If your thoughts and beliefs create your reality, why bother being vegan? If reality is one big illusion and we're all the same energy, who cares? Abraham teaches that there is nothing wrong with eating animals because the animals are so cool with life that they don't care about being eaten. They're just happy to have the opportunity to live in physical reality, whatever the means. Animals can be content in any conditions, that's part of their charm. So why avoid eating them if they don't care?
Also, if you can believe that you can still be perfectly healthy while eating animal products, why bother cutting them out?
1. Our beliefs about food and health are deeply ingrained.
If you consciously direct your thoughts each day, why not start thinking "I can eat whatever I want and never suffer consequences"? It sounds simple, but most people have been fed so much information about what's good and bad about food that untangling a food belief system and creating an entirely new one from scratch is no small endeavor.
When Kelly and I started getting really into the law of attraction and the teachings of Abraham, we attempted to reorient our food beliefs by telling ourselves we could eat as much junk food as we wanted and still feel great. This backfired because neither of us had really changed our beliefs about junk food. After becoming vegan and then going raw for a couple months, we learned that we really enjoyed whole foods and fresh produce. We couldn't deny that preference.
Additionally, having consumed so much food propaganda like King Corn and Food Inc, I had some pretty serious thought patterns to contend with. Changing my beliefs about the health consequences of consuming animals wasn't a battle worth fighting.
2. Thought poisoning
Think about all the E. Coli food recalls. Think about 1000 cows being in your burger. Think about the antibiotics fed to cows and chickens to keep them alive in shitty conditions. Then eat meat and try to never think about any of that negative stuff ever again. It might be kind of difficult. By eating vegan, I never have to worry about my thoughts being poisoned by the media, creating freaky diseases and contamination worries about my food. My awareness of it creates it, so I'd rather not have the option of creating such awful experiences just because I ate a cheeseburger.
When you don't have to think about whether or not you're going to have that pizza, ice cream, steak, or cheeseburger, life gets a little simpler. There are fewer things to think about and worry about. Not eating animal products is a meditative act-a way to clean out mental clutter.
4. Feeling good
Sure, I still crave meat and cheese, but only when I'm hungry. It just feels good to eat vegan. There is a more delicious vegan option for almost everything (even BBQ!). You get to be part of a community and feel camaraderie with fellow vegans. It's a fun challenge finding recipe substitutions. The more raw I eat, the better my digestive system works. I am always healthy. And I never have to think about entangling my karma with that of some animal.
Plus, animals are really cute and nice to be around. I'd rather enjoy their company and eat some grass together.
Are you vegan? Why or why not? How do you reconcile being a vegan and a conscious creator?