The Eucharistic Consecration of Food
The practice of conscious eating follows the same indications given for the exercise of conscious breathing. In this case, we focus on a desire that, thanks to mental intercession, is associated with the Akashic principle pervading the substance. The only difference from the previous exercise is that the projection of the idea is in the food and not in the air we breathe. It will be helpful to remember that these practices, which affect the aspects and functions of our physical plane existence, are conducted with the mind; therefore, no effort, hardening or the like is required. Once the process has been meditated upon and understood, the method to be followed becomes linear: we formulate the idea that, with the mind, in this case, it is transferred to food. The ākāśa, which resides as a causal principle in food, remains impregnated with the idea, which in turn we integrate into the substance of the food. Since it is an influence that affects the material plane, desire has a powerful potential for fulfilment, mainly if the goal relates to the physical body or other tangible results. In principle, this is a practice analogous to the Eucharistic mystery: here, the idea transubstantiates itself into food, which preserves its original substance and aspect. And now, let’s move on to the execution of the practice.
Sitting at the table with the plate of food in front of you, focus as intensely as possible on the idea or desire you want to fulfil; the idea is as if externalised in food. It is necessary to express the certainty that the desire is as if it were already granted. If you are alone, you can keep your hands on the food as if you are blessing it. After a few moments, start eating slowly, thinking that the idea enters the body with food and permeates it deeply. If you are not alone, you can still impregnate the food without using theatrical gestures to support the operation; for example, you can close your eyes to focus on the idea for a few moments. Here are some practical tips:
- The physical properties of food (nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc.) do not affect exercise, as well as the eating pattern or style (vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, carnivore, etc.). The association between ideation and food gives primary importance.
- Work with food should go hand in hand with breathing exercises. It is appropriate, for example, to associate the same desire with the two practices, thus obtaining a reinforcement that accelerates the result; on the contrary, expressing different ideas can lead to a conflict that is a source of delays and failures.
- This exercise must also become a daily practice. Impregnation will not always be possible, nor is it required; the important thing is maintaining continuity in the exercise.
- Bardon did not establish the level of mastery that must be achieved nor a time limit before moving on to the next exercise. Since this is preliminary work, the important thing is to refine the technique; if you do not obtain noticeable results within a month / a month and a half, it is advisable to move on to the next exercise so as not to slow down your progress.