“We are what we eat” is not only a well-known expression but a true reflection of what is happening today throughout the world. Over 2 billion people in the world suffer from obesity, while 36 million people will die this year from starvation. What we eat can make a difference not only in our health, but can elevate our consciousness. Too much of our food has been so modified that it has lost much of what nature originally intended. Not only that, our food often comes from thousands of miles away. We are disconnected from the way it was grown and the people who grew it, which ultimately leads us to be disconnected from ourselves.
Our disconnection causes us to drive from desire to need, and from need to attainment, without being able to see the big picture. We search for the latest fad diet, the best clothing, the most exotic places to visit, or something different to spice up our lives. Each of us has an endless list of things that we need to feel happy and alive. Why do we feel the need to experience so many different things? Do we really need so much?
How can we attempt to reconnect once again to the non-causal flow of love? By living a lifestyle that emanates consciousness, we can begin to live on a path of unification, unconditional love, and peace. Eating less-altered food is one step we can take. The closer to nature our foods are, the closer to nature we become, and our consciousness is inspired to evolve. Recognizing that our actions are not separate from our feelings is also an important step to helping us heal and understand the subtle messages in life, a life connected from within.
“Few of us are aware that the act of eating can be a powerful statement of commitment to our own well-being, and at the same time the creation of a healthier habitat. Your health, happiness, and the future of life on earth are rarely so much in your own hands as when you sit down to eat.” John Robbins