“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” ~ Brillat-Savarin
Have you been following along with our Strengthening Intuition Program so far? In today’s post I’m going to show you how to tune in to the energy of food. This is a fun and useful skill to have – it begins to connect you much more consciously to the world around you, and you can’t help but begin to make healthier food choices as your level of awareness around food’s energy grows.
All food contains something called bio-photonic energy. Bio-photonic energy is captured within a living cell, as a result of exposure to the sun, and to the plant or animal’s connection with the earth. You could also consider it a form of life force that is within every living thing.
Scientists have done studies that show people with strong health emit a very high level of bio-photonic energy, and people who are ill emit much less. It’s the same with food. Food that is organic, wild grown and fresh emits a much stronger bio-photonic energy than factory farmed foods or foods that have been stored, processed, cooked or irradiated. (More info here and quite a technical article, but fascinating, here.)
When we eat food, the bio-photonic energy transfers from that food to our own bodies. So the more bio-photonic energy we consume from fresh food, the healthier and more energised we become. Seems simple, huh?
Today I’m going to show you how to develop an awareness of the energy in food. You could do this by taking yourself to a food market, or by using some of the produce and food stuffs you already have at home.
Take a selection of foods and lay them on a table. You might want to use some fresh fruits or vegetables, some eggs, some dried foods such as nuts or grains, and some packaged foods. (If you are at a market or store, simply move from area to area to work with each food group.)
Begin by activating your Hand Chakras. You can review that process in these posts:
Strengthening Intuition Week 1 – Activating your Hand Chakras
Strengthening Intuition Week 2 – Sensing Energy in Objects
Hold your hand slightly over a food item and tune in to it. (Alternatively, you could also hold the food in the palm of your hand, but I prefer to hold my hand above the item so I can tune in and then quickly move on. This is also a better method if you want to ‘scan’ items – more about this in a moment!)
Now, back to our food item. Relax, and open your mind. When you hold your hand over the food and tune in, what do you feel:
- Is the energy strong or weak?
- Can you feel any heat or cold?
- Is there any pattern of tingling or do you get any colours or images in your mind?
- How does this food make you FEEL? Pay attention to your emotions and physical sensations.
Food with a high level of bio-photonic energy will feel ‘light’, strong, energised, make your hands warm or tingly, and create bright images, colours and sensations within your mind and body.
Food with little life force will feel ‘flat’, heavy, dead and will have weak energy. Or you won’t feel anything at all. Fresh food that has been irradiated or stored for a long time can often feel this way. It might look okay, but have very little energy at all.
The colour most often generated in the mind when dealing with low energy food is grey. Food that is toxic in some way can often feel quite cold, or alarmingly hot. But the heat will never feel like a good thing – more like a flame you want to take your hand away from before you get burned.
Move on now, and scan a range of different items. Do this quite rapidly, by running your hand over the top of the items, pausing briefly over each one – you’ll notice that it won’t take long before you become quicker at tuning in.
Then come back to some fresh fruits or vegetables where you have several of the one item. Feel the energy of each item to work out which has the strongest energy. Was that visually noticeable too, or can you only feel the difference through your hands?
This week, experiment with sensing energy in food – using raw ingredients, packaged foods, beverages and even prepared meals. Stay open, and really allow yourself to have fun with this new level of awareness.
(*Warning – some of this might NOT be such fun, as you come to realise just how energetically ‘dead’ some of your favourite foodstuffs can be…)
Now that you can tune in to the energy of food, begin to choose foods for yourself and your family that have stronger energy and life force. The smallest changes to your eating habits will begin to have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being, and will also help you to become clearer and more energetically sensitive.
I thoroughly recommend choosing foods that lift and support your energy. ‘Treat’ food is still okay, because you have to be able to enjoy life – but a basket full of vibrant fresh food is one of the best ways to begin feeling better, and that has to be a good thing!
Much love to you, Nicole ♥ xx
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