It is a good thing to increase our food awareness that affects the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity as well as our well-being.
A Japanese proverb says ‘Illness enters through a mouth’. This means what we eat causes illness. Food is a door to health and/or illness. Whatever we put in our mouth either builds up our health or tears it down.
People in Japan customarily say ‘itadaki masu’ before a meal and ‘gochiso sama’ after a meal.
‘Itadaki masu’ means I reverently receive and appreciate this meal.
‘Gochiso sama’ means I am thankful for all the trouble people took in order to make this meal.
Giving thanks for food is a universal and primary spiritual daily practice. It is wonderful to dedicate a blessing, prayer or invocation before and after a meal.
We, humans, don’t devour food just to fill an empty stomach. We are to appreciate our meals with high respect and gratitude for the sacrifice of the lives of other beings, for we are aware of the truth that any being has to kill and eat other life in order to sustain its own life and survive.
Simply put, ‘Life lives on life’. How we eat is as important as what.
We are what we eat…
What are we human beings, designed to eat?
Basically humans are omnivorous but we can find the answer in our mouths, our dental layout. In the human mouth, there are 32 teeth in all, 20 molars (62.5%), 8 incisors (25%) and 4 canine (12.5%) teeth.
This signifies that we are designed to regularly eat a wholegrain, vegetables and fruits as a day-to-day meal and occasionally eat meat.
What about cats, dogs, lions and sharks? They have prominent canine teeth, for they are designed to be carnivorous. Human beings are omnivores but not carnivores.
“We must eat to live, not live to eat”
“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be the food”
It is a good idea to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, beans, grains, “superfood”-which contains as much nutrition vitamins as possible.
-food should be always fresh healthy alive, better raw, or slow low temperate cooked.
-be tempered, it is better to eat small portions often, then few big;
-food should energizing you,easy to digest, not making you feel sleepy tired or cause gas;
-at night body needs to rest -to recover, not to work on digestion, so it’s better to have last meal at least 3-4 hours before bedtime.
Gradually changing your diet, after some time, it will become your habitual way of life -a new skill, you will be able to listen your body needs, to fill it with food which brings better its and good health.Your body will be grateful to you, by serving you for many years, being constantly energized active and healthy.
Be aware every time you preparing food and/or eating food, remembering that, it is also a spiritual practice. Be thankful for the fact that Nature grants us with so many gifts, eat consciously, with love and respect to your body and soul!
Appreciate The Earth for fertility land and abundance of her gifts, give thanks to all people who took part in all stages until the moment when the food was on the table in front of you.
Practicing Reiki Ryoho, you can use Reiki energy (energy of Universe) to neutralize and fill up (food products), with the qualities of food which you need and want for you and others. Food is an energy – energy of health joy happiness and love!
Be thankful for the fact that Nature endows us with so many gifts, eat consciously, with love and respect to your body and soul!
Your food – one of the instruments for the health, youth longevity and happiness.