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The Importance of Your Diet and Health in Magic
For centuries, many spiritual leaders have believed that eating a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables was essential to strengthening their connection with the Divine. Today most belief systems do not give much guidance onwhat you should or should not eat. With a few exceptions, you are free to indulge in what you enjoy. But keep in mind that the fuel you put in your body will affect your physical, mental AND spiritual function. This is because the body mind and spirit work as one. You need to be in good health physically if you want maximum clarity of mind and a strong spiritual connection with the Goddess.
Most of us draw from her energy by walking barefoot through her soft green grass or sitting quietly on the ground in the shade of an old tree. But she will also bless you with increased energy and a stronger mind and spirit if you eat her gifts of fresh produce. So as you honor the element of Earth and her power to grow vibrant, healthy plants from tiny seeds, know also that she has the power to make you more vibrant and healthy as well.
Certainly the way you treat your physical body will affect your mind. In
magic you want an alert mind. Therefore, your body must be as
healthy as you can keep it. Take care of your body. Exercise regularly.
eat a good diet (with vitamin supplements), and do not consume
anything which will have a negative effect upon the mind. Drugs,
smoking,, and alcohol should be restricted, or eliminated. (The mind can
create any condition which a drug can create.) A good rule here is
moderation in what and how much you consume. (Most of this stuff is
pretty obvious isn't it.) You may also want to cut down on sugar and
processed foods. Many occultists advise dietary changes, especially the
non-eating of meat. We cannot deny the physical, psychological, and
spiritual effect which all foods have. This effect may be described as the
'heaviness factor of foods. Various foods are so ranked in the chart,
lighter to heavier...
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