This past year or so, I’ve really committed to my growth and evolution. I’ve been letting go, listening to my “inner voice” a lot, “the real me”, or my essence, which is independent of physical space and time. I’ve been training myself, not just physically, but spiritually strengthening my nature as well. With my new knowledge of self, I truly understand that my future is entirely in my own hands, and I have the power to recreate myself however and whenever I wish to. This is wonderfully liberating and empowering, and I’m literally living in a new reality by simply changing the way I perceive the world.
It’s been a process of breaking old agreements, and replacing them with new ones. Though my lifestyle and views have altered in so many ways, one change that has really impacted my life and brought much clarity has been eliminating meat and dairy from my diet. I grew up eating mostly Brazilian food, so meat has always been considered a given for me. A couple years ago in college, I was reading a lot of Native American literature, and the oneness that the authors felt with nature really struck me. Something inside me was always telling me that I would become at least a vegetarian at some point in my life, but my old agreement (“You’re Brazilian, you love meat”) would tell me it would be impossible for someone like me.
Years later, as my consciousness was raised in other areas, I realized that all of life was full of GOD, or energy, or the infinite force behind everything in the universe. I began to see everything as a reflection of myself. This was a major paradigm shift for me. I’ve always tried to live with integrity, but for some reason, I looked at things differently because of the culture in which I was raised. Finally, after 20 years of loving barbeques, I decided I would cut meat out of my diet. I cut out honey, eggs, and dairy as well, because of the harm involved in their production. In general, my decision was about causing less harm against my self, all living and feeling things, as well as promoting sustainability for the environment. I’ve been treating myself like a plant, breaking off the old pieces, and healing my body, mind, and spirit. I’ve never felt more in tune with my true thoughts, I really feel free now that I’ve taken charge of my body, and freed myself from all addiction. Ahhh not as hard as I thought it would be. True wealth is great health. ;)