Eating can be sacred and mystical in of itself. As a society we focus so much on what we eat that we often forget how to eat. There are all kinds of food theories and diets out there that it can get overwhelming and confusing when trying to decide what the healthiest food options are. Education on the importance of ‘eating for you” is key. Simply put, we are all different and there is no cookie cutter way of eating for everyone, period. Eat what feels good to your body and as you progress along in your understanding of food vibration, your natural state of being will choose and enjoy foods that possess higher frequencies (whole, natural foods) over lower frequency foods (processed, inflammatory and unnatural). Perhaps it will take the process of elimination to figure that out but most importantly savor what you eat. The smell, the taste, the texture of each bite, the act of chewing, swallowing and appreciating food are all involved in creating positive energy which aids in the process of digestion, as well as in the release of negative emotions. When we eat with fear we are putting that fear into our bodies.
The effects color of food plays on our mood is overlooked by most people, reason being, we just don’t know that much about it. Color can have a profound influence in our lives through activating vibrations within our bodies that release a variety of emotions, to include positivity, communication, peacefulness, balance, joy, creativity, spirituality, etc…
In the book “The Mystic Cookbook” the authors break down how color and the emotions each one stimulates can affect our mood and state of being. I would like to share and provide you with some examples from this book of the natural, whole foods the authors indicated in each color category. Let’s look at some of these here:
Red stimulates the physical body! Eating red foods fill you with energy, strength, courage, health and even sexuality! Red helps with depression, fear and melancholy. It stimulates appetite.
Some examples of naturally red, invigorating foods you can try include, strawberries, cherries, watermelon, tomatoes, raspberries, cranberries, beets, red peppers, radishes, apples and red potatoes.
Orange encourages optimism and positive thinking, expansiveness, emotional balance, change, motivation, inspiration and enthusiasm! It encourages community, gathering, socialization and fun.
Get on your orange energy with carrots, winter squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, peaches, nectarines, oranges, cantaloupe, and mangos.
Yellow stimulates intellect and communication and is associated with mental discrimination, organization, detail, evaluation, happiness, concentration, flexibility, adapting to change and clear thoughts/clarity.
Glow with yellow foods to include, lemons, yellow peppers, sweet corn, pineapple and summer squash.
Green is nature and is found everywhere, replenishing the force of the Universe and stimulating feelings of love, balance, harmony, peace, hope, growth, rest and healing.
Connect with nature in foods such as, zucchini, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, green peppers, celery, asparagus, peas, green beans, green apples, kiwi, limes, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, avocado, green grapes, and green cabbage.
Blue stimulates inner peace, inspiration, creativity, spirituality, faith, gentleness, contentment, patience and composure.
Since there are very few naturally blue foods the authors suggest drinking water from a blue water glass or eating from a blue dish/bowl. The fluid will absorb the blue energy.
Purple helps with inner knowing, dreams, insight and clairvoyance. The antioxidants in purple foods protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Plums, prunes, blueberries, blackberries, figs, purple eggplant, purple grapes, purple cabbage, pomegranates, acai berries and raisins stimulates the energy of purple!
White encompasses all the colors! It provides divine knowing, humility, imagination, creativity, purification and perfection.
Support healing with white food such as, onions, cauliflower, white potatoes, parsnips, mushrooms, ginger, garlic and bananas are naturally white foods that are thought to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Remember the food theories we follow as individuals (raw, vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean, etc..) are often chosen based on what we connect with, or in other words, what makes our bodies feel the most comfortable and vibrant. With this being said we should also take into consideration that there are times when we will be in a setting faced with the uncertainty of what we are about to eat. The uneasiness of not wanting to hurt others feelings or the anxiety we may feel with eating food we deem unhealthy can make for a very uncomfortable experience. When these instances arise, perhaps we should simply enjoy our food, appreciate the care that went into its preparation and our receiving of it and revel in the pure joy of being surrounded by those we love. Of course there should always be consideration of one’s physical reaction to specific foods and should be dealt with on an individual basis. I’m sure many of you at one time or another have been presented with a meal that would normally not pass your lips, let alone be considered tasty or healthy, however during these times shouldn’t we focus more on the loving connection these experiences bring rather then being fearful about eating foods that may not be in our normal scope of choice or diet?
When faced with tough decisions about what we eat we may fare better to just bless the food and tell our bodies (silently) that we will absorb whatever nutrients are available to us and that the food will metabolize in our systems adequately. Lastly, feel free to release it to the Universe!
Hope this was helpful. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you!
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