This is why it is so important to be mindful of what we are eating. A proper diet involves eating fresh, organic food, and avoiding a non-vegetarian diet. If it is not possible to maintain a vegetarian diet, non-vegetarian food may be consumed in moderation but proper care, blessings and gratitude must be given to the animal that is consumed and it must be sacrificed in a humane way. It is highly advised to avoid eating pork and fish without scales, as these foods are energetically dirty and will contaminate the energy body.
The preparation of our food is also very important. The energy of the food can be transformed or heightened when prepared in a peaceful, non-violent atmosphere. Where our thoughts go, energy will follow. Be mindful of your frame of mind when preparing and consuming food.
Unless we are growing our own food and can track its movement from the soil to our plate, it is not possible to know the journey our food has travelled. There are so many people involved in the preparation of our food, before it reaches our plate, which we are not even aware of.
Many cultures have a practice of consecration or offering food to higher beings and ancestors before consuming it to show gratitude for the food received.
Master Choa Kok Sui encourages the practice of blessing food with positive affirmations and positive energies before consumption. Acknowledge the food chain and the sacrifices made for that food to become consumable to you.