You can make a powerful connection with the worlds of Grandmother Earth through the food you eat in the following way: When you sit down to eat, look at every single plant and meat on your plate and envision it alive in its natural form. Reflect for a moment about the preciousness, the sweetness, of that food usually taken for granted. Them very clearly from your heart, say thank-you, and honor the way in which it died in order for you to be nourished. Declare your intent – to gain the greatest amount of energy and nourishment possible from the food.
When you do this, you receive much more than just calories and vitamins; the plants and animals co-empower you through their give-away. In this way, you engage in a process of connection and communication that transcends physical substance form. Do this for one week, and then go back to your old routine and notice the difference in your energy. This is a step for you towards alignment. This also applies to people who say grace at a meal. Usually, this is spoken as a prayer to God or Creator/Creatress for the blessing of the food. In addition, however, offer your prayer of thanksgiving directly to the plants and animals that feed you.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.