My daughter Hope and I were talking about what she was making for Christmas dinner. She said she had decided to make a ” Soul Food” dinner, of fried chicken, collard greens, and other favorites. We chatted about her recipe, vs the Martha Stewart recipe for fried chicken she was thinking about using. Which got me to thinking about Soul Food.
Over the course of my life, I’ve had teachers work with me in the dream time. I’ve received ” downloads” of spiritual material that has been life-altering. Some of this material is from other cultures, other spiritual traditions, in languages I don’t speak when I’m awake. Sometimes it’s presented in diagrams, with symbols that are ancient. Sometimes I’m asked to travel to a specific location, and asked to do healing or protection work for someone who needs it. These events are real, not dreams or visions. They are happening now, in real time, and are very powerful alchemical experiences.
One of the teachers that has been working with me is an Asian Master, a patient and kind monk, wearing a saffron robe. The other night, we were standing in front of a table, with two large white frosted glass bowls in front of us. He said:” You have these two bowls. The one on the left can feed the birds and the animals. The one on the right can feed humanity. Who do you feed? Which bowl do you choose?” As I looked at the bowls, my heart filled with love, and I knew what my answer would be. I said:” I fill both bowls with love, so all will be fed, because love is the food of the Soul”. He smiled, and said ” Yes. Exactly.”
There is no power in the Universe greater than love. Love heals, love transforms. Love is the ultimate alchemist. Love is the ultimate Soul Food. A wonderful affirmation might be: ” In every moment I am filled with Divine Love. I radiate Divine Love out into the world. Divine Love transforms my life, releasing all hurts, all sorrow, all burdens that are not mine to carry. I manifest only beauty and joy through the gift of Divine Love, and I am filled with gratitude.”
As we navigate this somewhat challenging time, always remember this spiritual truth: Love is everywhere. We are always surrounded by it. We are always upheld. Tune in to that. Breathe. Feel it, alive in your heart. Give the world the ultimate Soul Food it so desperately needs. Be love. Blessings, Judith