Nourishing your spirit is not unlike nourishing your body and is just as important. What you put in directly relates to how you feel, how much energy you have and it shows on the outside as much as how it affects your insides! You could call this blog ‘food for thought’. 🙂
I don’t think there’s anyone out there who would starve themselves on purpose. You get hungry, you eat! Your body needs food, water, vitamins and nutrients to survive. When you give your body everything it needs you physically feel better and have more energy to get through your day. If you don’t eat (or drink) , your body becomes stressed, it growls at you, you may feel light-headed, nauseous and you lack energy. The same goes for if you eat huge portions or foods that aren’t good for you . High fat, fried, sugary foods or eating an amount of food that would feed a small army leaves your body feeling much the same as when you are hungry although you may have to include feeling bloated and lethargic to that mix!
You know you need nourishment and healthy foods to survive and feel good. Have you ever considered how and what your spiritual energetic body needs for nourishment as well? Do you feed your spirit each day with nourishing thoughts and replenishing your energy or do you starve it and allow any old thing to come in and weigh you down? Do you wait until you are worried, sick, stuck or overwhelmed to feed your spirit & soul what it needs? This is very much the same as dieting and depriving yourself then bingeing! Trust me when I say it doesn’t work! The growth process goes much smoother and moves faster when you give yourself what you need every day.
What and how you eat affects spirit & soul as much as what and how you feed your spirit & soul affects your physical body. It is very much a symbiotic relationship! Nourishing spirit & soul is as easy as doing things you enjoy, keeping positive thoughts in your mind and of course a daily meditation practice.
There is ongoing scientific research on meditation and its effect on the body. The findings prove in measurable terms what many of us already know to be true. Did you know that studies done by Yale, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital have shown that meditation increases gray matter in the brain and slows down the deterioration of the brain as a part of the natural aging process? Quieting the mind and feeding your spirit clears out ‘free radicals’ and acts as an antioxidant for the soul!
An interesting non-scientific study done and experienced first hand by yours truly, ME, is that when you feed your spirit what it needs, you no longer need to feed that child like voice in your head that constantly tells you it needs REAL “food” for comfort (or any other emotion you feed) to try to feel better. That little voice does not have a body so feeding it only leads to YOUR body getting larger and in a sense covers up what really needs nourishment….YOUR SPIRIT!
Connecting to the earth, the universe and your body creates a natural flow and clears out & nourishes the spiritual body all at the same time. There are no calories to keep track of and no portion is too large! Nourishing spirit and bringing in more of your spiritual essence changes everything from your mood to your body and increases how much energy you have to create! If you don’t believe it, check out the science that proves it! Better yet…in the words of a famous commercial in the States; Try it, you’ll like it… 🙂 ~Shine Your Light Debbie
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Debra is a gifted clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer and intuitive coach providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. Based in Chicago, Debra also leads meditation workshops that help people awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts. For more information please visit her web site SpiritLightInsight.com