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Spirit Food – Almond

ALMOND

 

ORIGIN

It is native to Syria and Palestine. It is the oldest nut tree on record and is a member of the rose family. In the Christian tradition, the almond signifies divine favour and approval, and the purity of the Virgin. As the first flower of the year the blossom it is known as the Awakener, it depicts watchfulness. 

In the Bible, the rod of an Almond tree was used by Moses to part the Red Sea and by David in the battle against Goliath. The Scriptures records the existence of a miraculous rod that budded, producing blossoms and ripe almonds as part of God’s plan. It is known as the rod of resurrection, which know today gives birth to almonds.

CHAKRA: Sacral 

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

According to Ayurveda, almonds help increase high intellectual level and longevity

Almonds contain eight of the nine essential amino acids. They help provide good brain function. Riboflavin and L-carnitine boost brain activity and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almonds are high in protein and are rich in bone-strengthening calcium. They assist healthy hearts by containing cholesterol-lowering mono-unsaturated fats. The high-fat content assists in regulating your hormones.

Almond oil aids skin problems, the oil assists in treating scars, stretch marks and is light enough to use on the face. It is a wonderful nourishment to the skin organ delivering high amounts of vitamin E.

Almonds can help with weight loss due to the protein and fibre content and can make you feel full with a relatively small amount.

Almonds are largely considered to be one of the best foods for sexual health containing several properties that facilitate it.

SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

Almond assists with self-control. The almond nut itself takes a lengthy amount off time to chew and break down in the mouth. It also teaches us to say “no” to excess. It leaves you in a state of fulfilment. 

The almond assists with sexuality. It can ease anger associated with sexual frustration. Almonds assist in sexual healing.

Almond helps to make the right decision and slows our impulsivity which reduces decisions made by powerful habits. 

Almond reminds us that we are not body bound slaves, we are in fact spirit moving freely through the body.

Almonds are the plant of resurrection, they assist in spiritual awakenings.

The almond represents sweetness, charm and delicacy. Almond can assist us in bringing back those qualities of yourself that may have been lost.

CONNECT WITH ALMOND

Connect with almond oil on the body to soothe sexual frustration and appreciate your own sensuality.

Place the leaf on the almond in places where you keep money like your purse, a safe, money box etc. The almond leaf has been known to attract money this way.

Almond butter is rich in magnesium, a mineral that powers nearly 300 enzymatic processes in the body, including digestion. Almond butter contains high amounts of vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory that can contribute to feelings of satiety. One to two tablespoons of almond butter 2-3 times a week is enough to connect. 

The average serving for almonds is 23 almonds. By soaking almonds overnight will not only help in digestion but also in the release of enzymes that are beneficial for fat digestion.

Almond is masculine as most nuts are. Connect with almond to assist with fertility issues, selenium is good for fertility.

Sleep with almond oil on your pillow or almonds under your pillow in the springtime to assist with connection to divinity during dream time.