Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. – Albert Einstein
Trigger warning: If you are an omnivore, you may not like this blog. If you are an omnivore and suffering, you may love this blog, if you take action.
I have been whole food plant based (WFPB) since January 2020, or another way to say it is #vegan. What this means is that I enjoy an all vegetable (and light fruit) based diet with some grains. While I was raised to be an omnivore and was that way for years, I began the transition to more plants via juicing in 2012, pescatarianism / vegetarianism in 2016 and veganism in 2020. Yes, it took me awhile to get there. But it doesn’t have to take that long.
“People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is some justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer
On the road to veganism and one of the best moves I have ever made in my life, was ditching alcohol. You can read my blog “Is Alcohol Really Safe To Drink? Lets Do The Wellness Math”. This is a good read, especially when you understand its origin and the “spirit” side of it. Getting off alcohol helped open my eyes to my own dark side.
Once I ditched alcohol, I started to hear messages that I needed to become vegetarian. One by one, I ditched animal products. It started with beef/cow, which was the easiest for me to give up, then pork/pig, chicken and lastly, fish, eggs, cheese and butter.
Having grown up on the prairies of Alberta, Canada, “beef country” they call it, I was supposed to be a supporter of this “food”. I begrudgingly ate it, even though I could not stand the smell of it when it cooked. I remember thinking meatloaf was some sort of forced food torture given to children. What I didn’t know at that time was that I was actually eating torture….
The challenge of knowing
In 2016, I became a vegetarian, on the grounds that if I could not kill an animal myself, then why would I eat it?
In 2019, the story gets challenging. I started to read and watch videos on twitter of animal brutality. For some reason, unlike the past, I wasn’t willing to turn it off – I knew I needed to watch these videos. I needed to know what I was eating and why I had been eating it. It hurt my heart watching these videos and I started to make the connection… their suffering is our suffering.
Photos like the one below, remind me again, that the way we treat animals can in no way be good for us to eat.
The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional. – James Cromwell, actor and activist
Having accidentally walked into a horse slaughterhouse as a child (our cats ate horsemeat), I got a quick and brutal introduction to the meat industry. I was probably about 7 or 8 years old, and it was traumatizing. I remember seeing the carcasses of once beautiful horses hanging on meat hooks.
I thought, “How could somebody want to kill a horse? What made these horses less valuable than other pretty horses”? These were the questions I had as a child. But I still was not connecting the dots.
Changing my vibration
Nikola Tesla was once quoted,
“If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Animals can see and feel vibration much better than humans can. That’s why they know when to run from the hunter or bow down to the child (read my blog on 5 Incredible Animal Communication Stories That Will Challenge Your Beliefs).
[In Botswana, Tippi became best friends with gentle giant Abu the 34-year-old elephantCredit: Sylvie Robert / Barcroft Images]2
This is because of “the law of vibration”. The reason we see each other at all is because of vibration. You can read more about vibration and Unified Field Theory here.
Nikola Tesla was right about vibration! Also interesting to note is that he also gave up meat and became vegetarian in his life. He saw the direct correlation with how it affected his mind and heart.
“On the general principles the raising of cattle as a means of providing food is objectionable, because, in the sense interpreted above, it must undoubtedly tend to the addition of mass of a “smaller velocity.” It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarious habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals. To free ourselves from animal instincts and appetites, which keep us down, we should begin at the very root from which we spring: we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food.” – Excerpt from THE PROBLEM OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCES TO THE HARNESSING OF THE SUN’S ENERGY by Nikola Tesla, Century Illustrated Magazine, June 1900
Tesla isn’t the only genius who thought vegetarianism was the best thing to do. Leonardo Da Vinci, Pythagorus, Plato, Einstein are just a few interesting names that pop up when you search famous or brilliant vegetarians.
Making the connection
What Tesla and other geniuses knew was that their consciousness mattered. They knew intuitively to shift away from animal products because it was not in alignment with their thinking/vibration.
I like to look at the world through symbols. As Carl Jung is quoted from Psychology of the Unconscious: “The dream is a series of images, which are apparently contradictory and nonsensical, but arise in reality from psychologic material which yields a clear meaning.”
If we follow the concept of ancient Toltec teachings (that we are in a dream world) combined with Carl Jung’s theory, we are having a BIG COLLECTIVE DREAM in 2020!
We’ve got to learn from this. We cannot afford not to, for the animals, and as it turns out, for humanity as well.
More animal diseases during Coronavirus outbreak
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Bird Flu Cases Reported in Two Karnataka – March 19, 2020
Philippines detects bird flu outbreak in quail farm
Some people say I’m a dreamer, I’m not the only one…
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Coronavirus and the karmic interconnectedness of humans, animals
Chinese citizens push to abolish wildlife trade as coronavirus persists
5 Deadly Diseases Linked To The Meat And Dairy Industries
13 Animal-to-Human Diseases Kill 2.2 Million People Each Year
Yes all of us do. This holocaust of animals is causing a mass global holocaust of humans without distinction. https://t.co/1MnYuiL0Lh
— Ashwani🌱Garg 🇺🇸 ☯禅☸️ 🌏☮️🇮🇳 (@agargmd) March 18, 2020
“Only one hundred billion people have ever lived; seven billion people live today, and yet we torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. Ten thousand entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. IF any other organism did this a biologist would call them a virus.” – Phillip Wollen, Australian philanthropist and former Vice-President of Citibank
“All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore…” Right now, we – as a culture – are still ignoring the truth staring us in the face: the killing of animals for food is having a devastating impact on our world. It’s a leading cause of human illness, meaning heart disease and cancer. It’s a leading cause of climate change, habitat destruction, wildlife extinction, water pollution and water scarcity. It’s a leading cause of human world hunger because animals eat so much more than they produce as meat or dairy. Now, add to the list, it is causing the most disruptive virus of our lifetimes.” – Jane Velez-Mitchell, nationally known TV journalist and best-selling author
The spiritual consequences of coronavirus and the silver lining
“Every transformation demands as its precondition “the ending of a world”- the collapse of an old philosophy of life.” ― C.G. Jung, Man and His Symbols
I have been active on social media during this crisis. I realize that NOW is the best time to talk about the earth, humanity, health, spirituality and our resources. It is time to make a healing connection with yourself and others. As my friend Jerry would say “It’s time to have that come to Jesus talk“. (And by the way if you’re a Christian or Jewish, Adam and Eve were vegan!)
Having spent time this past November and December researching vegan diets and why I should completely avoid all animal products, I found several movies that pushed me to change.
- What The Health? (Netflix)
- Plant Pure Nation (youtube)
- Cowspiracy (Netflix)
Later I watched
- Game Changers (Netflix) (inspirational!)
- Dominion (youtube) (😢 *Graphic warning*)
All of these movies provide a great foundation for why our world is crumbling before our very eyes and how we have been in denial of our own part to play. However, it also shows that there is great hope for humanity when we connect our head to our hearts!
"We don't go out, we don't go to restaurants, we don't do anything like that anymore here."
— CNN International (@cnni) March 16, 2020
In this 2020 movie we are co-creating together, what part do you want to play?
What if your life depended on being vegan in 2020 and beyond?
Here’s some vegan math.
Are you willing to see how you are a co-creator in this movie?
I urge you to do your own research and do it with the intention that you want to improve your life and the lives of those around you and planet earth.
Nature Is Responding
What is nature saying now that we are mostly indoors and on lockdown? Dolphins and swans frolicking in Venice!
Venice hasn't seen clear canal water in a very long time. Dolphins showing up too. Nature just hit the reset button on us pic.twitter.com/RzqOq8ftCj
— Gianluca De Santis (@b8taFPS) March 17, 2020
There’s an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet
This is a beautiful time to renew and reinvent ourselves
Having time to yourself in lockdown may sound like a bad feeling at first. However, if you truly stand back and look at where you are, consider the fact that we are all in this together. This is a great time for a conscious transformation!
“The time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
What can you do to make yourself feel better?
Build a bridge between you and you. Your life and death depends on YOU in 2020.
Ask yourself, what is the most loving gesture you can give back to yourself during lockdown?
Love, truth, freedom, health and wellbeing – Real health is when you understand that your body is a system. If the system is broken, maybe it is time to rethink?
Please take responsibility for your part in the movie. Peace is an inside job, both literally and figuratively. ✌️ ☮️🕊️
A Contrast Between how 𝗛𝗨𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗦 treat Nature and how 𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗦 treat Nature… 🌳
𝗕𝗘𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗦… pic.twitter.com/MBmVKwf9GG
— ANikett Ⓥ 🌱🐄🐖🐘🌱 (@aniket_anikett) March 17, 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Suzanne Daley is the owner of TaoWander LLC, wellness retreat promotion and marketing around the world since 2016 and now international distributor of Kangen Water. “Change your water, change your life!”