We are what we eat…this we know to be true. But are we also the emotions we feel when we eat? If we wait to eat until we are starving–does that reinforce scarcity? If we eat when we are sad-does that sadness become one with our bodies? I believe it does since the emotion is not being dealt with directly, but pushed down further.
We eat for many reasons and obviously food is a very loaded topic. There are so many emotions tied to food-one of them being self-punishment. It is a tall order to ask anyone to eat every meal mindfully and only when truly hungry. But surely there is room for improvement for everyone in this area.
As with any behavior change, the first step is awareness. Notice why and when you are eating. I am a big believer in affirmations. For example, when eating say to yourself “this food will nourish me”. Ideally, food should be taken with gratitude and with the intention that is medicine: physically and spiritually.
When it comes to eating, or any other aspect of your life…let your gut be your guide!
p.s. Check out my other blog www.cookingintuitive.com for nourishing recipe ideas
As healers we are constantly sending out healing energies to others. Sometimes this is conscious and often it is not.
The energy we send is so powerful because it is given with such strong intention. How often do we do the same for ourselves? Not only do a lot of us neglect our own needs we feel guilty when we work directly on healing ourselves.
Just for today send yourself healing energy with the same strength and sense of purpose as you send it to others. You deserve it!
As you likely know the Chinese New Year just began-this being the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a very powerful image and I have definitely been inspired.
The fire spewing dragon is a powerful statement of self-expression. There is not a hint of shame or apology in the flames.
A lot of us struggle to express our personal power. This often shows up by not letting ourselves be angry. I still remember being jealous of the boys in middle school. If they were angry at each other they immediately let it show while us girls plotted and simmered. It was clear which was healthier.
We fear expressing anger for many reasons. It is not accepted in our society, especially for women. We may fear upsetting someone or maybe they will stop loving us. But when we show anger we offer the opportunity for reconciliation. Buried emotions will show up in other ways. Instead of holding on and retreating—try showing your anger as it gives the opportunity of the situation to be dealt with immediately.
When the dragon breathes fire it may be hot, but it burns out quickly.
So let us celebrate the Year of the Dragon by being open to every emotion we experience-including anger.
I am here to offer you new clairvoyant perspectives in dealing with the issues you are ready to work on. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a time to speak.
Sending love, light and healing fire energy!