Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Art of Cooking and the Paranormal

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A Merry Christmas Gift to You

Welcome to the holiday post of Paranormal Insights! Before we delve into an article I hope you will find as fascinating as I have, I wanted to bring you a free gift for Christmas and thank you for taking the time and interest to visit this site. For a short time period, December 3rd - 7th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), I would like to offer you a free digital copy of my new book Limestone and Its Paranormal Properties. You can claim yours here.

As a connoisseur of the paranormal or as a newbie to the field, I would love for you to peruse its pages and read some of its innovative proposals. Feel free to comment back on this website or any of the other social media outlets where you find this article or me. And, again, I deeply appreciate you and your thoughts! Have a Merry Haunted Holiday Season!!

Say What...?

You're probably wondering - what in the world would the art of cooking have to do with the paranormal? Well, I'll tell you a little story....

I came to this moment of epiphany while working in the university kitchen I have been a part of for a couple of years. My passion for food comes close to running as deeply as my passion for the paranormal. As a 20-year veteran of this industry, I have worked with nearly every ingredient you can imagine. I have also been a paranormal enthusiast for almost that long. So I was a little surprised that I had not made this connection earlier. 

My co-worker had borrowed my chef's knife without asking me while I was in the cooler. When I returned to my station, I needed to open a few packages of diced Roma tomatoes. When I saw he had my knife in hand I told him, "Oh yeah, it's cool, you can use my knife." (in a sarcastic tone) I then went to retrieve another one from the rack.

He looked up at me with a twisted face and said, "Really, you need a knife to open that??" (with just as much sarcasm) He then proceeded to smash his hand through the plastic packaging, exposing the tomatoes. I looked at him and said, "You should have used a knife to open that. Now those tomatoes have absorbed your anger." And that's when the moment of epiphany hit me.

Object Absorption of Energies

When I first started writing about the subject of objects absorbing electromagnetic and psychic energies, I thought of the phenomenon as being strictly limited to haunted objects or being attributed in some way to limestone and its impact on ghosts, nothing more. The further I study this fascinating anomaly, though, the more I am realizing that this activity has a profound effect on many of the things we come in contact with on a daily basis.

One of the most amazing events I have come across in my research is how frequently folks who go on ghost tours are able to ascertain the exact locations of where tragic events have occurred. Allow me to give you an example for clarity: 
     In the 1st Unitarian Church in Alton, Illinois, a minister had hung himself in the doorway leading to the dining room. When ghost tours are given, the guides do not immediately reveal where this suicide/murder had happened. They find that their guests have a tendency to gravitate to the actual spot on their own, as they say it has a foreboding feel to the atmosphere. Somehow people in general can psychically sense these energies, although they may not really realize how this is possible.

To a certain degree we all have a "psychic gift" and in time I believe we will come to fully realize this inherent human trait. Some of us call it "trusting your instincts" or perhaps "following your intuition." Both of these statements address this same "gift", but I believe our ability goes far deeper than we realize. 

I also believe that we do not fully understand how much impact both our actions and thoughts have on our environment. We possess an intangible power to release energy into our surroundings, and, just like limestone, the objects around us absorb our positive or negative vibrations. Our decisions leave behind residual footprints.

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The Revealing Moment

One instance, in particular (and here is the epiphany moment I mentioned earlier), happens with people you know in your family or those in life closest to you. Although every family is different, I would like to share an age-old custom that I think we all can relate to on a personal level.

Ever notice that your mother's or grandmother's cooking is so much better than your own?

Every time that you go to her house and eat her food, it tastes amazing. You may even be so impressed with a dish that you'll ask her for the recipe, which she gives to you. At home, you try and replicate what she did, but the end result is not the same. You could even use her same techniques and secrets, but it isn't as good. 
                                         How does she do it?

Dying to know, you call her up and ask. She says that her food is filled with motherly love, and that's why it tastes better. You might laugh and say,

             "C'mon, mom, there has to be more to it than that." The reality is - she is giving you the accurate answer.

As your mother or grandmother works with the ingredients, mentally she is envisioning how happy her guests will be to eat her dishes. Her literal, loving, concentrated thoughts absorb into the food and become incorporated into their molecular structure. All matter, whether living or dead, has the ability to hold energy, and so grandma's psychic energy simply becomes a part of the food's atomic structure.

Once you eat her food, that same emotional energy is released into your body and bloodstream. You are able to physically feel grandma's psychic love. It may sound a little crazy, but it does follow logical sense regarding the natural laws of energy absorption and release. The First Law of Thermodynamics will help further support this reasoning because it states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be altered or transferred. 

There are other possible explanations that support the Art of Cooking and the Paranormal like the Air Freshener Theory and several key concepts in quantum physics. You can find them in detail inside my new book. Your free digital copy awaits here.

Thank you so much for your time and interest and I look forward to hearing from you!

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