide, which is of course poisonous to your cells. A fragmented report can be made to serve any agenda, so you have to look at the big picture.
I don’t mind doing a cleanse with coffee as part of this temporary juice feasting program, but I wouldn’t want to make a regular habit of it without further study.
I weighed 177.0 pounds this morning for a net loss of 2.0 pounds in 7 days. I guess losing 2 pounds in a week isn’t too bad for a diet that doesn’t restrict calories.
I’m curious to see what happens during the second week now that I’m through the initial detox.
I played 18 holes of disc golf this morning with a friend, drinking a quart of honeydew juice while we played. The weather was ideal, but overall I sucked, scoring a 72 on a course where my recent best is a 66 and my worst is a 73. Suffice it to say that I’m an amateur player with plenty of room to improve. I had great energy while we played, but my game was definitely off today.
Interestingly, my friend played his worst game ever (including suffering a penalty for getting a disc stuck in a tree), so maybe we were both distracted. There was a disc golf tournament following right behind us, so perhaps that had something to do with it.
I also kept hitting trees. On my first 3 throws, I hit 3 trees. Ouch!
My drives were excellent for the most part. On at least 3 holes, I felt I made my best drives ever. However, my approach shots and putting were poor. I missed some putts I should have made easily. Physically I felt a little stronger than usual (and my drives seemed to reflect that), but my mental game was down a notch or two.
Incidentally, I played disc golf before I did the coffee enema, so the coffee didn’t affect my performance.
Aside from walking, stretching, errands, and disc golf, I haven’t done any serious exercise since I started the juice feast. I’ll aim to hit the gym this coming week and see how that goes. I’m not sure what to expect, but we’ll find out soon enough.
I’m getting pretty sleepy now, so I’m off to bed…