Juice Fasting, Saturday 26th Jan 2013
by pete, of the adams family
(Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Today i started a juice fast, again partly to support Ben but also to continue ridding my body of years of accumulated toxins as well as continuing to heal my food addictions.
Ben, following an accident with a drill yesterday which ripped some of his hair out, then promptly cut it all off, shaved his head and announced he would do another cleanse, but this time do it properly, by giving up smoking at the same time. Good on ya Ben, I know how difficult it can be so you have my support.
Back at the Sanctuary, we have had some changes, with Hannah and Lucinda leaving, Star arriving for a 3 month stay, Emil and Mattheo, two couchsurfers from Italy and my friend Denzil staying for a few days.
This all worked out very nicely helping with the work to be done as Doris was in bed with symptoms of meningitis and needing my attention most of the time.
Following morning meditation, yoga warm ups and sun gazing we all clean and tidy the house and water the nursery before breakfast. Emil, Mattheo & Ben then got on with working on the shop (putting up a hanging rail to display clothing, moving and fixing in place a display cabinet), putting a roof (wire and tarp) on the outdoor room, and preparing food for us all. Star was getting creative in the kitchen and made some delicious bliss balls. Denzil took my place leading the afternoon yoga classes.
We ran out of gas several days ago and don't seem to have found the gas truck yet, so we've been preparing dinner using a fire in the garden and bought a pot and stove base from the market to make it easier. It's actually been fun cooking this way and we all end up sitting round the fire eating.
Today, after nearly a week of being mostly in bed, with quite severe pain in the sinuses and head, Doris is up and about. She demanded bread this morning so i went to the nice Italian bakery on Zicatela, and this evening she is on her second plate of home made spaghetti i bought from Senor Salud, cooked on the fire in the garden. Doris bravely resisted going to the doctors, knowing that the antibiotics which would likely have been prescribed would simply drive the symptoms back into the body, only to surface months or even years later. This has happened to her before having had meningitis as a child and two years ago. This time she wanted rid of it properly, so she has been using a protocol at The Sanctuary which comes from many different angles, including MMS protocol 1000 with occasional use of MMS2, MMS ears, nose and eye drops plus gassing and enemas, coconut oil ingestion and pulling, frequent use of FIR sauna, drinking juices loaded with ginger, turmeric and garlic, Tibetan singing bowl therapy, lots of sleep and much love from me :-), She also on about four occasions resorted to aspirin / paracetamol when the pain got too intense, but bravely resisted using it repeatedly knowing that they are also harmful.
Yesterday Emil, Mattheo, Denzil and Star went to Mazunte for a full moon celebration happening today, and this afternoon Ben also went to join them, so Doris and I have The Sanctuary to ourselves this evening.
I hadn't seen Denzil for 5 years when I met him in Thailand while we did the Agama Yoga teacher training. This time we connected very well, and although I wont see him for nearly two months as he starts a 49 day Hridaya retreat next week, I know he will be back, and who knows, may well play a big part in our community :-)
Time to go now as Doris wants to watch a movie so I need to pick one. Any suggestions?
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