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Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves N.D. show you how to enhance your spiritual and psychic gifts with foods that are brimming with life-force energy.

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables, of course, have a very high vibration. The more of them you eat, the higher your energy and the greater your vitality. In turn, the higher your energy becomes, the more readily you can tap into your natural, God-given intuitive feelings, and the easier it is for you to receive healing and insightful messages to help you take guided action when necessary.

Remember that these fruits and vegetables are making the ultimate sacrifice for us. We've ended that plant's life cycle and as we consume the life-force energy, we want to take in as much as we possibly can. That's why we love juices and smoothies – because the vibration of that plant is still so high. It's raw and pure.

Juicing or blending is akin to drinking in the vibration and energy from the natural world – when you enjoy these beverages regularly, you have a greater sense of clarity. When you create any kind of juice or smoothie, you are going to be receiving healing benefits. But when you focus on beautiful, lush, vibrant greens such as spinach, kale, celery, cucumber and lettuce, you are connecting to the heart-healing energy of emerald-green light. And who else is connected to emerald-green energy? None other than the powerful angelic healer Archangel Raphael! The green energy allows our hearts to open and expand, bringing with it a compassion for humanity. We don't focus selfishly on personal gain. Instead, our primary focus is on us as members of a greater community: How may we serve? How may we help? As our hearts open, we recognise that it is no longer just about us; it's about all of us connecting together. There are several green foods that are particularly wonderful to open up and awaken your intuition:

Heart-opening greens

Chlorella
Chlorella is excellent at detoxing heavy metals and has been shown to protect against toxicity from mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and uranium. Following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, for example, chlorella was used to help many people who were exposed to radiation.
Chlorella helps remove negative influences from your life – quite often, people who aren't serving your highest good. If there are those around you who always seem to attract drama, they are only slowing you down. These people many times don't have a desire to change. They enjoy the drama and thrive on it.
When you take chlorella, it clears your path of these unhealthy distractions in a peaceful, healing way. Everyone involved feels comfortable and secure with the gentle transition.

Kale
Kale is so beautifully nutritious that it's considered a superfood. When you consume it as a juice or smoothie, you are breaking open every last drop of healing it has to give. You enjoy all the benefits it offers physically and energetically.
The energy that surrounds kale is uplifting and heart opening. By including this food in your smoothies, you're giving yourself a natural multivitamin! Start off by adding a small handful of fresh, organic kale. Then, over time, increase the amount to your liking. Kale is a detoxing food as well, so if you go too quickly, you may cleanse faster than you'd like. For a gentle yet powerful cleanse, begin slowly and work your way up.

Spirulina
We love Hawaiian spirulina in particular, because the oceans in Hawaii are very clean and filled with natural minerals. So when the spirulina is harvested in this seawater, it absorbs all the minerals present – many more than when grown in ordinary seawater.
The emerald-green colour resonates with Archangel Raphael. By enjoying spirulina, you're giving your healing angels permission to help you. Remember that you angels are bound by the Law of Free Will, so they are unable to act on your behalf until you call upon their Divine assistance. You angels can intervene when you're working with crystals or flowers, for example, or eating certain foods.
Spirulina brings your angels closer to you, thereby making it easier to heart their messages. You'll find that your meditations are deeper and more healing when you start adding it to your diet.
Spirulina contains over 100 nutrients, which makes it one of the most complete supplements available. Scientific studies have shown that naturally occurring vitamins are often much more effective than synthetic ones. Spirulina is easily absorbed by your body and nourishes you with B vitamins, iron, fatty acids, and protein. It also contains vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, preventing damage to your cells.

Spiritual superfoods

Acai
The acai berry comes from a palm tree in the Amazon rainforest. Highly nutritious, it's rumoured to have sustained Amazonian tribes when they were threatened with starvation. In Brazil, it's commonly called “Beauty Berry”, because it contains so many uplifting, youth-enhancing properties. When you take acai, you feel young at heart. Its powerful antioxidant properties combat the effects of ageing. It has hundreds of times the antioxidants compared with the majority of everyday fruits.
Acai contains a combination of essential fatty acids – omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 – that can help enhance your natural beauty. It brings shine and strength to your hair, and smoothness and a radiant glow to your skin. Acai has most of the nutrients commonly present in fruit and vegetables. However, it also contains many other special and unique phytonutrients. Research suggests that there are between 50 and 75 unidentified natural compounds not found in any other food. These mysterious compounds may be responsible for its highly nourishing quality.
The purple colour brings through a strong and protective energy. Acai is connected to Archangel Michael, who is associated with courage, strength, and purification. Thus it shields you from harsh situations and psychic attack. With the support of Archangel Michael, the berry helps you uncover your true life's purpose. If you wonder what you are meant to be doing, try some acai. It shines a light on new opportunities.
Acai helps you clear negative thoughts and transform them into love. When you focus on love, you realise that anything is possible and begin to attract miracles. Acai encourages you to never give up, as the miracle may be just around the corner. Keep persisting and know that you are being safeguarded from negativity as you fearlessly move ahead
When you take acai, you'll learn that changing your mind doesn't have to be a bad thing. Maybe in the past you committed to something but have now lost your passion for it. If you've tried to reignite that spark, to no avail, it may be time to move on, and acai will ease the transition.

Camu camu
This is a small fruit also found in the Amazon rainforest, and it has one of the highest concentrations of natural vitamin C of any food. Just one teaspoon of camu camu powder gives you an abundance – more than you would get if you ate 10 oranges!
Traditionally, camu camu was eaten to boost the immune system and fight viral infections. This, indeed, would have been a perfect application, given the high concentration of vitamin C. It's also been used to strengthen the nervous system and enhance mental performance.
Camu camu can be wonderfully helpful to highly sensitive people. If you're empathetic – you feel other people's emotions and pain – it helps you identify what is your “stuff” and what is others'. If you get overwhelmed and anxious around large groups of people, consider taking a dose of camu camu. It shields your aura, lending you a feeling of safety. It appears to create a bubble around you where others can no longer invade your personal space. Being sensitive to harsh vibrations may put a damper on your experiences. The auric shielding that takes place when you enjoy camu camu helps you stay secure by warding off psychic attack.

Coconut water
This is the nourishing liquid from the inside of a fresh young coconut. It's a natural source of electrolytes, which help hydrate the body. If you don't have a good balance of electrolytes, you may be dehydrated even if you're drinking eight glasses of water per day.
I (Robert) learned the importance of electrolytes first-hand. I enjoy going to the gym and challenging myself, but a couple of years ago, after a few of my workouts, I felt really drained and just “off”. I began having muscle spasms and ended up in the hospital emergency room. The staff weren't able to find anything, so they sent me home. A couple of weeks later, the same thing happened: I was unhappily back in ER with uncontrollable and uncomfortable muscle spasms. Again, they found nothing that could be causing this kind of reaction except that my electrolytes were a little unbalanced. That was all I needed to hear. I immediately came up with a treatment plan for myself and started using coconut water in my smoothies. It was a simple change, and initially I was doubtful that it would solve the problem. But now I have a glass of coconut water every day, and those muscle spasms have never returned!
Energetically, coconut water allows all the components of your body to talk to one another. It's wonderful it you've felt stuck or lacked motivation. Clairvoyantly, you can see the coconut water creating an electric charge throughout your physical being. It inspires your cells to reach their utmost potential, which in turn allows you to accomplish tasks with great speed.

Goji berries
Goji berries have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. They are said to boost the chi, or life force, or whoever eats them. These nutritive berries promote longevity. There are tales of monks eating goji berries (as well as other tonic herbs) who lived well over 100 years. They contain 18 amino acids, including eight essential amino acids which are the ones our bodies cannot make. Goji berries expand your energy. They help you feel enlivened and motivated. On the one hand, they excite you, giving you a feeling of drive … yet on the other, they encourage you to take your time and work peacefully. Think of highly productive Buddhist monks. They are industrious but don't allow themselves to become flustered, stressed, or rushed. This is how the goji berries encourage you to work. They also help activate your own energetic-healing abilities. We are all blessed with the capacity to bring through healing vibrations. Whether you do so through prayer or other modalities, goji berries can accentuate your gifts.

Extracted with permission from Nutrition for Intuition by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves, Hay House, RRP $19.99.

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