End of Lent - Can I eat meat and be spiritual?
So Lent comes to a close.
What will I eat now? What will I drink now.
Just had my last raw meal of raw week. I loved it and found it easy, but the cold really affects me and eating cold food when it's snowing is not something I will do again unless I have to.
I like soup, casseroles, stews, the kind of food that warms you up and fills you up.
I was never hungry on raw. It takes ages to eat your meal and even in the morning I did not feel hungry or any desire for coffee.
Now I can have a coffee if I want, no desire yet.
I am looking forward to salmon and my fave meat which is lamb.
I hate animal cruelty or any kind of cruelty for that matter but I do still enjoy meat. The only reason I cut it right back is because of over farming and cruelty, not because I do not enjoy it.
I always endeavour to buy organic, ethically raised products but sometimes you just don't know.
Everyone asks me if I am a vegetarian. I was for years and that was one of the reasons I ended up with chronic fatigue as I was having too much carbohydrate. I am blood group o and when I eat right for my type or follow the paleo cutting out all wheat, sugar and dairy, this seems to work best for me.
My grandfather was a butcher and so is my cousin, that is how I was brought up with good quality meat everyday.
Nice cuts of meat, appreciation for animals, I never gave it much thought.
Now I do. Can you eat meat and still be spiritual or are you putting your needs before that of the animals?
Back in the day before shops and supermarkets we would eat plants, vegetables and fruits mainly with some meat on the day of the kill or find.
I am figure it is ok to eat meat, its is just how it got to your plate that could be the issue on a level of Karma and vibration.
I can see that I do not need to eat meat, but I like to and I enjoy it and it seems to satisfy me.
Or is that just a learned behaviour with inherited tendencies?
Most people that heal naturally use a plant based protein diet but now we are seeing people healing on the paleo diet. It seems it's more about the lack of processing that is important. I know all the hype about meat is not true, but it's clear animals that have been fed the wrong foods, filled with pharmaceutical drugs and terrified most of their lives will not be great to eat.
Then we put them in our mouths, usually overcooked or soaked in more chemicals, then we don't chew properly and we wonder why it does not come out the other side.
Does eating meat make me a bad person?
There is a lot of judgement around eating nowadays.
I am a raw foodist.
I am a vegan.
I am a vegetarian and so on.
I have avoided the labels so far as often it is the ego talking and you can hear it.
When you stand in judgement of others you should be sure you are loving your neighbour.
As Carolyn Myss said, there is nothing worse than a vengeful vegetarian.
There is a bit of "I am much much kinder and spiritual the yeow" as Harry Enfield would have said.
It has always made sense to me that anything on this planet that has not been interfered with by man is probably ok to eat as long as we do what all other animals do and just take what we need today and leave the rest, and add in a little gratitude and appreciation.
The one thing that I was reminded of during Lent is the confusion.
So many conflicting points of views, so many different ways to do the same job, which is the right one for me? I got my hair tested back in the day and they sent me a sheet telling me not to eat anything except tomatoes basically, slight exaggeration but you know what I mean. I gave up after 2 days, it was far too far away from what I normally do.
You must find a way to make it work for you. You must find a plan that you can adjust to without adding extra stress. You must find a way that is crystal clear so that you do not go off the path.
Fasting is easy especially water. The only thing is you need to let go of all wanting to eat and all belief that you are going to starve, but there is no confusion about what to eat.
Raw is easy, if its not raw don't eat it.
Other plans can be more confusing if you do not know exactly what is on it and that can lay the way for cheating. You have to be 100% clear on what is allowed in and what is not.
My diet has been very clean for years but the problem with candida is that even so called healthy foods may feed the fungus when you have it. This is where I am at now. The next 6 weeks are all about healing the gut 100%. My friend arrives in 2 weeks with her vega food intolerance machine so she can help me shortcut this by telling me exactly what is going on in there quickly. Until then I am off sugar and simple carbs and on vit c, probiotics, omega 3 and drinking baking soda.
Maybe Earth Angels do not eat meat?
I am healing. I am vibrant and full of youthful energy.