Amethyst Wyldfyre ©2008 First Published in NH Mirror Magazine

Part of the path of awakening to your Spirit self is the renewal of your connection to the physical body.  Paradoxical as it may seem the physical body IS the vehicle for your Spirit on this plane.  Because there has been so much harshness in this realm, often we do not fully inhabit our physical bodies and do not have a strong connection to them or to the earth.

As we awaken to our Spirited Self, the most basic and fundamental process for becoming present is connecting with the physical body and becoming conscious of the wisdom that the body itself has to share with us.   The body has clear and precise messages that we can tune in to in order to maximize our health and state of well being.  Being closely connected to the signals of the body and following the body’s guidance can also assist us to manifest all that we desire here on the Earth plane.

There are many ways that we can tune in – one way is learning to overcome the cultural and familial conditioning we all have received around eating:  Were you brought up to eat 3 square meals a day? Did you get forced to clean your plate?  Did you ever have to eat something that you absolutely could not tolerate?  Were you trained to eat on a fixed schedule?  Were you forced to ignore your body’s signals when it was full or perhaps when it was hungry?  There are so many ways that we have been disconnected from listening to our own body and feeding it in the way that is best for its maximum health.

It may take some time but you can detach from years of conditioning and begin to listen to your own body.  It takes making a conscious choice and sometimes it can upset the familiar routines that have been established in your family or home life but know that in the end you will be healthier and will be a better role model for those around you if you begin to practice allowing the body to lead you in making choices about when and how you nourish yourself.

Here’s a great recipe that uses whole grains, nuts and berries and is a delicious treat that can be eaten alone or as a side dish.  Enjoy!

Wheat Berry Salad

1 Cup Dry wheat berries (yields about 2 cups – cook wheat berries for about 1 ½ hours in water about 1 ¾ cups of water to 1 cup of berries – simmer – it takes a long time – until the wheat berries are plumped up and soft)

Saute Green & Red Peppers & onion in about ¼ cup of Sesame Oil (the oil is important it flavors the salad)

After the veggies are tender add 2-3 Tablespoons of Honey/Maple Syrup/Rice Syrup and dump in about 1/4 cup of rice vinegar and then squirt about 2 times around some Liquid Aminos (soy sauce) about 2 Tablespoons and throw in about ½ cup of Craisins  – (dried cranberries) all as this is cooking on the stove.  Then take off the burner and dump into the wheatberries – mix up and add some of your fave nuts like pecans or pine nuts or almonds unless you are allergic to nuts then go without.

Amethyst Wyldfyre, MsD is a multidimensional healer, teacher, juried artist, award winning performer and best selling author living in the Merrimack Valley of Southern NH.

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