As a healer, I know that certain foods help healing to happen, and other foods can get in the way. Processed sugar, for example, can bring a whole lot of unconsciousness with it. This can get in the way of the signals your body is trying to send you about what it wants and needs.
If you are eating healthy, fresh foods that your body likes, it will be easier to listen to your body, easier to feel well, to maintain a consistent energy level without the highs and lows that go along with eating a constant supply of sugar, caffeine, and empty factory food calories. If most of your diet comes out of a box, can, or microwave, you are setting your body up for stress, fatigue, illness. You won’t be able to perform at your best, and may not remember what it feels like to get through a day without sugar or caffeine cravings.
You also need different kinds of food and nutrients depending on what season it is, where you live, what you are going through, and whether you are sick or well. Your body is asking for what it wants and needs, constantly. The tricky part is whether you have a clear connection to your body’s true needs, or whether you have to filter through the energy of unconsciousness around food.
How much do you pay attention to the food you eat? How much do you listen to your body’s response to the food you put into your mouth? If you can, give your body the time it needs to eat well – don’t eat on the run all of the time. Sit down to eat freshly prepared food. You’ll begin to notice that the time you spend eating more consciously pays off in how much more energy and stamina you’ll have available to work, think, or just feel good.
When your body isn’t getting what it needs to function well, it will be difficult to feel safe and happy in it. As a practicing psychic, I know that my body is one of my most important tools. I want to be present and conscious, protected within my body. I wouldn’t think of giving a reading without grounding myself first. If I’m grounded and my body is safe, it is easier to safely turn on my psychic abilities and have control over them.
The modern American diet is full of convenience foods, boxes of dried stuff one just adds water to, and presto! a healthy ‘nutritious’ dinner in 15 minutes. This is factory food, and it is not your friend, no matter whether it claims to be healthy or not. Many people are malnourished, literally starving their bodies, though they might be eating all of the time. A great book to read for more information about this topic is Death By Supermarket, by Nancy Deville.
I’ll be writing more about food and nutrition in future posts. It’s an important topic to pay attention to, especially now with the increasing control by factory farms, and the genetic modification of the seeds that grow our food.
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