A Dimensional Perspective
Why do you eat food? There are many perspectives on the subject depending on your level of awareness. The typical human perspective about food, is strictly survival oriented, based on typical tribal consciousness that normal society operates within. As we all know, as we awaken, our perception of food and nutrition changes dramatically, and we have to deal with the rest of society lagging behind in their old ways.
As beings awaken in the new age there is a tendency to be conscious of what you eat and to be drawn towards vegetarianism. It has become the "proper" way to be for a whole list of reasons including environmental, physical, emotional, political, spiritual etc. So based on your new age perception, there are consequences to your actions - "you are what you eat". It would be more accurate to say, your identity of who you think you are, is directly related to your perception of reality, including diet.
The trap that many people have fallen into in the new age has been believing that there is actually a right way to be and act to be spiritual. And in regards to food, in order to be spiritual you have to eat a certain way, and only eat certain things.
Now we must of course consider all factors involved because we are the caretakers of this planet. For instance, we all know that the consumption of beef has been the biggest destroyer on this planet, bigger than war, disease, natural disasters, anything. There have been more hectares of forest cut down for grazing land than for any other reason including general farming. Everyone on planet earth could be fed easily, in abundance, every day, absolutely free, on a vegetarian diet, if the greed structure, inherent within social tribal survival oriented consciousness was obliterated, and the wealth system of the planet were redistributed to include everyone as being our brothers and sisters, instead of our enemies.
Now that is just one example of the many structures of separation that exist on planet earth that are being dismantled to make way for the new civilization. In order for this new civilization to manifest, we must shift our consciousness to the next level of awareness to see the higher purpose of this destruction, and to loosen our grasp upon spiritual idealism.
The planetary destruction that we have been inflicting is all part of the divine plan of the further densification of planet earth. We have been taking planet earth to its furthest point of densification, so that we could then start going the other direction, to expansion. We have been exploring mastery of limitation to its fullest; it is now time for mastery of divine expression. On a physical level, all the destruction we have inflicted upon planet earth can be healed almost instantly. We have technologies available in the underground spiritual community that could heal all the environmental pollution. There is assistance available from extraterrestrial sources, to completely reforest our raped planet, and heal all the gouging wounds that the greed structures of the planet have created, if we just asked for help. But this help will not come without a shift in consciousness.
But the new civilization manifesting on planet earth is not about healing the old world. It is not about righting the wrongs of the old civilization, because what the old world did, in true reality, was totally perfect for the expression and experience of All That Is and the divine plan. The new world manifesting is a world of light. Everything from the old world of separation will be obsolete and just a vague memory. Everything will be new. Everything that knows its connection with All That Is will exist and continue to experience life, a new life like no other ever experienced before.
Everything is Illusion
Everything in this reality that we collectively agree is real, is actually an illusion, our creation for our expression and experience. With this in mind, the entire idea of food and nutrition is part of that mire of illusion. All reality is perceptual, what you perceive to be real is real for you. So your perception of what food is for, and what it does, affects your life based on this perception.
You are not what you eat! You are who you are no matter what you eat, drink or smoke. You are who you are no matter what you do, say, think, or feel. The moral, physical, emotional and spiritual ramifications of what you ingest, are your personal business based on what your perception is, this is your experience no one else's. The world is not in charge of you and your well being, in fact they don't even care about you and your well being, they only want you to conform so that everyone can agree on the collective illusion. With this in mind I will explore a dimensional interpretation of consciousness of people and their relationship to food.
Tribal Consciousness, 3 Dimensional Reality
If you are living your life from a primarily 3rd dimensional way of perceiving reality, using only what you can see, hear and touch as your way of determining what is real, with a pleasure pain orientation - this is how and why you eat: you eat because you are hungry (avoid pain), to satiate hunger pangs and give you energy; you eat for pleasure. You are eating for survival, plain and simply. The body says eat or I will die, so you go on a search for the first thing you can find to slam down your gullet. Most people on planet earth, as we are painfully aware, are still operating from this limited perspective.
The most common foods eaten from this perspective are meat, dairy products, junk food, fast food and sugar. Foods that are easily obtainable with the least amount of effort. The acquisition of these foods are from a tribal hunter gatherer reality. These people are not very concerned about the nutritional, environmental, emotional, mental or spiritual ramifications of these foods. If they are concerned about nutrition it is usually biased by rigid programming supported by money hungry corporations, jaded medical practitioners and other ignorant humans. In other words, whoever has a similar reality that is based on illusion and lies, will all stick together to support each other and their limited illusionary perspective. On to the next level.
4th Dimensional Perception
If you have awoken to a certain degree
to consider higher possibilities about reality, then you may be very concerned
about what you put into your body. You probably are a vegetarian, or at least
close to it, with a minimum consumption of animals. You are concerned about
the ramifications of what you consume; respect for all life is a priority in
your life. In addition to eating for pleasure and other similar reasons as the
rest of humanity, you eat for health reasons, you have educated yourself in
the nutritional aspects of foods and you concern yourself with how what you
eat affects the environment, your emotions, your mind and your spirit. You will
have empowered yourself by taking charge of your own body and rejecting old
world greed programming.
Essentially you are operating from a 4th dimensional perspective. If you have left over 3D programs, you may be judgmental of anyone who still operates so limitedly and continues the onslaught. If you have evolved higher, you will be at peace with the illusions of separation, you will be tolerant and compassionate of those beings that have a different reality to you, that do not understand what they are doing. You will not feel a need to defend yourself if you are condemned for your bizarre behavior from a neanderthalic person, you will have compassion for their ignorance.
You may be at a point where you realize that your body's health, is maintained by many influences, including emotional, mental and spiritual factors, and that it is relatively impossible to have or maintain perfect health from a physical level only. The more evolved you get, the more you consider the options of food, including whether or not food is even a necessity at all. You may consider being a raw foodist, a fruitarian or a breatharian.
Your consciousness may have expanded enough to realize that your body is not sustained by matter but by energy, or prana. You may at this point realize that the only reason we started eating food in the first place was to obtain prana from it. You may now realize that prana can be obtained directly through our prana tubes, that extend one hand length above our heads, through our bodies, to one hand length below our feet.
You may realize that the ingestion of food in general is an extremely limited concept, especially from the perspective that you will die if you do not eat it. You may start considering the possibility that eating food will eventually become obsolete. Next level.
5th Dimensional Awareness
If you are operating from an even higher perceptual reality, dimensionally described as 5th, where you identify with your Spirit, Higher Self, I Am presence, then you may be operating much more spontaneously, eating whatever and wherever you feel like it, and eating whatever your spirit directs you to eat. From this perspective the only reason to eat anything is because your spirit says to. This direction can take many forms based on your listening abilities and how you receive information. It may take the form of feeling, intuition, knowing, direct verbal guidance, or a free meal. From this higher perspective of awareness, you may become sensitive enough to know exactly what your body needs, listening to its direction and eating that, not what your mind has been programmed it likes, but what the consciousness of your body knows it needs.
At the next level of awareness, you realize that you are Spirit, and your body is sustained by you as consciousness; that you are the sustaining force; the nutritional force; the love force; the life force of your body, and without you, your body dies.
At this level you must accept, allow and include all aspects of your beingness. You are a spirit having a human experience, but you are inhabiting a human body on planet earth, complete with its biological sexual territorial survival oriented urges. You must acknowledge them and become at peace with them, so they do not rule your life, and you can have fun with them. So I recommend further, to loosen your grasp upon spiritual idealism and be conscious during every experience. In other words, know that you are consciousness, know that what ever you do to your body, or experience while being in this body is just experience, that you can do no wrong and that everything you do is of the highest service to All That Is.
You are just an actor playing a part, so enjoy being an actor with the reckless abandon of knowing that it is all illusion and for your experience. Go ahead and give yourself permission to live, to enjoy what the world of physicality has to offer. Go ahead and smoke cigarettes, and smoke pot, and pig out on junk food, and eat meat, and have sex - especially sex, this is one of the most grounding things that you can do, a gift from All That Is to remember who we are and experience Divinity within physical feeling.
If you are a vegetarian, you may
start loosening your staunch spiritual ideal about not eating animals, and might
admit it to yourself that that bacon smells good and that chicken looks good,
you might be tempted to try some. If you are a meat eater you will give yourself
a break and stop pressuring yourself to do the "right thing" and become
a vegetarian. Discover what is right for you.
All of these physical things are gifts from God and are ultimately divine, they are of excellent benefit to your grounding, they connect you to the earth. You are a cosmic being, doing your best to get into this body as fully as you possibly can, so you need to experience life to its fullest so that you can dismantle what does not serve your descension and growth, and encourage what does assist with your full embodiment process. Remember, it is not what you do that matters, but your perception of what you do that matters.
Nothing matters for the world is naught, and you are the only truth. If you know who you are, and know that you are really acting a part in this great drama, then you can do whatever the director, and your own spontaneous creative expressional essence, requires of you in the moment. Whatever the divine plan has in store for you, what ever All That Is wants you to do, whatever you know is perfect in the moment, regardless if it can be judged as not being spiritual, you will do it without hesitation because you know that whatever it is it will assist in your growth, other peoples growth, and the further manifestation of the new civilization - Heaven on Earth.
As your consciousness ascends further, you start operating from a light body perspective of oneness with All That Is, where consciousness is all that matters, all other considerations are under that umbrella, they are included of course, but they are not what you use to determine reality, they are merely elements in the forces at play.
You may desire to eat light foods because you are feeding your light body now. You know that a new civilization of light is manifesting where food will be obsolete and boring compared to the wonderful things you will be experiencing. And survival is absolutely not a consideration, not a part of the collective reality of love. Your sustenance is no longer a consideration because you are All That Is and All That Is is sustained by All That Is. So enjoy food now, eat whatever you want because you won't even care about it when you have ascended.
Yours in divinely guided indulgence,
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Eating and Drinking
By Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet"
Then an old man, a keeper
of an inn, said, Speak to us of Eating and Drinking.
And he said:
Would that you could live
on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.
But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship,
And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man.
When you kill a beast say to him in your heart:
"By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I too shall be consumed.
"For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand.
"Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven."
And whcn you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
"Your seeds shall live in my body,
"And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart.
"And your fragrance shall be my breath,
"And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons."
And in the autumn, when you gather the grapes of your vineyards for the winepress, say in your heart:
"I too am a vineyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the winepress,
"And like new wine I shall be kept in eternal vessels."
And in winter, when you draw the wine, let there be in your heart a song for each cup;
And let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress.
and Bless Your Body
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