My reasons are personal to me - or so I thought at the time. Then I discovered that quite a few others experienced the same thing.
I have always known that I am sensitive to the emotions of those around me. Maybe a bit too sensitive. I feel their pain as though it is happening to me. Over time I have been able to shield myself a bit, but it's still there. This morning, watching just a few minutes of the news about Kobe, his daughter and the others in that horrible crash, my heart started hurting and it was hard to breathe. I had to turn it off. I had to come back to myself, get grounded, remember that these beautiful souls - while no longer in body - are with us always. Breathe.
So what has that got to do with giving up meat?
It occurred to me one day in meditation that the anxiety, even unfounded fear, that I had experienced most of my life was not mine. It was coming from the animals I was eating every day.
What? How is that possible?
There is science behind this. It has to do with hormones which are directly related to emotions. Imagine you are a young steer and life has been pretty good - all that grass and sunshine. You know you are one of the lucky ones. Then one day you are forced into a big box - crowded with all of your fellow steers- and you are moving. You don't know where or why so anxiety starts to build. Stress hormones are released into your blood. The box stops moving and you are moved into a crowded pen, and you smell fear. The stress hormones build. Then you smell something you can't really identify. It has a powerful energy of not only fear but panic. You also start to panic. What is happening? Why? The stress hormones are flooding your system - then it is over.
I apologize for the graphic nature of that last paragraph, but for me it was a huge awareness that I was consuming flesh that was full of these stress hormones. I was basically eating a big dose of hormones packed with the fear, anxiety, even panic of the animals on my plate.
So here is what I discovered 3 or so years ago when I first gave up meat and dairy. I started to sleep better. I had fewer nightmares. I woke up feeling lighter, a bit more hopeful.
At first I wasn't sure of the correlation, so I would experiment. Eat some chicken or beer and see how I felt. Yup. The stress came back - even to the point of panic attacks. Now I understood where those panic attacks, that I had experienced so often throughout my life, were coming from.
So that's my first reason for becoming vegan. As I learned more, the many other reasons made sense to me as well.
For example - did you know that there is lots of research linking a diet of meat and dairy to heart disease, auto-immune disease, diabetes and so much more?
Please take a moment to listen to this doctor's personal story. Then share it with people you love.
Thanks for reading this far. I would love your feedback, what have you noticed about how your body reacts to foods?
If you want to know more about switching to a vegan diet, I am happy to help.
much love ~
Interesting that Black Spruce is the oil that wanted to support us this week.
As we move into a new decade, we might be facing uncertainty, or even fear.
The message that is coming from Black Spruce is "You are protected, I've got you."
Of all the grounding and stabilizing oils, the spruces are the most effective.
Black Spruce helps us to go with the flow, be more in harmony with nature and all of the cycles in our life. It helps us let go of fear and anxiety - especially anything related to family or past generations. Maybe that's why it's coming up just now as we continue our family celebrations and ring in the New Year.
Use Black Spruce essential oil whenever you need a little calm or ease. Inhale it from the bottle or from a drop in your palm. Massage the diluted oil on your back or the back or your neck. Definitely diffuse it as the scent is lovely.
Enjoy this transition into 2020 - so filled with hope and opportunity.
I send you much love and light for a joyful and abundant new year.
Precious Melissa Essential Oil ~ How to use it.
Melissa, also called Lemon Balm, has been used for centuries when the most powerful remedies are called for. Although modern medicines may try to copy Melissa's healing benefits, the plant's chemistry is a synergistic powerhouse that can not be artificially duplicated.
The tiniest drop of this precious oil can trigger immune responses in the body that you might find hard to believe.
I know of several people who have used just a touch of Melissa on a beginning cold sore and found no trace of the sore 24 hours later.
I personally swear by the immune boosting power of the OnGuard+ capsule for any internal ailment. It has the OnGuard blend of oils enhanced with powerful Oregano and Melissa oils. Incredible how fast this combination works when taken at the first sign of colds or flu.
Emotionally, Melissa is the Oil of Light. Just breathing the oil can help you reconnect to your inner voice and remember who you truly are. It helps to lift you out of darkness and into a more light and easy energy. It's a wonderful oil for those of us living in the cold and often gloomy northern hemisphere.
Please read more about beautiful Melissa below.
Then if you would like to experience Melissa for yourself, I am happy to help you with that. It's on sale at 20% off in DEC.
Wishing you much light this holiday season.
Do you suffer with Migraines or know someone who does?
There are so many stories of how the process called Access Bars can eliminate migraines and other pain anywhere in your body.
Access Bars is an energy process that seems to balance the electronic signals in the brain, open blocked pathways and dissolve stress. We work by holding, in sequence, 32 points on the head. Research has shown this process moves the brain into the deep relaxation of Theta waves - similar to a very deep meditation. Much more on the Bars here.
A second process I use is Emotional Energy Clearing along with bio-electric frequency stimulation using the WellnessPro machine. You will feel only a slight buzzing in your body as the frequencies do their magic. During this process, we will work to eliminate a number of other energies that contribute to the recurrence of pain. You can see more here.
My older son came to me, suffering from a horrible headache and told me that he's never felt such pain before. He lay down on my massage table and I started with his powerband (start of Access Bars). He fell asleep after 3 minutes. For 45 minutes I did everything that felt right. He kept sleeping for another 45 minutes after I had finished. Then he woke up and said thank you. His migraine was gone. Can you imagine how grateful I was?
Finally, my first go-to anytime I have a headache or that neck and shoulder tension that often leads to a headache, I reach for the Essential Oil Blend ~ Past Tense. This blend is truly amazing!! We can't believe how fast it works when you simply roll it over the affected area.
I wonder what else is possible for you? What would your body like? Freedom from pain? Better sleep?
You can book a free consult to get your questions answered. My wish for you is that your life moves forward with total ease and without pain.
Love and light ~
There are steps to Manifesting Anything you desire that you might be missing. I really like how this article spells them out. It's all about the VIBRATION of your body and energy. How do you get the "right" vibration? How do you keep from falling back into doubt and fear?
I hope you take a few minutes to read the attached article and consider how you might incorporate these steps to create amazing abundance of health, wealth and joy in your life.
Therapist and filmmaker Danielle Prohom Olson claims that by relaxing your psoas, or what she terms “the muscle of the soul,” you can reconnect with the powerful energy of the Earth.
The psoas is the only muscle to connect the spine to the legs. The psoas is also linked to the diaphragm through fascia (connective tissue), impacting our fear reflex and breathing. This is due to the connection between the psoas and the reptilian brain, the most ancient inner part of the brain stem and spinal cord.
While you’re walking, a healthy psoas moves with ease, continuously massaging the spine as well as the organs, blood vessels, and nerves of the trunk. This process promotes the flow of fluids throughout the body and creates the feeling of being grounded and centered.
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