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"Pay Attention to What you Consume "
I didn't know what I was going to talk about in this blog until I sat down, and that is unusual for me. I usually know exactly what I am going to write about and can't wait to get myself in front of a computer to put it down. Recently I have been fasting by eating only fruits and raw veggies, and I have been hungry, I am not going to lie about it. At the same time, all of these uncomfortable emotions are purging from my system.
It's only going to be a short fast for the first time, then I will do a longer one, followed by intermittent fasting. The hardest part for me is fighting with turning around and pigging out on food. The fast that I am on inspired this blog entry.
This fast has led me to pay real attention to what I consume even more so. I have a sensitive nature so I am on alert for what I consume. What we eat is not just about the foods that we consume. It is also about what we are watching and looking at, because that is consuming. We are taking it all in, it all goes into our subconscious mind and mental programming. For one I had to stop scrolling so much on social media.
Facebook is more of a trigger for me than Instagram. People leave Facebook and I know why, I have before. I like Facebook for several reasons. I like seeing children of my friends and family growing up, I love seeing people's accomplishments, and the people with humor, because I love to laugh. At the same time, there are posts where people are judging, making fun of people, trying to make other people feel stupid, and setting out to prove how big their ego is. I feel like I am judging just by writing that sentence. Facebook reminds me of a high school click at times, and it's filled with family members, friends, and people that you know who won't support you. It's filled with people who follow you to watch you, and never support you. Then you will see these same people in public and they will tell you how they see you doing your thing. And it's not the lack of support that triggers me, it's the judging posts, and the generalizing posts.
This is why I say, watch what you consume. Watch what you read, what you see, what you watch on tv, and social media. Television itself has changed drastically in the most recent years, or it's just that I am more aware now. I am a word person and I analyze the words that people speak and behaviors that they display. Television is filled with sex, violence, and no one is ever showing true happiness. As soon as someone has a happy situation, here comes a secret or a scandal. Oh and no one is ever faithful in their relationship on tv, and if so, there is some drama. I remember as a child, there were sitcoms where the people in the relationships were actually faithful to each other. Television will try to program people to things that wouldn't be acceptable in their moral standard to become acceptable. It tries to paint a picture that everyone is doing this or that, when it's not true. This can't be good information and energy to be putting into our subconscious mind. It's different if you can watch television subjectively and conscious of what you're consuming. However, whatever we watch and give our attention to, we are eating.
As we scroll sometimes, mindlessly, there goes that one post that triggers our insecurities. Although the triggers are the signs of what needs healing, in scrolling down the timelines, there is so much information coming to us at once, changing from one person's perspective to another. People post things irresponsibly, and say "I don't care if you don't like what I just posted, if you don't like it, unfollow." Okay, true, we could always unfollow, but how about taking some responsibility for what you send out into the Universe. I have posted a post before, and took down because it offended someone, and then when I looked back on it, I was being judgmental, and not focusing on myself. I was talking about people's egos, and it was egotistical for me to talk about someone else's ego. I wasn't in a good place whenever I posted it, and I was triggered by some of the posts that I was seeing. I needed to be working on my healing.
I have a rule, if I am in a low spirit, I stay off of social media. I don't scroll, I don't post, because our feelings are transmuted through our energies in our posts. I consider other people even though it's my page, and yes they can unfollow. I still want to send out good energies that I want to return back to me.
Have you ever seen a post and wish that you hadn't because it got the thoughts rolling in your mind, and I am not talking about pleasant thoughts either? Posts from your friends and family members that seem like subliminal shots at you, when that' may not be their intention, can cause you to break ties with your own family and friends. When I see posts that seem offensive or irresponsible from people in my family or my friends, I just keep it moving. I feel that they may be in an unpleasant place right now, and I know how that feels. Then you have people posting things and they don't know what they're talking about. It's about things that they haven't experienced. If you haven't experienced it in some kind of form, how can you speak on it? I have a rule for myself, mind my business and that’s in everything. It may make me appear antisocial, that’s not it, I mind my business.
Even the music that we feed our minds can be toxic. Telling us to cheat, to use drugs, and to be oversexed is horrible to a young mind. You have to be secure in yourself not to go down with the tones of some of this music that's out. Some of this music is just toxic for our souls. We can control what we listen to. Music has frequencies that can affect the waters of our mind and body. That’s why the word soul is attached to music, it can be felt in our soul. I don't listen to anything sad, or watch anything sad.
Then we watch people getting hurt or killed on social media, and think that it doesn't have an effect on us, but it does. Just watching people of color being hurt and killed without any consideration, can desensitize how people value their lives. I cannot and I repeat, I cannot and will not watch anyone of any color, age, or gender be hurt or killed on social media or television, and it's happening for real. I will keep replaying that video in my mind, and it will be extremely painful for me to move throughout my days. I don't watch horrible things that happen to people and have the ability to move on like I didn't see it.
I don't even watch the news, and people ask me, how do you know what's going on? Well I don't have to watch the news to know that there are horrible things happening to people on a daily basis. And the news feeds us controlled misinformation. I choose what I feed to my mind. I choose not to watch bad news when I first get up in the mornings and before I go to sleep. I want to know what's going into my subconscious mind, and I don't want to dream about it. It's not that I don't have empathy, it's more of me having a vast amount of empathy, and I start to feel it deeply. When we hear something, it is in our nature to relate it to ourselves, and put ourselves in the other person's shoes. If your aim is to be happy, then you don't want to fill your mind with unhappy things.
As far as what we put in our mouths, well you know that at some point will manifest our bodies. The foods that we consume will play a part in how we feel mentally and physically. I honestly feel that we can eat unhealthy foods at times, and they won't be a problem for us, if we are happy whenever we eat them. It's the times where we are stressed out eating on emotions that our bodies release cortisol, and the hormone increases our body fat, especially around our midsection. It's the stressed eating that puts on the unwanted pounds in unwanted places, and affects our digestion processes. I won't preach any particular way of eating to you because foods work differently for everyone. It is in my experience that a plant based lifestyle had worked the best for me. It has delivered me the greatest rewards, and I find myself kicking myself for not doing it a long time ago.
Still I am mindful about what I eat, the mood that I eat it in, and where I eat it from. It is a must to pray over anything that we eat, affirming that it will digest properly in our bodies with ease. I don't eat foods from people who made the food with a poor attitude. But again, I pray over my food so that if it was prepared alwith a bad attitude, and I don’t know about it, I neutralize it. ;) We shouldn't be eating anything in a bad mood, we must find a way to get out of our unpleasant feelings before attempting to enjoy our meals. This is so important for us, because this is our nutrition. Foods will make us feel sick if we eat them in an agitated or low mood. Food is supposed to make you feel better.
Same thing with water, I pray over my water and bless it before ingesting it. This is so important. We are made up of water. Water was here first. Water soothes our soul and that’s why we feel better after consuming it or just bathing.
"Dr Masaru Emoto, the Japanese scientist and water researcher, revealed the true nature of water and how thoughts and vibrations affect the molecular structure of water. In his years of water research, through high speed photography of thousands of water crystals, Dr Emoto has shown the most beautiful crystals are those formed after the water is exposed to the words ‘love and gratitude.’
The fact that the human body is made of 70% water, our thoughts can have profound implications on our health and the well-being of the planet."
At times we overeat, not just with food, but with television, social media, conversations, and the things that we do. We have to watch what we are watching because everything is an energy exchange. And this life is a battle for our mind, our consciousness, so we must be diligent on what we let in our field. Everything that we consume affects our mind, thoughts, and feelings. You may wonder why you're feeling low when nothing has happened, who have you been talking to, what were you talking about with them, what have you been watching, and what have you been eating? It all has an effect. Junk in, junk out. What we put in, we will get out, and that is in all things, it's just the nature of the Universe.
It's not television, it's the viewer. It's not social media, it's the user, and it's not music, it's the listener. We must be mindful in all things that we do. You are responsible for you.
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Raquel Givens Jones
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