Every action we undertake within ritual space is mirrored in the Otherworld, and felt by the spirits who reside there. Food is a gift that allows us to sustain our lives. And it takes life to feed life. Whatever your food choices may be, it is essential to recognize that life moves in cycles. For of course, as our bodies decompose, they are broken down, and eventually transformed into fertile soil which then sustains the plants and animals we depend upon to nourish us.
Many cultures have traditions of leaving offerings of food for the spirits. This is be done to honor special occasions and practiced daily as a way to feed the spirit of the home, the land, or the ancestors in one’s lineage. Read on to learn how to bring this tender practice of reciprocity into your life.