Spiritual Nutrition: Whole Foods, Biophoton Research, and Healing Gardens...
Spiritual nutrition explores the qualities of food beyond vitamins, minerals, fats, carbs and proteins.
Food can nourish the human body, mind, and spirit.
When I was a child, growing up in the 60's, not much attention was given to the nutritional qualities of foods. As a girl, I was taught to count calories in order to maintain my weight and avoid getting fat. I drank sugary breakfast drinks, ate cafeteria foods at school loaded with sugar, salt, and fat, and came home to enjoy dinners of fried pork chops and chicken.
I remember thinking that vegetables only came out of cans or the freezer!
I did count my calories, and remained slim, but my health suffered. When I entered college, I started to meet other young people who were interested and knowledgable in whole and nutritious foods. Most (if not all) were vegetarians, so I became a vegetarian.
By the time I got to grad school I knew quite a bit about nutrition, and wanted to try my hand at organic gardening. My dad was an avid gardener, and I absorbed some gardening skills from him. But my biggest advantage was that I had moved to a big old farmhouse on 200 acres in rural Michigan. There was an old barn, filled with old manure and bat guano. Really rich stuff for an organic garden!
I gathered up the manure, spread it over the large garden area, and lay thick sheets of rotting hay (also from the old barn) over everything. This was late summer, so the soil lay fallow under the rotting manure and hay for nearly nine months, while the worms did all the "roto-tilling" for me.
The vegetables I grew in that garden for the next three summers fed me and my husband almost year round, and there was plenty to give to friends. It was the healthiest, and one of the happiest, times of my life.
I still eat whole, organic, nutritious foods but the experience I had with my own garden is proof enough for me that having your own organic garden feeds not just the body, but the spirit and mind as well.
Spiritual nutrition is about whole foods, and the energetic qualities of the food.
It is also about our relationship with the foods we eat, and the information our bodies get from eating fresh, whole, organic foods - especially if we grow them ourselves.
Apparently, the plants we eat can "get to know us" if we interact with them, and somehow they have the intelligence to provide us with specific nutrients we might need for our bodies, as well as energetic information for our bodies and souls.
Read "Spiritual Nutrition" by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, watch the videos and explore the links below.
PLANT A HEALING GARDEN – WE SHOW YOU HOW! “Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Through the help of these data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, grow – what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies – the Sun, Moon and stars, what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life..."
Whole Life Times Article: Spiritual Nutrition The Spiritual Nutrition paradigm fills a gap in the meaning and value of nutrition. It honors and describes the purpose of nutrition, not in terms of health per se, but in terms of how it affects and amplifies the evolutionary unfolding of the spiritual Being. From this perspective, we clearly have an opportunity to think about nutrition in a different way.
"Spiritual Nutrition" by Gabriel Cousens When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate to their lifestyles and spiritual practices.