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Food, Money and Power – with Marc David

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Have you ever wondered about the connection between food, money and power? Have you considered that there might be some unseen magic that runs between these important life domains? In this thought provoking video, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses how understanding the innate connection between food money and power can help create a better you, and a healthier world.

Here is a transcript of this week’s video:

Greetings friends, this is Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Today’s Topic: Food, Money and Power

I’d love to share some thoughts on these 3 compelling topics and see how they all intersect, and look at what can we do to make these dimensions of life serve us better – and perhaps even how we can serve them better.

Here’s what I mean:

Money is power.
Healthy food is power.
Health is power.
And power is good.

More power = more ability for us to maximize our gifts in this world.
More power = more ability to do good.

Oftentimes, power has a bad name because far too many people abuse the power that they have. This is a very human trait – and one that we can indeed transcend. Our ability to let more power move through us means we have the potential to feel more vibrant and more abundant. But a lot of people have a tolerance limit. We can only take so much good feelings. We can only take so much success. We often sabotage ourselves when we hit our limit of feeling good.

We’re here to learn how to do power better.

So here’s how we can begin to do food, money and power even better:

First,  We vote with our wallet when it comes to food.
Your vote – when you buy food – means a lot.
When you buy organic, you are voting for it.
When you buy non-GMO, you vote for that.

If you’re a passionate vegan – every animal food you don’t buy is a vote for veganism.
And if you choose to eat high quality and humanely raised animal foods, your purchase supports that.

We live in a time when we need to begin to take responsibility for the food chain. Corporations have taken over the food chain and are creating “foodstuffs” that destroy health and destroy the environment. There’s a literal corporate attempt to monopolize the food chain and water supply, globally. Nutrition is no longer a personal issue. Every choice you make around what you eat is a vote for how we are caring for the earth, and our future health.

Food and money are the most fundamental biologic need for humans. For most people, no money means no food – we go hungry. We’ll have no power in this world. Historians have said that the history of the world can be written through the eyes of starvation and hunger. This has been a powerful force in the history of our planet.

The food chain must be equalized. Social justice must happen for planetary health. And chances are, if you’re listening in here, you’re one of the fortunate ones who’s well fed and not hungry. Which means you have even more power and responsibility.

So begin here:

  • Spend money on real, healthy food
  • Health food is often more expensive – but it’s the real health insurance.
  • Buy good supplements and herbs.
  • Buy locally produced food
  • Spend money on educational programs for health and nutrition.
  • Educate yourself about what’s going on with global and local food production. See if you can play even a small part in helping out.
  • And feel good about it all
  • Use both money and knowledge to empower yourself.

Our health care system has failed us – it doesn’t keep us well. Disease across the gamut has been increasing on planet earth in the last decades, even in wealthy nations. We can no longer rely on outside authorities to save us when it comes to health.

Every penny spent on your health and well-being is a brilliant investment.
Many people are trying to make more money so they can feel more powerful and have the life they want. Makes perfect sense. Count me amongst those people.

But there’s a secret.

If you want money to give you a sense of empowerment – you’re working backwards. Be powerful first.

Meaning, make good decisions.
Be dignified.
Don’t short-change others.
Don’t lie, cheat or steal.

If you want your work to have more value – then give more value.
Come from a place of higher values – love, awareness, skill, wisdom, consciousness, care.

Ultimately, healthy food can only take us so far in terms of our potential.
Even having lots of money can only take us so far in this world.

The real value, the real power lies in being in alignment with something higher, and bigger than we are. Nothing has the power to overcome the very source of all power.

Are you willing to start tapping in to that place?

Just say “yes”…

I hope this was helpful my friends.

In the comments below please let us know how you make positive use of the connection between food, money, and power in your own life? Marc personally reads every comment and does his best to respond. We love hearing your thoughts!

Please email us at info@psychologyofeating.com if you have specific questions and we will be sure to get back to you.

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