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My Life as a Vegetarian . More to come
I became a vegetarian in 1976. A few years after consciously connecting to my spiritual path, I became aware that I did not want to kill animals to support my life. I realized that I would never kill them for myself, and that is was unfair to other humans to expect them to do my killing for me. Vibrationally, it was not in harmony with the life I wished to live, the life my soul wanted me to live.
After reading, "Diet for a Small Planet," I knew it was time for me to be congruent with what I believed was good for the planet, good for the people and good for my body, mind and spirit. I gave up meat completely, except when I went home to visit my family, I had to have a pizza burger, an old neighborhood tradition. After a few years, even this dropped away. I happily adapted many of my mother's Southern cooking recipes to vegetarian versions.
Food is beautiful and delicious and should be savored. See recipes on my Smell, Taste, Remember blog.
I never felt the need to push this on other people, as I knew that, as they evolved and came into contact with the higher vibrational aspects of themselves, they would naturally gravitate in that direction. I was, however, always willing to answer the question, "Why are you a vegetarian?" I knew that, once someone asks that question of me, they are activating a process within their own bodies, minds and souls. To live fully in a spirit-infused body requires asking a lot of deep and difficult questions. And sometimes, living with questions we cannot answer as long as we are in these bodies.
Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." Unless we are willing to ask ourselves hard questions in every aspect of life, we slow down our ability to reach our full potential.
Frances Moore Lappe, author of "Diet for a Small Planet," continues to ask the hard questions related to food, greed, politics, diet, nutrition, health, and well-being. After almost 40 years, she is still my inspiration in this area of my life. I hope you will explore her work. She has spent her whole adult life, and now her daughter continues her work, attempting to open our minds and hearts to the need for food beyond politics. She is a truly evolved being with a very well-defined mission in this world at this time, and it is important for humanity's future.
And, for new recipes I keep finding, check out my Pinterest page,
I Love Vegetarian Food.