The Impossible Is Possible

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” —Marianne Williamson

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I like to live with a pioneering spirit. A sense of adventure and excitement makes life juicier and more unpredictable. This also makes it a mystery to the mind, which wants to keep you safe but often then keeps you stuck in an unsatisfied life spent looking for “more” in all the wrong places.

I can’t begin to imagine the thrill of discovering the light bulb that Thomas Edison must have felt after his many failed attempts. The mystery of birth is another impossible/possible feat of nature. The birth canal accommodating the head of a baby and the development of a foetus? It is mind boggling! 

The concept of “impossible” is a desperate attempt of the mind to prevent you from achieving greatness. It wants to keep you small, safe and bored in most cases. Now you may say that this is a limited view of the mind and, yes, there are instances where that very same mind has reached incredible heights, as was the case with Edison or Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein. They transcended common beliefs and didn’t misuse the precious gift of life.

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Echkart Tolle is one of my favourite authors as he is heralding a vision of a new being that is anchored in presence and awareness of the Now. In my life, I have had moments where I experienced life at its most awesome... Witnessing the birth of my daughter is one of these highlights. I also experience it in my work when my tailors say it is not possible to do this or that and I am challenged to prove the contrary. In doing so, I expand my own consciousness as well as the consciousness of whoever challenged me. 

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Traveling is another way in which I have encountered unchartered territories. It pushes me to find solutions in the present that are not the result of my thinking necessarily but rather of the acceptance that there is an infinite intelligence at work that helps me make the right decision in each moment. In the “Course of Miracles”, they refer to the holy spirit as being the direct link to our creator.

I could go on and on with examples that illustrate that the impossible is indeed possible and that, in fact, without it, there would be no evolution. Please share with me your views on the matter and feel free to include your personal life experience!

My Experience Fasting in Relationship to my Body and Mind

A few days ago I finished a 22 days fast drinking only water and a coconut water mix.

 Me (on the right) with Kriti Trivedi.

Me (on the right) with Kriti Trivedi.

I am glad I did it, I feel so much lighter and stuck to my resolve no matter what my mind was throwing at me. I kept thinking, “You are going to lack this o  be deficient in that”- and now I know for a fact that is not true!

After my fast, my nails that are normally brittle got stronger and my skin clearer. My legs were much lighter to the point where at times I felt sooo light and springy in my footsteps that I almost did not feel the gravity pool. 

After checking my digestive system, (I do this when I practice yoga, my belly and liver felt quiet, and did not react to my touch with an ouch!) I concluded that my organs were at peace. My mind was so clear and sharp, I was able to write, understand concepts, and “ get ” the meaning of life in a more intense way as I felt more detached  from my impulsivity and emotionality. It t was almost as if I was capable to be outside myself and see me act. 

My sleep quality was so restorative and deep-very different than when I had a cup of coffee in a “ normal” day routine. I felt more quiet outwardly yet had all the energy necessary if needed to speak to someone or be active. Through this I realized that speaking require a lot of energy and was more economical with my sharings, and therefore less inclined to speak more that what was necessary! 

It was also interesting to observe the reaction of my friends to whom I shared that I was fasting while being mindful not to force my methods onto them. After sharing three of my friends felt inspired to start a cleansing. I guess deep down they realized they needed to have a break from the onslaught of food consumerism and a deep desire to heal themselves and get the necessary rest to their inner organs (that never get a chance to rest).

On a physical level, I feel lighter and get into my clothes with more ease. I am not interested in knowing how much I “lost “ in fact I feel I “gained in strength!”

On a mental level, my thoughts are not in the driving seat and I am more in touch with what my body needs.  My mind is quiet, enabling me to reflect and be in “the now!” 

On an emotional level, I feel more balanced and touch the beauty of life. and I can be empathic without being sucked in emotionally.

On a spiritual level, I am more in touch with my spirit than my body.  Being able to separate the two makes all the difference as I am on my journey to elevate myself and share my findings and my God given wisdom to my other fellow beings.  My fasting has accelerated that process and deeply cleansed my inner residue at all levels.

Please find beauty and inspiration in these photos and from my travels while I fasted. Below is a photo I took at the Multnomah Falls in Oregon and a basket of the healthy fresh vegetables at the Ted Talk I attended.

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Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to hear more information on my experience fasting.

-Yasmine

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