Strengthening Intuition Week 6 – Sensing Energy in Food

“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.

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Activity:

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!)

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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…)

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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.

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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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Feeding the Heart Chakra

Energy of the Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, an energy centre located at our heart, is an open doorway, the anchor for our soul, and the seat of love. Its colour is a magnificent shade of rich emerald green.

When your heart chakra is open and balanced you will be in a space of self-love, self-nurture, generosity, kindness, humour, empathy, non-judgement, happiness, tolerance, expansion, optimism and FLOW.  You’ll see beauty everywhere!

When the chakra is unbalanced you may experience too much empathy,and hypersensitivity to the moods and emotions of others – where you will process these emotions as your own or feel responsible for them.  This is draining emotionally, physically and spiritually.

When the chakra is closed down you may experience loneliness, depression and anxiety, a sense of not belonging, shy away from intimacy and commitment, be overtly critical of self and others, be defensive and even paranoid. This lack of flow can create addiction, including workaholism, because addictions mask and numb PAIN.

In all instances, what the heart chakra needs is LOVE, and to feel good. Treat yourself and others with kindness, and spend time listening to your heart.  Your heart holds all the wisdom of your soul, it truly knows what is best for you and what direction best serves you.  All you need to do is tune in to that wisdom. That’s what we’re going to explore this week!

Activity: Feeding Your Heart Chakra:

Food contains energy, trapped sunlight, known as Bio-photonic Energy.  It also contains a myriad of chemicals, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and all sorts of amazing properties, many of which are not yet known or understood by us. Consciously incorporate some of these heart-chakra friendly foods in your diet, and begin to FEEL the difference.

For the Heart Chakra think green!  Salads, steamed vegetables, green oils, juices and smoothies.  These foods are full of calcium, magnesium, iodine, selenium, sulphur, essential fatty acids, B group vitamins and Vitamin C – all great for heart health, cleansing of the  blood, and general circulation.

Spinach, silverbeet, artichokes, asparagus, broccolini, celery, cucumbers, green capsicums (peppers), leeks, lettuce, all edible green leaves, winter melon, bitter melon, okra, watercress, green beans, broccoli, zucchinis, snow peas, green peas, kale, rocket, chard, asian greens such as bok choi and choi sum, parsley, coriander, shallots, basil, green pesto, sage, thyme, brussel sprouts, avocado, spirulina, seaweeds, cabbage, limes, honeydew melons, kiwi fruit, green grapes, green apples, green pears,  fennel, olives, extra virgin olive oil – cold pressed, hemp oil, green tea, barley greens, pepitas, pistachio nuts, capers, rosemary, green lentils, chlorella, aloe vera, oregano, green lipped mussels, wheatgrass, all forms of sprouts.

One of my favourite recipes for a green smoothie is one cup of coconut milk (or coconut water and flesh from young coconut) and a few handfuls of young spinach leaves, a frozen banana, dash of organic vanilla and a spoonful of spirulina.

And for a beginners green juice you can’t go past apple, cucumber, zucchini (trust me – it makes it so creamy and delish!), parsley, celery and a hint of ginger.

Journalling:

One of the most powerful ways to work with the energy of the Heart Chakra is to recognise what makes you happy.  Today, write a list of things you enjoy, are grateful for, and that make you smile and feel good.

If you have time, and feel so inclined, create a collaged double-page spread in your journal of pictures, images and words that uplift you and speak to your heart. If you like, go crazy and make a full-sized dreamboard.

Simple Meditation:

Picture your heart chakra as a rose bud, tightly furled and lusciously green, and then opening into a beautiful red rose with the most gorgeous fragrance. Do this once or daily.  And use some rose scent or a fresh rose to anchor this new energy!

This short clip has an excellent visual for you:

Above all, this week, choose to feel good.  Even if that means you don’t win the argument, or get the last word in, or be ‘right’.  Let this week be about flow, and ease and listening to your HEART.

Focus on you.  Focus on happiness, and on drawing into your world more of the energies and activities that nurture you, uplift you, make you smile, make you FEEL all of that incredible love that is within you and all around you.

The happier and better you feel, the higher your vibration.  The higher your vibration, the more good you attract into your life. Trust me on this – it really works.

I’ll be meditating all week on heart healing and helping you open up to the wisdom and love within you.  Know that you are much loved ♥ Nicole xx

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