I believe that every action we take throughout the day can significantly influence who what and where we want to be in our lives. Giving attention to what we are eating can be fantastic fuel for our dreams or a distraction from them.
I know what I want, I always have; It’s a blessing and a curse. I realize that I have not completely honored my deepest desires. I have allowed life to happen to me more often than not. I’ve been patient with people who were clearly a bad fit. I’ve used food in “healthy” ways but clearly a disguised distraction.
Food has been a focus for me for some time now. Maybe an obsession is a better description. I’ve used food to heal my body miraculously, to soothe me, give me energy, to sculpt my body virtually from the inside out. But I also use it as a barometer to guide me where I am on my path.
The POWER of food:
I’ve expressed before the power I believe food yields (IN NEED OF A BIG CHANGE?). Food is connected to so much; I believe that power is something that we can tap into.
Think about it. What did you eat for breakfast? Did you even eat anything? Food generally starts your day, so how are you starting your day? Are you sending messages of love and nurturing to your body or are you telling your body you don’t have time to deal with it? How can you expect your body to be in alignment with your goals if it doesn’t have the energy to do so?
Utilize food as an instrument or a tool. Your food choices can take you to that next level you’ve been struggling toward.
For example, let’s say you wish to feel passion and energy to make artwork. Do your daily food choices reflect those desires? Do you consciously decide to honor your dreams by choosing foods that provide you with passion and energy? Or do you overwork yourself and supplement with too many cups of coffee?
Give yourself the proper nutrients and your body will create the energy you need. Greens, grasses, foods rich in Vitamin B’s salmon, oats, avocados are just a few; or take food based supplements. You know what you need, use food as your helper, not an adversary, do some research.
What is your relationship with food?
How do you engage with food? Do you like the relationship you have with food? Do you allow yourself to run on empty or fill yourself to the point of immobility? Be real with yourself so you can get a better understanding of what stands in the way.
Try to eliminate the foods that don’t make you feel good. Don’t know where to start? Simple. Stick to whole foods – more live, raw fruits and veg. Begin with food to get you closer to where you want to be!