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I was sitting here, (I work from home), and I just figured out how free I was. Free from agonizing what's for dinner...easy, grill up whatever is in the vegetable bin, and throw some barbecue sauce on it. Free from a diet clinic...I won't be going back, if I have to eat meat, or drink milk. Nope. Free from it. Free even worrying about a cholesterol count in food. Free from even being concerned about dieting in the first place, cause avoidance of animal products, weightloss will come.<br><br>
And on top of that, this opens up a kajillion ways to cook vegetable products. A year and a half ago when I was guided to go vegetarian, it seemed to be a big pain, and expensive. It would still be expensive, but Trader Joe's just opened, and it's not expensive. And, I can look at an animal, once again, as the beautiful creature he is, realizing that my leather Birkenstocks were his or her gift to me.
 

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When I first became vegetarian, my mind would automatically say "I'm not going to eat you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">" whenever I saw any animal. Odd, but it was a good feeling.
 

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I have found being veg*n to be the most liberating, self-fulfilling experience of my whole life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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I'm a nurse, but I've also studied, and became an Akashic Record's practitioner, and studied with Sonia Choquette. So, during the meditation part of our hot yoga, or any meditation I do, I get so deep into my soul, that I see my guides.I've activated my third eye, so I'm very attuned to things. The other day, I saw a cow. the first year I became vegetarian, one night, I was asleep, and started seeing the eyes of all the animals. That was a couple of years ago. Then, the diet (I should've walked out of the clinic the minute they said I had to eat meat. I didn't have the willpower for it.) So, one day, in yoga, I felt my appetite shift,and during mediation, I saw the eyes of the animals.<br><br>
But the other day, in meditation, I saw a cow, she was so beautiful, and shiny, and if this sounds weird, so be it. I saw something on youtube, of a cow and something awful that I'm not talking about here,and I felt the pain of that cow. It almost made me cry. That was last night. My grandpa was a farmer, just for his food, and he treated the animals well. He had a very large garden,and sold at farmer's market. Took the meat to the butchers. There were cows he would never kill. So I grew up on that meat. No hormones in the meat, no abuse. Alot different now. ...I wear Birkenstocks, (god, such a tree hugger deadhead) and also leather shoe innersoles, and I had a visualization that the leather in my shoes and my innersoles were a gift, and it's okay. I knit, and I saw a sheep saying, Wheww,I was hot, thanks for the hair cut.<br><br>
I know where I get my yarn from, and it's a happy place. So it's like, this morning, I realized, wow, all I have to do about dinner, for myself (not my 4 meat eating family....though.) is to throw something together. Tonight it was easy. Seiten barbequed...with a red bell pepper and daiyo cheese. They had hamburgers. It's my 20 year old son, my 80 year old mom,and my 89 year old stepdad. I know they won't eat seitan. I cooked it for them, no biggie. but sometimes, my mom and stepdad, get stuck eating the vegan stuff, if I happen to be making veggie burgers to freeze, ha. And it was this morning I realized how easy it is. Except for not finding seitan at the store, but I had no time to make it myself.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>invertedforest</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2952926"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
When I first became vegetarian, my mind would automatically say "I'm not going to eat you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">" whenever I saw any animal. Odd, but it was a good feeling.</div>
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That's exactly what I do.
 
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