15 Aug Receptivity; How to eat like a Goddess
You see, to receive we have to be open, and to be open we have to Be in a state of relaxation, ease, security and safety. Do you feel like this? Or do you feel stressed, anxious and anything but secure, whether in your body, mind or life itself?
The spleen is the organ of receptivity, it’s our ‘inner mother’ receiving and utilising nourishment through food, and also emotions. Too often we don’t allow ourSelf to receive the nourishment physically through food, and neither do we allow ourSelf to receive emotional nourishment through loving family, friends and partnerships.
How to eat like a Goddess;
- Relax. Sounds easy, yet we know it feels like a challenge sometimes. But, our breath tells our brain under which state, stress or peace, to operate. Simply put. 5 minutes of calm, rhythmic breathing before each meal will do wonders for relaxing your body so it can move into receiving mode.
- Bless your food. Acknowledge the goodness and nourishment that’s in front of you on your plate. See it. Familiarise yourSelf with it. Energy follows thought. You’re literally telling your body that nourishment is here and priming it to receive. Feel appreciation for this food and bless it with your loving awareness.
- Intention. Simply ask your body to assimilate this food with ease, feeling free to receive nourishment. Communication between your body and food is a two-way street, you can greatly influence the outcome of this ‘transfer of information’ by setting powerful intention to be nourished by this food.
- Focus. To maintain a relaxed state of openness, eat slowly, breathe calmly and don’t multitask. If your mind is busy reading an email or scrolling Instagram, your system is trying to digest and receive information as well as food. This will overload your body and your system crashes, literally. Focus ‘souly’ on your food, tasting it, enjoying it, chewing it really well and tapping into the pleasure of eating. Pleasure is divine, don’t be afraid of it, embrace it.