Do you Read the Recipe or Eat the Meal?


There are people called “foodies” who love to read about food. They love perusing recipe books, watching food shows on television, and learning about the various types of food different cultures enjoy. All of this is wonderful. What’s interesting is that some of these folks rarely cook and rarely eat the food they read about.

Krysta Gibson is an author, workshop leader, consultant, publisher of New Spirit Journal, and host of “Keeping It Real.”

Thinking about this, I realized there are people who do this in the spiritual community. They read every new book that comes out, get the newest tarot decks, have their astrological calendar on the wall, and they never eat the meal! In other words, they have a lot of intellectual knowledge but they don’t apply it to their lives.

Consider this: think of the last spiritual or self-help book you read. Have you applied the information to your life? Or did you finish the book, set it down, and say, “Next!”

We can read all the books we want. We can attend all the classes. We can buy tarot decks and read about our astrology charts. But if we don’t do something with the information, what’s the point?

Don’t just read the recipe. Eat the meal!


About Author

Krysta Gibson is publisher of New Spirit Journal as well as an author, spiritual teacher, and mentor. Currently she is working with self-published authors to assist them in reaching a wide audience. For information on this mentoring program or to learn about her other services  and programs visit Listen to her the third Thursday of each month at 7 a.m. on the Conscious Talk radio program, KKNW 1150 AM, streaming live and archived at

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