What It Means To Eat Compassionately
I believe that our primary reasons for being on this planet is to align with our potential, our life’s purpose, and sense of freedom. I see that more and more people are awakening to this potential. If we’re motivated to want to awaken to ease the suffering of the world and we’re consciously working towards this awakening, we need a solid foundation; our body should be strong, as well as our mind and spirit. We need to to cleanse our body so that we can have a pure vessel to channel the Divine life-force that comes through us and allows us to focus on the sacred work that needs to be done while we are here. Our true potential stems from our ability to be free within ourselves, and in the choices we make.
When we learn to have a harmonious relationship to food it no longer consumes our energy (like it does when we struggle with food and weight), and in fact it frees up our energy (because we let go and drop the struggle altogether). It no longer depletes us, but energizes us. In this capacity, because the fundamental nature of our relationship to food has changed – to one that we enjoy, we can then turn to more important things in our lives, like waking up to our highest potential and doing the things that we love.
This is one very important reason our understanding is paramount to know where our food is sourced. If you eat meat, or dairy, where does it come from? How are those animals raised and treated? What methods were used to make that product salable on the market?
When we eat the flesh of an animal who has been raised in pain and misery that energy becomes part of our own. Perhaps her baby was taken from her (dairy/veal cows) or perhaps they have not been able to move or even see the light of day! The extent of animal cruelty that is out in our world is shameful, and needs to be exposed.
The food we eat, and the energy that is attached to that food BECOMES A PART OF US. It's how our cells are created. The energy that is in that food becomes enmeshed with our energy, and we take on the energy of that plant, or animal, or egg, or brownie, or french fries. So we must be cautious and careful about what is on our fork, because that food will be instrumental in shaping who we become. We, ourselves alone are responsible for the energy that we emit to the world.