Monday, June 4, 2012

God Speaks

I have been pondering the *truth* regarding whether humans should be eating animal protein.  Having spent a brief period of time last year eating vegan and vegetarian, I found that I eventually craved butter (of all things!) and meat.  I also started noticing pain in my joints.  My decision to eat vegan and vegetarian at the time felt like a cleansing period as well as experimental.  I wanted to see how it felt.  It turned out not to be for me in the long-term.  My body seems to do very well with a sufficient amount of animal protein.  Nevertheless, in my endless quest for the truth I have been asking internally, "Are humans supposed to eat meat?"

So, yesterday I was minding my own business when I heard the words "Deuteronomy 12" enter my head.  I made a mental note to check that out.  You have to understand that I did not grow up with religion.  I became an atheist at age 10 and found God at age 29.  It actually felt like God found me, but that's another post I'll have to write one day.  I have never owned a bible nor have I read it.  I literally just had to look up how to spell "Deuteronomy".  So, to hear these words come into my head, interesting.  I checked in my housemate's meditation room and lo and behold!  She had a bible in there.  Thank God!  So, I looked up Deuteronomy 12.  I read chapters 12-14.  Those chapters contain information about what foods humans should eat!  The verses go into detail about the animals that are clean and unclean for us to eat.  It seems that God was answering my questions.  The only problem now is that I am questioning the validity of the Bible.  I mean, was that part tampered with?  Is that truth?  Ah, my quest for the truth has me seeking without end.  And that's ok.  

In the end, I do feel that God spoke to me with those words which entered my head.  I am glad I listened.  It brought me some answers for sure and I have solace in my decision to eat meat.  God is always speaking to us, we just have to quiet our minds and listen.  We need to trust what we hear.

For days leading up to this, I had been hearing the words "loaves and fishes" in my head over and over again.  I did not understand.  God had to do a little better with me, like knock me on the head with the exact Bible chapter I was to read.  That time, I listened.

Another synchronistic part of this story is that earlier in the day yesterday, I had stumbled upon a video on YouTube in which a man was saying that God talks to us and that we should share with others what we are hearing.  He even said that God would tell you which parts of the Bible to read.  I didn't know why I watched that video and I knew when he was speaking that he wasn't speaking to me.  Or, was he?  

I love how God brings truth into light.

Peace and love,


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