I often wondered why everyone wasn’t jumping on my band wagon of deciding to cut out meat and dairy and look for alternatives to leather and wool. I blog, I post articles, videos, pictures anything to get the word out. Wanting so desperately to share what I have learned, I tell all my friends. Not everyone makes the connection and not everyone is willing to learn. So what does it take? It’s different for everyone.
When we are young, someone else is making our food choices then as adults we are influenced by ad’s and commercials, sometimes it’s religion or family tradition. Whatever the reason it’s you who needs to take control of the food you eat. Make the connection. Create new traditions. Question the information that is being presented to you, even mine!
“The most important part of vegetarianism for me was the shift in consciousness that takes place. There is a true correlation between our food choices and violence in the world. The only person who would disagree with that is a meat-eater”
I know what you’re thinking: “more vegan propaganda to make you feel guilty” How do I know? That’s how I used to react to it too. You see, without being properly educated and aware I too was using my body as a burial ground for dead meat. Even when I thought about giving it up, I made up the same excuses as many others do. I’m even a huge animal lover and I still couldn’t make the connection.
It wasn’t until I got sick and had no choice but to make a change. Then I wondered how can we be a truly compassionate and go along with the mass terror inflicted on millions of animals a year and the unnatural treatment of animals. How can you say you love animals but then separate them for food? You may turn your head from the “ugly” material that is out there proving this, but that doesn’t eliminate the ugliness.
I have experienced a much wider variety of food than I thought possible without meat. Food without chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and who knows what else. I say get creative with your cooking. I feel as though I’ve started to learn how to eat all over again, and it’s FUN. I say enjoy the inner peace that WILL come to you as your body gets healthier and in tune with the natural world from the inside out.
Look for recipes and sites, locals who are getting involved in the food revolution. Try The Vegan Project, Liberation BC, Vegan Yum Yum, Tal Ronnen, The Thrive Diet , Diet For A New America, there are so many outlets for making the change, providing you with recipes, inspiration and informed information. You WILL feel the change, the more knowledge you gain the deeper the connection.
Plant-Based Nutrition represents a forward-looking view of nutrition, it not only contributes to your health but you will look and feel better. By going plant-based you will be taking responsibility for your self the animals and the environment.
I added this short video about and escaped slaughter cow, in this video a woman describes her awakened connection between what she eats and the cow that stands before her. It’s a beautiful video and it really touched my heart. I hope it touches yours.
Maxine’s Dash For Freedom
“When one becomes a vegetarian, it purifies the soul” – Isaac Bashevis Singer