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The Power Of Blessing Your Food

January 14th, 2010

salad02When you think about blessings, what comes to mind?

A kind thought or word? A gracious gift from the universe? A friend or loved one?

Blessings come in myriad forms, yet the ones that YOU spark are so special. Positive thought has been proven again and again to have profound impact on every level. By using blessings (or prayer if that word resonates with you) you tap into a bigger energy and amplify your own intention for higher results.

One of the ways I use the power of blessings every day is with food. By being grateful and blessing your meal before you eat it the food’s vibrations are raised.

It also helps you be more mindful of what you’re consuming. By approaching eating in this way it makes it easier for your body to assimilate the nutrients and brings the highest enjoyment to the meal.

When you get into the habit of infusing your food with light and blessings before each meal you acknowledge the sacred nature of a very important aspect of life!

I also like to infuse the supplements I take with light and gratitude. I truly believe it raises their vibration and helps my body derive more benefit from them.

The following is one possible blessing for food. You can adapt it or make your own up from scratch. I usually start by addressing the Universe/Source/God/Grace by the name I feel most connected to, so you can consider what feels best for you.

“Grace, thank you for this food. May it be raised to its highest vibrations for total healing, happiness, and vitality. I am grateful to all that helped it grow, and for everything that conspired to bring it to my plate. May my body process it easily and may it contribute to my highest purpose.”

That’s the full version, but often I abridge it to:

“Goddess, thank you so much for this food. May it be raised to its highest vibrations for total health, healing, and happiness.”

Your mini-practice for the week, should you choose to accept it, is to explore the blessing of your food and find the words or intention that feels right for you. If you already do this, see if you can infuse new meaning into it.

I also like to infuse the supplements I take with light and gratitude. I truly believe it raises their vibration and helps my body derive more benefit from them.

  • Do you have a blessing you’d like to suggest or share? Please leave a comment below and be the spark of inspiration for others!
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  1. January 18th, 2010 at 13:15 | #1

    Thank You, Katrina, for sharing this post and for the blessings specific to food. It will be fun to focus on this for this week. I am grateful too for your Meditation for Haiti. I shared with my friends and we gathered and focused on each part with our intentions for Haiti. I have two friends who are Anusara trained teachers, and I enjoy the beautiful phrases that seep through this practice.

    I start my day with coffee from Guatemala (my “cookie”), and often greet the day with Power Up 8, my yoga app – a six minute vinyasa in your pocket”. Often i continue, unable to resist a strong balance or a deep Virabydrasana I and Beyond. Blessings to you!

  2. January 18th, 2010 at 13:32 | #2

    Sarah,

    You’re most welcome! Thanks for the comment – I love that you’ve shared how you start your day. It sounds like a great practice! Funny, I’d thought about an iPhone app too! Super happy there’s already one out there.

    I am honored you’ve shared the Healing Haiti meditation with friends, and that you resonate with the offerings here. We keep rippling out light and the web of interconnection shines!

  3. John McDevitt
    November 21st, 2010 at 13:11 | #3

    Although this is an older blog, I find this to be extremely relevant with Thanksgiving being only a few days away, especially considering that blessing your food (or “saying grace”, if you will), is a traditional practice for this holiday.
    Namaste and Happy Thanksgiving!
    John McDevitt : )

  4. November 22nd, 2010 at 15:47 | #4

    Good point, John. I’m glad you like the post. The more gratitude we bring in to our lives (and meals), the more joy! 🙂

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