Look at the top paragraph in that picture.
Now, doesn’t that just make you smile? The idea of someone waving their hands over their food.
Thinking about it, surely even if we accept the unproven mantra of life-energy, by the time the dead bits of plant or animal are cut into small chunks and set on fire until their chemical composition completely changes…
Well, would that not kind of negate any remaining life within them? Surely meridian lines can’t survive that sort of onslaught, even if they are supposed to be life-giving.
As much as I would like to make some sort of comment about the food displaying living qualities if it had this ‘life energy’ flowing through it, I have a feeling that there would already be some hand-waving explanation as to why this would still be the case, perhaps you give the food your own energy to give it more nutrition, which, at least from my thinking, would render the very process of giving it more nutrition through this rather odd way of sticking new age beliefs into your world in every way you can possibly think of… simply redundant.
The question that this kind of subject always inspires in my head however, is the question of what has this energy? Is it only humans? Is it all living things? Because if it’s the latter, from the way this energy is described, surely this would have to mean that our brainless, single-celled cousins, such as bacteria, would be self-aware.
And in my opinion it would be a pretty hard point to back up if your argument is that bacteria possess consciousness in the same way that we do.
Surely that can’t be the case?
But what would I know?