Have you considered that the food you are craving or desiring can tell you something about what is going on for you? That your food has messages for you, when looked at, in context with what is happening in one/or all areas of your life?
For a long time, I didn’t think much about the food I was eating. Initially, it was ‘just’ food, to fill a hole, so I could continue with more important things. Then it became ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food, depending on what my weight goal was and how well I was achieving this goal.
My definition of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ changed over the years when I stopped looking at weight loss as the goal and started looking at health and vitality as my goal. This has now evolved to “What is my body trying to tell me?” when I look at what it is that I am craving or desiring.
First, let’s look at craving and desiring.
If I asked you to tell me the foods that you crave, most likely you would tell me a list of all the ‘bad’ foods like sugar-filled, fat filled, junk food or drink. However, if you dug a bit deeper and started observing what you are reaching for, you might find that there are ‘good’ foods that you also crave (or desire). Not only are the messages coming from the ‘bad’ foods, but they are also coming from the ‘good’ foods. I did a post on cravings which you can read here.
Let me give you an example of a craving/desired foods that I have been reaching for in the last few weeks.
Mango, Baby Spinach and Kombucha Green Smoothie. This has been my go-to smoothie for the last 3 – 4 weeks. I absolutely LOVE the taste, and as mangoes are in season, it’s no surprise that I have been using fresh mangoes. But having the same smoothie every day? For me, this means there is something about the energy of this smoothie that my body wants.
Energy? The vibration of the ingredients combined.
A quick snapshot:
- Baby spinach is green and green relates to the heart chakra. So there could be something about opening and purifying the heart energy. In Chinese Medicine, green relates to the Wood element. Metaphorically the Wood element relates to having ‘roots’ to sustain growth and/or enough fuel to sustain your passion. It is also about whether you have enough structure to achieve growth.
- Mango is orange, and orange relates to the creativity chakra. So there could be something about my ability to be creative. Mango is sweet, which relates to the Earth element in Chinese medicine. The Earth element is about ‘having your feet on the ground’ or being grounded and centred. Again there is an element in having enough roots to nourish growth and stability to give form to my dreams. The two meridians associated with the Earth element are Stomach and Spleen. These two meridians (and the physical organs) are about digestion, so the message could relate to my ability to digest events happening in my life.
- Kombucha is a fermented drink and full of good bacteria. Again something to do with digestion.
When I look at all of the above and also what has been happening in my life the last 4 weeks or so, the message I take away from all this is my need to support my digestion (metaphorically) as I have been studying and learning a lot of new information.
This new information has needed to be ‘digested’ so that I can assimilate it and then work with it. I will be using this new information to create (the creativity) new workshops and products for my business. For all this to be successful I need to be ‘grounded’ in the work. This means to really understand the information, not just from a head perspective but from a deep understanding/knowing perspective.
How interesting that I have been supporting my learning through a green smoothie that I have been desiring and consuming the last 4 weeks. It is only in the last few days that I actually have taken notice of the messages this drink has been giving me.
Leave me a comment and let me know what foods you are reaching for? Do you know how are they supporting you in your unfolding at this time?