Today, I’m so excited to be sharing a key from my book the Cannabis Energy Medicine – Six-Week Map to Self-Healing. It officially went public this morning. You can purchase it on Amazon here. I will be sharing some special events in my next post, so keep an eye out in your inbox for August- October events sure to get you conscious and raise your vibration. As well as a chance to win some big-ticket prizes including a one on one dinner with me to talk about the book and Cannabis Energy Medicine.
Chapter 6- Week One – Color Power
In week one of your six-week map to self-healing, you will be focusing on activating your color powers. Choose at least one key that you are drawn towards. During the week, I encourage you to embrace a more mindful approach to living in full color. This way you will start to notice what colors you are most attracted to and the colors that repel you. I encourage you to read about the colors that create an emotional or physical reaction. Read about its negative and positive qualities. Which ones have you been embracing? What is out of balance in your PEMS? Which color or colors will you work with first this week?
Key 1- Intuitive Eating – Eat by Color
The Intuitive Eating Approach
“The instinctual mind will never willingly move in the direction of deprivation, only toward greater nourishment” Paul Bergner
Instinctively we all know what we each individually need for, our intuition guides us. In this modern era, it is difficult to feel or own our intuition all the time for it has been suppressed. However, you should be happy to know that it is always present all that you need to do to retrain yourself so that you may hear that “inner knowing” from within. Have faith, trust, and respect for your intuition; for it too translates into unconditional love for yourself, your body and your decisions. Once you can rebuild your relationship with yourself; you will clearly be able to hear your intuitive voice. In the meantime, work with these aspects along with your intuitive eating exercises. You may find that as you honor what your body is truly asking for.
Intuitive eating is a process of respecting your body and making peace with food—so that you are no longer bogged down with constant “food worry” thoughts. It’s accepting that your health and your worth as a person do not change simply because you ate a so-called “bad” or “forbidden” food. This allows you to attain and, even more importantly, maintain a healthy weight and mentality that is natural for you.
Intuitive eating is based on a simple underlying premise: eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. In other words, be able to say “yes” to food when “yes” is appropriate and to say “no” when “no” is appropriate. Intuitive eating is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for everyone. If you have a history of chronic dieting, rigid “healthy” rules about eating or don’t like your body, it takes time and hard work. Why? Some things need to be in place, including the ability to trust yourself.
Intuitive Eating by Color Attraction
Intuitive eating by color attraction is a simple way of listening to your PEMS to activate your color and nutritional power using food. In Evelyn Tribole Intuitive Eating book she describes a ten-step process that works well. However, it is emotionally messy. She asks that the reader takes a serious look at their food emotions and sensations in the body. For many people, if they do not have a clinician helping them through the process old patterns can emerge and can shake up the PEMS. I encourage a more simplified view of intuitive eating that rests in your empowered hands.
Eating by color attraction has some biological and psychological reasons for why we are attracted to certain foods or colors of foods. Biologically we crave the foods that contain the nutrients that our bodies need. Psychologically we are attracted to the colors that soothe our nervous system and support our current state of mind and health. Therefore, you will be attracted to the colors that will raise your vibration and nutrition via color attraction.
The below exercise encourages you to check in with your PEMS frequently and trust the guidance you are receiving when you activate your color power. Below is a description of the most common colors in the supermarket and their nutritional color powerhouse goodness.
Green vegetables & fruits contain lutein, an antioxidant that reinforces improved vision. Green supports cells, the lungs, and kidney health. Green foods contain potassium, vitamin c, vitamin k and folic acid. Some examples are broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, lettuces, kale and other greens.
Orange/Yellow colored vegetables and fruits are rich in beta carotene and vitamin c. They help promote the excellent vision, healthy skin, healthy growth & development and supports a strong immune system. Some examples are oranges, butternut squash, winter squash, carrots.
Red colored vegetables and fruits are rich in phytochemicals like lycopene and anthocyanins. Which improve heart health, prostate health and diminish the risk of cancer through DNA health. Some examples are peppers, tomatoes, apples.
Purple/ Blue fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that are anti-aging and reduce the risk of cancer and support mental clarity.
White fruits and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals and potassium. They help reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes. Some examples are, mushrooms, onions, radishes.
How to Intuitive Eating
The easiest way to start this is to go to a grocery store or farmers market where you can see all the vegetables and fruits laid out in front of you.
- Take a moment to do a body check and see what is going on with your PEMS.
- If you have pain or discomfort, note it on your mental inventory.
- When you are done with your body check look up at all the food in front of you.
- Ask your PEMS what one color will nourish you the most.
- Once you have a color in mind, head over to the section with that color that is shining most brightly at you.
- When you are in front of the color let your PEMS choose, take a close look at each of the fruits or vegetables in that area. Which one are you most attracted to?
- Choose one piece of fruit or a vegetable and pick it up in your hands.
- Ask your PEMS if this food will nourish it deeply and encourage self-healing
- If the answer is yes- place it in your basket and eat up
- If the answer is no- place the food back and start back at #1
- Once you have chosen the color or colors that are most nutritious for your PEMS take a look below and see what your body may be missing nutritionally.
- You can repeat the process or continue your shopping starting at #1 until you are doing this automatically.
I hope these tools will be useful for you as you expand your consciousness and elevate your PEMS. Get your copy here.
As always, let me know how you worked with intuitive eating this week.
jamie lynn thomas