Last Wednesday at sunset was the beginning of the Jewish New Year “Rosh Hashanah” (it literally it means “head of the year”) This day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Traditionally eating apples dipped in honey to evoke a “sweet new year”.
This holiday coincides with the fall harvest in the northern hemisphere. It’s a time to be thankful for who we are, what we have, and the people in our lives. Whenever we have a seasonal change no matter if its summer, winter, spring or fall our internal clock needs to be reset. One of the ways I like to do that is by doing a ritual fast from all food for two or three days. Fasting is one of the keys to internal purification.
We are exposed to chemicals in the air and water daily and as times goes buy our body accumulates more and more toxins. All those inorganic chemicals must be passed out of your body or they can cause great damage to your health and wellbeing. I have found over the years a short fast will give your digestive system a rest and help to detox you from all those unhealthy foods that you ingest and help to clear out those chemicals that you have been exposed to. By fasting we give our bodies a physiological rest as well. This rest builds Qi and the more Qi we have, the more toxins are going to be eliminated from the body to help keep it clean, pure, and healthy.
If you can imagine for a moment that you have a garbage can in your backyard, everyday you throw more and more garbage into the can; eventually it will fill up and you will attract bugs and rodents. You may poison the air around to eliminate the pests, but eventually they will come back. It is the same when you take antibiotics. You are covering up the problem and not eliminating it. If you want to eliminate the pests, you have to clean up the garbage. In our bodies we have to detox to eliminate the toxins and therefore we can eliminate the disease.
Exercise is also very important in keeping the energies of the body following smoothly. I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth, and Happiness.
P.S. When we fast, we clear our body, mind, and spirit of toxic waste. When you add the Qigong exercises you increase your chances of staying in your body for a long, long, long time without any Dis Ease.