Just as your physical body needs physical food, your true spiritual self, Soul, needs spiritual food. Without daily spiritual nourishment you will wither. Yes, you may be alive, but this does not mean you truly have life.
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 4”
It was the Sunday after Christmas 2015; I was drinking a delicious cup of coffee and just enjoying a day off from work. After doing some household chores I noticed I was very hungry. I was looking for something to eat and couldn’t find anything until I looked in my fridge. There I found leftovers from Christmas dinner at my daughter’s house that my son-in-law so kindly packed up for me to take home. I had forgotten they were there and quickly proceeded to fry up some of the ham to make the most awesome ham and egg “Dagwood” sandwich. Barely getting my mouth around the huge sandwich, I thought of how useless my food pantry is if the food is forgotten and not used. I could starve while having a fully stocked pantry of unused food.
This immediately reminded me of a major spiritual lesson I learned from Del, my spiritual teacher at the Nature Awareness School. Del talked about our spiritual pantry, comparing it to a food pantry. A spiritual pantry is full of spiritual tools available to use to stay spiritually nourished. Tools such as singing HU, a love song to God, reading of scriptures, our journals full of recorded dreams and class experiences, and more to be used for our daily “spiritual bread.” Soul needs nourishment just as the physical body needs food. As I was enjoying my sandwich I began to remember all the food dreams I have been given by Prophet to show me how I had been starving spiritually. That is when I made the connection about forgetting the food in the fridge, my food pantry, and how it parallels my lesson about my spiritual pantry. Using the tools in my spiritual pantry daily uplifts and raises the bar for all my physical life experiences. The main reason for this is that staying spiritually nourished helps us recognize God’s blessings in our life and the presence of Prophet who is always with us.
Jesus said it much better in the Bible after he had been fasting in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights: “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:3-4 KJV This quote from the Bible shows us just how important spiritual nourishment is for us. If we stay nourished spiritually we can begin to enjoy the abundant life we were meant to live.
Written by Sam Spitale