Article Index: Food Tips for your Vogel Crystal Work
Nutrition for Vogel Healing Work
By Bill Hurley
Food is a wonderful thing. It has the power to nourish, oxygenate, and build your cells. It has the power to cleanse, renew, ground, enlighten, energize, expand, and engage you. It can amplify your thoughts or feelings, and focus them through the conduit of your body. What you eat enables your body to completely regenerate itself every 7 years, constantly allowing you the potential to re-do or re-create every cell, tissue, and organ of the body. That is pretty amazing, to say the least! It is a powerful influencing factor in your growth as an energetic and physical being.
Marcel Vogel recognized these facts, at least to some degree. After an extensive Vogel Crystal healing or balancing on another, he would recommend that they eat a good amount of protein to ground their body. Protein is one of the large components that assists in building and maintaining that which we physically are. We need protein in our diet on a constant basis, but it is recommended most readily by healthcare physicians and holistic practitioners when we are under stress, are in a state of healing, or regenerating, because protein is needed to repair tissue, to heal, and to activate the immune system.
But is food really that important when working in the spiritual/metaphysical/energetic worlds?
Yes! Both you, as a practitioner or avid crystal aficionado, and your clients, could benefit greatly from incorporating food as a influencing factor in your energy work.
Nutrition, or what you feed your body, is ultimately just another avenue by which your body receives nourishment. If you meditate, enjoy walking in nature, reading your favorite novel, or working with crystals, these are all examples of ways into which you ingest richness. If you were to have a fight with your spouse, lose your job, watch a horrible movie, or observe a hateful outburst of another, all of these would be obvious negative energies that could fall upon you. The same could be said of eating food-like substances that contribute to the toxic load of the body, like fried foods, candy, cakes, soda, refined bread products, crackers, chips, hydrogenated oils, food colorings, etc. These are foods that have the potential to hinder your potential to experience sensation (in the etheric and physical worlds), cause and perpetuate negative emotions, distract you from your true gifts and talents, and urge you to remain stagnant and in imbalance.
So, what do I do? Here are some nutrition tips to incorporate into your meditation, crystal healing, journeying, or other energetic practice.
1. Whole Fruits and Veggies for Receptivity: Fresh fruits and vegetables create a receptive energy in the body. When working on your own inner processes, or advising another, it is best to be as receptive as possible. These whole foods nourish every cell in your body because of how easily they are absorbed in your digestive system and bloodstream. You will notice that those individuals that eat a more whole-food diet seem to have a more receptive energetic presence, allowing more authentic work. Eat as many of these foods as possible. An easy way to do this is to stock your house full of fruits to have for breakfast, and to eat one salad a day (for lunch or dinner) chalked full of your favorite veggies.
2. Water for Absorption: About 2 hours before a session drink a good amount of water, and refrain from eating anything heavy, or that saps your digestive energy (fats, grains, animal products). This will allow the body to focus its energies on the work being done, rather than the enormous amount of energy that is devoted to digestion. Water in your diet (which makes up to 70% of your total body weight) is essential to removing toxicity, lubricating and protecting your tissues, and for producing energy. Having enough fresh water in your internal atmosphere will allow one to soak up the positive energy, and release the negative.
3. Protein for Healing and Grounding: Eat protein after challenging sessions. Just as Marcel said, protein helps ground out your body, and assists in healing. But be advised! Going out and eating a bucket of KFC, or another highly processed form of protein, can be detrimental to your physical health, as well as integrating the gifts you have received from the session fully. I would recommend focusing on vegetable sources of protein (as they usually absorb faster and more easily than their animal counterparts) such as sprouted tofu, artichokes, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green peas, green pepper, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard green, onions, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress, yams, zucchini, hemp seeds, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts.
4. Feed Your Body, Don't Suffocate It: Do not overeat after a challenging session. Whether you are the practitioner, or the patient, gorging yourself, or eating a large amount of food post-session will inhibit the healing and progression made during the work. This is a common occurrence because many of us feel hungry, even famished, after energy work. The toxins released into our bloodstream activate cravings, possibly even severe emotional responses from decades back, that we immediately want to feed. It is vital that you allow your body to fuse what was brought forth in the healing process. Also, when we eat a large meal, our body's energy stores in the organs and tissues is diverted from healing to digesting the large volume of food. And as such, much of the foods (even if they are tremendously healthy) will not digest or assimilate properly because of the unrealistic load on your gastrointestinal system. Eat smaller meals throughout the day.
With the above tips you will notice an exponential increase in your own abilities and perhaps in your relevance as a facilitator.
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