Y2 – Day 110 – Clouds

First, Happy Birthday to J, the red-headed, ravishing trainer.

Second, I feel it’s a good day to just be.  When I look out at the beauty, the majesty and the uniqueness of nature – I am in awe. Look at this picture my husband took coming up the hill. It is breathtaking in its scope and grandness.

Third, after seeing the movie Noah and reading anything by Colleen Goudreau as well as many vegetarians and vegans, I concur on the message of not harming animals.  I have respect and appreciate vegans.

For me, this is what I have always wanted to be – compassionate and contributing to the world by taking care of my health and not killing or ingesting any animals. Needless to say I have strayed like a lost soul yet as my spiritual journey has broadened my horizons, my road to authenticity has narrowed.  But like the prodigal daughter that I am  – I no longer linger, hesitate or tip toe on the fringe of my personal beliefs, needing anyone’s approval.  I proudly own them full heartedly.

Having mercy and enlightening others on the plight of animals is just an extension and forward movement towards having mercy, showing grace and enlightening others on the plight of humans.

Why have we come to believe animals are less than us?  We naturally and inherently are curious, innocent children adoring, identifying with and eager to be gentle with animals.  As we became domesticated by eons of societal credo, we make ourselves rulers of all living and non-living and even the unknown on this planet and beyond like arrogant, egomaniacs – distancing our pure hearts from the reality of eating meat.  We shut our eyes and are in complete denial about the cruelty and the needless consumption of flesh. The jaded become complacent.  The masses march to fear driven theories and we walk like zombies.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.  It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Instead of conforming, the inner child speaks to us and rebels.  That’s how you know avoiding killing and eating animals is the most basic of human kindnesses and the least harmful to each other, our planet and us.

It is because fish eat kelp and seaweed that they are full of omega 3’s.  That is where they get it.  You can get it too.  Eat kelp, nori, etc.   Walnuts and flax seed also supply this essential nutrient.

The calcium in cow’s milk comes from the fact they are nourished by greens we could eat directly ourselves.  What other animal drinks another animal’s milk?  And not even calves drink their mother’s milk after they are fully-grown for goodness sake.  The “got milk?” campaign and the relentless consumption of dairy products are driven by billions of industry dollars.  We could go directly to the source and eat more kale, chard, broccoli, cooked mustard and beet greens.  But that’s not big business.

We can get all of our needs in peace, without harming a fly, without chemicals, without mills of hormone induced livestock, without antibiotics because of the monstrous ‘living’ conditions, without genetically modified two headed fish that disrupt the entire water eco systems, without polluting our air, water and soil, if we just let biology and nature take its course and live in the Garden of Eden.  What other animal on this planet destroys its own habitat?

“There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 
― Albert Einstein

When we assure ourselves and believe we ARE the miracle, we will see the miracle clearly. – Cecilia

And hopefully act accordingly!

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