Most pagans I know don’t fast in any way shape or form, but I fast rather regularly. Considering Lent is almost over, I think the timing of this post is pretty awesome. Right now I’m fasting from soda. On Fridays I consume no meat. I have a conditional clause that states I’ll only consume fast food if someone else not only suggests it but buys it. And I intend to continue this long after Lent. A fast is simply refraining from a certain activity, food, or even item for a predetermined length of time. I know many people who are fasting from facebook or tumblr for lent, and I know many children who gave up their ipods for lent. Generally when one thinks of fasting, they think of food. Originally during lent, neither meat nor dairy was allowed. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday one was expected to eat almost nothing. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat, drink, or even chew gum from sunrise to sunset. I myself fast on the sabbats from the time I awaken until after my rite when I take “communion”. But fasting is so much more than that. I think fasting is an incredible spiritual tool capable of opening your eyes to how foods and activities affect your life and your spirituality. Try taking a fast of silence for 24 hours, or a sleeping fast for 48. Try fasting from meat if you normally consume it, or from fasting from everything except liquids. Try an electronics fast or television, or anything! You’ll be amazed how much you notice!
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