The other day a new client came to see me for hypnotherapy. She has Parkinson's Disease. She has been a vegan for over 40 years. As a medical intuitive, I sometimes receive information about a person's medical situation. She was not seeing me to identify the root cause of her Parkinson's, but in working with her, it came to me spontaneously. It had something to do with her vegan diet and lacking specific nutrients. I talked to her about it at the end of the session. She is a vegan for animal rights reasons and is not willing to incorporate dairy into her diet, even though no animal is killed when milked. She explained to me how cows cry when their babies are taken from them, which is what happens on dairy farms. She told me that cows will break out of their farms to walk 100 miles to their calves who have been taken from them. Hearing this made me want to cry. I had chills throughout my body when she told me these sad stories of animal mistreatment. The horrors that animals are put through by humans upsets me very much. We have to advocate for animal rights. That is not my calling, but I know it's many others' calling and I fully support whatever changes they can make to improve the livelihoods of animals.
So, we have a dilemma. I believe humans need to eat animal foods to be healthy AND we need to figure out a way to treat animals with respect, love and honoring. In the end, we cannot ignore the often dramatic and drastic ways our bodies are calling out to us to feed us differently.
I am not a research scientist, nor do I read through medical journals, so I am not informed on this topic. I am just sharing a little story from my life with one client, not making any conclusive statements. It's observation. It's food for thought.
Cholesterol is present and necessary in every cell in your body. It is critical for all cellular functions in the body. The brain contains 25% of the cholesterol in your body. Only animal foods contain cholesterol, plants do not. Therefore, a vegan diet is detrimental to health. While your body does make cholesterol when you do not eat enough of it, it is still extremely difficult to make enough to support your bodily functions properly.
In 2001, I was working for The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, DC. I was writing a report for Congress on nutritional policy. I was writing a proposal to create legislature for the labeling of fats on food labels. At that time, I believe, only total fat was listed on food labels. I was advocating for the breakdown of fats so that people knew which types of fats were present in the food. I wanted to have trans fats listed. My boss told me that people were not smart enough to understand what trans fats were and that we were not going to use that language in our proposal. She said we should just list saturated fat. She even wanted me to include trans fat with the saturated fat on the labels (meaning lump them together in the same category!). What??!! She wanted me to dumb down the information so much so that it was not even correct. Saturated fat is a healthy fat, which I knew at the time, but CSPI did not think so. Their intention was to identify the unhealthy fat in foods, but they did not want to list trans fat separately, because they didn't think people would understand. Well, we know now that trans fat has made the news and people know it's no good. And we also know that nowadays trans fat IS listed on food labels. I quit that job before even finishing that report to Congress, so I can't take credit for the current food label ;) But my point is that even consumer groups are not advocating wisely for proper nutritional information and we know we CANNOT trust the media for nutritional information either.
But finally, the good news is public - cholesterol is good for you!
The decision to be a vegan is based on philosophy, ideals, and beliefs. It's a carefully calculated decision, not an instinct. In the spring and summer of 2011, I experimented with my diet. I ate a vegetarian diet for a while (maybe around 2 months) and then a vegan diet for two months. One day, I had the most intense craving for butter. I mean, I HAD to eat butter. There was no stopping me. I had to eat butter on crackers for two days in order to satisfy my intense craving. Does that sound normal to you? Well, it doesn't to me. My body was screaming for animal fat.
That's almost when my vegan experiment ended, but I pushed it a little longer. Then one day, I was driving home and got the most intense craving for meat. I drove right passed my home and straight to Whole Foods in total desperation to eat meat. This was not a mental idea, this was my body feeling an overwhelming need, an instinct. I had planned on getting a piece of steak to cook at home, but when I got into the store, I went to straight to the hot foods bar, piled chicken and meat into a container, got in my car and ate those bad boys like a starving person who had not eaten food in a month! I could not shovel that animal protein into my mouth fast enough. Does that sound normal to you? Well, it doesn't to me. That's because there is nothing normal about eating a vegan diet. I have never had such intense cravings and a desperation to eat butter and meat like that in my life. The body is intelligent and will find a way to get what it needs if you listen to it. There are no healthy human vegan populations in the world and there never have been. I know many former vegans and vegetarians who got very sick on those diets and when they changed their diets to an omnivorous diet, they healed. You can find numerous personal stories like that on the internet and also just by talking to former vegans and vegetarians. Here's an article about 5 brain nutrients found only in meat, fish and eggs, not plants: http://authoritynutrition.com/5-brain-nutrients-in-meat-fish-eggs/ Eating is an instinct. Eating animal foods is normal for humans and has been since we were created. Contriving your diet based on philosophy and mental constructs to something that has not been a part of humans' dietary history can have dangerous, detrimental effects on physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. I am deeply compassionate about the reasons people choose to be vegan. I understand that animals are mistreated in factory farming and production. It disturbs me more than I can say. I buy animal foods from local farms where they treat the animals well. Of course, not all my food is bought there, but I do what I can. Animal rights is an enormous issue about which I care very much, but I also know what being healthy entails and in my opinion that includes a diet which includes animal foods. The animal rights issues on this planet need to be addressed, but in my opinion being vegan is not the answer.
Jesus was the Prince of Peace. He came to this planet to teach and spread peace in the hopes that humans would carry on into the future in peace.
Here are some Biblical quotes on Peace:
1 Corinthians 14:33: For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. Romans 14: 17-19: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Psalm 29:11: The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 34:14: Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 37:37: Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
Psalm 85:8: I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-- but let them not return to folly.
Psalm 199:165: Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 26:12: LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
Isaiah 54:10: Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 55:12: You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 16:33: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
2 Thessalonians 3:16: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
And a Biblical quote about killing:
Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill.
Anyone joining the military, supporting war, or killing in the name of war would be hypocritical to call themselves a Christian, because they are turning against the teachings of Christ.
There are many yous that exist in parallel realities. I am talking about identical-to-you-other-selves, not other incarnations in which you are a different person altogether. For each decision that you don't make, the other yous make those decisions to live out the other possibilities for each situation. Your soul gathers all of these experiences. The other yous exist in parallel universes, which occupy the same space we are living in and yet we cannot see them - most of the time. On rare occasions, we can see these parallel realities. I have had this experience once.
I was planning on meeting my friend for lunch. She told me that her husband was going to drive her and her son to the restaurant to meet my son and me, but that he would not be joining us. He was going to wait for us and hang around the shops while we had lunch. When I was driving down the street the restaurant was on looking for parking, I saw my friend and her husband parking their car. They were pulling into a spot on the street. I passed them and continued to look for parking. I ended up parking at the top of a parking garage a couple of blocks away. I texted my friend when I got out of the car and told her that I had seen her parking and that I was on my way and would be there in 5 minutes. While I was walking down the block toward the restaurant, I saw her husband sitting in the car where he had parked it just a few minutes ago and he was on his cell phone. My friend was no longer in the car.
We had a nice lunch and at the end we were about to walk to our cars. My friend asked me where I had parked and I told her that I had parked in the parking garage. She told me that she had also parked there. She mentioned that she had been confused when I texted her that I would be there in 5 minutes because if I had seen her park her car, then I would have surely arrived at the restaurant at the same time.
And now we enter the twilight zone....
I told her that I had seen her husband parking the car on the street and that she was in the car with him. She told me that he had been planning to come, but at the last minute, had decided to stay home, so she drove herself. We walked to the parking garage and it turned out that we both parked on the top floor right by each other. And by the way, as we walked down the street, the car which her husband had been sitting in was gone.
So, apparently what I saw was a parallel universe/parallel reality. I am sure of this. I saw the reality in which her husband did come and the one in which he did not come! It really BLEW MY MIND!!! I was baffled by this experience and asked a couple of my intuitive friends about it. The answer they got was that yes, I had seen a parallel reality.
I understand that I am at the forefront of the new, expanded consciousness on the planet and that by having these experiences first, before most people and sharing them, when more people start to have these experiences, there will be people like me to help explain what is going on.
Welcome to the twilight zone everyone, or shall I call it the new Earth? Whatever it is called, I think it's really cool!
As a hypnotherapist, who "regresses" people into their "past lives," I am one of the least likely people to say that there is no such thing as reincarnation. And here I am saying it. I am not saying that souls do not incarnate into many, many lifetimes. They do. But reincarnation is not the correct term for this phenomena. It has to do with time. All time is simultaneous. All time is happening in the present. Time is a construct for the 3rd dimension. Outside of the 3rd dimension, there is no time. Our souls exist outside of time. When we incarnate into a body, it is during a time period, which is a dimension, or a parallel reality. All the dimensions of Earth are happening simultaneously. Our souls split their energy into portions to fill the bodies of all of our lives at the same time.
Let me give you some analogies. Imagine that your soul is the sugar in a sugar bowl. You can take one spoonful of that sugar and put it into a body and another spoonful goes into another body. Those bodies are living simultaneously, but usually in different dimensions of time or timelines, in other words, different periods of time, or Earth years. However, these can also be overlapping in time or simultaneous in Earth years.
The Earth plane can be envisioned as an oriental rug with different sections and patterns. The carpet is flat, it's a plane, but where you land on that rug is a different time period. When you zoom outward, away from the rug, you are outside of time, outside of the 3rd dimension. There may be other dimensions that are also able to interact within that dimension as well, but that is not really the point I am trying to make here.
The above paragraph is helpful for people who are just beginning to wrap their brains around these concepts. However, I think of the soul as a ball of energy or light. Portions of that light fractionate out and embody (incarnate into a body). I also think of time as more circular with different points on the sphere or circle as different timelines or time periods.
In the end, it doesn't matter if we think there are past or future lives, or if we think that all lives are happening simultaneously. What is good to know is that all lives affect all other lives. This is known as karma, or the law of cause and effect. What we do really does affect our other lives at the same time even though those lives are on different timelines! We think of having to come back for karmic reasons and this is how it seems. They say that what we shift in this current life actually changes our "past"and "future" lives.
The Illusion of Separation All that exists comes from One Source, which goes by many names such as Mother-Father God, or Prime Creator. Prime Creator is not a Being; it is consciousness and creative potential. From that source stems all life and matter, which is consciousness itself. Within all life and matter is the illusion of separation. Here we are, Human Beings, walking around in separate bodies, and yet, we all come from the same source ultimately and we are more One than we can even wrap our minds around. Take the cells in your body, for example. Every cell in your heart can be examined under a microscope and appear to be separate, and yet they work in unison and together make up one organ. Each cell has consciousness and makes up the consciousness of your heart. Your heart expresses seemingly as one consciousness. Each cell in your body is separate, but makes up the whole of you. Just as each human makes up the whole of humanity. Just as humanity and Earth are One Being and Earth is one with the galaxy and the galaxies are one with the Universe. Each Universe is one with the Multiverse. The consciousness of All is connected as one. What one does affects the other from the micro level to the macro. What you do to another, you do to yourself. This is the reason I don't understand why people cut off other people in traffic, or don't let them merge or change lanes. I think this selfish act upsets me so much, because it is symbolic of the grand misunderstanding humans have that we are separate. People are generally out for themselves. I can't help but think how messed up the world is when I see this happening, because people are so out of touch with the truth of our oneness. They do not honor others as being themselves and one with All That Is. Of course, there are many other examples of people hurting others that are far worse than driving rudeness like murder and war, etc. I hope one day people will wake up to what they are doing to themselves. Mark 12:28-31
"What commandment is the foremost of all?" Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' "The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Pando is the largest living organism estimated to be 80,000 to 1 million years old. It is a group of Aspen Trees with one root system. Looking at those Aspens, which span 106 acres, we would think they are individual trees. Connected at the root, their oneness invisible to the eye, just like humanity. Nature is a great teacher.
The other night (5-26-14) I had a profound dream. I was in a drugstore talking to Prince, the singer. He was going to have a concert that night and I was going. After some brief chit-chat, I asked him if I could give him a hug. He agreed, so we hugged. This man that was hugging me was not actually Prince, the singer. Prince is a tiny man, but this man who was embracing me was huge and tall with broad shoulders. I nestled my head in his shoulder and said into his ear, "Thank you for writing The Arms of Orion." There was a strong feeling of love and comfort in this hug.
When I woke up from the dream as I was being hugged, I could feel the actual physical hug on my body energetically with the pressure of the hug - as if it were real, and it was.
Later that morning, I was driving to work and chuckled out loud remembering my dream with Prince. My 8 year-old son, who was sitting in the back seat said, "What's so funny, Mom?" I started telling him my dream and when I got to the part about the hug, it hit me that the man who had hugged me in my dream was actually Jesus. When this realization came over me, I started to cry. I remembered the love that encompassed and penetrated me in that embrace and it was overwhelming. I could no longer speak as I was flooded with that feeling again. Just then I saw that the license plate in front of me said "J & C". Confirmation...as if I needed any. I told my son I was crying because of LOVE.
A few minutes later I arrived at my office and was thinking about how Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace. As I was thinking about this, I reached into my purse to pull out my essential oil that I carry in there, not thinking about the name of it. I looked at the bottle and it is called "Peace". More confirmation, just in case....but I didn't really need it, the knowing was so powerful.
The Arms of Orion
The Arms of Orion is a song (lyrics posted below) written by Sheena Easton and performed with Prince from the 1989 Batman Soundtrack. I loved that song when it came out. It's a love song and I feel that it is about Jesus as well as the constellation Orion, of which there is a connection. That analogy may not resonate to others, but the beauty of a song is that the listener can interpret the lyrics in any way they want. There can be different meanings for different people. I believe that many songs are channeled from other sources beyond our dimension and many songwriters know this. Sometimes the channeling of lyrics is conscious and sometimes it is an unconscious process. In any case, I like to think of the lyrics of this song as referring to Jesus. I had not understood this in the dream, but did realize it right away as I realized Jesus was the one hugging me.
The Angel of Orion
In this video, Bill Donahue explains the relationship between Jesus and Orion with biblical references.
Orion in the Bible Job 38:31 - Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Amos 5:8 - Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion... Prince and Sheila E. in My Dream Last Year About a year ago I had a dream with Prince and Sheila E. In the dream, I walked into a concert they were both playing. I walked through the door that was right by the stage and stood in front of the stage. I felt so lucky that I had better than front row access to this concert. They were playing the most beautiful song. It was so full of love. It was not a real song that we know here on Earth - it was just created for my dream. As I listened to this music, I fell into a space of pure, deep love. The loving feeling of the music was overwhelming and yet soft, peaceful and just lovely! When that song was over, Sheila E. looked at me with a sad look in her eyes and telepathically told me, "I'm sorry baby, but it's over." I was so sad that I had only gotten to hear one song and that I had to leave. I walked out the door and left feeling disappointed that I could not hear any more of their beautiful music. I don't know what that dream meant. Prince Is in My Soul Group After my dream from the other night, I had a reading with a woman who channels an Angelic collective and asked the angels about my soul connection to Prince. Here is a transcription of that portion of the reading: Me: How is Prince connected to my soul? Angels: He is connected to your soul in a very creative way, Beloved. You have worked with this soul in other expressions, other dimensions, as you might call it, in the creation of structures, what you might call poetry of form, poetry of light, poetry of sound. So, for him to come and be a musician, to be a Creator Being as you are a Creator Being, it is in that you in more etheric expressions join together in doing things and so in your prayers he came as well and yet to show you that you are loved by your soul group, for which he was a representative, and by Jesus, which is, you could say, the Solar Logos, you could say, the Prince and the King of this constellation, this solar system and beyond, of which you are a part - the great blessing of the remembrance of love. So, many connections for you in this dream, Beloved, that felt so profound. Many remembrances. You are not alone, Beloved. They want you to know you are never alone. Me: Is Prince in my soul group? Angels: Yes. My Orion Healing Partner
I have my own healing modality called Emergence Energetics. I had asked the Angels who it is that comes into my sessions as helpers. It is obvious that I am not doing these healings alone. They told me that I have a partner from Orion, who has been my healing partner during my lives on Orion and that he is my main healing partner that comes into every session I do. They did tell me that there was also a connection with him and this latest dream with Prince and Jesus. They told me that when I leave this life, I would be shown, in a very beautiful way, all of these connections from my dream. How sweet!
Weeping with Love from Jesus
Throughout the process of starting to write this blog post, talking to the Angels about my dream and remembering it over the past few days, I have wept so many tears as that feeling of the LOVE from Jesus in that hug overcame me and filled me - over and over again. I AM BLESSED.
Lyrics - Arms of Orion Orion's arms are wide enough
To hold us both together Although we're worlds apart I'd cross the stars for you
"In the heart of a sleepless moon" "I'll be with you forever" "This is my destiny" "'Till my life is through"
[Chorus] The arms of Orion that's where I want to be Since you've been gone I've been searching for a lover In the Sea of Tranquility I'm drowning without you here, my dear
When I am lost and feeling alone I just look to heaven I find my comfort there God only knows where you are tonight
"God only knows where you are tonight" "Maybe time will tell me" "'Till then I'll close my eyes and say a prayer for you" (I'll say a prayer for you too)
Orion's heart is bright enough To shine on both of us The constellations never fail To light the way for love
'Orion's arms are wide enough' To hold us both together "Although we're worlds apart" ('I'd cross the stars for you') "I'd cross the stars for you"
The arms of Orion that's where I want to be "Since you've been gone I've been drowning" ('lost') "In the sea of tranquility" ('lonely') "Drowning without you here my dear" ('baby')
The arms of Orion' That's where I want to be That's where I want to be ("the arms of Orion") That's where I want to be ("the arms of Orion") Since you've been gone, babe' "Since you've been gone" "I've been drowning", ('drowning') "drowning" Drowning without your love
I had a profound dream the other night. I was walking along a nature path. It actually felt more like I was floating along. I came to a beautiful garden on my right side. The bushes of flowers and shrubs were breathtakingly beautiful, more so than what would seem like a normal Earthly garden. It was just gorgeous and overflowing with the beauty of the vegetation and arrangement of flora. The feeling of it was otherworldly. The garden was on a steep slope that led down to the ocean. The sunlight sparkled on the ocean. There was a bright and warm hue that lit up the place. Also to my right was a house where the owners of the garden lived. As I passed by, I had the thought that the people who lived there and created this garden must be like angelic beings. Just as I had that thought, a somewhat etheric, somewhat solid, somewhat alive, golden angelic statue appeared in the garden as if to confirm my thought: "Yes, they are angels," was the message transmitted to me by this angel statue. Then, I looked forward as I continued to float along this path and up ahead of me was a large tree in the middle of the path. The tree was not planted, it was also floating along the path. The tree was God (you know how you just know stuff in dreams?) and it began to sing to me in a 70s acoustic pop band style, singing "Mother God, Father God, we are in you..." The music was upbeat and high vibe-ing. It was beautiful and uplifting. There were male and female vocalists. The music and words filled me with love. As soon as God said the words, "we are in you," I felt an energy fill my body. I was on the verge of waking up when this part of the dream occurred and so when that energy filled my body, I did wake up and my eyes filled with tears as I took in the magnitude of the dream and tried to let the music and feelings continue to wash over me. Just then I felt a soft pressure on my right hip. I have had right hip muscular tension for several months and I knew this was God placing hands on me for healing!
I was born the in 70s and realized after the dream that it must have been purposeful to have that type of music - custom-made just for me :)