Last night I watched the movie ‘My Octopus Teacher‘, a beautiful tale of our inter-relationship with the natural world. An understanding that we don’t exist on this Earth, in fact we are a part of this Earth. A woven synergy of life itself.
With all the upheaval happening in the world at this moment, I feel that that is the one thing that must never be forgotten. All of us are a part of this Earth. Not just some of us. ALL of us. No matter your belief system, no matter your views and no matter your story, we are here on Earth together.
So the question is, what does this moment require of ALL of us ?
What the world needs now…
… is LOVE, sweet LOVE 🎶🎶
LOVE is what this moment beckons of us.
Imagine if every conversation, every thought, every action, every response to someones post, we took a moment to imbue our response with LOVE ?
Rather than react, we firstly breathed.
Rather than trying to make someone understand our point of view, we first sought to understand theirs.
And rather than close our mind around our views like a ring of steel, instead we practiced a little osmotic thought just like nature does!
Here is a sacred practice I bring to my own life on a daily basis, it forms the foundation of my work with Lightrition. It is simple, has been practice on Earth for thousands & thousands of years and in fact comes naturally away from the programming of how you ‘should’ eat in our western society. My practice is ‘Eating with my hands’.
Eating with your Hands
Through our Hands we ‘give & receive’ with life. Just like our breath, natures breath, our heartbeat, and Earth’s tides, our hands represent our flow with life. Our four fingers represents the elements – Earth, Fire, Air & Water – and our Thumb represents our Soul, our purpose within the world. Eating with your hands keeps you in flow, on purpose, walking hand-in-hand with life.
Eating food with our hands is nourishing, improves digestion, whilst also negating our need to overeat as we feel a greater satiety with our meals. LOVE afterall is the biggest nourisher! We feel the texture of the food, appreciate the infused solar intelligence with every bite and marvel at the crystallised minerals that help impart this intelligence.
When food is first touched with your hands before placing in your mouth, the food is also felt deeply within your Heart. A gratefulness fills you body that transcends time and space. You are transported into the world of nature, plants become your bridge to the divine. So much comfort can be found from the sacred touch of your hands.
In preparing your meals, try and use your hands as much as possible, steering a way from too much electrical interference, that changes the sacred template of the food. If you are kneading bread, use your hands rather a machine. Pick fresh herbs & leafy greens from the garden and add them to your salad, gently tearing the pieces rather than cutting.
Maybe even layout a big platter of food and invite your friends and family to use their hands, all sharing off this one platter. Unity in diversity.
Eating with your hands, particularly if you also grow & harvest the food from your garden too, is a great way to build the diversity of your microbiome and enhance your Gut Wisdom. When your hands touch a seed prior to planting, the seed ‘receives’ your genetic imprint, and alchemical grows the plant to your individual nutritional needs. And as you gather your harvest, your food is covered in billions if not trillions of microbes that respond in service to your reverent touch. Nature is pure magic, all we need do is listen to her wisdom & flow with her cycles.
If you need to use utensils when preparing meals, try and use ‘natural’ implements such as wooden spoons, or a mortar & pestles made of stone. And as you stir or grind in a clockwise motion, reflect on the great Cosmic Flow of our spiral galaxy. Feel yourself as part of something much greater than yourself.
And as you drink your tea, visualise the cloud within your tea, the cloud that never dies. Smile at the cloud within your tea. Smile at the cloud within your body. Smile at the cloud within everyone’s body. With each sip embody the cloud that brings life to this planet.
There is so much more to share about Hands, Heart & the Cosmos, and I am loving imparting these sacred practices within my Lightrition your Life online course. Would love for you to join us.
Our New Earth
Whilst this sacred ceremony of preparing & eating food with your hands may at first seem too simplistic to make any real change within the world at this time, I personally feel it is one the MOST important things that you can incorporate into your everyday life.
If we are to flourish a New Earth based on sacred practices of kindness, empathy, reverence of each other and divinity with nature, then we must NOW be those sacred practices. There is never a greater time to start than the present. The current model is breaking down, so YOUR sacred practices now weaves the template of the future.
As we come into today’s Spring/Autumn Equinox, that moment of stillness, that place between worlds, may we move into this new cycle with a Grace that will be the catalyst of reLOVEutionary change. Lets spend more of our day walking the sacred path toward a world more beautiful, ‘being the change’. Lets be the love sweet love.