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4 Powerful Ways to Develop Your African Spirituality Now

Eat Consciously

There is a reason that spiritual leaders like The Honorable Elijah Muhammad write books like How to Eat to Live: The reason is your body and your spirit are connected. The foods you eat have a direct impact on your spiritual strength and progress!

Eating consciously creates a stronger mind, body, and soul connection.

Eating consciously means consuming foods and drinks in ways that reflect your self-love and strengthens your spiritual ability to accomplish things in the physical world. That means reducing your meat, sugar, and processed food consumption.

Becoming a vegetarian (a person who does not eat meat, but can eat animal products like milk) or vegan (eliminating all animal products from your diet) might not be practical for you initially, reducing meat consumption can have positive effects on your well-being. Some meats should be avoided altogether:

The World Health Organization has classified processed meats – including ham, salami, sausages and hot dogs – as a Group 1 carcinogen which means that there is strong evidence that processed meats cause cancer. Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork has been classified as a ‘probable’ cause of cancer.

A major challenge that I encountered as I transitioned into a more spiritual diet was understanding what I could eat, and how I was supposed to prepare it. I found myself going hungry because I couldn’t swing through the drive thru of my favorite fast food restaurant anymore and also didn’t know what I could make for myself.

 

I ended up buying some vegan cookbooks, and that is how I found Queen Afua (who we interviewed for our podcast). She wrote a book called The City of Wellness: Restoring Your Health Through the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness that should be on your shelf if you are serious about your spiritual growth. It will give you the knowledge you need to stick with it!

The City of Wellness: Restoring Your Health Through the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness by Queen Afua (2009) Paperback
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The City of Wellness: Restoring Your Health Through the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness by Queen Afua (2009) Paperback
  • Queen Afua (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 398 Pages - 08/11/2020 (Publication Date) - Heal Thyself Incorporated (Publisher)

By studying, meditating, fasting, and eating consciously, you can start to develop your African spirituality faster than religions will allow.

Where are you in your spiritual walk?

Have you started to explore African Spirituality? Have you recently left Christianity? Would you add anything to the article above? Leave your comments below! ??????

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Ramah

I fast regularly….. I want to get back to meditation in the morning,,,,, but I never knew is there one specific system I should choose over the others? since I did find my link to Yoruba and I find I an connected to Ubantu…. I just don’t know …. I have also been practicing Kwanzaa and finding that majority of the diaspora are speaking swahilii…. maybe I should look at that system….?

flo

what if you are already from a tripe, im nigerian and yoruba . why is there a need to learn swahili

Earthboundstar

What if you are battling illness that hold you back from fasting? I am lost in this world. I don’t know what to believe and is sad. I am going to try with African Spirituality hoping I find myself

Jimmie

Greetings, I just listened to the information about Afrikan Spirituality and received it well. The path that I’m traveling is more on Dogon as well as KMT. I know they are interrelated and I’m looking for the balance within them. Thank you for sharing

Geneva Connors

Asked myself a question yesterday after being confronted about what do I know believe after leaving “Christianity” practices. My answer was simple,
“I don’t know…” Ran across this article and it peeked my curiosity to know more… Thank you!

Diana

I thought fasting was going to be easy because I wasn’t at work, but nope I ended up breaking the fast and eating more than I normally do. I felt like I was starving and weak ?.

Diana

I started the fast on Saturday. For breakfast I drank 12 oz of water and throughout the morning I was sipping on herbal tea and it was torture. All I could think about was food. Than I ended up eating two big meals. I will continue to try. Practice makes perfect.

Jennille

This is Jennille Dublin l am at this learning stage in my life ,seeking the truth about this peculiar nation that was redeemed from Egypt.

Tyrone Anderson

I need to know how can we blk men and blk woman and blk children can use our energy? Like to light a light bulb? Please dont laugh or think im special but it right in us…electricity brings us back to life….we get shocked went playing with it but we can’t use it at all…..no way….we need this answer Gods and Earths.

Donza Stanley

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Clemencia

Peace. Where is the link to the step by step guide to meditation? ‘Click here’ was not a hyperlink. Thanks King.

telisa

I’m very excited about this connection. Earlier today, I was asking myself some questions, such as , what is spirituality and/or spirit? What is African spirituality? I came across your video on YouTube about African spirituality and the 5 parts of the kemetic soul that I thoroughly enjoyed and decided to check out this website. This experience is confirmation that I am on the right path. I love the fact that you share books for me to purchase and read. I will be sharing this information with my friends and family!

telisa

Just received the handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts today! Looking forward to reading it.
Thank you for sharing your list of 12 books to read regarding african spirituality and consciousness.