For the past several years I have been water fasting for 1 to 3 days at a time. I took a break for a couple years and then switched to dry fasting after I discovered it to be more effective in cleansing my soul & body. By the end of my water fasting years, when I had become familar with and comfortable going up to 3 days without food, I set out on an extended water fast which lasted 10 days.
This 10 day water fast became one of the most spiritual (and difficult) experiences I had under gone up to that point. Towards the end of those 10 days, I experienced a constant state of joy, feeling of connection to the Most High and also felt very “light”. The closest thing I can compare it to is that feeling you get right after you’ve done something very kind to someone but it stays with you permanently.
At the time, I was on break and only seeing family. I would have continued the fast longer but family became increasingly worried and insisted I stop. Espeically when the physical changes were so apparant that it was unmistable something was going on. They began to involved more and more people and demanded I put an end to it which I did. By that time I had shed 40lbs and visually looked like a deflated version of myself with minimal muscle tone…yet my spirit felt great.
Matthew 17:21 | Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting
Mentally and physically it was very tough the first half (the first 3-5 days always seem to be in my experience), dealing with “cravings” and “hunger pangs” –which I’ve come to understand are more spitiual/demonic in nature than physical. But, as the they body transitions over to healing mode, parasites die and the body eliminates them, then most of the cravings and hunger pangs die-off with the parasites. My taste for food completely reset, and I stopped craving processed foods; real food like fruit and vegetables began to taste increible. The 10 day water fast made the biggest change in that regard but the short fasts kicked-off that process.