How would you define “feeding the soul”?
We live in a time where the true appreciation of food has depreciated, where food is solely consumed for hunger and nourishment only. The question is do you eat to feed your hunger or do you eat to feed your mind, spirit, and soul too?
Food is one of the most dynamic forces within nature that possesses the power to connect with humans on the ultimate physical, energetic, spiritual and the mind-emotion level.
The study of spiritual living nutrition is the study of the interaction and assimilation of the dynamic forces of food by the dynamic forces of our total being.
Take a look at the effect that comfort food has on you, can you remember that feeling?Now imagine if you had only one week to live, how would your relationship to food and your body change?
For lots of people, food has become an area of struggle and misperception, instead of being a source of nourishment. I’m talking about the endless weight-loss theories, eating disorders, cravings, addictions, body image obsessions, and never-ending searches for the ‘best’ nutritional system.
We are more than just a physical body living on earth; we are a spiritual source.
By nourishing the body, we nourish the spark of life within the body.
The body is Sacred and therefore, the nutrition of the body is Sacred.
A truly evolved nutritional approach takes us fully into the body and beyond the body,
Our relationship to food teaches us a great deal about who we are and how we live.
As said by -O. M. Aivanbov
“To receive the most subtle particles in the food, you must be fully conscious,
wide awake, and full of love.
If the entire system is ready to receive food in that perfect way,
then the food is moved to pour out its hidden riches when food opens itself,
it gives you all that it has in the way of pure, divine energies.”
Here are a few things to take into consideration when trying to understand your connection/ relationship with food. The great thing about food is every time we yearn to eat or drink something, we receive an emotional message before, during and after consumption.
Cravings are important reminders from the body and are its way of telling us about our emotional needs. They also provide clues as to the limiting beliefs or negative self-talk that might be contributing to an emotional upset, whether that disruption is a minor, temporary state or a chronic, debilitating pattern. Cravings are tools and guides in the discipline of spiritual nutrition.
Without letting the urge of emotion take over you, you could also make use of a mental/physical list that can help you begin/continue to observe your food choices through a different perspective of self-acceptance, self-admiration, and compassion. You can strengthen a particular chakra by eating the spiritual foods and supplements that are energetically associated with it, I would think of this as the foods that provide some sort of healing, some sort of comfort and satisfaction that no other type of food can give you.
Speaking of comfort here’s a personal comfort food you can try and enjoy:
What you need:
300g Linguini/ Spaghetti
15ml olive oil
1 garlic, crushed and chopped
1 onion, diced
400g diced bacon
20g KNORR Three Cheese Flavour Pasta Sauce
20g KNORR Bacon Carbonara Flavour Pasta Sauce
15ml grated cheddar
How to prepare:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water (1.2 lt water with 7.5 ml salt) to the boil and cook the pasta until al dente (cooked but still firm to the bite) then drain and set aside
2. Heat a little oil in a large pot or deep pan add the diced bacon and fry until cooked and starting to become crispy.
3. Take out half of the crispy bacon and set aside for later, add the garlic and onion until soft.
4. Add butter to the pan, combine the flour and pasta sauces to create a roux.
5. Add the milk and stir until sauce is nice and creamy texture (make sure there’s no lumps and f the sauce is too thick, you can always add milk or water to it).
6. Allow simmering on a low heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
7. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream and the cheese.
8. Combine the sauce with the cooked spaghetti, transfer to a serving dish.
9. Garnish with the crispy bacon and serve immediately.