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 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!
- Queen Afua (Author)
- 398 Pages - 11/15/2019 (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! 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿