I mentioned that I had a catering business for many years. Quitting several times, but then going back into it. (a form of self flagellation!)
Anyway, after the first time I quit and was thinking of going back into it, I realized that I wanted and needed to come from a spiritual place. You see, from early on, I have been conscious of the fact that I was preparing something that people were going to put into their bodies. That in itself was important knowledge for me.
But when I really thought about coming from a Spiritual Place while doing that, I think it took things up several notches.
My employees knew it. If someone didn’t understand or have the right energy, I wouldn’t hire them. I by no means expected people to follow the same path that I was on, but they had to have some kind of awareness of what I was about. They had to understand on some level about the energy thing.
And my clients got it.
Maybe not consciously, but when they would say something about how good the food was, my reply was often, “There’s a lot of Love in that food!” They would stop for a second and I know that somewhere it registered.
Where I’m going with this is that I tried to be so conscious of coming from a higher place when cooking and feeding people-wanting the energy going into the food and their bodies to be the best that I could possibly provide-to help enhance whatever their event was about.
Upon waking, I would offer up a prayer and ask that my food be blessed.
I chant and listen to mantras while cooking.
I practice this in my own life.
I try for the most part to only eat Organic fruit and veg. don’t eat meat, poultry or pork. Now I’m not saying that I can’t totally enjoy Fish and Chips somewhere, but on the whole I eat healthy and prefer to prepare my own food. Eating at a fast food joint where someone is opening a bunch of cans and couldn’t care less about what they’re doing has no appeal to me.
I really and truly believe in the energy thing.
Except when it came to guzzling gallons of Sauvignon Blanc. For some reason, I never gave a thought to what kind of energy was going into my body .
Or to what it was doing to me on a Soul-u-lar level.
I have a theory- and it’s MY theory and I’m sure many would not agree.
But, here goes-
I believe that much of the mental turmoil experienced from addiction is coming from what I call, a Soul-u-lar level. Meaning that our very core is screaming out against our addiction. That addiction is a way of smothering the Soul.
That is what make us so uncomfortable. The smothering of our Soul- through wine or other substances. Our Soul crying is out to us over and over and over. In the middle of the night because that’s when are at our quietest and we can’t busy ourselves to consciously ignore it.
No matter how spiritual we are, we think we are, we are not-cannot- experiencing our true Self 100% when we have an addiction.
Addiction dulls the energy of the soul. And so, it screams louder and louder to be heard.
Begging us to stop. Causing intense mental anguish and discomfort.
That voice is trying to help us along the road of our own Spiritual Progress.
Begging us to be Conscious.