Hello, beautiful souls!
It is a message about nutrition that goes far beyond nutrients, energy density, phytochemicals, and other matter-based information. Everything we consume – whether it’s food-, mental-, emotional-, or spiritual-wise – carries a subtle vibration; so does our bodies and minds. By merging these external with our own energies, one influences the other. The subtle energies we’re exposed to on a daily basis can have an incredible impact on our health and well-being.
“The subtle energies of your food become your mind.”
The Upanishads are part of the ancient Sanskrit texts from India, also known as Vedanta. The yogic philosophy refers to these old scriptures as they conserve a lot of wisdom. The Upanishads had an important impact on the spiritual development in ancient India. Yogic tradition teaches the direct link between the mind and food.
~ The mind-body connection ~
Holistic health experts, scientists as well as people by their own experience (I myself included) confirm the inseparable body-mind connection. I would go even further and say that you could use these two terms interchangeably. Your body represents the subconscious mind: all the thoughts, belief patterns and convictions which are programmed into your sub-consciousness are physically expressed by your body. Ultimately, we cannot hide our deepest wounds, traumas or the fact that we don’t live in alignment with our core values from anyone else (ourselves included). Your own food choices are simply a reflection of your sub-conscious state of vibration. You will only choose foods that match your own level of frequency. You will feed body and mind with more of these energies you‘re aligned with energetically.
According to the Upanishads, it is said that the food we consume is divided into three parts by getting processed in the body (Cousens, 2005):
- The gross parts will be eliminated,
- the middle parts will become the physical body (flesh), and
- the subtle essence will become the mind.
So far so good, but what does the term “subtle energies” actually refer to? Is there a tangible explanation?
~ Energy, vibration & frequency ~
Subtle energy means the non-visible entity which the physical particles are made out of. Albert Einstein already knew that there is no matter, but only vibration:
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong.
What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.
There is no matter.”
The famous American physicist Nikolas Tesla, founder of the theory of electromagnetism, said something similar: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” The body as well as food is a vibrating, intelligent force field of energy. By becoming processed, transformed, and stored in the bodies tissue, the foods’ vibration interacts with our own energies. If we see it from this perspective, it has to be considered where your food comes from, how it is grown, harvested, stored, processed (or even killed). Everything holds a vibration in it; a subtle energy.
The way we think, feel, what decisions we make and eventually, who we are, is constantly influenced by the subtle energies we are exposed to on a day to day basis; also by nutrition. If you imagine putting two to four or even more times a day foods into your body, doesn’t it sound logical that there is a (strong) connection between the food itself and your body-mind system?
There is no specific diet that fits all. The concept of bio-individuality addresses our unique needs. However, some main facts cannot be denied and need to be pointed out; and again, I refer to a blend of sources, like science, ancient philosophies, people’s and my very personal experience. These “principles” are:
- whole foods over processed foods
- fresh foods over packaged, and stored foods
- organic over conventional
- seasonal and local over imported foods
- plant foods over animal products
The most crucial point in finding foods that match your unique needs is the resonance of your vibration. Ask yourself: How does it make me feel during and after eating? Does it support me in becoming my Highest Self? Does it serve me as well as the greater good? – Only if you are convinced that it serves you from the inside out, you are making the best food choices for yourself and for the world.
~ The power of raw foods ~
One of the greatest teachers along my journey, Ronnie Landis, put the message about nutrition brilliantly – in very literal terms – as he says:
“When we consume foods rich in colourful expression,
we begin to express ourselves a bit more colourfully.”
The fact that natural raw (living) foods increases the bodies cell vitality has been proved scientifically. The Austrian physician Dr. Eppinger (First Medical University of Vienna) explored some interesting information about the impact of foods on diseases. He found that during a disease process the electrical potential of cells would decrease, hence, their ability to absorb nutrients and excrete toxins would be diminished. Raw plant foods are the only type of foods which have the ability to restore the cells’ electrical potential and therefore their ability to function properly (Smith Jones, 2010).
This finding does correlate with the work from Dr. Kollath, a Swedish scientist. He proved in an animal-based study that a western-based cooked food diet made animals look mediocrely healthy on the outside, but they didn’t have as much resistance as animals fed with raw foods. Furthermore, the former group developed chronic, degenerative diseases at an early age of life. Raw foods allowed the animals to restore health and to slow down the aging process. Vitamin and mineral supply to the “western diet group” did not shift their meso-health to a state of vibrant health (Meyerowitz, 2000).
You’ve probably heard of the famous physician Dr. Bircher-Benner from Switzerland. 1897, he came across raw foods nutrition, founded the first raw food clinic and supported the restoring power of “living” nutrition on ability of a diseased body and mind to heal itself (Melzer et al., 2004).
Only if the body is in a vibrant, healthy, thriving state, you can experience clarity in the mind and sense emotional well-being. Hence, your vibration is raised which will be expressed from the inside out; you’ll come closer to your authentic, true Self.
Maybe you consider thinking about the idea of subtle energies, about where your food comes from and what type of vibration you put into your body.
I wish you a colourful, bright day.
Sending you lots of love, high vibes, and a big hug.
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Melzer J., Melchart D., Saller R. Entwicklung der Ordnungstherapie durch Bircher-Benner in der Naturheilkunde im 20. Jahrhundert. Forsch Komplementärmed Klass Naturheilkd 303 (2004). Vol. 303 (11):293–303.
Meyerowitz S. Power Juices, Super Drinks: Quick, Delicious Recipes to Prevent and Reverse Disease. Kensington (2000).
Smith Jones S. The Joy factor: 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health. CONARI PR (2010).