We need the balance of male and female energy that comes from eating both plants and animals. This is about alchemy, knowing your way of balance.
Many people refuse to eat meat because they see that as killing life. What they fail to realize is that eating plants is also killing. Plants are givers, and animals receive plant as food. When you eat meat, the animal is helping you receive the plant, for an animal is a walking plant, in a sense. Remember, death gives life. The animal’s sacrifice empowers us, nurtures us, heals us, and teaches us how to receive. We determine how that give-away is honored and respected by the way we receive it. To deny that gift is to deny one of the important roles they play in the web of life of this planet.
On the other hand, there are those who refuse to eat meat not because they see it as intrinsically wrong, but because they are offended by the cruel and inhumane way animals are slaughtered and processed today. We now live in a world where we are dependent on our food coming from and through the process of mass production. Through your prayer and honoring of the food that comes to your table, you can determine what happens to its energy. Offer thanks for its give-away, and say a sincere prayer to that animal or plant for the way in which it had to die for you. This heart connection with the spirit of the plant or the animal can reinstate the natural balance and alignment with Sacred Law. This is an example of energy transformation that we determine through our intent and our actions.
At the same time, you can actively lobby for reform in the food production industry and spend your consumer dollars in stores that stock products that are more in alignment with these principles.
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