In early December, I mentioned here that I was wanting to remove dairy from my diet. (My son is already on a dairy-free diet). I think as a result of my Reiki master attunement, my cravings for foods that aren’t congruent for my system have diminished naturally on their own. I’ve essentially stopped buying cheese (which is huge for me — I used to *love* cheese) — and was my big source of dairy since I don’t drink milk or eat a lot of ice cream anyway. My chocolate cravings and sugar cravings have also fallen by the wayside. I mentioned back in December that I am a big emotional eater and seven weeks later, it amazes me to say that during the last month (including over Christmas) I haven’t felt a large need to eat emotionally. The one thing that I still crave is plain potato chips.
Interestingly, my husband has been on a similar journey of weaning himself from dairy for different reasons – he’s learned that it really does irritate his system. And, today he’s made the announcement that he wants to completely cut non-organic dairy from his diet because of a shocking video that he watched on www.mercyforanimals.org. The link to the video is here, if you want to see it. My husband says that he was only able to watch the video for about 3 minutes and it made him physically sick. I haven’t seen it and I probably won’t because I’m sure my stomach won’t be able to take it, and my husband’s reaction to it is enough to convince me. (If you are very sensitive yourself, I would caution you against watching it unless you know how to effectively ground and balance your energy). Anyway, I just wanted to share this new development because a few months ago, I didn’t expect that my husband would be joining me in this journey.
We are well on our way to being vegetarian again. I mentioned earlier that I was vegetarian for 6 years until after I gave birth to Moses, and my husband has never been a red meat eater. Currently, chicken is our main “meat” source, and sometimes Moses will eat lamb that we buy from a local farmer and bring to the local butcher ourselves.