Physical and Spiritual Energy
Food nourishes our physical body automatically and as such, when our physical body is nourished, so too is our spiritual body nourished. However, if we desire to improve the quality of the spiritual energy used for our physical self that comes from food, we need to pay attention, focus, and connect with the spirituality of the food. This additional step allows our spiritual self to connect and use this spiritual energy.
Focus Your Attention - Notice Color, Texture, Smell, Feeling
When you use the roots and tubers for spiritual energy, turn your focus and attention to the energy of these foods. Notice the colors, the texture, the smells, and how the earth, water, and sun worked together to create this masterpiece.
When you are preparing the food, add your thoughts and blessings to the food.
Before you consume the food, give a blessing and appreciation for the food which is now ready to be eaten. When you partake of the roots and tubers, visualize the energy this food is bringing to not only your body, but also your spiritual-self. Notice the effect this food has on your first chakra. Pay close attention to the chakra and feel the spiritual energy within the chakra that is being nourished. Notice the color red in the first chakra and how it is becoming clearer and brighter with each bite you take. Notice the spiritual energy in your body growing and becoming more vibrant. If you can, allow your thoughts to expand and drift.
This process of directing your attention and thoughts to the energy of the food can be done silently or can be expressed. The attention and focus may only take less than a minute, or it can be longer, depending on what you determine is appropriate for this experience.