Spiritual nourishment is what we feed our thoughts and hearts. It's what our minds consider or digest during the day. Your digestive system transforms the carrots or cheese you consume into YOU, and the things you introduce into your mind offer it ideas to digest throughout the day.
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What is the food of our soul?
A nutritious diet and regular exercise are critical for excellent health, disease prevention, and living longer, but there are other aspects of life that are even more critical for health and longevity.
I learned in my training as a holistic health coach that there are two sorts of food: primary food and secondary food, and that primary food has a greater impact on your life quality than secondary food (the food you eat).
So, what do you consider to be primary food?
It's what I call it “It's soul food.” Healthy relationships, enjoyable physical exercise, a fulfilling/satisfying career, and a meaningful spiritual practice are all things that feed our heart and soul. These things have the power to satiate our deepest need for a happy and satisfying life. Your life feeds you when your primary food is balanced and satisfying, making what you eat secondary.
We will utilize secondary food to try to satisfy our hunger if we do not have a good balance of primary food to help us feel that our lives are important and joyful “hunger” that can only be satisfied by primary food.
When we're truly hungry for primary food, we often fill ourselves with secondary foods. Weight gain, frustration, guilt, low self-esteem, depression, or more serious health problems including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer can all result from this. All the food in the world will not satisfy your hunger for the essential food in your life.
1) Relationships love feeds the body, mind, and soul.
Consider your social needs on a scale of one to ten to find the ideal balance of togetherness and solitude for you.
2) Physical Activities – Figure out which sorts of physical activity you enjoy the most and include them into your daily routine.
You'll get different types of energy from different types of exercise and activity.
Listen to your body to figure out what works best for you, then combine a variety of activities to maintain your balance.
3) Career – employment is an important aspect of our everyday lives, but how many people enjoy their jobs?
If we were performing work that we enjoyed, our lives would be much better.
Consider what you enjoy and dislike about the work you undertake on a daily basis.
If it isn't rewarding or fun, it may be time to explore a change of career.
It's not about adding more years to your life; it's about adding more LIFE to your years, so make sure you're getting a healthy mix of both “FOR A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, AND MORE FULFILLING LIFE, EAT “FOOD FOR THE SOUL” EVERY DAY.
Susan Kimmel, H.C. is a Toxic-Free Living Specialist and a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Susan has over 25 years of HR training and development experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She taught in the accelerated degree program at Concordia University as an adjunct professor. She has considerable experience with training program development and delivery, small and large group facilitation, individual and group coaching, and public speaking. “EVERYONE BENEFITS WHEN YOU INVEST IN YOUR PEOPLE'S HEALTH!”
What should I eat to be spiritual?
The majority of us in the Western world are surrounded by an unlimited array of meals. There are numerous methods to fuel our bodies, ranging from delectable pastries to luscious BBQ.
Let's have a look at some of the most effective spiritual foods for staying focused on your spiritual path.
Raw Fruits & Vegetables
Everyone understands how important it is to eat fruits and vegetables for good health.
Fresh fruits such as apples, oranges, grapes, pears, and peaches, as well as nearly anything you can grasp and consume, are examples of raw foods.
Fresh veggies come in all shapes and sizes, but you want ones that can be eaten both cooked and raw.
Fresh collard greens, spinach, and romaine lettuce for salads, carrots for snacking, and superfoods like spirulina are all examples.
What are God's foods?
- Fruit from the Trees of Good and Evil, as well as the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:6, 22)
- Fish Miracles and Loaves of Bread (2 Kings 4:42-44; Matthew 14:13-21; Matthew 15:32-39; Mark 6:30-44; Mark 8:1-13; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15)
How do you feed your soul spiritually?
6 Things You Should Do to Keep Your Soul Satisfied
- It's time to talk about it. You may have been taught to say a prayer before eating, sleeping, fighting, or anything else.
How do you feed your soul with the word of God?
“Pay attention to Me and consume what is good” (Isaiah 55:2 NKJV). It's like bringing a chair up to a banquet table when we give God our undivided attention and spend time in His Word. The food on God's “table” is ready and waiting for us since He is the Master Chef.
What does the Bible say about food for the soul?
If you're a parent, you've probably experienced the frustration of a child who refuses to eat her dinner. While you eat a perfectly nice and enjoyable dinner, or at least one in which you've put some time, she merely stares at it, moans about it, and opposes it with every fiber of her being.
Perhaps you know a youngster who refuses to drink from a sippy cup while transitioning out of the bottle stage. The staring, crying, pinched lips, and twisting head have all returned. A youngster can be led to the cup, but he cannot be forced to drink.
Why are these events so aggravating in a parent's life? Beyond our own sinful natures of taking offense when we shouldn't, I believe we struggle in these moments because we know that the plate of food and the cup of milk are essential for our children's development. We languish, degrade, and die if we don't get enough nutrition.
Patience is typically counseled to such parents: a youngster will not starve himself to death. The growling of an empty stomach will eventually triumph over a stubborn child's will. They will eat and drink; it will only take some time.
So, while we wouldn't expect a youngster to starve himself to death physically, it appears that we may psychologically starve ourselves to death.
According to Hebrews 5:11-14, “We have a lot to say about it, and it's difficult to explain since you've become too sluggish to comprehend it. You need someone to teach you the fundamental ideas of God's revelation again, even though you should be instructors by now. Milk is what you require, not solid food. Because he is an infant, everyone who lives on milk is unfamiliar with the message of righteousness. Solid food, on the other hand, is for the maturefor people who have educated their senses to discriminate between good and evil.”
The message, which is God's revelationWordis God's food for our souls. We require milk as we begin our journey of faith. As we get older, we move on to solid foods. However, if we do not consume the food, we will not be nourished, and we would languish, decay, and eventually die.
How hard it is to ignore an empty soul asking for even a smidgeon of God's Word. Rather than protesting, “Taste and see how good the Lord is” (Psalm 34:8). His Word is true “sweeter than honey from a honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10). It instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs, instructs So here's the deal: we won't grow until we feed on God's Word. “Man cannot survive solely on food, but must rely on every word that comes from God's mouth” (Matthew 4:4). If you believe that, then take a bite with your mouth open.
What kind of food is good for the brain?
There is no single all-powerful brain meal that can guarantee a bright mind as you age, just as there is no miracle drug to prevent cognitive loss. The most crucial method, according to nutritionists, is to adopt a balanced eating pattern that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Choose healthy fats like olive oil or canola oil over saturated fats and get your protein from plants and fish.
According to research, the best brain foods are those that also protect your heart and blood vessels, such as the following:
- Vegetables that are green and leafy. Kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli are high in vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene, all of which are beneficial to the brain. These plant-based diets may help delay cognitive decline, according to research.
- Fish that is fatty. Fatty fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good unsaturated fats associated to lower blood levels of beta-amyloid, a protein that forms harmful clumps in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Consume fish at least twice a week, but select mercury-free kinds such as salmon, cod, canned light tuna, and pollack. If you don't like fish, talk to your doctor about taking an omega-3 supplement, or opt for flaxseeds, avocados, and walnuts as terrestrial omega-3 sources.
- Berries. Flavonoids, the natural plant pigments that give berries their vibrant colors, have been shown to aid memory in studies. Researchers at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital discovered that eating two or more servings of strawberries and blueberries each week could postpone memory loss by up to two and a half years.
- Tea and coffee are both available. Caffeine in your daily cup of coffee or tea may provide more than simply a temporary boost in concentration. In a 2014 study published in The Journal of Nutrition, participants who consumed more coffee performed better on mental function tests. According to recent research, caffeine may also aid in the consolidation of new memories. Participants were invited to look at a series of photos before taking either a placebo or a 200-milligram caffeine tablet, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. On the next day, more members of the coffee group were able to correctly identify the photos.
- Walnuts. Nuts are high in protein and healthy fats, and one variety of nut, in particular, may help with memory. Higher walnut eating was associated to better cognition test scores in a 2015 UCLA study. Walnuts are abundant in alpha-linolenic acid, a kind of omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Low blood pressure and healthier arteries have been related to diets high in ALA and other omega-3 fatty acids. This is beneficial to both the heart and the brain.
How do you feed your soul?
Put a stop to it. Turn off the music, the TV, the podcast, the audiobook, and the video. Allow yourself to be quiet for a while. Listen in the silence. Your spirit will whisper to you.
Have a dialogue with your soul. Or, converse with Source, Creator, God, or whatever name you want for Divinity. Pray. Speak as if you're sharing your soul with the one person you can completely trust and who can help you.
What are the highest vibrational foods?
Your energetic vibration will be severely diminished if you eat nutrient-poor, imbalanced, processed food.
You'll be exhausted, possibly unhappy, and disheartened. Even if they don't realize it, the individuals you interact with will sense your low energetic frequency. You will struggle to attract the things you want in your life, and a dense density will form around you over time.
It's like a supercharge for your energetic frequency if you chose nutrient-dense, balanced, fresh, attractive, colorful, lively foods.
People around you notice your radiance because you feel alive, aware, and in sync with the cosmos. You'll notice that you can quickly and readily attract the things you want, and the density will dissipate.
1. Leafy Green Vegetables
These guys are brimming with high frequency energy you're actually consuming the sun's energy. Lettuces, kale, arugula, collard greens, chard, and so on. Get as much as you can, in as many different variations as possible.
2. Berries in Season
Fresh fruits in general are wonderful and will raise your vibration, but berries are at the top of my list for several reasons. They're low in sugar, which is wonderful for folks who struggle with blood sugar imbalances, which is practically everyone. They're also abundant in antioxidants, which aid in immune system support and inflammation reduction.
3. Brussel sprouts
Almost any seed, bean, or grain can be sprouted. It's simple to accomplish and can even be done on your kitchen counter! Sprouts are abundant in protein (up to 35% of a sprout is protein) and enzymes, which assist your body in doing all of the incredible things it does.
Sprouting also improves the health of beans, seeds, and grains by neutralizing the phytic acid in these foods. Phytic acid is a substance that binds to nutrients and prevents your body from absorbing them.
4. Herbs from the garden
Fresh herbs not only enhance the flavor of our food and increase our happiness and energetic vibration while we eat, but many of them also have tremendous therapeutic capabilities. Cilantro, for example, is a powerful detoxifier, and rosemary is high in antioxidants. Experiment with different types and incorporate them into your meals whenever possible.
5. Herbs and spices
Spices have been used as a delightful way to boost the energetic vibration of food for thousands of years. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper all have tremendous medicinal effects that aid digestion, blood sugar control, and even arthritis!
Beans and legumes are number six on the list.
Because they're nutritious powerhouses, beans and legumes have a high vibration. They're packed with protein, carbs, and fiber, as well as B vitamins and iron.
Nuts and Seeds
Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds also enter the list of high vibration foods because they include good fats like omega 3s that your body (and especially your brain) requires to function properly. Raw nuts and seeds are a terrific, healthy mid-day snack that I frequently offer to my customers.
8. Algae (blue-green)
Yes, I'm recommending that you eat algae. Don't be scared. Spirulina and chlorella, for example, are among the most nutrient-dense foods on the world, making them exceptionally high vibration meals. You may buy them dried at your health food store and add them to smoothies, or you can buy them in tablet form and take them as instructed on the label if you can't stand the flavor.
Fermented foods (nine)
Every day, we learn more and more about how important gut health is to our overall health. Your gut (digestive system) is home to a thriving bacterial environment. Some are “good” and assist your body stay healthy, while others are “bad” and can lead to a variety of health problems, including allergies, eczema, joint pain, fibromyalgia, depression, and even cancer, if allowed to overgrow. Sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha are naturally fermented foods that are high in the “good” bacteria you want and can help to balance out that fragile ecosystem.
Tea is one of my favorite foods, and I believe it has a high vibration because of its many natural healing and health-promoting characteristics. Green and white teas are high in anti-oxidants, which can help your immune system and reduce inflammation. Herbal teas such as chamomile, valerian, and passionflower are relaxing and can aid in better sleep.
Because that's what people told me they wanted – quick meal plans and healthy recipes I used to spend hours working on meal plans for clients and sharing recipes on my blog. But, after working with clients all over the world and seeing them struggle despite having pages of healthy meal plans and recipes, I came to a realization:
The difficult part is dealing with the emotional and mental baggage that gets in the way and establishes unhealthy eating patterns and habits.
It's when you eat because you're stressed, bored, sleepy, anxious, or just want sweets or salt.
You can't simply change your diet without also changing yourself. You must nourish both your body and your soul to be truly happy and healthy.