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    IMLEENEY   10,316
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Hello again

Monday, October 08, 2012

Hi Spark friends, I think I last posted here sometime in June! For some reason, still unclear to me, I had stopped receiving email notifications from Spark and it just became too time consuming to try to navigate the site without those prompts. Then a few weeks ago the gods smiled on me and for whatever reason, I once again began receiving communications from the site. Yay! Trouble is, I am now out of the habit of posting! I have been lurking in the background for a while and still feel a bit tentative about jumping back in, but this is a first step.

One reason for my hesitation is a current lack of interest in food. Go figure. Food is what got me here to begin with, and in my present state, I'm not sure what direction to strike out in. After I finished my juice feast this Spring I bounced around with my eating trying to find some sort of equilibrium. I felt like a pendulum swinging from one extreme to another. Gradually the momentum slowed, but it has left me in a place where my focus on food is greatly diminished. And that's fine with me. I still eat a healthy, mostly raw, mostly vegan diet. My weight is up a bit from my juice feasting low, but that's ok too. From where I am right now, food is not the priority it was several months ago. It's fuel for the body, and the body is here as a means of communication.

So I guess you could say that my focus is less on the body and its ups and downs and more on the mind that drives it. Or to quote Ken Kesey, 'Who's driving your bus?' When I'm in my 'right mind' things like food and exercise seem to take care of themselves. My issue of course then becomes that about 99% of the time, there's a lunatic...my self-absorbed ego...driving my bus!

There you have it, my friends. Life is good as long as I can step out of the way and let it be. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you!

Much love!

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PETALIA 10/8/2012 1:17PM

    Hey, hi! Get that lunatic to drive your bus over to the yoga studio, the meditation cushion, into the natural world for some movement. I'm glad you're back. Time to explore.

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HELEN_BRU 10/8/2012 10:25AM

    It's great to have you back among us sharing your journey! Missed you. . . emoticon

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ERIN1957 10/8/2012 9:49AM

    Well , well, well. I am so very happy to hear from you and to see your words flow from you as always. The wisdom you share is perhaps the calling you have here. Not food, but self awareness is why you were drawn back. Not food or the function it has or the obsession it becomes, but the wisdom of peace within. The steps you have taken to be in the place you are, perhaps?.
But for what ever reason, I am so glad you are here.
It is often that I think of you and yes Karen as well. Never with a bad thought, but actually with a smile. Oh yes my learning days of discovery. It was a fun exciting time in so many of our lives.
As you step through the teams you might see that the ones that were so very busy and filled, now lay quite. Where excitement was, no more is. The information is there and a few of us still linger, doing what we do and still believing in a way that works. The support is not on fire like it use to be. The wind has died down and the sails are no longer filled with the air that pushed it along with such a force that everyone gleamed with excitement. Willing to set forth in an adventure.
But things happen for a reason. And we move forward to a different mode of transportation. But still keeping the old ways precious and admired. Sometimes the simplest method still holds value. Some get afraid and jump ship, some jump around from a new car, a new truck and even a jet airliner. Then you have me doing what I know works for me, sailing along and enjoying.
Welcome back!
Hugs,
Erin emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 10/8/2012 9:10AM

    Welcome back! I was thinking about you and Karen the other day when I was doing some reading on juice feasting. I've been considering it for some time and just don't have the guts to take the plunge. I'm glad the feast helped put food into perspective and you are able to move on with your life. Hope to see you around! emoticon

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