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Seeing the World through a Multi-Crystal Lens

Indeed, we’re living through a time where what appears to be white might be black.  Where up is down, and what might be distant may, in fact, be close. It’s hard for the human mind to grasp the many angles simultaneously.

Immune System Booster FoodsHave you ever seen the Bruce Lee movie “Enter the Dragon”? It’s absolutely brilliant. In one scene, he vanquishes a foe in a room filled with mirrors arranged from many angles. Given the context, how could he anticipate his opponent’s next move? Yet he did – almost the way an insect views humans by literally seeing them from hundreds of angles all at once.

The other day, I asked my subconscious: “Show me one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever experienced in my life.” Inwardly, I yearned to once again experience something exceeding my normal perception of reality. Suddenly, a memory emerged.

Years ago, my husband and I had taken a trip to China and Tibet, guided by a Buddhist Lama with whom we had studied. I found myself meandering through a magnificently, beautiful, ancient garden in Suzhou, China, designed by Chinese Master Gardeners.  Suddenly, one of my friends shouted at me, “Katie, where have you been?” It turned out I had virtually “disappeared” from view for almost two minutes! Literally, I was invisible to everyone else. It was a once in a lifetime moment. The master gardeners had designed this spot, knowing it had an abundance of unique features hidden to the human eye.

On a practical note, the Chinese have long understood the importance of eating the proper foods to strengthen specific bodily organs. In the case of the Coronavirus, it is specifically essential to eat foods that strengthen both the lungs and the spleen. The spleen helps recycle old red blood cells back into the immune system while also fighting bacteria leading to meningitis, pneumonia, and other diseases.

According to Chinese medicine, certain foods lessen “dampness,” such as phlegm, which could cause stress in the bronchial tubes.

Immune System Booster Foods to Eat

Recommended Spleen Fighting Foods Include:

  • Cooked grains such as barley
  • Non-GMO corn
  • Aduki beans
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Shrimp
  • Scallions
  • Rye
  • Small portions of chicken
  • Dried ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • Legumes
  • Kidney beans
  • Lightly cooked vegetables
  • Small amounts of lean meats
  • Figs
  • Coconuts
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Dates
  • Potatoes & sweet potatoes
  • Brown rice
  • Oats
  • Pu’er tea

Immune System Booster Foods to AVOID

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Pork
  • Excessive amounts of eggs
  • Raw tofu
  • Spinach
  • Pine nuts
  • Cucumbers
  • Naturally, avoid alcohol

Eating meals regularly strengthens the functioning of the spleen. Consider cooking with some of the above-recommended proteins and vegetables in your upcoming meals to enhance your immunity.  Have fun experimenting with some of these food combinations.

Remember to take care of yourself in this upside down time.

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