15 June 2011

The Vitality of Our Food

I read a very inspired passage last night about the quality of the food we eat that really had me thinking. It reminded me of these tomatoes, the ones I'm growing on my patio. Aren't they gorgeous. You just never see tomatoes from the grocery store that smell so good and fresh. They are dark red and juicy all the way through. When people put these in their mouths they begin to purr with delight! They just exude a great life force energy. Here's what I read last night:

We can change to a lighter, fresher, more varied diet that contains direct life force. Energy from the sun is stored in plant cells together with elements of the earth that create vitamins and minerals we need to create our own complex organism. If we eat fresh, raw or lightly cooked food, we take in the liveliest source of energy. We need less food as all we eat contains vitality.

The tendency in the Western diet is to overeat, especially dairy products and refined carbohydrates. It is a misinterpretation of the body's calling for more energy. It is not a calling for more food but simply more energy. So a smaller quantity of higher vitality food will satisfy the body, keep the structure strong, produce less waste and stagnation and reflect on the mental and emotional well-being also. Processed food, refined carbohydrates, sugars, pre-cooked, frozen or microwaved foods all contain depleted life force.

Kirlian photography of refined, processed food shows very little life force at all, so you can see why the body craves so much of it....A living energetic system must be fed with fresh living energy, otherwise entropy and inertia move it.

---from Teach Yourself Reiki, by Sandi Leir Shuffrey, p. 90

Inspiring isn't it. Of all seasons of the year, the summer is the easiest time to enjoy food with high vitality. Tonight we ate our favorite spinach salad, homemade chicken noodle soup and hot rolls for dinner. Everything was fresh and everyone was so happy. This week we have also enjoyed fresh green beans, broccoli, corn on the cob, strawberries and raspberries.

It's amazing how happy we feel about eating when we are eating the fruits of the field rather than something from a box or drive-up window. We feel more satisfied and content with our meal. I have always believed that the more variety of tastes and colors in a meal the more visually satisfied the mind is and the stomach then becomes. I'm inspired to take every opportunity to grow anything we can eat or shop fresh at farmer's markets and high quality grocery stores.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful meal today full of life force vitality! Have a great day and be kind to yourself. xoxo


Kelly said...

I came home with a huge bag of fresh produce last night. I think I am craving this, too. Your tomatoes look beautiful - I am so inspired!

Terry said...

Mmm,...we are 6-8 weeks away from tomatoes in the garden here but are picking lettuce and greens right now. I totally agree with you. We don't eat much processed food, but even winter produce leaves you lacking. There is nothing as fabulous as locally grown food. Making me hungry, lol.

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