The Conscious Diet: boosting what we know about food to what we know is good for our own bodies

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Dearest readers,

Many of us begin our walk up the road to higher consciousness by becoming more aware of our health and how politics, industry, and our current societal paradigm shapes our experience of life. Little by little, as our awareness increases and our memories of our innate wisdom begin to awaken, these perceptions expand and unfold.

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Last night, I was watching a well-made and worthwhile documentary on Netflix called The Magic Pill. The 2017 film delves into the age-old philosophy that the best medicine is food. After exploring global experience of chronic ailments by a variety of patients, the film extols the virtues of the ketogenic diet. When we eliminate carbohydrates from our diet (grains, sugars, most fruits) and replace them by meats, dairy products, vegetables, nuts and seeds, most people experience rapid improvement in their symptoms.

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  1. a diet that tends to promote the metabolic formation of ketone bodies by causing the body to use fat (rather than carbohydrate) as its principal energy source.

Our current Standard American Diet, which has spread around the globe, has us eating a low fat, high carbohydrate diet, which promotes the development of a multitude of health issues (which we were told we would avoid by adopting a low fat diet high in whole grains) including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and which aggravates the symptoms of autism and ADHD. A diet high in sugars and carbs creates an acidic environment in the body, favorable to anaerobic procreators such as cancer cells. Healthy cells require oxygen as fuel.

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I have been aware of the ketogenic/intermittent fasting diets, which shares some similarities with the Paleo and  Atkins diets, through Dr. Joseph Mercola’s work. He has been promoting intermittent fasting the the benefits of eating a high fat/low carb diet rich in whole natural (unprocessed or minimally processed) foods for years. The raw food movement is also popular. As humanity ascends in consciousness, the density of the human body will eventually decrease. The food needed for the higher frequency body would move towards pure light, air, and water. Until our DNA structures, minds, emotions, and entire metabolism evolve to vibrate at that higher frequency, we will still need some form of food to fuel our cells. Raw plants are the closest we can get to consuming sunlight. Dr. Sebi, a healer with active innate knowledge of plants and the human body, called such foods “electric foods”, which give our mitochondria the fuel they need to maintain flow and homeostasis.

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What these diets do not take into account is our own consciousness, the consciousness of our cellular structure (the innate wisdom of the body), as well as the consciousness of plants, animals, and the planet.

Why is it that we are served an endless array of “miracle” solutions to our current health crises? Well-meaning people would like to find a single pathway to bring all people back to health. There are many reasons why a simple return for everyone back to a traditional diet is not as simple as it appears.

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Because we are living in genetically diverse pool of people, for the most part, we are not certain of our heredity. We are all a mixed bag, some of us more than others. Indigenous groups of people who have never left their native soil and traditions are few and far between. Most of them, as reported in the film, have been diverted from their traditional diets by missionaries and colonialists, and have had their lifespans shortened dramatically in the process, and many now suffer from the chronic ailments that plague the peoples of the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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This is where consciousness and tuning into our own bodies comes in. Because we have been separated by cultural amnesia from our traditional cultural diets and from a lifestyle that keeps us close to the Earth and its rhythms, and because we are exposed to so many toxins on a daily basis, we can no longer rely on tradition or on outside experts to tell us what we, as individuals, should eat from moment to moment, day to day.

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We must become our own experts. To be healthy, we must remember our intuitive abilities. A meditation practice, or the discipline to sit quietly with oneself and perhaps with a journal and to learn to ask our body questions and to wait patiently for answers is a way to begin to hear what our body wants us to eat. It may vary from day to day. We can be creative, and find our own way to hear what our body wants to share with us.

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For example, we could go to the grocery store, stop in front of a mango, a pear, a bunch of spring onions, and ask: this, or that? Then wait and see how you feel. If you feel without inner conflict, and get a good resonance from one food or another, then it is something your body wants. Or, you might just imagine in your mind’s eye what your body craves. There is no specific rule or way how to connect with your body and your inner self.

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Post WWII German healer Bruno Groening always advised people to listen carefully to their bodies. Any symptoms you might experience in your body deliver critical information. Much of our contemporary pharmaceuticals merely disguise symptoms instead of interpreting them. Few medical practitioners attempt to understand what the body is trying to tell us is out of balance, or where we have been ignoring its attempts to communicate with us!

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If you are anything like me, then you have cravings at certain times of the day. Are the cravings conditioned mental responses or emotional eating patterns? I often overeat or snack when I am bored, because I literally don’t feel fulfilled. When I am doing work that I enjoy or when I am outdoors, I don’t feel hungry or empty. I don’t even think about eating. Sometimes I eat to feel comforted. Working with our mental habits and conditioned ways of thinking about self is helpful. Emotional eating is often due to a misalignment of our true self with our lifestyle choices. I know that food should not be a drug, but much of our culture teaches us that this is so.

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To become a conscious and intuitive eater, gratitude and communication with the beings and energies we are consuming is also vital. As we move from a system of separation and duality where our bodies are treated as machines and food as fuel to a unified way of life in which everything is connected in a web of energy, light, sound, information – then the way we interact with our bodies, with plants, animals, and with one another will change radically.

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From my perspective, the plants, animals, trees, air, water, soil, rocks, insects, and the planet herself are conscious beings who appreciate our recognition. Traditional cultures bless food and harvests for several good reasons. And without being religious, we can adopt or create our own spiritual practice of gratitude and communication with the specific energies of the beings who so generously give of themselves for our well-being and health.

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Before eating or feeding my dog (for some reason, I am more diligent about this with my dog than I am for myself, but I am promising myself to be more mindful about my own body and my own feeding!), I thank individually and collectively all of the plants, animals, our galactic family, soul family, inner Earth family, Gaia, our source creator, the central sun, the air, water, elementals, angels and guides for their gifts and support, love, beauty, generosity, and wisdom. I vortex into the food and my own body and the bodies of my family members and dog the highest frequency light codes, creating an intention for coherence in our bodies and our food.

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This is how I create fractal patterns of light in the food, water, and our cellular structure, simply by using my words, my consciousness, my imagination – which are all tools enabling my ability to create. Similarly, I remove all low frequency energies from my body, my son’s body, my dog’s body, and from our food, releasing with gratitude and love anything that does not serve our highest expression of health on every dimension and timeline – mental, physical, emotional, etheric (light body), from our DNA, from our ancestral lines. I transmute these energies through the violet fire back into pure source light, which is pure creative energy.

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Our cells require light, water, and love to function optimally. Love is the ultimate creative, organizing energy, and with our consciousness, we have the power to create health. Health is simply a state of highly organized energy in the microcosm of the body that is created from an expansive and coherent intention from a place of love. Disease or ill health is a decomposition or disorganization of energies which are functioning from a place where alignment, authenticity, and clear intentions are lacking. Every cell needs our love and our intuitive communication of a loving intention to keep our body healthy.

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We live in a society which promotes incessant judgment of self and others. These constant stresses on our physical, mental, and emotional bodies are more punishing to our health than are GMOs, fluoride, environmental poisons and toxins, high carb diets, and the like. Without love, the human being and the human body cannot thrive and live long. Sunlight, oxygen, and water are forms of light and the carriers of light and cosmic information to our cells and to our DNA. The human being is an elaborate communication system that is able to transmit and receive information from and to the entire Universe.

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For thousands of years, we have not been using our powers. Like Rip Van Winkle in Washington Irving’s short story, we have been deeply asleep, and we have forgotten how magnificent we once were, and still are. We have allowed experts and authorities to tell us how to behave, how to eat, what kind of work to do, what and who is beautiful and what is ugly. We judge, divide, identify, discriminate without even realizing that this behavior is a destructive choice, until all we feel is stress, sadness, and anger. We live in pretense, and we can’t remember who we are.

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When we wake up and begin to remember, we take back our power. We remember that we already know so much. Taking baby steps or leaps, we can all move at our own pace and find our own way back to being in touch with the magnificence of our bodies, minds, and hearts. A multidimensional being is so much more than a digestive system. We are all beings of light, and a being of light feeds on love, and projects love out into the world.

 

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Rainbow privilege: a poem

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When black, the life of matter dissolves blood and bone

into chaos and song

Striving to spin golden straw from a hard-won mouth

gasping for voice.

The triumph from darkness tears a rent

into the dark, silent hold of infinity

Opening a portal, ever expanding

The bitter taste of defeat, of tooth shattering repression

springing back from the microcosm of despair

Blossoming upon awakening

into an iridescent spherical pillow, upon which lies spent then restored

a tender head of scrappy curls and weakened limbs.

Privilege of an odyssey chosen

descent into darkness, separation, disease, lack, exploitation

to return in an upwards spiral to a flowering of song

Smatterings of equations, characters behind the screen of appearances

The rainbow is a skin to the light body

akin to the prejudice of a world where matter is real

And where “real” things matter.

Where categories and bodies separate and alone

Solitude dissolves into symphony

When art opens the thousand-winged eyes of a butterfly wing,

revealing truth where

one reality is but a web of close-knitted lies

helped together only by the beliefs held by multitudes.

When white, the life of matter clatters and clinks

like coins against marble, granite, and platinum.

Titanium hard-veined blue and cold, embracing separation from the mirror

believing itself to be the Light, the one the only

Wishing to live in a world that is no mirror

To stand hard, tall, robotic on a stage

casting no shadow

Wishing even to banish shadow behind the hardest and most finite door.

Is the shadow of darkness pure source light?

The gift of shadow is the lovely spiral of growth of a plant towards the sun.

A child emerges into being by choice, fully knowing the challenges to be faced

Then forgetting, contracts dissolved into the meatiness of shade, infant emerges from ether, so brave to confront the unknown.

Human being, all flush with iridescence.

We all come here, draped in forgetfulness.

Draped in the shadow of not knowing who we are, why we are here.

The shadow is the teacher of the light.

Dear rainbow, we thank you.

We, fractal fragments of a single source orchestrator

are here. Breaking away to chip into a kaleidoscopic choking

Then explosion of two hardened discs, black on white

into an expanding iris.

We are the all-seeing light

speaking in rainbow volumes

Bringing the Living Library back to life.

Back to light.

 

Flu boost: Give your body a boost this flu season

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Dearest readers,

The human body is an incredible energy system. All of us are different, and it is important to be aware of your intuitive connection to both the Earth and to cosmic guidance. Our bodies are like antennae, deriving energy from the Earth through our feet and from the stars through the crowns of our heads. A person in balance does not usually fall ill, but since humanity has been disconnected from our true nature and abilities, energy blockages are common.

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The foods we commonly eat today do not supply us with the energy we need. The assumption that the body is a machine that needs calories or heat units to function is completely erroneous. In fact, above all, the body needs oxygen, love, light, and the crystalline energy carried by water which relays information from the Earth and sky through our cellular structure. Our thoughts and beliefs are also extremely important to maintaining and creating health.

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That said, plants and the solar energy they embody, possess powerful healing properties that balance our energy systems and eliminate blockages quickly. By using intuition and knowledge, we can increase coherence in our bodies when the stress of low frequency energies such as viruses, fungi, and certain bacteria clog our cells and slow down our metabolic functions and produce chaos where there was once order.

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This flu season, I put together a regimen for myself which may or may not work for you. If you try it out, you may want to tweak it to adapt it to your own body and cellular structure.

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I have been taking oil of oregano (brand pictured above) mixed with coconut oil, ground cloves, and ground Neem bark powder for the last several months to reduce fungal overgrowth in my body to and heal a tooth abscess. I wanted to avoid taking antibiotics, even though this was the course of action recommended by my dentist. She was not opposed to my using herbal treatments, however. I prefer to rely on my inner wisdom and intuition, which I feel is a fail-safe source of knowledge of my own body and its needs. Of course, if you are not yet connected to your own higher self and intuitive wisdom, you will always want to consult your medical professional or holistic doctor/herbalist before embarking on a regimen involving plant-based medicines, as they are not without risks.

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I started out with two drops of oregano oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil, gradually raising the dose to nine drops of oregano oil in the same amount of coconut oil over a period of months. I could actually feel the effect of the oil in my body. My tongue is no longer coated, and my hair and scalp stay clean longer.

Some people are reluctant to take oil of oregano internally because it contains thymol, which can be toxic. It is difficult to know, when purchasing oil of oregano, which type of oregano and how much thymol is contained in the product you buy. I would recommend caution using oil of oregano internally for adults, and I would not recommend its use at all for children. Olive leaf extract is a safer and quite effective alternative, but because of the toxic load we are all carrying, any detox plant or substance should be taken in progressive doses accompanied by increased water intake to reduce die-off effects, which can mimic flu-like symptoms.

One evening, after being around a lot of people who were suffering from the flu, bronchitis, and other winter scourges, I was feeling achy, tired, and my throat was hurting. I decided to do something about it and rummaged through my pantry.

This is what I came up with:

  • organic dried elderberries
  • unpasteurized raw honey
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • fresh ginger
  • echinacea extract
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Yogi brand Triple echinacea green tea

I boiled 1/3 of a cup of the dried elderberries in 2-3 cups of filtered water for about 45 minutes, as recommended on the bag. Elderberries, stems, leaves, and flowers can be toxic. The berries themselves must be cooked thoroughly before consumption. I added some honey to the mixture after straining out the cooked berries. The syrup can be taken for about five consecutive days but it is not recommended for long-term use.

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I made echinacea tea, adding 10-15 drops of the echincacea extract (I have Eclectic Institute brand tangerine flavored Echinacea Premium Blend Glycerite Compound (alcohol free). I added a shot of the elderberry syrup, 3 minced cloves of garlic (let sit for about 10 minutes after grating before adding to tea), the juice of 1/2 organic lemon, a knob of fresh ginger cut into small chunks, and several tablespoons of the raw honey. Allow to steep so oils from garlic and ginger infuse into the tea.

I drank two big cups of this tea, then went to bed. I was worried I would miss work, since I was really feeling very poorly and I have to get up at around 3:30 am every day for my job. However, I slept deeply and well, and when I woke up, I felt absolutely fantastic. My body was energized, with no flu-like symptoms whatsoever.

 

Over the next couple of days, I drank this mixture, gradually decreasing the amounts of echinacea, garlic, and elderberry juice. No flu symptoms, no congestion, no cough, sore throat, no aches or pains have reappeared.

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There are many plants, fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs which boost immunity, reduce free radical proliferation, and which oxygenate the body. Use your intuition to feel which of them will work best for you. Breathe deeply. Meditate and raise the energetic signature of your body to create flow and coherence. Release blockages and beliefs which no longer serve you, all with a gratitude and understanding that what was once helpful is no longer needed. Maintaining health is sometimes like clearing out your closet of items you no longer wear or need. Talk to your cells and thank them for loving and supporting you every moment of every day.

Energy, light, plants, and prayer

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Dearest readers,

Every living being and every object has an electomagnetic field or energy signature which fluctuates. The beings around us and the environments in which we live affect our field. Cell phones, information, music, microwaves, thoughts, colors…all of these things affect our energy levels and frequencies. Our level of consciousness and how frequently we tune in, quiet our minds, and receive light and love from the universe also greatly affect our well-being in the world.

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The tradition of prayer over food is an interesting one. By focusing thoughts of love and gratitude over the food (energy) we consume to prolong our life and well-being, we increase the energetic vibrations of the food we eat and the water we drink. Plants and animals grown or raised on organic farms have higher energy signatures not only because of the absence of pesticides, but because these living beings are treated with love, dignity, and respect.

Attitudes stemming from love possess high energetic frequencies. These are transmitted to the people, plants, and animals treated with love and dignity. When we eat plants or animals who were abused, mistreated, denied the loving qualities of pure, vital water, attention, care, freedom, a healthy diet, we absorb these low frequency energies which affect our behavior, our cellular structure, and the way we feel about our self.

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It is not necessary to belong to an organized religion to enjoy the benefits of living consciously, with gratitude and love. In the Celestine Prophecy, a spiritual adventure fictional  series of novels, the idea of plants with high energy signatures is advanced. Today, many people are moving to raw food or paleo diets based on this concept. Foods grown locally contain higher energy, as do foods that are not cooked. The amount of light from the sun, transmuted to plants through photosynthesis and in animals in the mitochondrial DNA when consuming plants, diminishes when foods are exposed to heat, microwaves, and lack of gratitude. Sunlight is love, and the frequencies we receive from the sun are encoded into our cellular structure.

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Kirlian photography reveals the auras or electromagnetic fields surrounding people, plants, objects. The energy of our food and water can be augmented through prayer, expressions of love and gratitude. If we choose to grow and care for our own food, that is even better, as the animals and plants respond to our love and attention and a bond is created between the gardener, farmer, and his or her plants and animals.

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Love is the supreme ingredient for health and connection to self and the universe. We lose energy when we disconnect from Gaia, our Mother Earth and from our inner self and heart center. Any food and water can be “healed” through gratitude and love.

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Water in its natural state has highly curative powers, naturally reducing bacterial and viral content and balancing everything it touches. I have a small device called a “Penergizer” sold by Grander Technologies (from Austria) which contains pure mountain spring water which inventor Johann Grander calls information water. This  water “avatar” is used to re-energize water and liquid beverages. The purity of the untouched water has a very high energy frequency which, when it comes into contact and is stirred into “dead” tap water, communicates its signature to the tap water and revitalizes it, restoring healing properties.

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Water can also be revitalized by a vortex, as in nature spring water is always flowing in clockwise and counterclockwise motion, as taught by Austrian forester, natural scientist, and observer of nature, Viktor Schauberger. Now a variety of companies make pipes and water revitalization systems to restore water to its natural state.

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The most important thing you can do for your health is to love yourself, to express love and gratitude to your body every day, communicate with your cellular structure, show gratitude for all gifts, events and encounters in your life – whether they may appear to be positive or negative, and to give thanks and communicate directly with the food you eat and the water you drink. An attitude of love and gratitude is the supreme expression of health and well-being, and your energy levels will expand accordingly!

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How can we live harmlessly?

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Dearest readers,

Before our presidential elections in 2016, I was collecting signatures to help get the Green Party’s Jill Stein on the ballot in the State of Georgia. Among the people I approached for the petition was a young organic farmer at a local outdoor market. As we discussed farming, life, philosophy, and a variety of fascinating topics, this sensitive young man told me that while many idealize farming and rural life, in reality, farming is all about killing living beings. He seemed genuinely distressed, for while he was dedicated to producing quality food for humans, his practice destroys the lives of insects, plants, and small animals despite his best intentions.

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Is it possible to live harmlessly? And if not, what intention can we set as human beings to live compassionately, loving and honoring self and all of Earth, her creatures, plants, trees, soil, rocks? What can we do in our daily lives to preserve and honor life? How can we change our habits and the way we think and act to move towards harmlessness?

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My heart is deeply connected to Gaia, and each day I communicate empathically with small mammals, birds, trees, clumps of moss. On my way home from work today, I saw with horror that two beautiful live trees had been uprooted at a construction site where they had previously been cordoned off. Believing the builders had intentionally preserved the stand of old trees, and I cried as I sat at the stop light, sending my loving thoughts and prayers to Mother Earth for the loss of these beautiful beings.

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The vegan and vegetarian movements are an increasingly heeded response to the call for heightened consciousness about the beauty, intelligence, and dignity of farm animals. Many people are not aware of the intense suffering of farm animals. How many know that calves are systematically removed from their mothers on dairy farms, and that these calves are often brutally murdered. The cows are constantly impregnated so that they continue to give milk, and their babies are taken away from them each time. At the end of the cow’s useful life, she is slaughtered.

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If we project this suffering onto a human mother, we can easily imagine the soul-crushing distress that these animals must experience. How would we feel about human beings treated in this manner? Human slavery does exist, and over twenty seven million human beings, including young children, suffer the unspeakable cruelty of forced prostitution, pedophilia, slavery, and organ harvesting. Billions of farm animals today live as slaves, treated as inanimate objects. The level of consciousness today that supports human and animal slavery is indeed very low.

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Most people also don’t give much thought to human farm workers who are more often than not exploited, underpaid, exposed to harmful chemicals, with long working hours and no benefits. Much produce is picked by children who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. The vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are, alas, far from harmless.

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I believe that young children instinctively understand, love, and honor all animals. If adults model compassionate behavior to children and if it were to become unthinkable to eat any animals, this dietary standard could quickly shift. Also, as human consciousness rises and the energetic frequency of human thought and DNA shift, our bodies become less dense. The light body flourishes on a lighter diet. It is going to become easier to eliminate meat from our diets.

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As we become more evolved spiritually, our bodies follow suit. As human evolution progresses, humanity will eventually collectively adapt to a new cellular structure and eat less and less. At some point, our bodies will need only light and perhaps water to thrive. When we transform from humans to quantum, multi-dimensional light beings, we will be able to live harmlessly. Until then, we can strive to live consciously and compassionately.

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Today, even if we make the choice to avoid consuming animals or at least to decrease consumption or choose only to eat animals who were raised with love, respect, and dignity, we are still not living harmlessly. We are living consciously, but not harmlessly. Plant life is conscious. Our planet is conscious. Everything we do creates harm. When we pull up weeds, mow our lawn, eat vegetables, we are creating harm. Life as we know it in our current human form cannot be sustained without creating some harm. However, plants and animals raised with love, care, dignity, and respect contain a higher energy frequency than plants or animals raised on industrial or feedlot farms. Our energetic vibrations affect everyone we touch.

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Nature shows us this. Animals who are carnivores eat other animals, but they are not greedy. They never take more than they need to live. And when they die, they too are either eaten or return to the soil. When we grow plants with conscious intent and love, and when we give gratitude and thanks for the lives sacrificed that we may live, we move to a place of love. Gratitude is a necessary complement to consciousness. This is the reason humans pray over food. We are all part of nature.

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Because humanity has for centuries avoided being part of Nature’s food chain, we have lost sight of our place in nature. By consciously working to release conditioning, negativity, fear, judgment of self and others, shame, lack or poverty consciousness, greed, and other mental and physical blockages that keep our energy levels, thoughts, and behaviors base and low, we can make room for more light and love in our lives each day.

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The most important and most misunderstood aspect of love and unity consciousness is self-love. Without self-love, we all remain in the dark. God never judges us, but we human beings never cease to judge ourselves and one another. Until we are able to release all of this negativity, the light and love which are already inside of us cannot be expressed. Self-love is mastery. When we master self-love, we become beings of light. This is how we were designed, and the reality we will one day create collectively as light beings is known as “heaven on Earth”.

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Today, we all have a unique opportunity to open up to the light and love that is inside of our hearts. We are being supported by the Universe, by the sun, and by the inhabitants of our galaxy, as well as by Gaia. The human being never stops evolving. We are all at different places in our personal evolution. We can all choose to look into our own hearts and find love for self, our fellow human beings, and for all of the living creatures on Earth, as well as for our home planet. Just knowing that everything we perceive is an expression of consciousness and sentient energy is a great start. Reality is love. We create reality using our hearts. It is time to start living responsibly and consciously. Living harmlessly starts here.