Changing My Diet
Of the many changes I’ve had to make in my life to develop psychically (and there are MANY), probably the hardest for me has been changing my diet. Although the dietary changes support my body better (regardless of my career choice) sometimes I really resent that I cannot eat whatever I want without consequence.
Socializing With Food
As social beings, where do we gather?
Around food and drink.
Generally the food is laden with high calorie ingredients and the beverages are alcoholic.
Celebrating With Food
Food has always been a reward for me. When I want to celebrate, I celebrate with food. When I need a little extra support in my life, I reward myself with food that is comforting.
I’ve always had issues with sugar. I think we all do, but people like me are the ‘canaries in the coal mine‘ warning the rest of you of the harm you’re doing to your body with the amount of sugar you ingest. I’m not a doctor, and I try not to opine on the decisions of others. However, sugar in all forms, but especially the manufactured chemical form (e.g. sucralose, aspartame) is basically a neurotoxin because sugar and sugar substitutes overstimulate the nerve cells to the point of damage. Again, I don’t want to preach, but I know first-hand the effects of sugar on my body. Sugar makes me more emotional and ingesting sugar causes a change in my thinking. I become more fearful, angry, depressed, and negative when I eat a lot of sugar.
…but I also love to bake, and my baked goods are delicious!
Eating Benefits and Consequences
When I adhere to a mostly raw, whole, high vibration food diet (vegetables and fruit), I feel better overall. Even though I’ve always been pretty proud of the fact that my diet is healthier than the diet of the average American, there are still a lot of foods that I enjoy and desire to consume that don’t support my body in a healthy manner (e.g., sugar, alcohol, gluten, caffeine, etc.)
Prior to my work as a psychic medium, I was aware that a lot of the foods that I found tasty, did not provide the best fuel for my body. However, like most people, I don’t like to be denied things I enjoy. In the past, I could still perform the duties of my job during the day and fuel my body with low vibration food at night. Now, however, if I eat poorly the night before a reading, it is harder for me to connect with spirit the next day.
I have found that as I eliminate foods from my diet, when I “cheat” the effects of those foods are more dramatic. Interestingly, there are some foods that I no longer find appealing at all. Beef seems to be a big one for me. Just the thought of beef makes me nauseous. The smell is quite unappealing and it’s really hard for me to choke it down unless I completely mask the taste of the meat. Ironically, every once in a while, my body still craves a hamburger. Which, if I slather it in ketchup and mustard and accompany it with onion and pickle, I can eat it. However, it is really difficult for me to digest.
I also find that sometimes after a reading—especially a reading that was emotionally draining due to the grief of the client—I crave junk food. In the beginning, I didn’t understand the physiology of the craving. Now I do. My body is communicating that it needs to ground. The fastest and easiest way our bodies translate that need is to crave low vibration food. A better way to ground after a difficult session would be to exercise vigorously, but sometimes, it’s just easier to eat.
Right now, I seem to jump on and off the healthy-eating bandwagon. Sometimes my diet is pristine, but then I get bored with it, or I get tired of the effort involved, or I am unable to find food to support my body when I travel, and I eat something I crave. Unfortunately, I am generally “rewarded” with some negative reaction in my body (e.g., congestion, upset stomach, headache, etc.,). Although developing psychically brought my food sensitivities to light, even if I no longer worked as a medium, I would be unable to eat anything and everything, anymore.
I hope some day it will be easier for me to maintain healthy eating habits all of the time without feeling deprived or like I’m some kind of freak in social situations, but for now, I take it one day at a time.
How about you? Do you struggle with any food sensitivities?