The produce section of a supermarket has an
array of fruits and vegetables—some richer in vitamins and minerals than
others. There are bananas, which are high in potassium, avocados, which are
rich in good fats, and raspberries, which are high in antioxidants.
But there’s more to fruits and vegetables
than their physical composition alone. Just as fruits and vegetables are part
of Nature, so too, are we. We’ve lost sight of the essence of foods and our
energetic connection to them. We’ve forgotten that our bodies can benefit from
and heal using the energetic signature of different foods. Because everything
is about energy, different kinds of foods connect to specific energetic aspects
of our meridians and organs.
The growing conditions of a fruit or
vegetable help determine its energetic essence. Apple trees bloom in spring.
Those blooms eventually become apples, which are harvested in early fall.
Apples have a very different healing essence from lettuce, which grows rapidly,
is harvested in summer, and grows close to the ground. An apple is lighter,
easier to digest, and contains more healing “wisdom” than lettuce as it has had
more time to assimilate information from Nature.
Also important is how the fruit or
vegetable was grown. Organic is always best, as this is how nature
intended—without harmful pesticides, and with practices that care for and
regenerate the land. Where and when is almost as important, as many foods today
are harvested thousands of miles away and transported by plane to their
destination. By the time you see these fruits and vegetables in the grocery
store, it’s been days or even weeks since they were picked! Eating in-season
foods is always best, so the more local you can find them, the better. Even
better still, grow them yourself!
The next time you are choosing fruits and
vegetables, look away from their physical properties, and focus instead on
their essence—where, when, and how the foods were grown and harvested, and how
long it took the fruit to mature. And when you bite into your next juicy apple,
remember that it came from Nature—and so do YOU!