When you are on a healing path, and especially a self healing path, it’s wise to become conscious about how the food you eat, affects you.
Every step along your spiritual path, your body is going to tell you what it needs. If you listen to your body, and respect what it wants and needs, you will feed your spirit as well as your body.
It becomes easier, and a lot more fun, to make your spiritual growth real if your body can come along for the journey. It’s difficult to ground yourself or make anything real if you exist on a diet of sugar, white flour, fast food, and caffeine.
Food is an important part of your path, and you will need different kinds of food as you grow spiritually. Spiritual growth takes a lot of energy, energy you would be wise to consciously put back.
I was a vegetarian before I joined the clairvoyant training that launched me into the next part of my life. I was an educated vegetarian, very committed to staying that way. I bought organic, cooked a lot at home, and did what I thought was right by my diet. I was proud of myself for eating what I believed were the ‘right’ foods for me.
Except that I was just about to start a yearlong clairvoyant training, and my body kept asking me to eat fish. My body was telling me that I needed more protein, specifically salmon, so I listened and finally ate some. I remember feeling amazing afterward, so present, full of energy, ready to begin a huge important step in my own personal growth.
What my body was telling me was this: “in order to be safe and grounded for all that spiritual work you’re about to do, I need this kind of food.”
If you doubt your body’s innate wisdom about what it needs, you will listen to outside influences and experts rather than listening to your own body. You can also choose to be unconscious rather than bother to learn what your body really needs to fuel itself with, or what that stuff is that you are putting into your mouth.
‘The personal is political’ is a phrase made famous by the feminist movement of the 1970′s in the United States. My updated version of this phrase is: ‘the personal is political is spiritual’.
As you become more aware spiritually, and choose differently in a conscious manner, your choices affect every part of the culture, to the politics and also to how and what is being done to the food supply.
This kind of awareness is in short supply now in the U.S., due to the widespread acceptance of factory farming. As you become more conscious and understand what you are eating and what it does to you, and to the environment you live in, you will want healthier cleaner food. You will value having that kind of food supply. As more people value it and begin to demand it, changes will be made. You have a lot of power, simply by becoming conscious.
Beginning now, you can become more aware of how your body is affected by food you are putting into your mouth. Let go of all the judgments, the experts, the studies, and especially whether the FDA says your food is healthy or not. Learn about GMO’s, and support your right to know if your food is genetically modified.
Learn more about how your body is affected by the energy of food you are feeding it. Listen to your body’s wisdom, and you’ll feed your own spirit well.
If you would like to learn more about nutrition and feeding yourself well, here are a few resources for you. There are many more out there, and more is being written about this topic all the time. Perhaps you’d like to add your awareness, and with it your voice, to this discussion.
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