A hands-on guide to the vibrational signatures of the food we eat and how they affect our behaviors, emotions, and spirit
• Details the energetic and spiritual qualities of more than 400 common foods, revealing how each affects you on multiple levels, how a food’s color plays a role, which chakra it resonates with, and how to interpret cravings and aversions
• Explains how to use your diet to fine-tune your energetic body, remove negative energy patterns, and consciously craft a positive state for body, mind, and soul
• Includes a selection of recipes with their energetic interpretations
• Provides exercises to help you identify the vibrational meaning of your current diet and deepen your relationship with the food you eat
Most of us are familiar with the physical health benefits of fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, and spices and their nutritional effects on the human body. It is well known, for example, that turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and carrots significantly improve eyesight, but what about the vibrational benefits of foods? How does our diet affect the energy body and our emotional, mental, and spiritual states?
In this comprehensive guide to vibrational nutrition, Candice Covington explores the vibrational signatures of the foods we eat and how they help form the energetic structures that influence our behaviors and spirit. She explains how, by choosing foods that resonate with your natural vibrational patterns, you can use your diet to fine-tune your energetic body, remove negative energy patterns, and consciously craft a positive state for body, mind, and soul. She details the energetic and spiritual qualities of more than 400 common foods, drinks, and seasonings, including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, mushrooms, grains, seafood, poultry, other proteins, tea, wine, and both cooking herbs and medicinal herbs. She explores how each food affects you on multiple levels, how a food’s color determines which chakra it resonates with and how to work with dreams to decode the divine role of foods in your life. The author explains how to interpret food cravings and aversions on an emotional and spiritual level and provides exercises to help you identify the vibrational meaning of your current diet.
Offering a selection of recipes along with interpretations of their energetic stories, Covington explores how to intuitively select foods and food combinations to reinforce your energy patterns, support you in any endeavor, and provide nutrition for body, mind, and spirit.
“Vibrational Nutrition is a joy to explore. You will learn to develop your sixth sense about food with Candice Covington as your mystical guide to the edible plant kingdom! In my practice of medicine and Ayurveda, I teach clients that food is more than calories and nutrients to be tallied--it is energy and information--and this book explores the depth of that understanding on an energetic and vibrational level that can help us to understand our own food cravings and aversions and how foods can affect our mood, behaviors, and our spirit. What a delicious delight!” ― Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H., author of Resilient Health
“Candice is a true alchemist of nature! Her ability is like no other to translate the language of the plant world, through wisdom that surely spans lifetimes, with an eloquence in her words that is smooth like velvet. This book and the lifetimes of wisdom within its pages are the spiritual blueprint for understanding food at its most expansive and energetic level. Candice provides readers an entirely unique and, in many cases, previously unexplored viewpoint on ‘who’ are the specific foods that we consume.” ― Amanda Ree, lead educator, event host, and leadership team member at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
“Candice Covington’s Vibrational Nutrition is a treasure trove of information and inspiration. This book marks a new and innovative way to think about food, as it reveals the spiritual and energetic qualities of each ingredient in our kitchens. Reading through this book has opened my eyes to the spiritual power of food and the stories told by each meal. Packed with healthy, delightful, and inviting recipes, this book will change the way you look at food forever.” ― Nicholas Pearson, author of Crystal Basics and Crystals for Karmic Healing
“Candice Covington has allowed me to see how all growing things and all foods have their own specific vibrational energies. I have tried some of her recipes, and they really accent the ingredients’ energies. Vibrational Nutrition is the antidote to fast food and processed food. We truly are what we eat, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a better, healthy, and fun life.” ― Michael Peter Langevin, author of Secrets of the Ancient Incas
“Bringing magic back to the knowledge and usage of the gifts from Mother Nature, Candice Covington’s naturally flowing language will follow me from the garden to the kitchen.” ― Sofia Karin Axelsson, copublisher of The Echo World
"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Vibrational Nutrition: Understanding the Energetic Signature of Foods is a complete course of an iconoclastic approach to human nutrition. An inherently absorbing, informative, and life changing read." ― Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Candice Covington is a certified aromatherapist, massage therapist, healing arts master, and energy worker. A former instructor at Ashmead College and former aromatherapist for the Chopra Center, she is the founder of Divine Archetypes, an essential oil and flower essence company, and the author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice. She lives on a farmette in Oregon City, Oregon.
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From Chapter 1: The Frequency of Food: Energetic Signatures of More Than 400 Foods
The natural world with its vast and wondrous array of forms and energies offers us a treasure trove of vibrational tools that we can use as antidotes for negative energy patterns and to support the cultivation of positive qualities. The vibration of each plant and animal can be understood as an energy pattern with a specific and unique structure or signature. When these energetic signatures resonate with our natural vibrational patterns, we can use them to fine-tune our own energetic bodies. Because we are vibrational beings in a constant state of flux, a significant key to our well-being and growth is the reinforcement of our desired energetic patterns. Food is an effective medium for holding matter at specific vibratory rates.
Sample food entries
Tomato, first and foremost, teaches togetherness in many forms. Be it a loving family, a robust community, the dance of relationship, passion, or even courtship, this fruit is about the heart. A part of this dynamic is the ability to be open to differences and new circumstances, and joyfully embrace them.
Broccoli offers the gift of achieving balance, helping one to be responsible and respond to the challenges placed before you. Fascinatingly, broccoli helps you choose your tasks with freedom and joy, so your “to-do list” comes from a place of service. Broccoli also helps you “get it right” and clear up loose ends that nag at you internally: taking care of promises unkept, duties unfulfilled, including those that matter to others.
Potato dramatically increases future sight, telepathy, clairvoyance, and the ability to use these gifts for healing, often resulting in practical solutions for everyday problems. It also helps in assimilating and grounding into the earthly plane, allowing one to ultimately thrive.
Avocado signifies positive touch. It harmonizes the body and mind by dissolving emotional tension and the negative influence of past pain that causes one to turn inward and harden against love offered. Offers shelter when feeling overwhelmed with emotion. Avocado allows the individual to become more vulnerable to others without fear and facilitates intimacy and healing through touch.
Sage is a master cleanser and purifier and can nullify all discordant energy. This does not mean it’s permanently removed (you still have to do your personal work to shift the cause of the disharmony or circumstance), but sage can offer refuge and hold space for you while you do so.
Black beans bring wild unbridled energy and will energize any situation (good or bad). They are amplifiers. So when black bean calls to you remember to be attentive to your personal energy, environments, and intentions. A great deal of energy is available to you at this time; make sure it is going where you want it!
Almonds help to arrest the fear of aging and make the passage of time sacred and not solely experienced through the physical body. They open one to the complex beauty of self and a strong inner vitality.
The egg contains “all that is possible,” full of promise and new life. It expresses the rebirth of nature, the fruitfulness of the earth and all creation. In many traditions the egg is a symbol for the whole universe, the “cosmic egg” containing a balance of male and female, light and dark, in the egg yolk and egg white. The golden orb of the yolk represents the divine masculine enfolded by the divine feminine, in perfect balance.
Red snapper helps heal verbal aggression and hostility, supporting changing that behavior if you are the perpetrator or healing the energetic fall out of being on the receiving end.
Beef brings the frequency that encourages the warmth and the spirit of the home and celebrating the people one chooses to have in their life. These connections remind us of who we are and bring us back to our roots, both culturally and personally, giving us a sense of continuity, of being a part of something greater than ourselves.
Garlic brings the energy of affirming the divine light that dwells in your core and using this inexhaustible source to warm your soul. In this light, you are protected from negative energy and malevolent forces, coupled with the ability to protect others. Garlic also offers the gift of respecting the freedom of those you love, teaching by example and holding space for others to find their way without pushing them along before they are ready.
Recipe: Whole Roasted Garlic
Take as many heads of garlic as you would like and peel most of the paper off leaving the head intact with all the cloves connected.
Trim about 1/4 inch off the top of the head of garlic to expose the tops of the garlic cloves.
Preheat your oven to 325 and place garlic in a small baking dish and drizzle the exposed tops with 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil. If needed make a ‘nest’ out of tinfoil to help keep the cloves upright. Sprinkle with herbs like rosemary or thyme for additional depth of flavor. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic from their coverings, smash the cloves to desired texture, and add olive oil to taste. A pinch of sea salt is optional.
Narrative of Whole Roasted Garlic: Amplifies the divine light that dwells in your core, bringing warmth and receptivity, fostering the energy of inclusiveness and true caring. Respecting the freedom of those you love, teaching by example, and holding space for others to find their way without pushing them along before they are ready.
You might serve this dish to hold space for someone when they are in an emotional or spiritual “growth spurt” to help them anchor their newly acquired understanding, allowing them to feel completely adored and nourished while in the process.