Day 8 of 28 days Magical Challenge
“A thankful hearth hath a continual feast.”
Giving thanks for food before you eat has been a tradition that has been followed for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. With the fast pace of life in the twenty-first century, taking the time to give thanks for a meal has more often than not been left behind. But using the simple act of eating and drinking as an opportunity to be grateful will increase the magic in your life exponentially!
If you think about a time when you were really hungry, you will remember that you could not think or function normally, your body felt weak, you might have started to tremble, your mind became confused, and your feelings plummeted. All of this can happen after not eating for just a few hours! You need food to live, to think, and to feel good, and so there is a great deal to be grateful for about food.
“If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water.”
Where would we be without food or water? We simply wouldn’t be here. None of our family or friends would be here either. We wouldn’t have this day or any tomorrow. But here we are in this beautiful planet together, living life with its changes and ecstatic joys, because of nature’s gifts of food and water! To say the simple, magic words, thank you, before you eat or drink anything is an act of recognition and gratitude for the miracle of food and water.
In ancient times people believed that when they blessed their food and water with gratitude it purified whatever they were blessing, and when you look at the theories and discoveries that quantum physics have made in recent times, such as the observer effect, the ancients may very well have been right. The observer effect in quantum physics refers to changes that the act of observation makes on whatever is being observed. Imagine if focusing gratitude on your food and drinks changed their energy structure, and purified them so that everything that you consumed had the ultimate effect of well-being on your body?
Before you eat or drink anything today, whenever you’re about to eat a meal, a piece of fruit, or a snack, or have a drink of anything, including water, take a moment to look at what you’re about to eat or drink, and in your mind or out loud say the magic words, thank you! And if you can, just take one mouthful really savoring it; it will not only increase your enjoyment, it will help you to feel far more gratitude.
Magic Practice Number 8
The Magic Ingredient
1. Count Your Blessings. Make a list of ten blessings. Write why you’re grateful. Reread the list, and at the end of each blessing say thank you, thank you, thank you, and feel as grateful for that blessing as you can.
2. Before you eat or drink something today, take a moment to look at what you’re about to eat or drink, and in your mind or out loud, say the magic words, thank you! If you want you can sparkle your food and drink with magic dust.
3. Just before you go to sleep tonight, hold your Magic Rock in one hand, and say the magic words, thank you, for the best things that happened during the day.
Reference: The Magic- Rhonda Byrne