~Reality in Consciousness
September 2016 (yes, last year)~A coworker and I were having an interesting conversation in the employee staff lounge, bashing all of the Vegan/Vegetarian individuals of the world. The conversation’s main topic and highlights was directed toward how much we both were in Love with our daily meat consumptions, especially all versions of barb-b-que meat, like ribs (yum,yum). We went on to criticize non-meat eaters and how they were especially weird to turn down such protein delicacies during meal(meat) times. I find this recollection most intriguing now, because this was my very first time standing-up for meat products and meat eaters.
One week later to that exact day, my life, once again had transformed for the betterment of my mental health. On this particular day, I just so happened to be brainstorming out loud in regards to how I was not feeling at my most optimum health. I was experiencing a perpetual cycle of feeling discouraged about all decisions, defeat, worry, anxiety, fear, and guilt. Usually, I would allow for those thoughts to populate internally, but this day, I was so done with feeling like crap. While standing in my kitchen, I had voiced out loud about how much more of my daily exercises I’ve been keeping up with on routine, plus reducing my consumption of processed and high-fat meat. So, why in the heck was I still feeling like sh**!?
As I began contemplating on all of my efforts to change my old eating habits and increased exercise, I simply gave into a critical thought suggested by my primary care physician. That afternoon I would email my doctor to discuss anti-depressant medication options. At my last visit, my PCP had encouraged the administration of a low dose regiment of Zoloft to reduce “depressed” symptoms. I know that by now you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with my topic at hand, but bear with me on this one. The first appointment and establishment with my new doctor, she had noted a significant amount of anxiety in relation to my family matters. Instead of us discussing any specifics, at each appointment thereafter, I had received a check-off form asking, in between the numbers one through ten, how anxious had I been feeling lately, and etc. I would always check mark the number in the middle, unsure if I was truly depressed. As a matter of fact, I honestly was confused about if I were really “deeply sad” or not. Most of the time, I had found solace and clarity in journaling and listening to music to inspire myself. Then with my anxiety, at the time, I absolutely was uncertain about what it had looked like on me.
So, here I was standing in my kitchen, debating with myself back and forth if I should just go ahead and email my doctor to begin taking this Zoloft medication. What had occurred next reshaped my existence forever. Still standing in the kitchen preparing a chicken salad for lunch and watching videos online, Dr. Sebi had appeared on my YouTube feed for the first time. The title of it was here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX9Y2uZEJIo. After studying Dr. Sebi’s words, right then in that very moment it was a no brainer for me to answer a higher calling. I studied/educated myself on the benefits of a Vegan-plant-based Lifestyle, and had unlearned the lessons of the country United States of America miseducation on nutritional values.
By SIMPLY making a choice to back away from what is the “norm” for America’s eating habits, and demanding cooperation from my lower-self, many phenomena began to materialize. Over this short period of time, toxic thoughts regarding self and past/present relationships became to subside and were a lot more manageable in clarity. I saw success in every situation and each outcome was noted as a learning tool instead of defeat. My awakening state (dreams) were more vivid; My higher-self had appeared in one of them. Nature seemed to be more vibrant and alive, as I tuned into the birds and other elements outdoors, I feel as if I am a part of them.
There were many physical and spiritual changes within me from transitioning my eating lifestyle. Since 11years old, I had suffered from extreme monthly menstrual cramps. Due to this, all of my past doctors had encouraged the administration of a contraceptive drug to reduce the severe menstrual symptoms. I completely disregarded their attempts to begin a drug to mask my symptoms until my early thirties, when I actually wanted to “feel” better during the time of my monthly cycle. So, I gave in and started a daily dose of birth control, per my primary care physician. All the while, the menstrual symptoms had not only gotten worse, but I felt even more mentally drained before and after menstruating. I was placed on a lower dose of contraceptives 6months later, but had the same side effects of feeling like I was completely exhausted. Not only that, before I was to begin my monthly cycle, I would always receive a warning sign from my body's system by with with headaches. The abdominal cramps were absolutely miserable and distressing where I had no choice but to cry from the discomfort (since 11years old.) Of course, my PCP had an answer for my severe cramps by writing a script for 800mg Ibuprofen twice a day as needed. The primary care physician had boasted about the way the birth control had reduced my menstruation cycle days from originally ten or more to now just seven to counter what I was still experiencing. I was pissed and over feeling like a walking dead for far too many years!!
Moving forward to the now: by with me eliminating meat, dairy, and processed foods from my body, the extreme menstrual danger signs had dissipated. Yes, it was just that damn simple! I will never forget all of the years that I needed to suffer in pain in order to receive this revelation, because it was and still is, well worth the fight to bring forth enlightenment to you today. For Dr. Sebi, I will forever give thanks as I pour a daily libation in his memory/energy, Ase’! I AM A WOMAN, I AM HEALER!
Since the very beginning of my new lifestyle on being a Vegan, there has been a lot of confusion about what I eat in a day. Listen lovely people, it’s not difficult to put meals together based on your nutritional needs. What you must first learn to do is turn off your television set, and educate yourself on the vital information about healthy eating habits for your short and long-term prosperity goals in life. When I, for a second, glance at a television commercial, I notice the mass promotion of meat, dairy, and sugar which can be toxic to an already weakened immune system. I highly recommend that you educate yourself on the studies of U.S.A ’s over-consumption of these products, and how we’re all at risk for disease due to it.
Now, with that being said, there are so many home cooks out there for you to research once you have made the decision to begin transitioning to living a healthier lifestyle. Ty’s Conscious Kitchen promotes an Alkaline Lifestyle with precision and humor, check out his YouTube page here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72SMjUMZAadKapji30Iohg. Sweet Potato Soul is a favorite Vegan cook of mine, because we share the same similarities in the presentation of fruits and veggies as a form of art: Check-out her channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/SweetPotatoSoul?pbjreload=10. The Chic Natural is another great channel for everyday Vegans, please see what I mean herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DFvp2CBfs&list=PLicaKnNqdGeQUU1o_LLE3BeTKaQ-ctOut&index=4. After all beautiful people, please research what will work for you and your immediate family. Do not be misled by the “ways of the world”, EDUCATE yourself and speak power into your words and existence!
That is why I AM A VEGAN, Thank You and Peace.
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