Dr Zaida Rivene Chiropractor, Naturopath, Gerson Practitioner

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21 day clean, purge, balance

8 April 2020 Day 13 (Purge 6) – Letting Go: Open to your Intuition

Welcome to Day 13 (Purge 6) – Letting Go – welcome your inner knowing as your guide and expert instead of external experts.

Our modern information age has created more confusion even though we have abundant access to information about anything we want to study. This is most apparent when we look at food recommendations. If we look at the multitude of conflicting recommendations we can find someone who tells us that any food we may wish to eat has a health risk. Dr. X promotes this approach and food, Dr. Y promotes a different food or practice, and Dr. Z contradicts saying we should never use these approaches. Is it any wonder why people are confused about what to eat? Whoever said “Information is Power,” a popular mantra of the seventies among businesses, got it wrong. What is reported in the media is often incomplete, the expert may not relate the whole story, may be biased, and make mistakes. Look at the “science” around saturated fats (like butter) that recommended the elimination of these fats from our diet for over forty years and the abrupt turnaround recently where it is “OK” again to eat saturated fats. As many of our patients ask, “How do I know what to eat?”

Knowledge is available in three forms according to Ayurveda, which struggled with this same question over 4000 years ago. They found: 1) It is transferred to us through authoritative knowledge from qualified and recognized experts in written, oral, or first person accounts, 2) is developed through direct perception which is knowledge obtained through correlation of soul, mind, sense organs, and sense objects with direct experience of the phenomenon, and 3) is arrived at through inference which is a conclusion based on sound reasoning. Ayurveda places great stock on direct perception and inference to determine the truth for a patient and more importantly for the individual to know what is right for them. This is similar to our concept of intuition where we have all had occasional glimpses at times in our life where we come to a cross roads and just knew what we want to do and what is best for us. This is one of the most important skills we can develop for ourselves – especially in an era of dueling “experts,” we must use our intuitive power, our authentic inner authority.

The key to remembering your innate sense of knowing is meditation. As Vivekananda said: “Turn thy gaze inward wherein the Supreme Self resides.”  To develop this sense of inner knowing 1) find a quiet place where you will be relaxed, 2) gently close your eyes and calm yourself by noticing your breath coming in and out to bring yourself into stillness, 3) allow yourself to drop into an observing place towards the heart and bring mind and heart into union, posing the question of which action to take, 4) stay in that place of stillness and observe. Continue observing the thoughts that arise, non-reactively (equanimity). 5) Wait until the quick answers of the ego die out and the mind settles and joins the heart, the answer, the one you know feels joyful will come. Trust in Spirit, trust in yourself.

Practice these steps,  for Purge 6, on all your decisions big and small, to fine tune and trust the power and guidance you have inside you. Your true inner guidance that you felt as a child will gently reemerge. You will then find the only expert who really knows what is best for you, your authentic self.  Turn you gaze to the true expert (the Supreme Self) to weigh the options and find your solution, say: I am wise, deep within me dwells a knowing that I trust to guide and direct me. I trust, surrender, and expand my inner knowledge.

Practice this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from previous days for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.

Take Away (Purge 6): Go inside to find the real expert who resides within where the Supreme Self resides.

Enjoy your Cleanse,

Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.

www.drzaidarivine.co.za

083 290 1283

and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor

www.drzaidarivene.co.za/jimmontrose

071 959 0786

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

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