A Vegan Way of Life
‘Veganism’ is a commitment to maximizing the capacity of your body to hold spiritual light, and therefore maximizing the ability of your consciousness to do the same thing. It is also a commitment to act in ways that are most beneficial for the healing and restoration of the Earth.
Many people today speak of ‘veganism’ as if it were solely a matter of eliminating from your body animal products and by-products including eggs and dairy. But it is not just that. It is a commitment to maximizing the capacity of your body to hold spiritual light, and therefore maximizing the ability of your consciousness to do the same thing. It is also a commitment to act in ways that are most beneficial for the healing and restoration of the Earth so that Her natural biorhythms may be restores, maintained, and most successfully sustain life.
Changing one’s dietary habits so that land is not required to provide food for animals who are then consumed as food is a significant way of helping the Earth restore her balance. At the same time, it addresses the needs of a planet in which many still go hungry. The land so reclaimed can be used either to grow what naturally emanates from the physical environment in a particular location, or it can be used to grow food in abundance for the many for whom the provision of enough to eat is a daily struggle.
‘Veganism’ is a way of removing ourselves from the top of an overburdened food chain, but it is more than this. It is a commitment to a process of healing our bodies and healing the Earth so that both can function as carriers of divine light in the way that each is meant to.
When we think of the current norms regarding how human beings eat, most still operate according to ideas acquired some time ago related to the needs of the human body for fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or animal protein. We have, from childhood, been shown images of what the human body needs. In recent decades, however, this ‘classical’ view has changed through studies of aging and the diseases that are often part of later life. Now, we know that it is not advantageous to have a diet emphasizing red meat, and many have turned to poultry or fish instead. This is because science has already shown us certain information that invalidates earlier assumptions. Such a progressive revelation of what the human body needs is something that we must understand as real. What was true in earlier times may not be true now. Our bodies have changed along with our consciousness, and so our dietary beliefs must change also.
Similarly, what we assume today about the need for animal protein is for most individuals untrue. There are some exceptions to this, yet for most, though there is a need for protein, it is not nearly as much as we think, and this protein need not come from animals. Plant protein is capable of supplying us all that is needed to maintain a vital and healthy body. Some have recognized this and have become vegetarian. Many who still follow the ‘classical’ definitions of nutritional requirements have not.
There is an understanding that is on the way to becoming universal, that what we put into our bodies becomes who we are. In other words, not only the substances of the foods we eat but the energies or forces that they contain become who we are. If we take this premise seriously, then we must ask ourselves: What forces are we desiring to hold within the cells of our body, and what forces should we seek to eliminate.
Changing one’s dietary habits so that land is not required to provide food for animals who are then consumed as food is a significant way of helping the Earth restore her balance.
Because of the process of photosynthesis and the relationship of sunlight to spiritual light, plants which absorb sunlight such as leafy green plants contain more spiritual light for our bodies than any other material substance we consume. Animal products, including any substance produced by an animal’s body such as eggs or dairy, through the inner processes of the animalhave already digested the sunlight from the plants that they took in as food. Therefore, there is less available to us from their bodies or from their by-products, and this detracts from how much light we may carry.
It is clear from all that I am saying that the choice as to how much purity one desires to carry in one’s body is up to each individual. There must be readiness, and there must be intention to make such a choice. Such purity would also eliminate other substances that interfere with the pure functioning of the body such as refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and chemically-based substances of all kinds. One has to understand that when we feed our bodies, we are not just feeding our stomachs because we are hungry. We are feeding each cell of our body and each organ with the life-giving spiritual light that each may carry and be sustained by.
This view of the impact on our cells and organs of the food we eat is one that needs to be given greater importance in relation to nutrition than we have given it previously. Our cells are alive and indeed, the life within each cell contributes to the life within our organs and determines how they function. Our cells can be light-filled, or they can become heavy and ‘densified’ by virtue of the foods we consume and the consciousness we hold. With respect to this pairing, there is an interaction between body and consciousness, and influences move in both directions. We may hold the relationship: spiritual light — spiritual consciousness — the spiritual vibration within our cells — as true for the physical body as it evolves, and especially a it comes into contact with the higher dimensions of light.
The understanding of spiritual energy as it relates to the health of our bodies will become a science for the future, but for now, we need to understand that there is no separation between body and spirit, and there is meant to be none.
Let us return, now, to a consideration of a ‘vegan way of life. ‘ A ‘vegan way of life’ is one in which there is an effort to maximize purity of body and of the Earth’s body so that the innate capacity of each to hold the divine light that exists at their core can take place. In this ‘vegan way of life’ we are not only aligning with that which restores our bodies to purity and the Earth’s body as well. We are also affirming that the divine life that exists naturally within each body is pure by nature, and it is our task, if we choose it, to sustain this divine life so that it can grow and flourish within the physical dimension of the holy Earth.