I can’t stop eating meat. I haven’t even tried. When I get hungry, I ask my body what she wants to eat and the answer is usually meat. I literally day dream about well-seasoned chicken, perfectly cooked steak, and greasy pepperoni pizza. Is my relationship with meat co-dependent?
Yes! I refuse to live without it, even with constant encouragement from those in the “enlightened community” to let it go. Now don’t get me wrong, I do consider myself to be a light-worker and an old soul. I do have a desire to help humanity ascend. And I do believe in aliens. But I do NOT believe that I should deprive myself from meat.
I noticed that this whole “not doing what the authorities in your religious group tell you to do” has been a pattern for me when it comes to food. When I was growing up in a Baptist church I would not fast. I simply wouldn’t do it, even if the whole church was doing it. When I was living on campus at Bible school, I would not stop going to Hooters for the wings. I would sneak them onto my dorm room floor, and if no one was in the kitchen, I would eat them in the kitchen. If people were in the kitchen however, I’d eat them in my room, spray Lysol when done, and not allow anyone in my room until the smell subsided. It was that serious. And now, I won’t give up meat, butter, and eggs: not to lose weight, not to become more enlightened, and not to help humanity. The answer is simply no.
Some people are just very stubborn and this stubbornness can make you believe that because you disagree with them, they can’t love you. I’m here to tell you that that is not always true: Because love transcends diet. One of my primary spiritual teachers Doreen Virtue is a hardcore vegan and I love her! I love her heart. She encourages “earth angels” to go vegan like her, and even though I know I can’t do that, I admire her veganism and couldn’t be more grateful for her wisdom. If you are compassionate in your communication, love will transcend the barriers between you and those who differ from you. I know this because I live this everyday. When I came home one night three years ago and announced to my husband Maurice that I didn’t believe in God anymore, he didn’t leave. I thought that he would, but he didn’t. I walked around assuming he hated being married to someone that was choosing to go to hell. But he didn’t. We had some hard times and really long discussions, but at the end of the day, he was there with me every night.
When I think about how I love Doreen, even though she’s a vegan and I think about how Maurice loves me, even though I’m not a Christian, it makes me realize that love really does transcend everything. If you love someone, you love them. And when someone holds a belief that is in direct opposition to yours, maybe they’ll judge you at first, but once they get to know you and love the real you, eventually they’ll realize… everybody should eat meat.