The word Sabbath actually only means rest. However, must who participate in some sort of Sabbath observance never truly enter into the rest, because they only do no servile work. They continue to work their lusts, appetites, and desires, and these silence the voice of the Divine within all of us.
I don’t relish the responsibility of being the one to tell you this truth, but the voices most of you follow are NOT the I AM presence, nor the Soul. Even what you call intuition is egoism. It is rooted in survival, and lower self preservation. It is guiding away from the very fires of purification which are to perfect you. Your bellies, hearts and minds keep you running from your Soul, because you have never taken the opportunity to silence them so you can hear the instructions written upon your innermost being.
It is not rest if we continue eating. Though we may not have gone to work, we work our digestive system, which also needs a regular Sabbath in order for us to heal, but more importantly, that our hunger doesn’t drown out the word of truth in our innermost being. You will not come to know your True Self and I AM presence without complete rest.
Fasting and meditation should be the modus operandi of the Sabbath. Those who encourage you to not abstain from eating, and to not take a respite from all carnal activity benefit from your disconnection from The Highest. Tell those people “Fuck you!”, and enter into the presence of your True Self. You will be grateful I gave you this instruction.
I made this a regular part of my routine, and now I won’t go back; can’t go back to the way I used to be before my I AM presence (and her I AM presence) came and changed me. Choose a Sabbath that works for you, and allow no one to infringe upon it.