Nature is real magic, not a slight-of-hand attempt to fool the mind. As you become more deeply aware of this magic, you will be able to consciously work with and use to your advantage the constructs of nature to bring about specific states of being.
The following poem is by St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380) exploring the role of food and the gifts that can be given.
Give The Heart More Strength
Herbs can help the body and give
the heart more strength
When my sight became clearer,
I could see auras around different foods,
and I now know—should I say this?—
that everything can sing.
The songs of fruits and grains will calm,
Why not put them into yourself,
a new language you
And just touching life’s requirements
close to their source
will add grace to your
More generous eyes we need .
The songs of light
Working with our collective nourishment - the food we eat - with grace filled intent, ‘a new language you will learn,’ giving you ‘more generous eyes’ to ‘see auras around different foods’ and 'hear the ‘songs of light’ and ‘know everything can sing’ (frequency/vibrations).
This is a fantastic study into one of the simplest forms of Natural Magic. Getting to know the foods we eat intimately. Today we will explore Radish Leaf Salad Dressing and the gifts so freely given.
Radish Leaf Salad Dressing
1/2 cup toasted shelled pumpkin seeds
1 to 2 lemons - juiced
2 pinches of red pepper flakes
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 to 2 cloves garlic - crushed
1 bunch radishes - remove leafy tops, trim and wash. You are only using the radish greens / tops in this dressing.
1/3 of a bunch of parsley - trimmed and washed
About 3 tablespoons white vinegar
Salt and black pepper to taste
Water as needed
Add all Ingredients (except the water) to your blender and blend until smooth. Add water until you get the consistency you desire for your dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Radish Greens: Replenishing of soul-light in the deepest structures of the body, supports recovery from depression or addiction with new forces of hope. Eases depression stored in the body as heaviness, being listless, or being drained. This energy frequently presents in the respiratory system coupled with a sense of hopelessness or resignation, resulting in the depletion of energy, depression, and low energy function associated with drug or alcohol withdrawal radish will help clear this.
Pumpkin Seeds: Whether you believe in morphic resonance, the ocean of archetypal knowledge, or the spiritual echo of past lives, pumpkin will connect you. Not only to your ancestors but the universal well-spring of all who went before, allowing you to see how closely we are linked to the past. And how we are still driven by many of the primal fears and needs faced by the first humans. Conversely, how freely available their wisdom, teaching and strengths are, if one only asks.
Garlic: Brings the energy of affirming the divine light that dwells in your core, and using this inexhaustible source to warm your soul and in this light, you are protected from negative energy and malevolent forces; coupled with the ability to protect others. Garlic also offers the gift of respecting the freedom of those you love, teaching by example and holding space for others to find their way without pushing them along before they are ready.
Parsley: Promotes fosters forgiveness and resolving conflicts.
When you ‘read’ the energy of a recipe not every ingredient needs to be factored in to understand how it will behave. If an individual will benefit energetically from a specific food it will have the desired effect, if a food is consumed that is not relevant on a subtle level, it will register as ‘neutral’ energetically, and only nourish the physical body. So there is no need to worry about fine-tuning your recipes down to the point it is no longer enjoyable to cook!
If this topic interests you can explore deeper in my new book Vibrational Nutrition: Understanding the Energetic Signature of Foods
Candice Covington is a certified aromatherapist, massage therapist, healing arts master, and energy worker. A former instructor at Ashmead College and former aromatherapist for the Chopra Center, she is the founder of Divine Archetypes, an essential oil and flower essence company, and the author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice and Vibrational Nutrition. She lives on a farmette in Oregon City, Oregon.
Ladinsky, Daniel (2002). Love poems from God: twelve sacred voices from the East and West/ translated by Daniel Ladinsky. Penguin Books Ltd. Page 201