Sunday, February 28, 2010

Over eating and poor eating

Uncontrollable habits of overeating and poor eating often have a lot to do with ones mental condition. The scientists might explain that the stress you carry affects your hormone secretion and the satiety center of the brain.

However, from a spiritual point of view, there are some cases that you are forced to eat by the spirit who is possessing you.

If you feel this might be your case :
1. Before you start your meal say, all of my ancestral spirits, let us share and eat this food together.  Also say itadaikimasu (thank you for this food) aloud. This is a Jingi(仁義), benevolence and righteousness or integrity toward the spirit. It will be a Harai (cleansing) to cut off the wrong connection.

In many religions, there is a prayer before every meal. This has a true spiritual meaning. By saying a prayer, you would be eating only the right amount.  The amount you eat would differ when you say a prayer or not. At the time when food was very precious, prayer was a must.

Saying itadakimasu (thank you for this food) aloud would make you really appreciate the food and make you eat with proper behavior unlike a beast. You would eat less or the right amount.

2.  Another way is to imagine your steaming favorite dish while you are working on the daily gratitude sending to your ancestral spirits. For the spirits, this is appreciated much more than actual food offerings.  This in fact depends of the level of the spirits. The lost souls that are in the lowest level in the World of Spirits would prefer real food offerings. But it is not good to be so enthusiastic about these spirits. It is best to offer food only on some special memorial days few times a year.

Toward the spirits, a good image needs to be offered. Towards the people alive, the actual act of goodness is effective. We need to offer something that cannot be seen to the unseen and offer an act to those that can be seen.

We took the trouble to come to this World of Reality to experience the uncomfortableness. Watch out for those who are making money out of the teachings from other dimensions. They are far from enlightenment.

The enlightenment only comes from living the daily lives in an ordinary fashion. Dont attempt to runaway from the ordinary.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

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