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Food Attunement

May 21, 2019

 

Attuning my food to my environment by infusing this non-local raw honey 🍯with lilacs 🌿💜from my yard.
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I believe in #attunement . I believe it’s entirely possible to tune our bodies, minds, and souls just like you’d tune an instrument, and conversely attune our foods to better harmonize with us, through infusions and combinations. I believe attuning ourselves with our environments, and to the current season, through the *nutritious* foods we eat brings about a sense of peace, harmony, and happiness. I further believe we hold the unique ability to attune ourselves to other energies, elements, etc., outside of our surrounding environments when we crave an energetic change, through food. For example, in the midst of winter dreariness, filling your diet with cononut and pineapple can be just what you need to get over the doldrums. And just look at any particular country’s staple diet and the mirrored energy, and culture, their food creates. You are what you eat...
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🎼These days, I typically crave and attune myself to Earth energies through my food. Maybe it comes from my "adventurous" history - my wild partying days and my new current need for stability that always inevitably comes when the dust of chaos settles. Or maybe it's from my love of music - how I have the ability to match or change my energy just by changing songs, from my experience with harmony, cacophony and euphony and the effects each have on mood and energy. Just as I tend to eat Earth-energy foods these days, I've also noticed a parallel change in the music I tend to listen to- quiet. Soft. Nature sounds. No music at all if I can hear the birds chirping outside. Or maybe it's from my current role as "Mom", and my inclination to crave order - even if I crave chaos temporarily. To want everything settled before I sleep at night. I need (and honestly, have always needed) a C scale to begin and end with a C, so the tune finds a comfortable home and feels settled, even if the melody strays endlessly for a while. I crave Earth. Stability. Family. Constance. And I regularly attune my food and myself in the North direction of my life compass. 🌏 Lots of local foods and wild foods foraged from near my home. Lots of root veggies. Lots of green. Lots of root chakra foods. Lots of combos and infusions to make non-local food my own. Lots of food fermented with the microbes in my home. Putting down roots and claiming my home, my health, my life as MINE.
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💓Do you believe in energy basics? Besides fine-tuning the foods we eat to conjure up a particular energy, what about the most basic energies coming from the standard American diet? Imagine the aura of a body attuned to pesticides and GMOs. Attuned to starkness and death through preservatives and artificial ingredients. Attuned to poverty and hunger through fad diets, and anger, hate, and greed through conveyor-belt, mass-produced meat products. Attuned to slave labor, chaos, and gluttony by mindlessly consuming God knows what from God knows where.
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Now imagine an aura of a body filled with sustainable wild, local, seasonal foods harvested with love, mindfulness, and care. A body filled with fermented, "living foods" teaming with life. Imagine an entire community filled with those auras. An entire city, state, country, world. And further, imagine what you could do with this freer, cleaner bodily energy...
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The energy of the stuff we put into our bodies all day, every day, is just as important than macro and micro nutrients. It's just as important than trace elements. It's just as important as making sure we simply get enough protein each day for optimal Seratonin production (which my current Nutritional Psychology course touts). Food carries spiritual ENERGY that affect the way we think and feel, as much as the physical nutrients feed our physical bodies. Just like the guy who flipped you off in traffic this morning. Just like a toddler dancing like no one's watching. Just like the fuzzy feeling you get when you watch funny cat videos. All energy. It's more important than any of us can ever imagine. In a world that's realizing energy and emotion is just as real as the physical world - that mental health is just as important as physical health - I feel that it's just as important to apply these principles to the foods we eat.
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