You’ve probably heard us say that food is never just about food. And the coming holiday and harvest season is a great reminder.
For many of us, Thanksgiving is the biggest feast of the year. It symbolizes abundance, love, fulfillment, and of course, gratitude.
To be grateful is to embody one of the highest vibrations possible. The beautiful thing about it is that it’s nearly impossible to experience gratitude without being present.
Having a Conscious Thanksgiving is more than eating in good food combinations and remembering to hydrate. It’s about eating mindfully; remembering to take time to pause, to savor the moment and appreciate being surrounded by loved ones.
Today we’d like to offer you a simple practice to take with you into this holiday season.
As you sit down at the dinner table tomorrow, take a deep breath and try to imagine everything that went into getting the food onto your plate.
Pause to thank the sun, the rain, the farmers who grew the food, the grocer who stocked it on the shelves, and all the cooks who prepared the delicious meal in front of you.
Imagine the miracle it took for this food to grow from a tiny little seed into its fullest form, ready for harvest.
It’s quite astounding if you really take a moment to think about it!
Regularly taking time to slow down and practice gratitude can lead to an array of health benefits including higher immune functioning, better sleep, lower blood pressure, less pain, more compassion, more joy and more pleasure.
When we remember to appreciate the simple things in life, we ignite a ripple effect in the rest of our lives.
When you practice having an attitude of gratitude, what shows up for you? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being a part of our thriving Conscious Cleanse community!
With love and gratitude,
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