Improve your Sixth Sense through Nutrition!
We all want to be more intuitive! But did you know that certain foods can help???
All of us are born with an innate sixth sense. You can further cultivate this sixth sense through practice but you can also facilitate its expansion in the way you nourish your body. Through absorbing nourishing energies you will expand your ‘satellite system’. Although meditation and a general sense of peace and balance are a prerequisite to being in tune with your surroundings, the regular cleansing and nourishing of your body is as important.
1. Cleansing AND/ or detoxification.
This process is very similar to cleaning out the dirty water in the bucket before you add clean water. Because of your practice, and actually just by living, you accumulate energies which do not benefit you or which have stopped being beneficial. This is an ongoing process much similar to discarding the peel of an orange when eating the orange. You cannot do one without the other. So just look upon your detox as part of the regular maintenance of your body and sixth sense. We can cleanse and detox by regularly consuming:
Vitamin D rich foods:
Found in tuna, mackerel, and salmon, cereals, egg yolks. If you are in the healing field or you want to improve your spiritual practice, you may also consider taking a 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.
A regular dose of Selenium:
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium. On average, you may eat about 8 regular sized nuts per week.
We do become more Zinc deficient as we evolve in our spiritual practice. The best, common plant sources of zinc are legumes, nuts, seeds, and oatmeal. You can also find zinc in seafood such as oysters and crab, meats such as lean beef and poultry and dairy products including yogurt and cheese. Alternatively you can take a supplement of 15 mg of zinc daily.
Toxin free foods:
Detoxing becomes a continuous effort, as we also need to actively diminish the amount of toxic foods we consume. Think about foods loaded with preservatives, sugars, colorants, emulsifiers and artificial colorants. So eat natural, organic or local whenever possible. The most nourishing food is still the most natural food served immediately from farm to table.
2. Replenishment and restoration
Detoxification is always followed by replenishing and restoring. This is when you make your body ‘shine’ and allow it to rejuvenate and accommodate according to the life you lead.
In order to do so, you benefit on a daily basis from:
Drink plenty of water, as you need about 2 quarts daily to allow the body to function optimally. This will also help improve the cleansing effect of the lymphatic system. Try to drink plain water that still carries ‘life’. Shy away from city water and expensive treatment gimmicks. Invest in well water or a regular home treatment system. Allow your water to be exposed to the sun if it needs recharging.
Luckily, B vitamins are widely distributed throughout the food supply, so if you’re eating a varied, balanced diet that includes foods from all food groups, you’re most likely getting as many vitamins as you need.
As the quality of our food diminishes, the need for more vitamin C is increasing. Vitamin C is responsible for detox and rejuvenation. The fresher your food is, the more Vitamin C it contains. High vitamin C foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas. Alternatively, take about 2 grams of vitamin C daily.
Although you can find vitamin E in raw seeds, spinach, kale, plant oils and hazelnut, almonds are know to be one the best vitamin E foods.
Lots of minerals
Leafed vegetables provide valuable quantities of magnesium, potassium, iron, copper and calcium. You may also want to include some wild fish and seaweed. Magnesium is found in dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate (yippee), and more. Just remember that you may need an equivalent of about 400 to 800 mg of magnesium daily.
The elephant in the room
When you seek balance, you also need to be in balance with this living Earth which feeds you. Part of developing your sixth sense is by honoring your environment; by remembering who you truly are and how you uniquely connect to all that is. This is an ever-changing scenery. Nothing ever stays the same. Energy is change. As you evolve, so will the people on your path and the environment you live in.
It is unfortunate that when we look in the dictionary under Land, it refers to something solid or almost dead. However our Earth is very much alive and nourishes us incessantly. And a we use this much needed nourishment, we need to do so while respecting all that is.
Enjoy your sweet journey. Martine, 3/2016
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