You Are What You Eat

***May be a trigger for some people***


Hello!
Today I am going to talk about eating animals from a spiritual point of view. I have been a vegetarian/vegan on and off for the past few years. I love the vegan diet and the way it makes my body feel, but I like that I’m saving animals from the horrors that are factory farming MORE, since, sadly, that’s where the majority of animals are being brought up.
This isn’t going to be a post about all of that though, and I’m not here to shame anyone for what they eat. I understand dietary restrictions and personal choice. 
In this post I’m going to share one of the reasons – the spiritual reason – why I don’t like eating animals.
The first reason for not eating meat, beef specifically, is because Brighid asked me not to. Brighid is my matron and one night while falling asleep I was visited by her in that place where you’re not quite awake but you’re not fully asleep yet. She simply told me “Please don’t eat beef. Cows are sacred to me.” So, the next morning I told my significant other and that was that. 
Everything else is a little more involved. I believe all plants and animals have a soul. Everything has energy. When I eat plants and animals I am consuming their energy. Now, as I mentioned most of the animal products that people buy are from factory farms. Even if things are labelled as “free-range” or “organic,” it doesn’t mean what you think it means. Free range chicken most of the time means that they’re not in battery cages, and are allowed to walk, it’s just in a huge, overcrowded, filthy barns where they walk on their own feces and the dead bodies of other chickens. I digress. 
Regardless of what labels they have, if you consume meat that you haven’t killed yourself, that animal probably died at the hands of machines, in factories, or from people that weren’t concerned with the animals last moments. None of those animals died a peaceful death. Those animals were probably terrified. I have watched videos of factory farming and I have heard the screams of cows and pigs and the flurry of feathers from chickens and turkeys.
Which got me to thinking…what if I feel like garbage when I eat meat  because I am consuming the animals last thoughts, last feelings? Muscles that were tensed in fear, confusion clouding the blood that pumped through the same muscles that were now going into my meals and into my body. This energy was supposed to nourish my body and soul, to keep me going. Instead I was lowering my own energetic vibration level with those negative energies.

I have noticed that when I’m vegetarian, and even more so when I’m vegan, that my own energy levels are higher. My body performs better as long as I get the correct balance of foods. I thought that maybe this is the reason why I felt so much better. I wasn’t consuming that fear, and those last emotions that the animal felt.
Again, I’m not saying any of this to pass judgement and I’m just sharing a thought process that I had. It’s food for thought.
Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to hear your opinions on the matter.
Love and Light,

Ristoria.
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