Shamballah means peace on Earth or Heaven on Earth. What does Shamballah look like for you? We will co-create this together as Gods and Goddesses who know who we are. Because we know who we are we will love ourselves and through that we will love other beings too. Our vision for Shamballah includes peace for all sentient beings. The Galactic Beings have shared their wisdom with us about the optimal diet. Our Space Brothers and Sisters recommend a diet of foods that are as close to living as possible, plant foods are ideal, and closer to raw and unprocessed is ideal. The higher the vibration of the foods we consume, the higher our own vibration will be.
It is good to be aware that the law of karma is still in effect with what we choose to buy and consume. When we are talking about meat we are karmically responsible for the negative ripples that come from participating in a sentient beings’ quality of life and also state it was in when it was killed. These fear hormones are in the meat and when we ingest them it will affect our vibration. Paying someone else to do this for you does not take the responsibility away.
Adopting a plant-based diet is the single biggest physical action we can take to eliminate many world problems: environmental destruction, chronic diseases, and food insecurity. Let’s talk about how.
A person who follows a plant-based diet produces 50% less CO2, and uses 1/11th the oil, 1/13th the water, and 1/18th land compared with a meat eater. The Amazon rainforest is often called the “Lungs of the World.” And yet, 1-2 acres of rainforest are being cleared every second! Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
In Plato’s Republic, Socrates is quoted, “If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason?” We can prevent wars and move towards Shamballah by eating a plant-based diet that helps preserve resources for all humans and the other beings we share this planet with.
About a billion people on our planet are currently suffering from hunger. However, we are currently growing enough food to feed 10 billion people! In 2013, scientists from the Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota published a study examining agricultural resources (including meat, dairy, and egg production) and the dilemma of world hunger. The scientists reached the conclusion that if all food crops were fed directly to humans instead of animals, around 70% more food would be added to the world’s supply, which would be enough to feed 3 billion additional people.
Diet and disease
Diet and disease
The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the most exhaustive study of nutrition that’s been conducted to date. It was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
The conclusions are startling when looked at in contrast with modern medicine. Dr. Campbell proves the direct link between diet and heart disease, cancer, and diabetes: the top three chronic diseases in most countries. Furthermore, he proves that these diseases can be prevented and treated with a whole food plant-based diet: one rich with unprocessed plant foods and no oil: fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Our fellow Earthlings
Why vegetarian isn’t enough
You have the power
This study is far from isolated. Since the 1960’s there has been mounting evidence that a diet high in animal products, and therefore high in saturated fat and cholesterol, is the biggest contributor to most chronic diseases. The research shows something that the pharmaceutical and animal agriculture industries don’t want you to know! Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, can almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet!
Drugs and chemicals
80% of the antibiotics used in the United States are fed to farmed animals, not humans. They are not fed to animals to treat illness, though in tightly cramped confined quarters, they are often diseased and sick. The animal agriculture industry feeds large doses of antibiotics to farmed animals to maximize profits. Animals on antibiotics grow bigger and faster. Our growing epidemic of antibiotic resistance is largely due to the amount of antibiotics people consume on a daily basis as a result of eating animal products.
Pesticide residues are found in meat and animal byproducts, including, disturbingly, long-banned pesticides like DDT. These pesticides mostly come from the food that animals eat and end up getting stored in their fat, accumulating over time. The Environmental Working Group estimates that a whopping 167 million pounds of pesticides are used each year just to grow food for animals in the United States.
Our fellow Earthlings
We want to believe that the animals raised for food are treated well. We imagine them grazing in green pastures, living a natural life on quaint family farms. But the harsh reality that the animal agriculture industry works very hard to hide from the public is quite different.
Family-run small farms are almost non-existent in first-world countries, having been quietly replaced over the last several decades by corporate conglomerates concerned only with profits. Green pastures have been replaced with giant, windowless, filthy, industrial sheds filled with animals crammed in tiny cages and crates. Most farmed animals never breathe fresh air or feel sunlight - until they’re loaded onto trucks headed to the slaughterhouse.
Why vegetarian isn’t enough
Many well-meaning people turn to a vegetarian diet with the intention of stopping animals from dying on their behalf. Unfortunately, with modern day practices, dairy and egg industries also include killing. When a mother cow gives birth to a baby, the baby is almost immediately taken away from her. There are videos online showing mother cows crying for days after her baby is stolen from her. The male babies of dairy cows are raised in tiny crates and slaughtered around 4 months old to become veal. For chickens, the males have no value to the egg industry. They are not the same breed of chickens that are used for meat, so they are killed almost immediately after hatching. Standard practice is to kill the male chicks by putting them into a meat grinder.
You have the power
The great news is that more and more people are adopting a plant-based diet. There's been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S in the last three years! Therefore, the delicious options available to us are dramatically increasing in quality and quantity. Even the largest meat companies are getting on board. Tyson is one of the biggest investors in Beyond Meat, the company that creates the plant-based burger that bleeds and is outselling traditional ground beef in many supermarkets.
The problems of this world can feel overwhelming, and we can often feel powerless to do anything about it. However, you are more powerful than you know. Every day you make choices on what to eat. There is great power in choosing to help other sentient beings, make more healthful choices, and choosing a diet that is kind to our planet. This is something you can easily do on a daily basis to feel you are not part of the problem, but part of the solution.
For more information on the importance of a plant-based diet and how to get started, here are some great resources.
Forks Over Knives – website and documentary about a whole food plant-based diet
NutritionFacts.org – peer-reviewed clinical studies on plant-based nutrition
Cowspiracy – documentary about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture
Mercy For Animals – a non-profit dedicated to exposing the plight of farmed animals
Veganuary – website with resources to support the transition to a plant-based diet
Dawn Ressel is a certified Life Activation Practitioner, Max Meditation(™) coach, and Ritual Master novice with the Modern Mystery School. She offers services for her clients in San Diego, CA with her company, Aurora Love, which means “love of the light”. Dawn has been vegan for 17 years. She believes part of our divinity is expressed in how we treat other sentient beings.
Erin Wallace is a Guide, Apprentice Universal Kabbalah Teacher, who oversees the Northern California Modern Mystery School Community and owner of Transformational Healing Center. Her mission is to align with the center of her being and be at peace and help bring about world peace for the benefit of all sentient beings.