I am giving up baked sweets, bread, corn, and other wheat-y foods during Passover next week. Though I am not Jewish I have been studying Kabbalah and one of the things we learned about is the energy in food and how you can use it to raise your vibration. Wheat-y things certainly do feed my gluttonous impulses so I can relate to cutting them out for a week and making room for spiritual growth instead.
It could also be a good time to do a real spring cleaning and get rid of things that I no longer need in my life. This could be my own interpretation but I see it as a good opportunity to clean my soul, mind and my living quarters of old energy/food/clutter. Out with the old, in with the new and hopefully lots of good things.
I haven't given anything up for Lent this year (or the past 10 years). Giving up something for Lent always struck me as symbolic whereas giving up wheat next week is meant to have an effect on the energy body and it's ability to receive light. I am curious and I thought I would give it a try to see what happens.