Spring is inherently a time of rebirth, renewal and increased vitality. After a long winter of diminished sunlight and fresh air combined with a diet rich in heavy foods and hard-to-digest proteins, our bodies have built up unwanted toxins (and perhaps a little extra belly fat, too) that bogs down the digestive system.
“Primary foods feed us, but they don't come on a plate. Elements such as a meaningful spiritual practice, an inspiring career, regular and enjoyable physical activity and honest and open relationships that feed your soul and your hunger for living all constitute primary food.
The more primary food we receive, the less we depend upon secondary foods (what we eat). The opposite is also true. The more we fill ourselves with secondary foods, the less we are able to receive the primary foods of life.
Every spiritual tradition encourages people to fast during the year so that individuals have time to reduce secondary foods, thus allowing for a greater awareness of primary food.”