The food you eat comes from the plant and animal world. Plants and animals have done a sacred give-away of themselves to provide nourishment for you. The food – plant or animal – has a consciousness as well as a substance form. When you eat the substance form, it releases its spiritual essence, which is what really nourishes you. In this way, it gives you life.
There is such a thing as dead food and live food, even though both may be cooked food. The manner in which your food is prepared affects how and to what extent its essence can be transferred to you for your sustenance and health. Food prepared in fast-food restaurants and take-out chains or available in the frozen-food section of the supermarket is essentially dead food. It has not been prepared with loving care; it has been thrown together on a rushed assembly line, and too often we the scarf it down on the run. Families less and less often sit down to a lovingly prepared meal and truly focus on and appreciate the nourishment, this give-away that comes to us from the worlds of Grandmother Earth. More and more, our meals are squeezed into our work schedules – between meetings, band practice, our workout at the gym, picking the kids up from school, or going to the movies. Remember, everything is energy. The energy we radiate into the food we eat is what we carry into our bodies.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.