This new extended description for the Nutrition card includes an excerpt from the guidebook for this deck (Life Purpose Oracle Card Deck by Doreen Virtue) as well as added information from Rev. Sheri about her own experiences and awakening to the truth about REAL NUTRITION.
This Life Purpose card is about using your culinary skills for healing work. The card says …
“The Angels say that you’re a ‘food alchemist’, which means that you create Divine magic to the dishes that you make and your nutritional knowledge. You may counsel others on how to adopt healthful diet; and demonstrate the skill for your friends, family members, or clients. Perhaps you’re guided to write a cookbook, run a restaurant, or prepare delicious recipes for others. Your interest may also lead you to study nutrition and teach about its importance.
You are a sensitive person who is affected by the foods and beverages you consume. You’ve noticed that your energy and moods waiver according to what you eat and drink. Because you’ve paid attention to these nutritional links to your own emotional and physical health, you’ve learned firsthand how what you take into your body affects you. This may compel you to read books or enroll in classes on this topic. You may even earn a nutrition degree, which will enable you to help others.
As you call upon the healing Angels help, you’ll find that unhealthful cravings are replaced with appetite for healthful meals and drinks. This, too, is a process you can teach others.”
When this card first began to come up for me, I was a bit confused. I certainly did not “conduct healing work” with my “culinary skills”. As you may already know, I’ve been struggling with a mysterious illness that has really progressed over the last year and a half. It is difficult for me to make dinner for my family, let alone plan a dinner party. There’s no way I could run a restaurant! However, this card held a far more important message that I was missing.
Since I wasn’t getting the hint from this cards message, my Heavenly guides began to enlighten me in other ways. Articles, books and other information began to catch my attention. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Over the past few months, I have done a great deal of research into nutrition and what’s actually in our food. My husband has joked that no one should get me started on this topic, or I’ll get on my “soap box” and go on and on. Seriously, though, he is amazed by what I’ve learned and constantly reminds me that I’m helping him to get healthy, too.
I’ll admit, I used to think that health food people were a little over the top. I used to believe that there’s no way the FDA would allow companies to actually poison us. I used to be very naive. Now that I really know the truth (and I’m sure there’s still a lot I don’t know), I can see why so many people are overweight and sick.
I used to think I was eating healthy. I was eating what my doctor told me to eat. Though, I don’t want to advocate not listening to your doctor, I do want to urge people to be advocates for their own health … and that means we should always understand what we are really putting into our bodies – from our food and medicines to personal care products. Most of us are being poisoned every single day.
When you first start to realize the truth about REAL NUTRITION and the vital role it plays in our health and the quality/length of our lives, it can be really overwhelming. I would suggest to start with one thing and go from there. Maybe you decide to throw out (or donate) everything in your pantry, but you can also just replace as you go. As you run out of something, buy a healthier version of the product or something you can substitute.
I started simply by adding green and protein smoothies to my diet to add in some of the essentials that I was missing. Then I stopped buying low-fat dairy products … skim milk is really nothing more than a sugar water by-product created when making real milk. For my family, I use real milk from a farm. I mostly drink coconut milk when I need milk, like in my smoothies.
I will share with you some recommendations for a couple of books that helped me to get started. One is called 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake. I love this book because it includes recipes for staples like making your own broth for soups. Lisa provides some great information on how to read labels, too. (Really, even if you think you already know, she really sheds light on how food companies simply change the names of ingredients they know we won’t like – don’t be fooled.) This book also has recipes that my family will actually eat, and my hard work is paying off. My 12 year old son is finally eating salads! Last night he made a salad for dinner, and he included several kinds of lettuce … romaine, baby spinach, baby bok choy, baby kale, arugula, and a couple of others. I’ll say that was a very proud momma moment.
Nutrition is truly becoming a new passion for me. I’ve actually lost probably close to 20 pounds, and this is the first time I’ve ever been able to lose weight in my whole life! (Probably because the “diet foods” I thought were healthy actually were not healthy at all.) My husband and son have both lost weight, too. Just the fact that my son actually understands the importance of real nutrition now is an amazing side effect of my own research. Not only am I fighting back whatever this illness is that I have, but I also feel like my fight is helping those I love to be healthier and to live longer. That, to me, is the very essence of living a life of purpose.
The second book I want to recommend is called The Blender Girl by Tess Masters. Honestly, I only had possession of this book for about two weeks before I let someone borrow it, but she needed it. I may just have to buy another copy because this is a great book for anyone interested in learning about making smoothies. She talks about tools you need, basic recipes, add-in options. One of the best things is the dessert recipes. Evening is a challenge for us because we sit down to relax and watch TV shows together only to find that’s also when we want a snack. So, this book has helped us incorporate healthy snack and dessert options. And once you know some basics, you can get creative.
(Yes, I know sitting in front of the TV isn’t great. However, especially by evening, I physically can’t do too much more than sit. Even sitting at our kitchen table to play a game can be excruciatingly painful. So, I just do the best I can to relax and have some family time. Besides, who doesn’t love Marvel’s Agents of Shield? Good guys who are all different – and sometimes even afraid of each other – get together to fight the bad guys … it’s pretty awesome!)
Anyway, if you’re looking for an easy smoothie recipe for kids who may not like the greens, try baby spinach with frozen blueberries and filtered water. It’s actually purple – not green. This was the first smoothie my son would try. Also, try adding in a vanilla protein powder. If you need a sweetener, try Pure Stevia Powder by Mommy Knows Best. This is real stevia – not erythritol.
My new favorite smoothie includes greens (baby spinach, baby kale, whatever I have on hand), frozen strawberries, fresh grapefruit, fresh ginger root (or powder), 1 frozen lemon slice (with peel), filtered water and vanilla protein powder. It tastes awesome, is good for detox and helps with inflammation.
I hope this information is helpful to you. My best advice is that, if you’re getting this card and think it may be referring to your own health, do some research. Be your own health advocate. Most of all, don’t get overwhelmed. Just the fact that you’re waking up and learning the truth is a great thing!
Personally, I still have quite a journey ahead of me, but I know I’m finally onto something that is making a difference. Today marks 21 years since the day my husband invited me to our senior prom (and asked me to be his girlfriend). We’ve been together for longer than we’ve been apart, and I would really love for us to be able to grow old together … so my fight continues.
Here are some extra research resources that I recommend …
You’ll find more information out there, but these are some good links to get you started. Please feel free to share your experiences and any other great resources you use in the comments. (However, please do not spam advertise.) Thank you for reading! 🙂
Wishing you many blessings,
This card is from the Life Purpose Oracle Card Deck by Doreen Virtue. For this Life Purpose Reading, we have included 13 of the 44 cards from this deck. For further explanation by the author, consider purchasing this deck. With your own deck, you will have access to all 44 cards and the guidebook, which includes detailed explanations of each card. Doreen’s products can be found on Amazon.com and the Angel Therapy Bookstore. There is also a mobile app available for this deck!
“When we’re working on it [our Life Purpose], all aspects of our lives become healed.” When we’re not, “there’s a chronic low-level sense of anxiety because we subconsciously know that we’re missing the mark … Before you were born, you worked with your angels to orchestrate a life mission that would help others and be emotionally rewarding … These oracle cards were designed to help you identify your specific life purpose.” – How to Work with the Life Purpose Oracle Cards, from the Life Purpose Oracle Cards Guidebook.
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