If you read our last post about intuitive eating, you may be looking for some more tips to help you get in touch with your intuition to help you literally listen to your gut!
A fun way you can find out if a food is good for you or not is to use a pendulum. This can be a special pendulum that you can buy from your local spiritual shop or you can use any necklace that has a heavy object dangling on it. You can also use a piece of string with a ring on the end. It needs to be something that you can dangle loosely that can move to and fro easily.
The next time you want to eat something and you aren’t sure whether or not it is good for you, at that moment in time, you can hang your pendulum above it and watch how it moves. You should calibrate it first by asking it some yes and no questions that you already know the answer to and then you can ask it the same question about the item of food. You can ask it to swing to let you know whether it is a good food for you to eat. If you don’t want to do this, you could just watch how it moves and assign your own meaning to it. If it just hangs there you might think it is safe to eat but if it starts swinging wildly you could take it as a sign that the food is not right for you at that time.
Intuitive Eating – timing is everything…
The reason I say ‘at that time’ is because timing can make a difference! If you have just eaten a big roast dinner and your stomach has already been stretched because it is full, the chances are the pendulum will signal that you shouldn’t eat that big piece of cake afterwards, but if you have only eaten a sandwich and you are feeling hungry, then the pendulum may swing to show you it is fine to have it.
As we said in our last article, there is no such thing as a bad food, but some foods are more nutritious than others and your body will prefer ingredients that nourish it. You may notice this when you start using the pendulum. Having said this, total health and wellness is a holistic process meaning harmony in mind, body and spirit and so, if eating a piece of cake will balance your mood and make you happy, your intuition may cheer you on!
Remember, everything is about balance and if you can learn to work with your subconscious mind and intuition in all areas, you will notice you will start feeling happier each and every day.
Recognising Gut Feelings
Once you have done this for a while, you will start to recognise the feelings you get when the pendulum warns you against eating something. You may get ‘butterflies’ or a heaviness in your stomach, maybe you will get a vision in your mind of a stop sign or hear buzzing in your ears. Your intuition will communicate with you in its own way and it is different for everyone. Learn to listen to your gut feelings and trust in them. Your intuition is your Higher Self’s way of looking after you as he or she knows what is best for you and wants you to be happy and as healthy as you can be. When you get into this habit, you won’t need to use your pendulum any more as you will be in touch with your feelings and this will help you in all life areas, not just your diet.