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Get Creative with Food and Fuel your Inner Muse

When it comes to food, what is it that makes you feel genuinely good? Do you thrive on variety and getting creative with your food? Is eating a chore or something that causes stress and anxiety as you try to 'get it right' in order to achieve that elusive perfect diet? Finding our own groove with food and having fun with what we put into our bodies are essential components for a healthy, happy life.

Being fluid, flexible and creative with how and what we eat affords us more freedom and pleasure, enhancing our eating experiences and the joy of being physically incarnate. If you find yourself bored and uninspired when thinking about your next meal, try and recall what qualities, flavours and colours have sparked your inner fire in the past and get playful! Remember, there are no rules- we can play around with our food like a child and fascinate ourselves with wild and weird combinations. We don't all have to be masterchefs vying for the top job at a Michelin starred restaurant.

It's ok to break the rules we have put in place for ourselves in regards to what we eat and drink. Making a decision to follow a certain type of diet or way of eating can become problematic and may be counterintuitive to what our bodies actually need. Our bodies are pretty good at letting us know what works for us and what doesn't.

If we hang all our hopes on the latest diet craze being 'the way', we run the risk not only of becoming too rigid in our attitude towards our bodies and what we eat, we may even end up damaging our health in the process.

Each one of us is the custodian of an amazing and infinitely wise physical vessel and it's up to each of us to find what works and what doesn't when it comes to giving our bodies what they need. Taking the time to tune in to our inner food muse and seeing where he or she takes us may be just what the nature doctor ordered.

Flowers of Transformation Essence No 13 Kanuka is the Spontaneity essence that works at the personality level to enhance our innate powers of creative self-expression. This essence is great for those people who may have had their spontaneity quashed at a young age or who experience pain around expressing themselves. This is a good essence to use when you want to play around with some new food combinations.

Flowers of Transformation Essence No 15 Mingimingi is the Dignity essence and helps us to integrate play, pleasure and fun into our lives. No 15 Mingimingi can help us to feel inspired again if we have lost interest in life and experience a lack of joy and pleasure from being too rigid. This is a great essence to help us tune in to our inner muse in practical and grounded ways.

Flowers of Transformation Essence No 17 Akepiro is the Synthesis essence, assisting us to assimilate new ideas, new information and relax rigid rules we may have imposed upon ourselves particularly around food and being 'healthy'. No 17 Akepiro is a great essence for those who are picky or finicky eaters or who experience stress and anxiety around their health or physical condition.

— Lana Raill
Lana holds diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine and New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy, and is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner. Lana specialises in working with vibrational plant medicine in the form of First Light® flower essences and is available for consultations in Grey Lynn and Avondale on 021 02468952 or by email: