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I’m on day 4 of my juice fast…

Posted in inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2010 by lightcandy

Welcome… So I decided to share my fasting experience with you guys. Why not right? It could inspire others to do a much needed physical, mental and spiritual cleansing. We all could use it, to get back or stay in touch with our highest and innermost self, as well as not to get lost in a ‘space age’ that carries us further and further away from our natural tendencies.

The purpose of my fasting is for spiritual reasons. I felt a need to reconnect with my center, and the Source (God) that created all things. Food, and the preservatives and processing of it, along with drinking (alcohol, soda, artificially flavored and sugared  juice) and whatever other non-nutritional indulgences we entertain, can clog the body and cloud the mind. Your spiritual awareness can suffer from not having a clear and clean enough vehicle to receive insight. It can also help reinforce worry, fear, lack and limitation if you’re blocked off from your internal guidance system. I figured I’d get back to nature to move through some of my situations…

First day: I juiced several times a day, received oxygen and ozone treatment, and meditated with my friend who decided to do it with me  😉 I read a lot of supportive materials about fasting, and was deliberating about whether to continue juicing or to go on a water fast (for a couple days), then back into a juice fast. There are several opinions on the matter. I think it really depends on why you’re fasting, and how you look at fasting.

Some would say that because we’ve evolved into a different society with more poisons and less oxygen in our air, more preservatives in our food, more processed and fast food than ever (devoid of nutrition and steeped in synthetic additives), a more fast paced world with less time for slower paced living; that we can still benefit greatly, if not better with juice fasting. Our bodies need the nutrients for our pace of living. Plus your bombarding yourself with nothing but nutrients for an all natural way to get back to your true nature.

A purist; might say that juice fasting isn’t really fasting at all. They believe that real fasting is done by drinking just water, or consuming nothing at all. Water fasts  can be very taxing on the body, and you truly have to have the time to rest in order to allow all of the stored toxins that come out into the blood stream, a chance to be eliminated. Also, depending on the length of your water fast, it would benefit you to become educated on how to break the fast without hurting yourself. If you’ve never done it before, maybe a professional or well experienced faster would be a good companion for your journey. Be sure to listen to your gut (internal guidance) too. Sometimes our egos will push us beyond what’s healthy…

If you’re religious, and/or feel that deprivation is the real sacrifice for God’s favor, or feel that the best treatment for an ailment/dis-ease is to starve it out, or just want to connect to the discipline of self control, also if you have higher body fat content; you might have an affinity to water fasting. The body can feed on the stored energy in the fats. Be that as it may, there are other fast experts out there that hail juice fasting as a more safe, incredibly nutritional and health building way to fast. They also tote a spiritual connection through going the all natural way for consumption. I figure, if I’m taking in all natural and raw foods,  it must be a great way to connect with the Source that created all natural things. However, I feel that both fasts have their benefits…

Second day: I only drank water. I have a high metabolism and a naturally slim frame. So there wasn’t much body fat to pull from for nutrition. I felt drained, and as if I could feel my body pulling at my muscles for the nutrients. I guess I was experimenting with whether I would move forward with a juice fast or water fast for a couple days. I decided to go with a juice fast and made a super potent vegetable cocktail later, w/ premium powdered herbs and cayenne. Whoa! Mistake… that put me out for the count! I learned my lesson in several ways, and I continued only juicing after that. When I have the time to truly rest and devote my mental energy to water fasting, I will go it again. I’d like to feel the difference and truly detox my physical body. However, I’m doing this for spiritual reasons (although I’m receiving physical benefits) and still choosing to function in society at a high level, so I figured that water fasting was not the route for me at this time…

Third day… I continued juicing, did my breathing exercise, read supportive materials for spirit and fasting, did some work in between, and meditated late at night. I had a couple moments of a ‘high’, but not long enough to be extremely significant. I also made one of the most alkaline (non-acidic/ healthy PH balance for the body) drinks I’ve ever made! I juiced radishes, celery, pineapple, ginger, kale, sweet potato, carrot, pear, lemon, garlic and onion. Whew! It actually tasted pretty good 🙂 I do look forward to more sensations and mood alterations in the coming days…

Fourth day… It’s just approaching 11am and I’ve already drank some alkaline lemon water, and I juiced strawberries, blueberries, apple, grapes, pineapple, kale and a lemon. I’ll be preparing another concoction in a second. I’ll keep you posted on my different combination’s as the day progresses. Happy Saturday everybody!!!

Ok…next cocktail: kale, onion, garlic, radish, a little sweet potato, a taste of cucumber and carrot, ginger, orange and apple. I’m finding that it’s good to juice more veges and add fruits for sweetener. Vegetables are the builders… Fruits can give you that sugar high and add for energy. Everyone has a different chemical body make-up, although there are body types that can benefit from a lot of the same things. Experiment, and see what works for you!


Scattered aim, gives you scattered results…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by lightcandy

Like an arrow pointed at its target, let the vision of your goal be so direct. Prioritize your focus and remember your intentions. If the ant put one grain of sand here, and another grain of sand there, the mound would take forever to manifest, or never come to be. It would be so worn from expending the energy and not seeing results. Motivation, inspiration and passion can all suffer from a scattered vision…


“First Lady Of Darkchild” Rhona Bennett, Has Begun “The Anticipation” For New Album

Posted in Media features with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by lightcandy

Los Angeles, California – July 06, 2010 – Miss R&B Rhona Bennett–The “First Lady of Darkchild” and longstanding member of the super group En Vogue–is kicking off the release of her forthcoming sophomore album, “The Anticipation Of R&B,” today by issuing two singles to radio stations and DJ’s worldwide.

The soul and hip-hop tinged “Range,” which was written by Rhona, oozes of strength and savvy with a hook that is primed to become a new pop culture catchphrase. It’s a collaboration with Grammy-winning production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, who have garnered success with Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy and a score of other top recording artists. “Letting You Go” (a co-write with Nick Turpin) is a powerful pop/soul ballad detailing the emotion of a woman conflicted and her yearning to ‘let go’ of the past and her pain.

The album as a whole features a varied selection of cuts from ballads to up-tempo dance tracks that both radio and clubs will embrace. With feature performances by Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron-Braggs of En Vogue and Grammy Award-winning diva Brandy, “The Anticipation of R&B,” is sure to appeal to a diverse group of music fans that want to both “feel” the music and hear the truth of insightful lyrics.

Rhona Bennett is a talent whose career has graced the studio, the stage and the screen from her debut solo effort on Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild/Sony imprint, to her role as “Nicole” from on the Jamie Foxx Show, to her beginnings as a Mouseketeer with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Now, with this musical endeavor, she is creating a new role…that of Miss R&B, a diva injecting the old school elements of great melodies and choruses into a beat-fueled production and stylized persona that is all about today. It’s a formula that leaves no doubt that Rhona’s return to recording truly is “The Anticipation of R&B.”

Contact: Seth Keller, SKM Artist Management (310) 617-0700

“Letting You Go” is available for purchase on-line NOW!

Download your free copy of “Range” NOW! (click the link)


New Single “Don’t Call Me” COMING SOON!!!

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by lightcandy

Thanks for your undying support… Miss R&B is finally releasing a single for ‘The Anticipation Of R&B’! xo


My first video post!!! Yay!

Posted in Just Me with tags , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2010 by lightcandy

Thank you!

Miss R&B

FORGIVENESS… (from one of my favorite authors/teachers)

Posted in inspiration with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by lightcandy

The Little Soul and The Sun
A Children’s Parable
by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God

Once upon no time, there was a little Soul who said to God, “I know who I am.”

And God said, “That’s wonderful! Who are you?”

And the Little Soul shouted, “I’m the Light!”

God smiled a big smile. “That’s right!” God exclaimed. “You are the Light.”

The Little Soul was so happy, for it had figured out what all the souls in the Kingdom were there to figure out.

“Wow,” said the Little Soul, “this is really cool!”

But soon, knowing who it was was not enough. The Little Soul felt stirrings inside, and now wanted to be who it was. And so the Little Soul went back to God (which is not a bad idea for all souls who want to be Who They Really Are) and said,

“Hi, God! Now that I know Who I am, is it okay for me to be it?”

And God said, “You mean you want to be Who You Already Are?”

“Well,” replied the Little Soul,” it’s one thing to know Who I Am, and another thing altogether to actually be it. I want to feel what it’s like to be the Light!”

“But you already are the Light,” God repeated, smiling again.

“Yes, but I want to see what that feels like!” cried the Little Soul.

“Well,” said God with a chuckle, “I suppose I should have known. You always were the adventuresome one.”

Then God’s expression changed. “There’s only one thing…”

“What?” asked the Little Soul.

“Well, there is nothing else but the Light. You see, I created nothing but what you are; and so, there is no easy way for you to experience yourself as Who You Are, since there is nothing that you are not.”

“Huh?” said the Little Soul, who was now a little confused.

“Think of it this way,” said God. “You are like a candle in the Sun. Oh, you’re there all right. Along with a million, gazillion other candles who make up the Sun. And the sun would not be the Sun without you. Nay, it would be a sun without one of its candles…and that would not be the Sun at all; for it would not shine as brightly. Yet, how to know yourself as the Light when you are amidst the Light -that is the question.”

“Well,” the Little Soul perked up, “you’re God. Think of something!”

Once more God smiled. “I already have,” God said. “Since you cannot see yourself as the Light when you are in the Light, we’ll surround you with darkness.”

“What’s darkness?” the Little Soul asked.

God replied, “It is that which you are not.”

“Will I be afraid of the dark?” cried the Little Soul.

“Only if you choose to be,” God answered. “There is nothing, really, to be afraid of, unless you decide that there is. You see, we are making it all up. We are pretending.”

“Oh,” said the Little Soul, and felt better already.

Then God explained that, in order to experience anything at all, the exact opposite of it will appear. “It is a great gift,” God said, “because without it, you could not know what anything is like. You could not know Warm without Cold, Up without Down, Fast without Slow. You could not know Left without Right, Here without There, Now without Then.”

“And so,” God concluded, “when you are surrounded with darkness, do not shake your fist and raise your voice and curse the darkness. Rather be a Light unto the darkness, and don’t be mad about it. Then you will know Who You Really Are, and all others will know, too. Let your Light shine so that everyone will know how special you are!”

“You mean it’s okay to let others see how special I am?” asked the Little Soul.

“Of course!” God chuckled. “It’s very okay! But remember,’special’ does not mean ‘better.’ Everybody is special, each in their own way! Yet many others have forgotten that. They will see that it is okay for them to be special only when you see that it is okay for you to be special.”

“Wow,” said the Little Soul, dancing and skipping and laughing and jumping with joy. “I can be as special as I want to be!”

“Yes, and you can start right now,” said God, who was dancing and skipping and laughing right along with the Little Soul.

“What part of special do you want to be?”

“What part of special?” the Little Soul repeated. “I don’t understand.”

“Well,” God explained, “being the Light is being special, and being special has a lot of parts to it. It is special to be kind. It is special to be gentle. It is special to be creative. It is special to be patient. Can you think of any other ways it is special to be?”

The Little Soul sat quietly for a moment. “I can think of lots of ways to be special!” the Little Soul then exclaimed. “It is special to be helpful. It is special to be sharing. It is special to be friendly. It is special to be considerate of others!”

“Yes!” God agreed, “and you can be all of those things, or any part of special you wish to be, at any moment. That’s what it means to be the Light.”

“I know what I want to be, I know what I want to be!” the Little Soul announced with great excitement. “I want to be the part of special called ‘forgiving’. Isn’t it special to be forgiving?”

“Oh, yes,” God assured the Little Soul. “That is very special.”

“Okay,” said the Little Soul. “That’s what I want to be. I want to be forgiving. I want to experience myself as that.”

“Good,” said God, “but there’s one thing you should know.”

The Little Soul was becoming a bit impatient now. It always seemed as though there were some complication.

“What is it?” the Little Soul sighed.

“There is no one to forgive.”

“No one?” The Little Soul could hardly believe what had been said.

“No one!” God repeated. “Everything I have made is perfect. There is not a single soul in all creation less perfect than you. Look around you.”

It was then that the Little Soul realized a large crowd had gathered. Souls had come from far and wide ~ from all over the Kingdom ~ for the word had gone forth that the Little Soul was having this extraordinary conversation with God, and everyone wanted to hear what they were saying. Looking at the countless other souls gathered there, the Little Soul had to agree. None appeared less wonderful, less magnificent, or less perfect than the Little Soul itself. Such was the wonder of the souls gathered around, and so bright was their Light, that the Little Soul could scarcely gaze upon them.

“Who, then, to forgive?” asked God.

“Boy, this is going to be no fun at all!” grumbled the Little Soul. “I wanted to experience myself as One Who Forgives. I wanted to know what that part of special felt like.”

And the Little Soul learned what it must feel like to be sad. But just then a Friendly Soul stepped forward from the crowd.

“Not to worry, Little Soul,” the Friendly Soul said, “I will help you.”

“You will?” the Little Soul brightened. “But what can you do?”

“Why, I can give you someone to forgive!”

“You can?”

“Certainly!” chirped the Friendly Soul. “I can come into your next lifetime and do something for you to forgive.”

“But why? Why would you do that?” the Little Soul asked. “You, who are a Being of such utter perfection! You, who vibrate with such a speed that it creates a Light so bright that I can hardly gaze upon you! What could cause you to want to slow down your vibration to such a speed that your bright Light would become dark and dense? What could cause you ~ who are so light that you dance upon the stars and move through the Kingdom with the speed of your thought–to come into my life and make yourself so heavy that you could do this bad thing?”

“Simple,” the Friendly Soul said. “I would do it because I love you.”

The Little Soul seemed surprised at the answer.

“Don’t be so amazed,” said the Friendly Soul, “you have done the same thing for me. Don’t you remember? Oh, we have danced together, you and I, many times. Through the eons and across all the ages have we danced. Across all time and in many places have we played together. You just don’t remember.”

“We have both been All Of It. We have been the Up and the Down of it, the Left and the Right of it. We have been the Here and the There of it, the Now and the Then of it. We have been the male and the female, the good and the bad; we have both been the victim and the villain of it.”

“Thus have we come together, you and I, many times before; each bringing to the other the exact and perfect opportunity to Express and to Experience Who We Really Are. And so,” the Friendly Soul explained further, “I will come into your next lifetime and be the ‘bad one’ this time. I will do something really terrible, and then you can experience yourself as the One Who Forgives.

“But what will you do?” the Little Soul asked, just a little nervously, “that will be so terrible?”

“Oh,” replied the Friendly Soul with a twinkle, “we’ll think of something.”

Then the Friendly Soul seemed to turn serious, and said in a quiet voice, “You are right about one thing, you know.”

“What is that?” the Little Soul wanted to know.

“I will have to slow down my vibration and become very heavy to do this not-so-nice thing. I will have to pretend to be something very unlike myself. And so, I have but one favour to ask of you in return.”

“Oh, anything, anything!” cried the Little Soul, and began to dance and sing, “I get to be forgiving, I get to be forgiving!”

Then the Little Soul saw that the Friendly Soul was remaining very quiet.

“What is it?” the Little Soul asked. “What can I do for you? You are such an angel to be willing to do this for me!”

“Of course this Friendly Soul is an angel!” God interrupted. “Everyone is! Always remember: I have sent you nothing but angels.”

And so the Little Soul wanted more than ever to grant the Friendly Soul’s request. “What can I do for you?” the Little Soul asked again.

“In the moment that I strike you and smite you,” the Friendly Soul replied, “in the moment that I do the worst to you that you could possible imagine ~ in that very moment…”

“Yes?” the Little Soul interrupted, “yes…?””Remember Who I Really Am.”

“Oh, I will!” cried the Little Soul, “I promise! I will always remember you as I see you right here, right now!”

“Good,” said the Friendly Soul, “because, you see, I will have been pretending so hard, I will have forgotten myself. And if you do not remember me as I really am, I may not be able to remember for a very long time. And if I forget Who I Am, you may even forget Who You Are, and we will both be lost. Then we will need another soul to come along and remind us both of Who We Are.”

“No, we won’t!” the Little Soul promised again. “I will remember you! And I will thank you for bringing me this gift ~ the chance to experience myself as Who I Am.

” And so, the agreement was made. And the Little Soul went forth into a new lifetime, excited to be the Light, which was very special, and excited to be that part of special called Forgiveness.

And the Little Soul waited anxiously to be able to experience itself as Forgiveness, and to thank whatever other soul made it possible. And at all the moments in that new lifetime, whenever a new soul appeared on the scene, whether that new soul brought joy or sadness–and especially if it brought sadness–the Little Soul thought of what God had said.

“Always remember,” God had smiled, “I have sent you nothing but angels.”

by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God


Posted in 1 with tags , , , on April 2, 2010 by lightcandy

Vision, stick-to-it-ness and faith… Let them be your ‘Follow Friday’ today…