PERSISTENCE WINS THE DAY

I have been as busy as I can be on the project, with all the time I could devote outside work and family obligations.  One Sunday, I went to Seattle Choezan Enkyoji Nichiren Temple in Chinatown and Koyasan Buddhist Temple.  Thanks to Master Cedarman and Rev. Taijo Imanaka for their cooperation. On Sunday the 4th, I went to Unity Church of Kent, where I addressed the congregation and had people sign up for the project.  Thanks to Rev. Becker for all her help.  On Sunday the 11th, I went to Unity Church of Lynnwood, where I received a royal welcome by Reverend Dr. Richard Loren Held.  He showcased the Seattle Peace Project in both his 9:00 and 11:00 sessions, and even did me the honor of interviewing me about the project before the entire congregation.  Many people signed up to give their support.  Afterwards, I was even featured in an interview on the number one holistic health podcast in the world, LEARN TRUE HEALTH with Ashley James.  It was an amazing day, and I met many new friends.  This gave me a much-needed boost, and many contacts I made at Unity Lynnwood have the potential to help us turn the corner, spreading the message to thousands of interested people.

I had a T-shirt made for the Seattle Peace Project at Custom Pressed Tees in Renton.  If 12 or more people want one, the per-unit cost is only $20.  Local people please let me know if you want one.  Of course you can have your own order done by just downloading the picture from the web site and going to your local custom T-shirt shop.

I will have more time to spend on the project after next week, when I begin my summer vacation.  It so happens that this is also the window of opportunity for me to begin another long fast for the detox experiment.  Today is my first day without food.  I did a coronary calcium scan last week, which is a CAT scan to see how much calcium (in the plaque) is built-up in the coronary arteries.  I wanted to see first of all what my score was, and secondly whether the score for the test would fall after a long fast.  The score was zero, which is great news.  While this makes it impossible to prove that a fast can lower the amount of plaque in the coronary arteries, it is good anecdotal evidence that my habit of doing long fasts every few years can reduce or prevent blockage of the arteries.  It will require the assistance of another volunteer who already has a measurable score on the coronary calcium scan to prove that fasting can reduce atherosclerosis.