Day 6 Of 21 Day Food-Free Living: Drop It Like It's Hot!
It's Day 6 of my commitment to 21 Day Food-Free living.
If you are reading this for the first time, I'd like to inform you that I am doing this to break a strange pattern in my life. You can read my past posts here.
What is quite evident to me, on my 6th day of absolutely no solid food is that, my body feels younger, lighter to carry. I lost 11 lbs... and would like to stay with my current weight.
I stopped drinking my daily glass of vegetable juice on day 3, and now I have just been drinking alkaline water since day 4.
Martha cooked "Chickpea Buddha Bowl" last night.
The delicious aroma wafting into my office made my senses alive and curious. I boldly walked into the kitchen just to see how it looked. Little cubes of butternut squash, zucchini, red pepper, and chickpeas over mediterranean / arabic flavored rice. I could smell the cinnamon and lemon that she flavored it with.
I felt so proud of myself when I walked out of the kitchen not having the least bit of desire to taste it.
How was I able to do that?
I'll tell you how.
The Un-clutching Technique
A few years back, I learned a technique called "Unclutching" (by Nithyananda Paramashivoham), from my spiritual teacher. It has been a powerful technique to drop any thought that you don't want AT WILL.
Focus on your breath. Your incoming breath and your outgoing breath creates "your identity" and encourages thoughts to come in and out of your mind. There is a "neutral space" between your incoming and outgoing breaths, It's that space when it turns to the next cycle of breath. The gap when in inhalation stops and turns into exhalation, and the gap when the exhalation stops and turns into inhalation. That little moment of neutrality is silent -- also called the "no mind" state. Pay attention to this gap space.
You bring the object or thought that you want to un-clutch from, and boldly observe it closely. Imagine a string connecting from that object to your head. Do no wait for any emotions to rise in you. Do not encourage any emotions to come up about that object. Without putting any energy or thought, simply cut off the string and see it flying further and further away from you until it's not visible.
My guru tells me that Un-clutching is not a word in the dictionary. There is a word called "Dis-clutching" in the dictionary. Dis-clutching means breaking, completely getting disconnected, but un-clutching means moving back to clutching only when it is needed.
With the blessings of my teacher, I have used this technique through out this 6 day food free challenge.
I have used this technique when unwanted thoughts starts creeping in any area of my life. It has helped me tremendously.
Initially it would feel a little difficult to do, but if you keep doing it then it gets easier for you to drop any thought or pattern that you want to get rid of -- momentarily or permanently.
As Snoop Dogg would say... "Drop it like it's hot!" ?? Although he may have meant it differently.. in the hip-hop sense.
My energy and focus level is getting better and better for the work I do. I am on the phone a lot with clients and potential clients a lot. I work a minimum of 15 hours a day and I truly enjoy it.
I used to eat 3 meals a day and feel tired and worried throughout the day... complaining about things in my life -- hardly able to focus on things that I do -- between meals.
This is the pattern that I wish to break. By sharing my experience I hope you will find some value or tool to transform your own unwanted patterns.
PS. “Unclutch! Radiate awareness, energy and intelligence. When you completely unclutch, tremendous awareness, energy and intelligence happens in your system". - Sri Nithyananda Paramashivoham.