Fasting has a long tradition and means more than eating nothing. It is a cleansing process and takes place not only on a physical level, but also on a mental and spiritual level. Hildegard fasting is a voluntary reduction for a foreseeable period of time, which is rewarded by well-being, clarity and new energy.
Hildegard von Bingen recommended fasting as a remedy and the “Gentle Hildegard Fast”, where we eat a small meal 3 times a day, can be practised by everyone. This kind of fasting is fun and has a lasting effect, it becomes an enlightening and exciting process in which we sharpen our perception, sensitise our body awareness and get rid of ballast – also in a figurative sense. Holistic fasting relieves, eases and opens doors to the inside.
When fasting, it is above all important to get in touch with oneself so that the insights gained can have a lasting effect. Lent offers the opportunity to become conscious, attentive and mindful and to observe one’s habits. Lent is also a time to nurture again the small pleasures that one used to have time for. It is an opportunity to revive one’s talents and interests and to sense what is important to oneself.
Your Lenten advisers are looking forward to a pleasant and joyful week!