Posts Tagged spiritual hunger

“Thank You….”

imagesXLRWQELSGratitude is a “Superfood” for the spirit. Every time you utter the words “thank you,” silently or aloud, you are offering food to your spirit because they remind you that you are not alone. Saying “thank you” instantly connects you to someone else and at once, expands your personal boundary. The energy of a well-nourished spirit emanates outward, reaching for other spirits and other loving hearts. Being grateful for foods that nourish your spirit is a tribute to your divine and loving nature.

“Listen, God love everything you love – and a mess of stuff you don’t. But more than anything else, God love admiration. You saying God vain? I ast. Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”   From The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A hungry spirit is a barrier to experiencing the beauty all around you. A hungry spirit denies living with humble appreciation for the one, great life you have been given. Your spirit may be starving right now. Move closer to it and find delight in the expressly personal foods that nurture your spirit and make it soar. Be kind to a somber child, playful with another or utter a silent prayer in the presence of a blessing or a fear. Be grateful. Gratitude is an attitude of your heart and your spirit’s primary source of food. To deprive yourself of the abundant means of nourishing your spirit is a malevolent form of starvation.imagesXLRWQELS

Could Your Spirit Be Hungry Right Now?

hummingbirdFood for the spirit is not the same as the food that feeds our bellies. But like our body, our spirit gets hungry every day and at multiple times. Most of the time, we may not realize how hungry our spirit was until after we’ve fed it.

We chose our spiritual foods from the fields of plenty all around us from the most ephemeral moments of joy, gratitude and love to the depth of connection we feel to one another. Spiritual hunger is often about our need to feel that we belong to something greater than ourselves…..

When you have problems feeding your body, try feeding your spirit.  If your heart is satisfied and your soul is content, physiological hunger is no longer fraught with fear and ambivalence. When your spirit is full, nourishing your body becomes what it is: a simple necessity and a simple pleasure.

When your spirit is content, your mind settles down and you feel more serene. Your breath is slow and deep and your body is at ease. In this startling simplicity, feeding yourself becomes sacred. You begin to associate feelings of well- being, humility and connection to the divine with all the ways in which you nourish yourself every day.  Transforming damaged eating patterns and healing a troubled relationship with food doesn’t seem so  complicated and perhaps, is within your reach.