3 Day Energy Fast: Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Claim Your Spirit

3 Day Energy Fast: Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Claim Your Spirit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060174910
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/1997
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Pamela Serure left her highly successful career as a product development and marketing executive in 1991 to concentrate full-time on creating a program that offered a new approach to healing. Combining her more than 20 years of intensive study in metaphysics with a lifetime devoted to learning more about health and food, she has dedicated herself to teaching people the benefits of transforming their lives through fasting, detox and spiritual renewal. She lives in Bridgehampton, New York.

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"Please Change My Life"

"Something's going on with me, and I need help, can you help me?"

It was 9 a.m. on a Sunday, and the voice on the other end of the phone was Stephanie, a high-profile woman executive I hardly knew, and certainly didn't expect to hear from.

"What," I asked, "do you think is going on?"

"I don't know," she answered. "I don't know what's going on. I just know that something's going on with me and I need help. Please come over and help me change my life."

I get calls like this all the time; I even have a list of prepared questions I usually ask: What's not working in your life? Are you in the middle of a relationship crisis or breakup? Is your work giving you stress? But my callers often don't have any specific answers. Stephanie, for example, felt that she was on the wrong path in both her work and her personal life, but she didn't know why. As she was trying to describe her feelings, Stephanie told me that when she thought about her future, she felt scared, and her primary mood was one of uncertainty.

When I get phone calls like this, I refer to them as "angel calls." Whatever the initial motivation for the call, inevitably the person on the other end of the line believes that only a miracle could bring about the kind of healing transformation that he or she needs. These callers are reaching out for angels.

Now, I want you to know that I don't think of myself as an angel. Nor do I think of myself as a sage or guru. I think of myself as a woman whounderstands all too well the motivation behind these calls for help because I have been there. What I do now is work with people by showing them how to cross the bridges that are separating them from their lives. The techniques I use are both simple and profound: juice-fasting, meditation, and ritual. I love doing this because I know that this threefold spiritual process has the power to transform your spirit and help heal your body.

I have a passion for healing because for more years than I care to remember I was the one who was searching for angels; I was the one who wanted miracles and transformation. This spiritual process saved me and helped me cross the bridge in my own life.

Wellness Is A Spiritual Act of Surrender

People typically start out confused about exactly what the combination of juice-fasting, meditation, and ritual will do for them. The program is a spiritual jump-start into a new system and a new way of being. It's like learning a new language, which gives you a new and better way to be in touch with your own life.

Fasting is not a matter of willpower. What fasting really requires is a deepening of faith and the capacity to let go, surrender to, and trust in who you are and what you can be. What carries you through a fast is your spirit not your willpower. This process asks you to surrender and give up who you are in exchange for who you can be and what can happen. By surrendering this deeply, you begin to stretch your spiritual muscles. As sages, mystics, and saints have understood for centuries, fasting is a spiritual process on the path to growth and transformation.

Learning to "Let Go" In My Own Life

Eight years ago, I was doing product development for my own company. I was stressed out, maxed out, and my juices were tapped out. I didn't feel well, and I was taking an enormous amount of medication for headaches. And then one day—not any special day—I began feeling really strange. Not well, not sick—just strange. I couldn't leave my bed, and everything was hazy.

Later that evening the room began to illuminate. This blue-white light entered the room as a tunnel appeared before me. A dear friend of mine had died of ovarian cancer a year before; she was standing there waving to me. I was so happy to see her. I began to feel really light and euphoric, most of all not sick, but well—well as I'd never felt before. It was really peaceful as my body started to glide up toward the light. Then I saw my grandparents. We were all so happy to see one another.

For whatever those moments were, I experienced complete grace—until I looked down and saw myself on the bed. There I was, this gray, green-complexioned version of myself. Just as I began to understand that my spirit had left my body, friends came into the room. They were screaming, crying, and administering CPR. I knew at that moment that leaving then wouldn't give my life the integrity I had wanted for it. It just didn't feel as though I had done what I was supposed to do. Once I had that thought, I was back in my body. And everybody around me jumped.

After that, I spent weeks in the hospital trying to get off the medications. It was a very painful experience because the process was causing seizures. No one thought I would ever be able to get off medication; if I survived, they were certain I would be on medication for the rest of my life. I was determined that the seizures would end; that this wasn't going to happen to me. And I said no, I'm not taking anything.

Through this whole period I felt as though I was getting messages. I had dreams, thoughts, and feelings that started to become imbued in my being. This truly was my spiritual awakening. When I finally got to go home from the hospital, I was so totally atrophied, I could barely walk down the block. I would put an inspirational tape into my Walkman—Bernie Siegel, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson—and I would start trying to walk. One day I could walk only a block. Then two. I lived near the pier in New York, and I remember one spring day I was finally able to walk to the pier. But I didn't know how I was going to walk back.


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