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Nutrition for Intuition – Doreen Virtue, Robert Reeves

In their book “Nutrition for Intuition” Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves give a very detailed overview of all the senses that belong to our intuition and how you can enhance them.

The book consists of several parts. In the beginning the different senses or clear senses are being described and there are many examples that show how their guidance can show up in daily life. This was very fascinating to me, because it made me aware of feelings towards people, situations and other things that I had not been aware of before. You can use the examples easily to go through similar situations in your own life, feel into them and recognise what your intuition tells you.

In this first part of the book Doreen and Robert also present scientific studies about intuition. Apart from that the connection between all our chakras and the different clear senses is being explained as well as the importance of our hormonal system for the intuition. That’s worth reading.

The second part of the book is about nutrition. It basically describes which foods are beneficial for the different senses and hormonal glands and which might be obstructing or blocking them. In this part Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves introduce different superfoods, nuts, seeds, plant-based milks and green smoothies and herbs. There also are some recipes which you can try if you like.

The third part of the book is about how you can enhance your intuition in other ways. One section is about detoxing. Another section talks about quite a few methods of cleaning your chakras. From prayer to crystals and meditations to working with angels, you can try all of them. The last section is about the physical and spiritual effect of certain supplements like vitamins. That’s actually quite interesting.

If you want to learn something more about your intuition and how certain foods can enhance and support it, I recommend you read this book.

But I would like to recommend warmly to everyone to read this book with intuition as well. Maybe consult a naturopath regarding your own nutrition. And maybe learn kinesiologic muscle testing, so that you can really test for your own body which foods are good for it and which are not. There is no one recipe or one truth for everyone regarding nutrition or anything really. But sometimes it sounds like it when you read it. It’s good to sometimes step back and ask “Is this true for me? Is this true for my body?”

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Love, God and the Art of French Cooking by James F. Twyman

“Love, God and the Art of French Cooking” is a beautiful book about James F. Twyman’s  journey into his own self in search for happiness that is to his surprise supported by Roger Dufau, a French chef who together with his wife Kathleen owns a sweet B&B “Drew House” in Elora, just outside of Toronto.

How did James get there? Well, he and his girlfriend at the time decided to have a short holiday at Drew House to find out in which direction their relationship might go. The answer comes faster than expected. The next day Michele drives off, leaving James, because she says they are too different. He is quite perplex and in this moment is being met by Roger who then invites him for breakfast and for talking. And that’s where it all begins. Suddenly the French chef turns out to be a spiritual teacher as well and together they explore joy, real happiness and the role of food in our life.

“Love is what is important.” is Roger’s main teaching and he applies it not only to his life but also to food and his cooking and everything else he is doing. “Whatever brings us joy, we do; and what makes us feel sick, we don’t.” is something he teaches James very early on.

“You don’t deserve to be happy.” is one of the hidden beliefs from his past that James finds deep down inside during the time he spends alone at Drew House. He realises that all his life he has been searching for money and fame, because he believed that without it he wasn’t deserving love. He thought he was unable to attract lasting love, because he wasn’t powerful or rich enough. Now he comes to realise that although having been successful and having earned lots of money, he doesn’t feel abundant. During his conversations with Roger he is finally ready to let go of those old beliefs and embrace the uncertainty of not knowing how his life is going to turn out now. Not knowing where he is going from there.

Roger teaches a lot of beautiful and wise lessons about real abundance, choosing love instead of fear, embracing uncertainty which really is life and about combining your passion with service so that others can enjoy it too. James finally learns the most important lesson in life which is loving yourself and also to enjoy every moment and every imperfection in life.

I encourage you to read that book. It contains so much wisdom. I have taken 5 pages of handwritten notes for myself to remember the wisdom and be able to have a quick look at it now and then during my day. It really is beautiful and wise.

The coolest thing for me which I found at the end of the book are the cooking classes Roger Dufau and James F. Twyman have filmed together. In these videos they share some of the thoughts and teachings that James received from Roger at Drew House. And of course Roger also shares some quick recipes. The recipes aren’t really suitable for vegetarians or lactose-intolerant people like me, but the way of dealing with food with love and respect and all that Roger does is one that you can apply to whatever dish you prepare. So I encourage everybody to watch those videos. Here is the link to the videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=roger+dufau

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Enjoy. 🙂