Easter Eats Faster Fats

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend after the first full moon after the march equinox aka Easter.

It’s assumed that Easter is a celebration of new life. It is spring in the northern hemisphere so there are lots of baby animals coming out. Christians celebrate the Christ coming back to life.
That’s great, but my brothers and sisters, we are celebrating with food and when food is treated this way there is usually trouble. Let’s have a look.

The symbols of Easter are eggs and bunnies representing new life. But we don’t eat actual eggs and rabbits because we wouldn’t be celebrating new life by destroying it. That would be much too ironic. It would be more like sacrificing the first fruits of a crop.

But eating chocolate eggs and bunnies still has this irony. Chocolate usually has milk in it. The milk comes from cows. Milk only comes from a mammal after she has given birth so to get milk the farmer must get the cow pregnant (is consent important to the farmer?) but then he doesn’t want to keep another calf so sends it off to be slaughtered before it is a week old. This is how the milk industry works but not many people realize that the milk they use needed rape, breaking a mother and baby’s bond and then death of that baby.

That can’t be part of a celebration of new life, can it?

Some eggs have marshmallow in them. Pigs and horses feet are used to make gelatine and marshmallow so that’s also not celebrating life.

If you do actually find animal-free dark chocolate bunnies and eggs, the amount of sugar in them will be an insult to your sacred temple, your body, shortening your life. So it’s also not really celebrating new life, but, in fact, your early death.

Hot Cross Buns seem alright though. A lot of bread products have milk or eggs in them, so check the ingredients on the packet if you have bought them or ask the baker.

Celebrate new life by being creative, careful and respectful. Celebrate this weekend but also every day.

In the southern hemisphere, we are in autumn and enjoying the harvests. I am in heaven with a feijoa tree and plenty of passionfruit and nectarines.

I’m going to go and eat an Easter Eggplant now.

Love is everything!
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How To Become POWERFUL!

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the insanity around you?

I don’t blame you.

We are used to seeing a dirty world. It’s easy to believe heaven is somewhere else. The streets are filthy and busy with anxious people trying to be somewhere else with no time for peacefulness, good food or clean water. They have deadlines to meet, things to see and people to do. We are worried about war, loss of sovereignty, poverty, health. We are worried about the future.

But heaven is actually here, now. We only need to tap into it.

We have the power to make it more visible and to overpower hell.

What is happening, and has been happening for some time now, is that we have been focused on the wrong thing and giving our power away. You must learn what your power is and correct the channel it flows into.

The obvious example is when you buy something. Money is power. It is the reason people are polluting our planet. In our oceans we currently have what are called deadzones. These are huge areas of water which have too much nitrogen. Nothing can grow in there. The nitrogen and other pollution comes from intense meat factories. These are what have replaced the traditional farms that we see pictured on the packages of animal products in the supermarket.

If we stopped buying these products the deadzones would disappear.

It really is that simple.

We would also get a lot more healthier and need less healthcare. The drug industries would then die and remove another source of pollution.

We would also stop feeling guilty about the animal cruelty we are responsible for when we eat animal products. This guilt clouds our mind but of course we can’t tell until we stop supporting the cruelty industry. When we eat the animal products we are taking in violence committed  on those animals. That grows inside us and eventually comes out. We find ourselves having angry outbursts, fights, war and sickness.

It’s obvious that getting meat from animals involves some cruelty but what’s cruel about milk, eggs and honey?

Cows make milk for their young. Humans artificially inseminating cows so they have calves only to kill the calves so we can take the milk the cows produce for the calves. When the cow is too old and ‘dries up’ the factory/farmer can’t justify keeping her and kills her before her time. If you don’t see what is wrong with that read it again but replace Cow with Mother, Calf with Baby and Artificially Inseminate with Rape because that is what it is.

Hens lay eggs to have babies. She will lay enough until she is satisfied with the number and sit on them. This is natural enough. Humans take the eggs away so the mother is never satisfied with her number. This is an unnecessary strain on her body and very cruel. The humans do this until the poor girl is too stressed to lay anymore at which time the factory/farmer can’t justify keeping her and kills her before her time.

Bees are making honey so they have food to eat over the winter. Humans take their stores and replace it with sugar water. If sugar water was what they really need they would make sugar water but they don’t. They make honey. They bees are in trouble and are dying out. We need to stop interfering with their food. If they disappear other plants will have a hard time getting pollenated and all life on earth will suffer and die.

It doesn’t matter if the animals are in a factory or on a free range farm. These acts of cruelty still are happening.

I can understand a human dominating another living creature for food if it was a matter of life or death but it actually isn’t. We can get all that we need from plants: fruits, roots, shoots, leaves, seeds and nuts.

It is because we have this option that we have power. When we buy real food we are standing up to the faceless industries that are killing our planet and we are saying no. They are watching carefully what we put our money into. When we send our money to the plant-based foods industries they will still want it and close down there factories of death and cruelty. The land that was used to grow the food to feed the animals they tortured will then grow food to feed us.

We will then be free of our addiction to cruelty foods and have a cleaner, fresher world and so send our power into organic foods and become even cleaner.

In this consumer-based world, we the consumer, hold the power. The industry is not necessarily evil, it’s only responding to our addiction to animals. We are starting on a journey to empower ourselves and clean up our lives and our home.

If you feel overwhelmed and powerless it will be an addiction whispering lies to you. Ask for help. Help is everywhere. (This previous sermon may help.) I am not affiliated with Allen Carr but his books on Smoking, Alcohol and Food worked for me personally. But there are also so many other ways to get help with addiction. Just look for it. (By the way, we now know that cheese is actually addictive; it has a similar chemical structure to heroin.)

For more information on animal-free plant-based lifestyle look out for these films: Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, Earthlings, Hungry For Change, Food Matters, Vegucated, Blackfish

Remember, you already have the power. If you didn’t know that, it was probably pouring into the wrong thing. Focus it into the best direction. It will take a little time getting your aim steady but the more you do it the stronger you’ll get.

Breathe.

You are on the right track.

Rainbow Dinner 2

Rainbow dinner 02

Red: brown rice and tomato paste
Orange: grated carrot
Yellow: egg mixed and fried
Green: lightly fried brocolli
Purple: lightly fried red cabbage

Review:

Tomato flavour didn’t work and the colour was orange. Adding grated beetroot tasted better but it made pink.

I still haven’t found anything blue to put in there. Borage flower would be good.

I would like to find something that makes a bright yellow to replace the eggs to make it vegan.

It was delicious.

The Rainbow Garden as at 2012-09-01


The aim is to feed myself from this garden. The guideline is the leaf of the plant must be the colour of that part of the spectrum.

I still cannot think of anything to go in the blue or orange section. Yes, carrots are orange but that part is underground – the leaves are still green. And yes borage flowers are blue but they are flowers – the leaves are still green.
To compensate I have added some coloured pots and two conifers: one blue/grey and one green/yellow.

From front to back:
Red:
Red Oak Lettuces, Beetroots (recycled)
Orange:
nothing
Yellow:
Rainbow Chard (silverbeet)
Green:
Lettuces, New Zealand Spinach
Blue:
nothing
Purple:
Red (sic) Cabbages, Purple Sage, Some unknown spindley purple lettuce