“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat
can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”
Eating is a powerful act filled with the potential for healing or harm. After all, we eat several thousands of pounds every year and interface with food and eating on an average of 200 times per day. There are probably not too many activities more integral to our survival than eating and, as a result, it says a lot about who we are. Even as a nutritionist that has been trained to look at food as calories and to put people on “diets,” I have discovered that foods and eating are conduits to our personal growth at our innermost core. Knowing what someone eats tells me volumes of information about what needs healing in their lives.
One way to access our healing needs is to use the ancient Vedic chakra system, which supports the idea that we are composed of a multitude of vibrations. These vibrations are found within the body and correlate to various aspects of life. Since these are subtle energy centers, they can be impacted both by the vibrations of food and by the spirit of eating. We may be choosing certain foods to heal these centers or those that throw our energy off balance.