Vegetarian Day

October 1, 2002 is World Vegetarian Day. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 "to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism."

In a world where people are working on themselves, the healing grid, eating healthy to bring the physical body into balance, which will bring the emotional and mental bodies to that level, is part of the equation. Eating vegetables and whole grains, losing excess body fat works, and exercising help. Some people follow a Macrobiotic diet.

Now, more than ever, people find a need to move away from foods that are harder to digest, thus believing they will have greater connection to what is called their 'light body'. They feel this is part of their ascension process. Sometimes this happens by choices, but in many cases it happens naturally. Many people are moving away from eating meat (live animals).

I used to believe that vegetarians remained thin, until I discovered that though they eat healthy foods, many eat bread and sweet things made from grains such as, cakes, cookies, etc.

We all have our tales about vegetables, our likes and dislikes, preparation, fresh, organic, home grown, whatever. Most vegetables can be prepared in an appetizing way, alone or with other foods. Organically grown vegetables are allegedly healthier, though they can be pricey in health food stores and specialty shops. Growing vegetables is often the best way to go.

Our physical bodies, guide us to the foods we need. If you place a baby in its highchair and put a vary of foods in front of it, intuitively the baby will be guided to that which it needs at the moment. When it comes to veggies, we are guided to those that are best for us, and continue to eat them, usually to the exclusion of others.

As with all things in life, in our spiritual evolution, we all take different paths, forever changing our menus and venues along the way.

When you look good you feel good and you have more energy.

As humanity is spiraling into higher consciousness

people are naturally drawn away from heavy foods

that are difficult to digest - slow - sluggish

and back to vegetables, grains, nuts and natural products

that are easier to digest and give good energy.

I am not here to preach about vegetables or to sell you on the idea of becoming a vegetarian, especially as I am not one myself, and dislike much of what the menus include.

If you are what you eat, then I am a chicken! I need protein every day therefore I eat chicken most days. I used to eat meat, but my body naturally moved away from it some time ago. On occasion I eat seafood, but don't really care for it.

As for veggies, I eat them every day, prepared the way I like them.

You'll never find me in a health food store. I hate those 'weedy things' they serve in health food bars and restaurants. As for macrobiotic food, don't even go there with me. I'd rather starve!

And so we all have our preferences and there is no right nor wrong. Follow what you body tells you, as far as vegetables go. It is often best to go just stand in front of the vegetables in the store and allow your body to guide your choice. Amounts can also vary in you life.

I also strongly believe in the book Eat Right 4 Your Type which discusses the best foods for your body based on your blood type. Everything that is mentioned in the book, that is good for 'my' blood type, is what my body naturally gravitates to.