Whenever I have a question that my logical mind can’t answer I practice a technique called shamanic journeying. Steven Farmer has a beautiful guided shamanic meditation on Hay House Meditations (free on their podcast app). This particular journey invites an animal guide in to help you gain insight into your question.
I have been struggling with how and what to eat that will best support my body in being it’s healthiest expression. My question was what should I be eating to accomplish this.
As I have done this meditation many times, it was easy for me to drop into my sacred place in my imagination an allow Guidance to pop in. Guidance showed up in the form of a tiny little hummingbird flying around. At first, I was confused because hummingbirds eat all. of. The. Time. And mostly nectar (sugar). I’m like, that can’t be right! And, then, I let go and was able to discern the deeper meaning of hummingbird. Hummingbirds in many spiritual circles represent joy. It isn’t what I eat that matters so much as how I eat. I rarely eat with joy.
I often have a lot of angst attached to what I eat, when I eat, how I eat, what I am doing while I eat, etc. that eating becomes a stressor instead of a pleasure. As joy only exists in the present moment, it reminds me to savor and deeply experience the food when I do eat. It’s an excellent place to start. I think the rest will fall into place if I allow joy to be my guide. Before I eat something I can start by asking myself will this bring me joy? It’s an interesting experiment that I am looking forward to exploring.
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