its food which is its outer source of replenishment, the mind feels miserable and wants to immediately eat something. Thru will power if we sustain the fasting then slowly the mind becomes aware of the direct source and starts drawing energy from this source. Those who by determined effort and practice achieve this there body can sustain itself with very little food or even no food and can remain even without breath for a long time in ecstatic meditation.
Jesus said, ‘Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God'. ‘Word' stands for cosmic energy and mouth of God in this case refers to the medulla from where the energy enters the body. What Jesus meant was that the body is not so dependent on external food as it appears. The body survives not by food but by the energy God is supplying directly. This direct supply is infinite. Once we become aware of this direct source, the next step is to bring that source of energy under our conscious will. Once this is achieved all healing power and psychic powers automatically manifests.
In different religious traditions also long fasting is resorted to. The Reiki Master Usui did a 21 days fasting. Jesus did 40 days, Moses did 40 days, Mohammed frequently fasted for many days at a stretch in the mountains and asked his followers to fast for a month on the Ramadan.
Gems Colors Metals
In Indian spiritual traditions, gems, stones, crystals, quartz, gold, silver and rudraksha beads have been used since ages for curing ailments, thwarting negative energies and strengthening positive energies. Use of gems and stones is a perfect science. The Sun the Moon and the seven major planets excluding Neptune and Pluto, are nine planets whose influence in human life is very great. Each of these heavenly bodies emit a particular type of electro-magnetic waves which by itself is neutral by nature, like fire. Fire is neutral but can become warmth giving or can burn depending on the circumstances. Similarly these waves emitted by planets can influence us in a good or bad way depending on our actions and thoughts and feelings. When these energies act negatively then gems and stones are used to ward off or repel the energies from our bodies and when they act positively these stones help to bring an added dose of these energies into the body. The stones being of certain colors give out certain rays which either attract or repel energies coming from the planets. Also when the stones are very pure they can pick up positive astral energies not just physical energies which are more beneficial.
Moon is the presiding deity of the mind. It has a great influence on our mind. To those whose minds are confused, indecisive or weak they benefit from a moon stone. In India on a new moon day when the energy from the moon is least on earth, we are told to take bath in the Ganga river, resort to fasting, do charity, donate money, offer prayers, do meditation etc. All these to ensure that we derive good energy from these acts at a time when the energy from the moon is at its least. Similarly on eclipses we are told not to be out in the open as it has harmful effect on our body and mind.