The theory of quantum physics tells us our world is not simply material, but instead that matter and energy are one and the same. Likewise, the new science of epigenetics informs us that our thoughts have power over our bodies on a cellular level. Noted scientists, including quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin, Ph.D. and cell biologist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. argue that our consciousness has the power to affect our own bodies as well as the world around us.
We may believe we are simply eating a hamburger, yet when in reality, we are eating the residual energy patterns within that deceased, conscious animal at the moment he or she died. What was she feeling at the moment of her death? Most likely fear, pain and anxiety. These feelings are trapped within the muscles of the flesh we consume in the form of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, turkey and more. We, in turn, ingest them and they become part of us and part of our consciousness. This may sound like new-age mumbo jumbo, but just think about when you walk into a room and you get the feeling that something is “wrong” somehow. You can’t explain it. Everything looks normal. But there is a different “energy” in the room. In fact, science bears this out. In a 2010 study in the UK, the temperament of pigs was studied and it was found that the more stressed, aggressive pigs affected meat quality[i]. In effect, this study shows that when we eat animals we are eating stress and aggression.
Ingesting violence begets violence. We believe we are all separate, yet this is an illusion. We are all one.
We don’t have control over much of the problems and violence in the world. There are crimes, torture, rapes and murder committed every day all around us. If we could comprehend the scale and magnitude of the atrocities committed to humans by humans, we couldn’t make it through another day. But, one thing we can do is begin with our food. We can choose not to partake in the daily ritual of killing, simply for our own pleasure. This one simple choice sets in motion the strong, resolute decision that you are a person who stands for peace, rather than violence – for empathy, rather than apathy. For instead of standing by while murders take place, you can choose to be the one who stands up and says, “The killing stops with me.” I remember singing a song in church when I was a little girl called “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” When we choose to be vegan, we are choosing for the peace to begin with us.
By Emily Honeycutt, 2016. © All Rights Reserved. www.emilyhoneycutt.com
[i] D’Eath RB, Turner SP, Kurt E, Evans G, Thölking L, Looft H, Wimmers K, Murani E, Klont R, Foury A, Ison SH, Lawrence AB, Mormède P. Pigs’ aggressive temperament affects pre-slaughter mixing aggression, stress and meat quality. Animal. 2010 Apr;4(4):604-16. doi: 10.1017/S1751731109991406.