Every type of food we eat has a spiritual and energetic effect on the body, mind and spirit. This is the very essence of spiritual nutrition.
In almost every culture, food has long played a dual physical and spiritual role for centuries. The Jewish tradition forbids eating pork, the Hindus forbid eating beef, and many rastas only eat Ital foods which according to dietary laws–Ital food adheres to the Old Testament rejection of pork and shellfish.
The actual work of practicing spiritual nutrition is centered on the intuitive eating. This type of mindful eating reminds us to slow down, listen, and pay attention to the messages and signs that our bodies are continuously delivering about which spiritual foods are best for us in any given moment. Cravings are important memos from the body and are its way of telling us about our emotional needs. They can also provide clues as to the limiting beliefs or negative self-talk that might be contributing to an emotional upset. The feelings we posses about food can also shed some light on the interplay between certain thoughts, feelings, and emotions that may be seeking our attention.
One of the key elements of spiritual nutrition has to do with paying attention to where our food comes from.
If you want to enhance your own spiritual nutrition, remember that human nutrition, or nourishment, takes on a spiritual aspect when we become aware of our connection to the foods we eat.