Today I’d like to speak with you about your diet and exercise regimen, with regards to your magickal and spiritual life. It may seem odd that your spiritual life depends on what you put into your physical body, but the two are very closely linked. Since by now you know that magick depends on the energy that you gather in and transform through your body, it makes sense that the care of your body is an important magickal principle.
Let me assure you now, there are no spells that can help you instantly drop five pounds or have a flat stomach. Yo may find some from time to time in different sources, but they were written by hopeful witches who wanted to cut corners. Believe me, if any of them worked in the slightest, I wouldn’t spend my evenings at the gym.
You can, however, do magickal work to get yourself motivated to lose weight or exercise more. You can do health and vitality spells that will assist you in whatever results you are trying to achieve. But you must help the Universe out and follow through.
Magick and dieting have gone hand in hand for centuries. When you eat food, you are essentially taking energy into your body. When you look at it this way, it becomes clear why your food choices are so important. I highly recommend that you make dietary adjustments that will help you spiritually. If you can’t make these adjustments all of the time, please try to adhere to them before you do any spellwork.
Basically speaking, you want to eat foods that are composed of pure, clean energy. These foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products. Are you surprised that meat isn’t included? Don’t be. The energy that goes into butchering animals isn’t the type of energy that you should be putting into your body. I’ve been a vegetarian for years and while I’m not going to get on a soapbox, I will tell you that I’ve never felt better. If you can’t quit meat cold turkey, at least try to eliminate it and other heavy foods the day before you’ll be doing ritual or spellwork. I started this way and eventually discovered that I didn’t need meat to keep me going.
You can use foods to activate different chakras in your body. The color of the food corresponds to the chakra color. For example, if you want to activate your heart chakra, concentrate on green leafy vegetables and other green foods. Yellow foods activate the throat chakra, and so forth. The deeper the color of the food, the more it will affect your aura.
It goes without saying that you should look for organic foods as much as you can. While I understand that these foods are generally more expensive, but buy organic when you can. You’ll feel the difference in what you’re eating. The more organic and natural you eat, the better you’ll feel and the more you’ll be able to connect with the Universe.
If you’re still not convinced that spirituality and your health have anything to do with one another, think about it this way. When you’re doing magickal work, you are concentrating on taking your energy from within yourself and spreading it out among the universe. In essence, you’re disassociating yourself from your body. If your body is diseased, full of heavy food or otherwise keeping you tied to the physical realm, it’s going to be a lot harder to accomplish this task.
In addition, paying attention to your health by eating right and exercising is a way of honoring the natural world. You didn’t come into this world with high cholesterol, eating fast food and sitting around on the couch all day. You owe it to the Mother Earth to respect what she has given you.
In some cases, you may find it necessary to fast for a while before performing magickal work. Fasting should not be taken lightly and it’s definitely not something that you want to do at the drop of a hat. It is something that you should take steps to prepare for.
Fasting can help you get in touch with the spiritual side since you won’t be tied down to the material realm in any way. Whether you decide to fast for the afternoon or for a few days prior to your spellwork, you should definitely plan it out well. If you’ve never fasted before, you might want to start with a fruit fast for a few days. During a fruit fast, you’ll eat only fruit and fresh fruit juices during the day. Not only will this cleanse your digestive system, but it can clear your mind as well.
It’s not something that I can describe too well in words, but you’ll know what I mean when you try it for yourself. Just think about the way that you feel after a very heavy meal and you’ll realize what a difference food can make on your mental and spiritual outlook. Hopefully some of the things I’ve said in this post will help inspire you to try this way of eating out. You’ll be glad you did.
Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”