Saturday, March 6, 2010
Thoughts: We are what we eat. Do you eat consciously?
I have heard this expression "We are what we eat" so often, and I have been thinking lately if someone eats only deep fried food what are they? and what about someone who eats only foods from the earth? What is the difference? So I found this amazing article on buddhatrance.com ........
“We are what we eat”. We have heard this many times before, and we do understand that there is a connection between the quality of our foods and our overall health and well being. Foods that are full of vitality, are obviously better for us, and they have a positive effect on both the body and the mind. The spiritual approach to eating takes us a step further, by looking at the transformation of matter into energy.
The physical aspects…
When we digest the food we eat, new blood cells are created. From there, new cells and new tissue. Food is the building block of who we will become. What we have eaten in the past, is who we are in the present moment.
In order for our body to function at the optimal level, it is important that our daily intake is made of foods that are nourishing, rich in vitamins and minerals, free of pesticides, and prepared with natural ingredients. Such foods are full of life force, which will keep the body in a balanced state. On the contrary, foods that are processed with chemicals, refined, genetically engineered, are “dead” (a.k.a. Frankenfoods), and lack the vitality that we need to absorb from them.
The World’s Healthiest Foods features good recipes and general information on eating healthy and vital food. Being healthy means having the ability to adapt to your environment. Zen Cooking follows the principle of energy cycles, balancing ying and yang in a harmonious way.
From the physical plane, the high quality energy of the food creates a clearer mind, a more balanced emotional state, without the highs and lows of refined sugars and chemicals. Your entire body is nourished at the cellular level, and you function at your very best in daily life.
The spiritual aspects…
From the spiritual plane, you realize that the food you see on your plate took millions of years of evolution to get there. Eating spiritually means eating consciously, from the knowledge that the entire Universe came together to sustain you and your very existence. The spiritual energy of food is made not only of physical quality (organic, seasonal, whole, natural), but also of metaphysical quality.
When food is cooked and prepared with love, as a mother would cook for her child, with the inner vision of the child’s health and well being, this love adds a superior energy to the plain ingredients. On the contrary, industrial foods are prepared without that intent. They are not only poorer in quality, they also lack conscious energy.
Savoring foods with a spiritual attitude, means honoring the intelligent design of our bodies, experiencing the physical world with a sense of wonder and gratitude. Eating spiritually means honoring the food you eat, because it will be transformed from matter into vibrations. The food you eat will become you, your thoughts, your creativity, your life force, your destiny. Your digestive system is the medium through which food becomes consciousness.
When we eat in a rushed way, mindless of each mouthful, distracted by television, we are not adding our own conscious intent, we are not participating in a process that is life giving and creating our very Self.
Through you, a simple vegetable becomes a human cell, and ultimately a conscious thought. When you eat, the Universe keeps expanding and transforming. When you eat mindfully, you feel the abundance of the Source where everything originates from. With every bite your absorb the energy of Love, and the miracle of creation.
When you eat, not only your physical body is nourished, but your etheric and astral bodies as well. The spiritual way of eating is the awareness of the alchemical transformation of physical matter into pure consciousness.
Do you eat consciously?
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Challenges: More often than not I am eating so quick and I miss the experience of eating and truly appreciating the food for supporting my existence, and then it doesn't digest as well, and I will get bloated.
Triumphs: Being aware that food is more than just something we eat to fill us up.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Walnuts. A orange. 3 nectarines.
Lunch: Indian rice with lentils and spices. 2 nectarines.
Dinner: Indian rice with lentils and spices.
Dessert: Chocolate balls with avocado.
Snacks: No snacks.
Exercise: Woring on set "The Man In The Maze" www.themaninthemaze.net
233 days to go!