There are apparently spiritual benefits of eating with your hands. Forgive me as i am about to cite information without the source. I am blaming Mercury Retrograde. So, i literally cannot recall this article i read someplace – the New Yorker? the Daily Mail? The Ashakic Records? – that said eating with your hands was the only cosmic way to consume food so that its life force was not upset.
It said that tiny baby enzymes on your fingers connected with the lips/tongue and that this provoked some sort of quantum mega enzyme (i am paraphrasing obviously) that enabled whatever you were eating to more fully merge with all layers of your being. I don’t think they meant potato crisps. More like bonding with the spirit of Carrot. Or Turmeric.
The Apparent Benefits Of Eating With Your Hands Includes Enzymes and Chakra Alignment
This also makes me think of how cutlery can be a social minefield – less so in this contemporary era, obviously – but who recalls those excruciating scenes in novels where someone trying to infiltrate a so-called upper class comes a cropper with cutlery “rules.” And how unnatural cutlery looks and feels to a toddler learning to feed itself.
Somewhere i read that Abbey-Lee, the Australian/Gemini model/actor, eats only with her hands as an “energy thing.” But then again that could just be to make it easier to transition to smoking between bites. Perhaps it is linked to this thing I once heard a yoga teacher say: chewing 144 times aligns your top chakras. And of course, culling cutlery makes utter sense from a minimalist point of view. Could cutlery be too 20th Century? Or is it time to create a magical range of cutlery? Does anyone think there are unique health or spiritual benefits of eating with your hands? Thoughts?
Image: Salvador Dali’s Cutlery Set- he had natal Mercury Retrograde