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Food as a Pathway to Raising Your Vibration

English: This is my own work, Photo by Gila Br...

English: This is my own work, Photo by Gila Brand. Basket of fruits and vegetables, illustrating the bikurim, brought to the Temple on the holiday of Shavuot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you feel like you could use an energy cleanse? There are many ways in which you can cleanse your energy and raise your vibration: deep breathing, exercise, positive self-talk or affirmations, allowing creativity to flow through you, and doing energy work to name just a few. These are all techniques that feed the mind, body, and soul, and encourage balance as a whole being. The result is often a sense of feeling lighter, clearer, and attaining, or perhaps maintaining, a higher level vibration.

In regards to this holistic approach, eating and food can also be a means for attaining a higher vibration and a greater supply of life force energy. When I think about the energetic effect food has on us the phrase, “you are what you eat,” comes to mind as the vibrational truth about food. Our physical body needs food to provide us with the proper fuel and nutrition for healthful functioning and high vibrational foods give us the most optimal means to this. High vibration foods are considered to be foods that are at their freshest like fruits and vegetables, and also foods that are as close to their original form as possible like whole grains and other minimally processed foods. High vibrational foods are the foods that have the highest storehouse of life force energy. They are the foods that boost our energy, that balance our mood, and clear our mental processes. They are the foods that fill our body with light and can transmute disease. When we eat good food we feel good.

In comparison when we eat crap we feel like crap and low vibrational foods are the common culprit. These foods with minimal or no life force energy can in fact have adverse effects on our health. They are the foods that bog us down and depress our system. They do not liven us up but instead cloud us mentally and create imbalance in our body that can manifest as emotional imbalance and even illness. Low vibrational foods are considered to be foods that are highly processed, far from their natural origin, and usually contain chemical/artificial additives, synthetic or mutated ingredients, or high levels of fats and sugars. Sounds pretty gross and yet these are the types of foods that a lot of people crave. Myself  included. Ugh! I too struggle between the gap of knowing what is right and doing what is right and some of my favorite foods are the one’s that are not always the best choice for me.

Over the last few months I have actually been trying to detox and cleanse my own system. And where I sit with all of this right now is that I am still trying, and I will keep trying. As a work in progress I am getting a lot of practice and feeling like I might even be gaining some solid ground. Some new insight actually came up for me recently giving me just the right perspective and inspiring me to write this post. It seems I am working towards shifting my eating not only to shift my physical health but to also shift my spiritual experience as well. Cleansing my body is a vibrational pathway to help me open myself further and connect deeper to the pure essence of my own light. So as the last leg of 2012 boils down, I appreciate this new focus as a much-needed dangling carrot, motivating me to continue to move forward in actively raising my own vibration.

how to move your ass

how to move your ass (Photo credit: ntenny)

Related Link:

Vibration of Food: Learn about the Vibration of Food and the Spirit of Eating


What’s in a Closet?

So yes this really is my closet. Yikes, huh? I could be embarrassed that it’s a complete and total mess, but I doubt if you really care how clean my closet is and as you can tell I haven’t exactly been caring about it either. It’s not like that’s where I hang out, it’s a closet. It’s meant for tucking stuff away in. A place where you turn off the light, close the door, and don’t thinking about what’s in there.

Obviously I’m the one responsible for this space in my house, it is my closet. Nobody else needs to go in there. Nobody else needs to see how tidy it is or what it is that I actually keep in there. It’s my personal space with my personal stuff. But as I look into my closet and think to myself, “Man, I really need to clean that up.” I know there is something deeper buried underneath of those piles and underneath of everything that has been so easy to stuff away and ignore. I see a metaphor here, a meaningful parallel, which lends a clue into the state of internal being. Is my closet telling me that there is chaos in my life? That something has gotten way out of control? As I look inside of this small space cram-packed with whatever the heck is in there I know that much like I have been ignoring the state of my closet I have also been ignoring the state of my being. It makes me wonder: Do I feel whole? Do I feel balanced? Or do I feel like I am being strained through a colander day-to-day? Allowing only certain aspects to get through and leaving other pieces of myself behind.

So I need to examine closer what it is that I stuff away, turn the light off on, and close the door to? Well, I’m really active with my writing work right now but not so physically active. I have been eating, eating, eating, but not thinking about what it is I am putting into my body or how much! I have been busy running around with the kids but not taking time to just sit and enjoy watching them. Definitely staying up too late and not getting enough sleep and as a result my threshold for being patient and non-reactive has whittled to a very thin level. I see that I am out of balance in how I am currently living my life, putting a lot of time and energy into certain areas and totally dropping the ball in others.

Weighing scale of sugar

Weighing scale of sugar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The way I see it, it really is just like a closet that keeps getting added to. It is not any single item that tips the scale of being balanced but an accumulation of many things that weigh it down and wear us out. I understand that self-care is important and yet here I am very much so lacking in it. Both my state of being and my closet are telling me to slow down and give attention to those areas that I have been ignoring. It’s time to de-clutter my physical space as well as my inner space.

When you look at cluttered chaos what do you want to do? Run away? Ignore it and let the chaos keep building? Or do something about it? Clean it up, organize, dig through it, and see what’s really in there. Or does that become an obsession for you and you get kicked out of balance in the other direction towards giving too much attention to the task at hand? Where is it that you are lacking balance in your own life?

You can look at the quadrants of being to get a better idea of where you may be giving too much or not enough (see the below image of my personal diagram for an example). Ask yourself: Do I feel emotionally healthy? Do I feel mentally in balance or physically in balance?  Do I feel spiritually engaged? The areas that come up for you as being not in good standing are the areas of your metaphorical closet that need to be dug through and given attention.

So to find out what could possibly be hiding away under your piles of “stuff” that you cram in, close the door to, and turn the light off on, you may want to draw up your own diagram and just take a chance at seeing what comes to mind. Self-examination can be a catalyst tool to get you where you want to be. There’s no pressure here just give yourself the freedom to think about it and see what it is that you write down. Your inner being will then have a chance to air out, to clear away some old stuff, and maybe even get rid of some repeating patterns that just don’t work for you. The door will open, the light will be turned on, and you will be all the more balanced and self-aware for doing so.

It’s like this, have you ever cleaned a room in your home and felt so much better in that space? Like the room was lighter, clearer, and maybe even a little easier to breathe in. Well that’s just exactly what it feels like to clean up the personal space of your being. I know for me that room tends to become my new favorite because it just feels so good to be in clear space! Wouldn’t it be nice to feel lighter and be more fully YOU and less bogged down by that which clutters your life?

Ok so now what? Now it’s time to act! And you get to decide what that means and which pile of your closet you are willing to tackle first. For me, I have started a simple “lifestyle challenge” with a few supporters near and dear to me. We have agreed to give up a food that we indulge in and exercise for 4 hours a week for a whole month. That will be a stretch from where I am beginning but it’s a good challenge and I’m willing to start. And oh yes, about that closet, I’ll dedicate ten minutes a day for five days a week until it is clean. Little by little I’ll pick through and clear out my clutter and little by little I will work towards being both externally balanced with my outer being and internally balanced with my inner being.

Don’t get me wrong, my life is great, but I know I don’t want to live the way I have been. I want to experience fullness. I see the areas that I am lacking in and how it affects the whole of my experience and I am making a conscious effort now to shift into a more balanced existence and I imagine a more peaceful one as well. Thank you for being an audience for me. Just writing this and knowing someone else will read it makes me feel more accountable and will help me to be motivated through this clearing phase I am entering into. I wish you the absolute best in your endeavor as well.

Take good care!