Many people pay for unlimited satellite TV. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of channels that bring in programs from all over the world. If you have access to this kind of entertainment, would you complain that there is nothing to see or that what you’re seeing is not exciting? The options are endless if you are open to them. But while you have access to unlimited TV shows, you have to make the choice to turn the channel to view them.
We can apply this same kind of thinking to understanding food more deeply. There are so many healing messages in the energy of food, but you cannot receive this deeper gift unless you make the choice to turn on your body’s receiver. You can open up unlimited information channels. So why do you want to see the same channel, again and again? You’re missing the incredible wisdom of the foods you eat, especially their capabilities to digest Nature’s love, essence and Qi. It’s like living in a four-bedroom penthouse but only choosing to stay in the one room without a window. Belief is the key.
Chemical and Energetic Components
Often, we look at food from a nutritional perspective. We lose sight of the deeper energetic aspect–the source of its healing power. We think we understand food when we use chemistry to break its matter apart or analyze the amount of vitamins and minerals it has. It’s the quantum world, however, that gives chemistry its validity.
What does food really contain? What information is there that we cannot “see”? We believe we know about the importance of food and healthy eating. We talk about color, taste, nutrition, chemical composition, proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, sugar and fat content, micro nutrients, whether it’s organic or natural, and so on. This angle gives us a good perspective on food’s visible aspects. The invisible aspect–and its most vital one–is the dimension we’re missing. To truly understand the tremendous power of food, we have to go deeper!
Quantum Understanding of Food
Chemistry is an essential aspect of food. But once the door to the world of energetic frequencies–the quantum world–swings open, we can see its limitations. In the West, we have an understanding of how foods heal in this limited perspective. There are so many more benefits waiting for us when we can open our minds, shift our understanding and work within the quantum framework of TCM and modern science. When we penetrate a physical object to its subatomic level, we have to follow subatomic laws. Here, particles act as waves or patterns of energy, within a field where all things are connected and nothing is separate. In this quantum world, food is not food anymore. An apple is not just an apple. It is activity and processing. American physicist Fritjof Capra explains, “The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns.” Just as we are, food is also part of that dynamic web.
Excerpted from Digesting the Universe: A Revolutionary Framework for Healthy Metabolism Function by Nan Lu, OMD.