Here’s Incredible Power

by | Jan 9, 2002 | Archives


This formula for an extra burst of energy has been around for hundreds of years, but almost everyone misses it.

Dear International Friend

Last message we looked at how to have a perfect predicting system. But how do we get the energy to act on what we see? The fatal attraction of good living and lure of the holiday affects too many of us in some negative ways.

Again and again I have heard from friends about how stuffed they feel and how frustrated they are withextra holiday pounds and the lethargy they bring. Even worse is the heaviness of spirit that accompanies this physical excess. To enjoy life and really have energy, it is important that we are not too full. Yet most of us in the western world never have even experienced an empty stomach!

One sure way to overcome these post holiday doldrums and gain an extra burst of energy is to fast. This discipline can range from skipping dinner, to longer term affairs. Merri and like an occasional three day juice fast and usually don’t eat at night, having instead just a boiled milk. We find that when we feel lethargic, out of sorts and heavy in heart, nothing boosts us faster.

There are numerous references to this simple power generator in all types of spiritual texts. One of my favorites comes from the 14th century poet Rumi (you can read some of his best poems in the book “The Essential Rumi — by Coleman Barks). He’s what Rumi said:


There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness,We are lutes, no more no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and the belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. The fog clears, and a new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you. Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry. Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen. When you’re full of food and drink, an ugly metal statue sits where your spirit should. When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help. Fasting is Solomon’s ring. Don’t give in to illusion and lose your powers, but even if you have, if you’ve lost all will and control, they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing out of the ground, pendants flying above them. A table descends to your tents, Jesus’ table. Expect to see it, when you fast, this table spread with other food, better than the broth of cabbages.

How explicit in such an awe inspiring way! So if you want to have more of the right stuff, have a little less for awhile. This is balance, the ultimate secret to power of the universe.

There are more ways we can fast than just with our mouths. Recessions are economic fasts. This is why I urge readers to be grateful for economic slowdowns,. These are the best times to start a business! (See You can learn more about this at our upcoming International Business Made EZ course in Quito.

Also if you if you want help with nutrition, join us before the Quito course on our Haciendas and Health tour at the luxurious Hacienda La Mirage where we will share deep insights about the Andean diet.

More secrets about how to unlock real power are shared in our message. Until then, thank you for giving Merri and me the opportunity to serve you.