Spiritual Solutions #7: True Self, True Food

By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond

True Self
Light has the power to fill the void afflicted by darkness. Healing yourself comes in two stages—releasing the energy of suffering, then replacing it with the soul’s energy. It is a gentle process, very much like holding on to a thread as it leads you from step to step. What begins as the merest hint of new strength will grow. Your true self is always available to meet any challenge, find any answer, and show you the way out of any dilemma. As you contact your true self, you will discover that the soul is not passive. Spirit knows more about us than we do ourselves, and it wants to support our every step toward wholeness.
Adapted from The Deeper Wound, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

True Food
You may have heard the phrase “out of true.” It means not in correct alignment. During the last 40 years or so, most of us have been eating a diet that is wildly out of true compared to what our bodies need, and equally out of true considering what is best for the health of the planet.

There are many people and groups today working to get the food system back in true alignment, working to preserve and sustain “true food,” but we – the food shoppers and eaters—are the most important.
Adapted from True Food, by Annie B. Bond, Melissa Breyer, and Wendy Gordon (National Geographic, 2009).