Have you ever waited to get your food on a long line or in a busy restaurant? I think we all probably have. Maybe the food is worth the wait and you can taste every bit of love and effort put into making it a scrumptious dish. On the other hand isn’t it the worst when you finally get your food and the first bite is thoroughly disappointing? You’re starving so you eat it anyway and an hour later your stomach is screaming for help. I’ve talked before about eating foods made with love and positive energy but I want to touch back on that. Energy is everywhere within us, around us, and especially in the foods we consume. If energy is literally everywhere it must be pretty important. What we some times don’t realize is that the food we eat carries the energy of its maker. If you are eating food that is made by a stressed person who really doesn’t want to be cooking then the food will be filled with resentment and stress. Even if the initial taste of the food is absolutely delicious that energy will stay with you. To many this sounds silly but I assure you its not. Have you ever made a recipe exactly the same more than once but each time it tastes different? Well if you think about the feelings and energies you are putting into that dish they probably weren’t the same both times you made it. There are times I rush and feel pressure to make a meal great and forget all about the honor it is to feed others and myself and the food ends up with scattered energy.
While at the 5-day music festival, I camped out at; I put myself to the test. The last day I didn’t have enough food because, as I told you last week, one of my containers was flooded with water in the cooler. I still had one soup left but I was saving that for dinner and I needed something to eat for lunch. They had an area near the campgrounds called “the hub” and there they had food trucks, a Walgreens tent for staple items, showers, bathrooms, pop-up clothes boutiques, and other food tents. As I walked around the hub, to my surprise, I found a few food items I could eat. The one I chose was a taco food truck that was dairy and gluten free and made with only organic ingredients (at least that’s what the sign said). “Peace, love, tacos” was their motto, how could I not try it? I waited on line for about a half hour for 2 veggie tacos. As I waited I watched the people working in the taco truck and most of them were bopping along to music and smiling. Everyone seemed pretty happy but all of them seemed to be stressed rushing and sweating trying to push out as many tacos as possible. I can’t help but think that the assembly line of taco makers each put their own energy into my tacos. Although the tacos were delicious, I did have a slightly upset stomach a half hour later and felt very flustered.
Some times even the most nutritious foods can go south if they aren’t made with love. It’s important to not only eat wholesome foods but to eat foods that give you the energy your body needs to stay balanced. Living in a society where people are always on the go, it may be easier said than done, but to recognize the energy your food contains gives you the power of choice.