U R what U eat…or perhaps…U eat what U R

The holidays, or as I like to call them, the Holy-days, are upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanza, or nothing at all, there is one thing most of us have in common this time of year; we tend to eat more than usual! The vast majority of Americans are likely to overindulge in both food and drink this time of year. At the gym we hear “work it off” while at the parties we hear “eat it up!” Either way there is an excess of food consumption going on and conflicting messages about eating around the Holy-days.

Meanwhile, friends, family, coworkers, Foodnetwork.com, Pintrest, and even Forbes offer recipe ideas for the holy-days. Recipes for cocktails, appetizers, main dishes, cookies, soups; you name it, someone has a recipe for it. I would like to tell you about a magical ingredient to add to all of your Holy-day (and EVERYDAY) food and drink recipes. A special added bonus to food that, when ingested, you can tell your gym: “No, I will not work this off!” And when you are encouraged to eat more, you can say “Yes I will have more of that dish …as long as it contains the magical ingredient.” The mystical element missing from most food preparation is something that costs no money at all; you already have it although you may rarely add it to your meals. The most important component to any food or drink recipe is…are you ready…believe it or not…it is LOVE! The energy of love is powerful as you may already know. You can increase its power exponentially when you add it to all the meals you prepare.

While stuffing their thanksgiving turkey I’ve heard people say things like, “I cannot stand aunt/uncle so-n-so” or “I hope so-n-so doesn’t piss me off again this year.” “His/her mom/dad gets on my nerves so bad; I can’t stand her/him!” What most people do not understand is the harmful and unhealthy effects of negative energy! As you speak those words and think those thoughts the negative energy goes directly into the very food you will be serving others and eating yourself. Therefore you are essentially eating negativity! Did you ever stop to think that maybe the reason you feel yucky after eating a family meal is because there was negative energy in the food?

Please take this message to heart: Stop stressing out while making Holy-day meals. Slow down, be grateful, and appreciate your friends and family. Be thankful for the blessings of food, family, and friends. Many people in our world today have none of that. Make the conscious effort to think kind and loving thoughts while preparing your meals. If someone is complaining about something while you are cooking, ask them to kindly leave the kitchen or refrain for speaking negatively while you are cooking.

I learned a beautiful cooking practice years ago from Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa of the Khalsa Healing Arts Center in Yardley PA. She has a clock in her kitchen which chimes every 15 minutes. Each time the clock chimes she stops whatever she is doing (as does everyone in the kitchen), she closes her eyes, re-centers herself, takes a precious breath, offers gratitude, and then continues with whatever she was previously doing. The entire process lasts maybe 10-15 seconds…POWERFUL!!  

I urge you to please remember that you are blessed; and take time to bless others with your thoughts. Add loving energy to all your meals; start today! Enjoy blessed Holy-days!

If you or anyone you know is in need of mental/emotional counseling, physical coaching, or spiritual guidance please contact me: Sharon@whitefawnwellness.com