When you are depressed, life loses its luster. There is very little life force energy available to get through the day. You may not sleep well, or you may sleep too much. You may have a difficult time functioning at home and at work.
Depression is a repression, or suppression of one’s life force energy and the emotions that are not being properly dealt with. We often tell ourselves we shouldn’t be feeling what we are feeling and deny, suppress or medicate our emotions. This causes a suppression of your life force energy.
You may or may not know what you are depressed about. Knowing what you are depressed about doesn’t necessarily help to heal the depression.
What really helps heal depression is to deal with the underlying emotions that you are likely avoiding, and perhaps, looking for the spiritual guidance trying to come through the darkness. Continue reading Over Coming Depression→
Although I have been vegetarian most of my adult life, in this past year I have committed to a 100% whole food, plant based diet without any animal products. For me that meant dropping the dairy and eggs.
Some may think such a diet is extreme and people always ask me where I get my protein.
Well, first of all let me address what is extreme. The extreme cruelty and torture of innocent beings just so we can have a slab of dead flesh on our table is extreme. If you have ever watched a video about what happens at those slaughter houses, you would think it was extreme too.
What is extreme is that over 56 billion farm animals are slaughtered every year by humans for our selfish consumption. Some people will tell me that this is the purpose of these animals. I can’t wrap my head around this kind of thinking. How could it possibly be the purpose of an animal to suffer extreme conditions and torture at the hands of mankind?
Some “spiritual thinkers” say that these animals have a karmic contract to be our food. Really? This kind of statement feels like an unconscious justification for something one is afraid to look too closely at, for fear they just might have to make a change.
Farm animals, like goats, cows, pigs and chickens are conscious beings. They have eyes, ears and feelings. Whoever said these animals don’t feel or are too stupid to know what is going on, has never spent time with such an animal. If you love dogs or cats or horses, you love animals and need to consider if your personal daily activities are both environmentally friendly and animal friendly. Continue reading Why I Eat a Vegan Plant Based Diet→