Sid: My guest Dr. Cindy Trimm is talking about “The Soul Fast Kit.” This will allow Cindy to mentor you each day to literally be your coach so that you can walk into an encounter with the supernatural power of God and to fulfill your destiny. Explain to me the supernatural side of the soul fast.
Cindy: “The Soul Fast” is an exciting spiritual journey. I believe that it’s a journey to God just like the prodigal son had journeyed away from his father’s house in search for something that was illusive. Say for instance illusive success; because that’s illusive, but when he fell into a place where he recognized that this is not where I really want to be he had to make up in his mind that he had to journey back to his father’s house. I believe that the soul fast is a journeying back not only to who God originally planned and purposed you to be but a journey back to a loving relationship with God Himself. We have the tendency of valuing our relationships with other human beings more than we value our relationship with God and our relationship with ourselves. And we become prodigal in a sense; and I think that once we understand the value of our soul we are able to clearly communicate with others. How we value ourselves we value God and thus we help to train people how to treat us and how to value us a human being as well.
Sid: In your opinion why do most people have an inconsistent walk with the Lord?
Cindy: They have an inconsistent walk with the Lord because I think it’s easier for us to attach ourselves to things that we see and people that we can touch and feel and experience with our 5 physical senses and it’s a discipline. It’s a spiritual discipline to be able to cultivate a relationship with a God that you cannot see. And it requires the growth of our soul and it requires the growth of our spirit; and it’s a spiritual journey rather than a natural.
Sid: Cindy, give me an example of someone that is limited because they’re reacting from environment rather than authenticity.
Cindy: Yes, personally I want to give you an example; if you put a small shark and confine it it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium where it lives. But if you in turn loose it in a big ocean that same shark will grow to be 8 feet long. And sometimes we have to…we are in environments that are restricting us but we can jump out of that if we know who we are and become everything that God has set us to be. One of the things that Lucy Swindle said, she said “I’m happy in my own skin; Jesus loves me and I have a future with Him; I want to be totally me so that when I’m with the Lord face to face it is my own life that I lay down and not the prefabrication of one who always tried to be somebody else.” And when we are committed to being everything that God wants us to be our environment will no longer dictate to us and we will no longer become a product of our environment but the person that God wants us to be. We will be able to live in the bigness of God Himself.
Sid: Cindy the “Forty Day Soul Fast” tell me some of the areas that the course covers.
Cindy: Yeah, I love how we broke it up; we broke it up in bite size pieces. Each week there’s a main focus. Week 1 we’re focusing on enlarging our capacity; it’s like the Jabez prayer “Enlarge my capacity.” Where we’re able to deal with such topics as awareness like Moses became aware of His calling and who God said he was. Then we deal with godliness like Noah; he was a very Godly person even in the midst of ungodliness. And then the 2nd week deals with self-leadership. That’s our ability to know who we are and where we’re going and how to get there. The 3rd week is about the nature of the soul, the ascends of who we are. And then the 4th week is very very exciting we deal with the properties of thoughts because you are what you think basically. And then we deal with in the 5th week mastering your thought or mastering your mind through knowing your identity. Then the 6th week is healing your soul which I really love and it’s the power of the words. You know there’s a saying that “Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you.” But they really do and some of us walk around with holes in our souls and we need to be able to heal that. The 7th week is about the power of doing and God’s chosen fast. We talk a little bit more of how we can do more by being more. And then week 8 is “Ceiling the healing;” The cleansing power of love, and under each one of these we take it day by day and the “The 40 Day Soul Fast” is so exciting because each day you… we are able to look at a different characteristic of being authentic. And it’s broken down each single week and then each single day. So this is like having a coach in a book; it’s like having a spiritual therapist in a book because each day we’re able to eat an elephant one bite at a time.
Sid: Let’s talk about the journey into authenticity; tell me some of the characteristics.
Cindy: I think one of the greatest characteristics is the characteristic of awareness of being aware of who God says that we are. Having an encounter with God where the Holy Spirit is able to upload into your mind what God has already downloaded into your Spirit and into your soul. The next characteristic is Godliness; how do you live Godly in an ungodly world? And another one is truth; Jesus Christ said that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” And so how do live a liberated life without feeling you have to blend in and conform to this world. And you do it not only by speaking the truth but living the truth. And another one is joy, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” How do you get joy? I mean there’s so many people that have to live on medication because of the depression or the oppression that they feel. But how can you be strengthen as an individual with the strength of the Lord. Then beauty, we don’t think about seeing the beauty around us and because we pass the beautiful mountains or the beautiful flowers that is around us on a day to day basis we can overlook how even nature itself is celebrating and testifying of the wondrous creative work of God and how we can use that beauty around us to gain beauty inside of us. And then focus, an authentic person will be focused; there’s so many things that will come at us that will distract us until we are so far off from living life on purpose. And how do you get your focus back; how do you focus on things which really do matter? How do you focus on serving God and loving God and serving your family and serving your community? And these are just some of the characteristics of authenticity. Then I could throw in peace; if there’s one thing that everybody wants they want peace, peace in their home; peace in their spirit; piece in their soul; peaceful countries. These are just some of the characteristics that we look at there’s 40 of them.
Sid: Now tell me the flip side of fear; you talk about what fear triggers in the human body.
Cindy: Fear triggers so many of our maladies, our diseases can be traced back to fear; and not only traced by to fear but think of this “If we talk about mind over matter; if we heal our mind we can potentially heal our bodies of some of these sickness and diseases.” And the peace of God which passes all understanding; we can live in the peace of God. And even going back to truth; medical doctors have found out that there is a direct correlation between the lies that we speak and the physical strength of our body. Every time that we tell a lie we actually compromise our immune system; we weaken our muscles; we weaken our will. So can you image what truth does to physical heal our bodies?
Sid: You say fear triggers over 1400 known chemical and physical responses.
Cindy: Yes. And I think that because we’re not aware of how these things and emotions negatively impact our physical bodies. And it’s because of things such as fear, stress, discouragement that is bombarding us on a day to day basis. And then it’s further exacerbated by the things that we view on television and all of the news that’s going on around us. We have an opportunity for 40 days to shut off all of the negativity’s, to regain our balance, to regain our joy, to regain our peace. That’s why I say you will spend the best 40 days of your life on this soul fast.