Energy Update: Body Detoxification And UPgrading Using Sound; Service Of Love Next Steps

By Jelelle Awen

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The energies activated recently in response to our unified intentions around 11:11 continue to offer downloads and activations if you are open to receive them. We were at the beach yesterday taking in some of them through sunlight and I felt the portals were ‘still open’. All day, both Raphael and I felt sleepiness and the familiar ‘here but not here’ sense. I was highly charged up and motivated on a soul level as I engaged in a new book project ‘assigned’ to me during this portal all morning, yet, my body’s energy level was low. On the beach, I felt as if I was watching a play or television show as families played on the sand and in the water. I told Raphael that it feels like surprising that people can still see us as we seem so much to be in an alternative reality to others. It feels like this may be how the dimensional shifts will eventually manifest. We will just cease to see and be in the same dimensional plane as those at different vibrations. Could be…and we will soon (ish) see!

I wanted to describe more of what you might be experiencing with these recent energies as offered to me by my Arcturian aspect, Binkh, who is assisting me (along with the rest of my Metasoul/Higher Self aspects collective and ‘team’) during this time of integration. There continues to be a strong detoxification and even, you could say, ‘realignment’ of the physical body as our ‘every living cell’ is upgraded. This requires a pretty major detoxification process to clear out what we have previously ingested all of our lives in 3D life and continue to ingest. One thing I have gotten clearly for myself this last week is that adding more toxins to my body in my everyday food choices just means that much MORE for me to clear out. The cleaner the food that I take in, the less work there is for the detoxification process. For me, this means light filled foods like fruit and occasionally nuts and vegetables. It feels like many of the body ascension symptoms connect to this detox process, in addition to the upgrading process as well that can happen once the cells are cleaned out. The less there is to detox and move out, the more can be upgraded with less resistance and pain.

Binkh has been emphasizing to me the power of sound frequencies to detox, heal, and upgrade the body. She offered that the Arcturians always have sound frequencies playing in their light ships and even have the technology to have a ‘unity consciousness’ radio station where they all listen to the same tones in their heads at the same time. I remember this from my visits to the ships as a child; there was always a hum going in the background, like a pulse or heart beat. She validated that this hum was set at the 528 HZ frequency or the higher heart/cosmic heart frequency. This means, of course, that music we listen to that is at a discordant frequency to the solfeggios (such, as it seems, all modern music) can be toxic to our bodies, especially during this phase.

Yesterday, she had me listen to this full body and immune system detox music to clear out more toxins at the cellular level. It was very powerful and I fell into a very deep sleep listening to it. When I would try to wake up before it was over, I would hear, “you are not quite done yet,” and would go right back to sleep. I could sense that I was in one of the Arcturian healing chambers (like an MRI machine without such a dense container). I do believe that this music, plus going clean in diet and getting sun codes with Gaia all help with the intense body process we are going through right now. This is the music and I recommend laying down, closing your eyes, and being open to falling asleep as well as much ‘work’ can be down when you are unconscious:

The other aspect to these energies is the offering of specific downloads for you about your next choice points, passion projects, healing processes/support, shifts in geography, etc. as connected to the manifestation of your highest timeline. These portals offer easier and deeper access to our Higher Self and all the aspects of our Higher Self that express out in other dimensions, galaxies, timelines (which we also call the Metasoul). This means that communication about next steps for you becomes more specific and clear. This communication could come through dreams, visions, synchs, resonances. You could also draw support in new forms and relationship connections that support this manifestation as well. Raphael and I co-led a guided meditation on Saturday during a group call (a definite manifestation of our highest timeline as it was our largest call yet) to connect with Divine frequencies for activation and integration of these communications, plus teachings about what you might be experiencing in the emotional, spiritual, social, and physical in this ascension process as connected to our SoulFullHeart perspective. The guided meditation starts at the 40 minute mark and we also guide in you in scrying or clairvoyantly seeing whatever these 11:11 codes are meant to show you here:

This ascension process is mostly focused on your internal integration of your Higher Self into your physical body. Yet, the reason for this integration ultimately is the service of love WITH others so that as many of us as possible can return more and more to this state. This is an invitation for mass and collective consciousness to raise their frequency and vibration as well. You may receive specific guidance and inspirations related to serving the collective or it may be much more personal at this phase of your process. The healing of self, the unanchoring of the 3D self aspects (such as the Inner Protector, Inner Punisher, etc.) that may lower your frequency is an critically important aspect of the service with others and where more overflow of love comes from. This is the ground we explore and offer in our SoulFullHeart process through sessions: soulfullheartwayoflife.com/sessions

There is an opportunity in this now to go to your next level, whatever that means for you. Open up. Go within to receive. Feel the reactions from parts of you that come up in what is offered. Ask for the support that you need to move through these reactions. And, continue to let in the LOVE that wants to show you the way home to your sacred humanity!

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Jelelle Awen is an Emoto-Spiritual Teacher, Sacred Feminine and Sacred Union Facilitator, Soul Scribe, waySHOWer, and co-creator and teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. She is author of  Sacred Human, Arising Wonder: Ascension Through Integration Of Your Emotional Body With Your Spirituality and  Keep Waking Up! Awakening Journeys To Avalon And Beyond.

Visit soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information about space holding sessions, videos, etc. Visit our patreon page to offer a monthly or one time money donation to support our offerings at https://www.patreon.com/soulfullheart.

 

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Energy Update: Ongoing Body Preparation And Star BEing Experience/Connection To Receive 11/11 UPgrades

By Jelelle Awen

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We are in process still ‘being prepared’ to receive on a galactic level, to let in the UPgrades/downloads coming through even now, yet especially on the ‘marker’ of this Saturday 11/11. This being prepared feels like it is happening BEyond what can really tracked by our minds. This portal is about bringing MORE of our higher timeline self energies INTO our bodies. The main ground of preparation is of the body itself, as it is the densest expression of our BEing.

To help with the preparation of the body to receive these downloads, I’ve been guided to eat ‘very lightly’, as if I was recovering from the stomach flu and just didn’t want to digest anything heavy or dense. Fruit smoothies have been the best and maybe very light vegetable soups. The lighter your body is when it comes to food digestion (with less moving through), the MORE you can let in of the light frequencies coming in. Food digestion takes up much energy, expends it, so having less of that to do right now is helpful. Preparation also may involve some continuing purification and detoxifications on the body level.

Headaches, neck and back pain, infections/flus/colds (that feel that way but aren’t actually about bacteria as 3D relates to it,) extreme sleepiness and drowsiness, lightheadedness. You may be feeling some of these and ‘pushing through it’ to do ‘normal’ activities could be pretty challenging and just not possible. Even if you have to take this time ‘off’ from Doing, it will be worth it for what you can potentially connect with and receive in the resting.

This is an aspect of surrender to the process, to trust that something special is going on here, and that you are being held through it with Divine love on ALL levels, even and especially on the physical.

I had a meeting/session this morning with what is feeling more and more like my Metasoul collective…..a gathering of all the aspects of my Metasoul that I have met, connected with, exchanged gifts of healing, cried with, moved energies of karma trauma, found resonance with over the years as we become more unity consciousness WHILE remaining individual soul spark consciousnesses too.

The message I received from these aspects/guides about this phase of preparation prior to 11/11 is to surrender into it; to go within; to ‘journey’ with it and open up to what is available. My Arcturian Metasoul Binkh offered that they are VERY close now to us…not just in Gaia’s orbit as they have been for a long time, yet, also, moving vibrationally closer to us. As we move UP, so they can meet us ‘halfway’. I felt them yesterday when I was sitting by the ocean and it seemed as if a portal opened in the sky. The sun was radiating rays down from its center, emerging out of a cluster of clouds. These rays were intense as seen through my sun glasses, although not as clear in the photo that we took below. The rays offered that we are being connected to in ALL moments, we are being reached for, we are being WANTED by higher frequency BEings all over the multiverses. Certainly the message was that we are NOT alone and never have been.

As our eyes open up more beyond physical sight, we can see these things and certainly we can feel them, as our emotional bodies are more visceral, less run by the 3D mind control stuff. We can feel them with our higher/cosmic heart as it opens up too. As we come to more unity from within…connecting with ALL aspects of our 3D self and our Metasoul too….then, we can feel more this commUNITY connection energy for which we are being invited to embody and remember.

This process is accelerating in this now. Real movement INside and as a collective is occurring. ALL the support you need is available if you ask for it and open UP to receive!!

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Raphael Awen and I were guided to offer a group call on 11/11 at 11:11am CST….teachings and a guided meditation, plus time for individual sharings. I’m so glad now that we will be doing this on this day and really look forward to what will move and be offered! To join us for a $11 min. donation, go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/124047068285647

Jelelle Awen is an Emoto-Spiritual Teacher, Sacred Feminine and Sacred Union Facilitator, Soul Scribe, waySHOWer, and co-creator and teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. She is author of  Sacred Human, Arising Wonder: Ascension Through Integration Of Your Emotional Body With Your Spirituality and  Keep Waking Up! Awakening Journeys To Avalon And Beyond.

Visit soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information about space holding sessions, videos, etc. Visit our patreon page to offer a monthly or one time money donation to support our offerings at https://www.patreon.com/soulfullheart.

 

Energy Update: Preparation To Receive 11/11 Upgrades Happening On All Body Levels (Emotional, Physical, Mental, Social, Energetic)

By Jelelle Awen
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Energies are strong today….thick it feels like and dense somehow. Not in the sense of suppressing anything, just can make you feel way sleepy, low energy, and the ‘here and NOT here’ sense of merging timelines. In this place, you may have little desire to go out, physically, and more want to rest, meditate, feel, and BE. These energies have the feeling of preparing us for the ‘date’ of November 11th, this Saturday, and the extension and expansion of the highest timeline downloads we started receiving on the total eclipse in August.
 
I was guided to hold a group call with Raphael on 11/11 as a way to connect to these energies, offering a bridge to the emotional body/3D undigested frequencies through our parts work process. To offer a means of integration of these high energies as the emotional body clears and heals…this is what we offer through sessions too and our SoulFullHeart process. I believe the energies will be HIGH on this day, so it should be nourishing to be in a safe, high vibe circle connecting with others in resonance. If you’d like to join us for a $11 min. donation, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/124047068285647/
 
In this preparation place/space to receive more downloads and activations, body sensitivities can be way UP and acute. What you eat and drink may be really impacting you in a new way. Using certain foods to provide comfort may be now intolerable to you and just not ‘working’ for emotional numbing as the body and the emotional come into more vibe together. Effects of caffeine and sugar may be amplified. As you become higher vibrational, the ‘buzz’ of these (when you do use them, even in small amounts) can create altered states….I have experienced this lately for myself.
 
I’m back to eating mostly fruit again these last few days, lots of water, cutting out sugar/caffeine/flour and much rest after having some toxicity reactions when I ate ‘denser’ foods and from moving out through my body some intense yet so good emotional body/Metasoul movements last week. I’ve already been a vegetarian (almost vegan) for eight years……this would be a good time to transition to going meat-free if you’ve been feeling that as the energies will support it much more. You may even find that you lose your appetite and ability to digest eating animals at this time and are just naturally drawn to fruits and vegetables.
 
If you’ve been moving through some heavy emotions and integration of shadow (as I’ve been writing about for the last few weeks), then your body may be feeling even more sensitive and clearing out these emotions on a cellular level. The more connected you become in wholeness to ALL of your bodies (physical, mental, emotional, chakral/energetic, social), the more you purge and clear on ALL levels. With our social bodies (personally and collectively) being flushed out by love, you may be experiencing upheavals too in relationships with new choice points based on your soul coming in, as I shared yesterday.
 
It is ongoingly an INtense and INteresting time of INtegration. Go within when you find the outside is just too overwhelming and dense and especially when you have something INside that wants and needs you attention to feel it.
 
Much love to you on this INward (and outward) journey! Offering a trust with you and to you in this now that what is coming up needs to be moved in order to prepare, ready, and, eventually, BEcome more love. ❤ ❤
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Jelelle Awen is an Emoto-Spiritual Teacher, Sacred Feminine and Sacred Union Facilitator, Soul Scribe, waySHOWer, and co-creator and teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. She is author of  Sacred Human, Arising Wonder: Ascension Through Integration Of Your Emotional Body With Your Spirituality and  Keep Waking Up! Awakening Journeys To Avalon And Beyond.

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Energy Update: Increased Sensitivities On All Levels Through Upgrades And Clearings

By Jelelle Awen
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Increased sensitivities on ALL levels as the upgrades and clearings continue coming in. Experiencing ascension upgrades and the clearings that they push up at the same time WHILE becoming more and more sensitive to the process IS intense! You may be experiencing this through increased emotional sensitivity in the form of new outbursts and more intense reactions from formerly suppressed aspects and emotions that you thought that you were ‘over’ or ‘beyond.’ Activating DNA and your ascension/higher chakras opening up can lead to more sensitivity to missed or skipped time experiences; more ‘loose’ mind and non-dual moments; receiving repeating number sequences and synchs; and increased clairvoyance/vision/psychic abilities and sense of your higher timeline AS your reality in the now.

The densest aspect of our BEIng, our human body, can be the most sensitive right now as it transitions to running on more light, less carbon. The foods that previously brought ‘comfort’ can be more difficult to digest now with sensitivities kicking up toxicity clearings from all those times of previous digestion. Something like ‘lactose intolerance’ can be truly not tolerable anymore as you tune into how sensitive your body really is to the energies in foods you digest. Previous comforts like drinking alcohol or cigarette smoking may lose their appeal as the body protests whatever frequencies of self harm (and the emotional body too) and your cells try to clear the toxicities.

It feels like one of the upgrades we are being offered right now is to feel/remember how sensitive we really are. Our sensitivity is revealing itself again, coming back, and being uncovered. Sensitivity to our own hearts and what lives in them of undigested everythings from pains to goodnesses. Sensitivity to our own souls and what exists in other timelines of our fractal, Metasoul expressions, and to feel how they are happening in the now and not in the past. Sensitivity to what we can remember more and more of our multidimensionality, our links and roots to the stars, our languages of light reactivating again.

We always were sensitive. To our environments. To foods. To energy. To emotions. To metaphysical realities. To each other. To Gaia. Yet, we were taught and conditioned to be insensitive. To numb and to dull down. To cover over. To push away and deflect.

Our Inner Protectors learn to lead with this insensitivity as a main way of protecting us. Better to be insensitive than SO open to feeling and being impacted by it all which could, potentially, lead to harm and hurt. Connecting with your Protector and other aspects of your 3D self can help to navigate this sensitivity remembrance…with reassurance and compassion for what they have had to guard against.

Honoring your sensitivity again is holding space for it, responding to it, not letting a part of you judge yourself as ‘too sensitive’ as you might have heard from others. This world transitioning from the insensitive, often VIOLENT frequencies of 3D to the increasingly sensitive and compassionate ones of 4D and higher NEEDS your sensitivity to keep coming back online. It needs your feeling sensing alive and vibrating, as do parts of you as well. Your sensitive response to yourself firstly allows an increasingly sensitive sense to ALL of life…and, ultimately, to more experience of life and yourself AS love again.

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Jelelle Awen is an Emoto-Spiritual Teacher, Soul Scribe, waySHOWer, and co-creator and teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. She is author of Sacred Human, Arising Wonder: Ascension Through Integration Of Your Emotional Body With Your Spirituality and  Keep Waking Up! Awakening Journeys To Avalon And Beyond Visit soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information about a FREE intro session with a SoulFullHeart facilitator, group calls, videos, retreats, etc.

Do The Foods You Eat Bring You Good Life Force Energy Or Do They Take It Away During 5D Ascension?

By Jelelle Awen

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The physical body is our vessel for experiencing life here. It now seems to be possible to take our physical body ‘with us’ as we ascend into higher consciousness dimensions that were previously only accessible through our astral or etheric bodies. We don’t actually go to a different physical location when our consciousness rises and ‘dimensions’ are not physical places, but rather states of awareness and how we filter and experience reality. The fifth dimension, or what we also call Golden Earth, is one of less sense of separation, peace, and opening out of our ‘clair’ gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc., and embodiment of our light body or crystalline body.

As our bodies shift from carbon-based to crystalline-based, our appetites and cravings will probably change. Foods that we could previously eat are no longer as digestible or desired. As we become more intuitive, we become more sensitive to sounds, light sources, temperature, and this heightened sensitivity includes food. Because we are wanting to stay in our bodies while we raise our vibrational frequency, what we put into our bodies in terms of food and water becomes increasingly important. The vibrational frequency of our food impacts us as every food has an energy.
 
There are many great resources around this topic and I am not an expert in it at all. What I share here is based on my own experience and that of others that I have served as clients over the years in their awakening and healing processes along with their desires (and my own) to be in vibrant and healthy bodies. I also hold that the biggest sense of what you need to eat comes from your own intuition and your body’s guidance. Writing a letter to your body asking it what is best for it can be very illuminating. And, you can also write a letter and exchange a dialogue with any illness, disease, or injury that has manifested in your body and it can often be quite interesting and offer you a helpful sense of the emotional and spiritual root causes of what is happening.
 
The foods that raise your vibrational frequency the most are also the ones considered the most healthy in terms of nutritional value. Raw fruits and vegetables, especially organic ones, have a strong aura and radiate good energy. The image included in this article shows the vital life force energy emitting from the aura of raw fruits and vegetables (organic versus conventional) captured by Kirlian photography. This is especially true for foods that been labeled as ‘super foods’ because of their nutritional value but also because of their high energy level. Herbs also have a very high life force and are often extremely medicinal and beneficial to your health. Taking herbal supplements every day can help you feel a baseline of health that will off-set some of the other denser foods you might be eating. All this life force energy goes into you and compliments the other things you are doing to raise your vibrational frequency such as meditation, yoga or natural exercise, cleaning/protecting/activating your chakras, listening to solfeggio tones in music, choosing to respond with love, making space for yourself and your feelings, etc.
 
This is a good way to think about which foods to eat or not: Do they compliment and bring you good life force energy or do they take it away? Processed foods, refined sugar, and vegetable oils strip away energy and can actually block the cells from letting in the new energy you are bringing in from the Universe with your Ethereal Guides and from within. To integrate your higher self into your physical body (which is ultimately the ‘goal’ of ascension), you need to be vibrating at a higher frequency. Your higher self waits in your etheric field in the meantime, at higher frequency dimensions, until you are ‘ready’. Processed foods and refined sugar can actually densify your vibration and can delay the process of higher self embodiment.
 
Wheat products can be densifying as well, especially the GMO-based and hybrid stuff that passes for wheat and white flour these days. The ‘wheat belly’ phenomenon is well known and documented as the body slowly stores the extra carbohydrates as fat, especially in the stomach area. Sometimes extra body weight is the bodies response to increased vibrational frequency as it works to ground and center you. Your natural body weight can be more revealed through a ‘love body’ that vibrates at a higher frequency with less weighing it down as your tones of self love and self worth increase.
 
I have been vegetarian and/or vegan for several years and it works well for my body and my awakening process. I felt a huge surge of energy when I stopped eating meat and that has continued to this day. I feel lighter and more in tune with all the sentient life on the planet. I originally stopped eating meat because of the way that animals are treated in the concentration camp settings of mass produced meat. I tried buying only organic meat for awhile and yet, eventually, lost a taste even for that. The more Divine Feminine energy I brought into my field, the less I could digest anything that had been ‘killed.’
 
Beyond the health benefits, not eating anything that has been killed and limiting the amount of cooked food that you eat allows for more alive energy to move through your body and energy field. There are many wonderful resources that offer the benefits (emotionally, physically, spiritually) of following a predominately plant-based, raw diet as more and more souls are waking up to this choice. Again, as you become more sensitive, it may even become difficult to eat in restaurants as you will be indigesting the energy of whoever served you and cooked your food. Whatever moods the cooks were in, whatever energy they were feeling and putting off, goes into the food they serve you. After awhile, you can feel this quite acutely. I do a quick energy cleansing of restaurant food before I eat it by visualizing a white energy swirl moving through it when I eat out, which is pretty rare these days.
 
All that I offer here about nutrition related to 5D ascension is for you to take in and feel for yourself. Bringing awareness of how foods impact your energy level and if they serve your awakening and ascension process or not is ultimately an opportunity for self love and self care. Wherever the journey takes you, hold it with love for yourself and for the parts of you that just might need some denser foods at times. It is not about extremes here or being hyper vigilant. Holding the process with love and balance allows for the love flow that you ARE to expand and grow, which can be just that much more supported by the foods that you eat.
 
Jelelle Awen is an ascending teacher into 5D consciousness, Divine guide-scribe, and co-creator/teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. Visit soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information and inspiration.

Vegan Male: A Contradiction Of Perception

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By Christopher Tydeman

“So how was your turkey for Thanksgiving?” asked the cashier with cheery eyes and honest curiosity.

 “Oh, I’m a vegan, so no turkey.” I replied, a part of me couldn’t believe I outed that. But it was true and it felt good to say.

 “So did you have Tofurky?” She asked. That would have been my same question just six months ago.

“No. I actually had veggie dogs with vegan macaroni salad.” A part of me just wanted to crawl out of the store inconspicuously and put a paper bag on his head.

 This ‘voice’ which I recognized as a part of me named Simon said, “So, let me get this straight. You told her you were a vegan AND you didn’t really have a Thanksgiving meal?”

 “Because that is the truth. What is wrong with you?” I asked him, inside my head, of course!

 “Could you out yourself as any weirder?”

 “But it was true. Why is that weird?”

 “A manly man could have heard you and then what?”

 “He would have heard that I was a vegan who had veggie dogs on Thanksgiving.”

 “And?….”

 “Where is this going? And are you losing oxygen with that paper bag you have on your head?”

 “Christopher, men don’t admit they are vegan, especially on Thanksgiving. It’s a thing. You know…a guy thing.”

 “Oh…yes, the guy thing. Right. I forgot. Wait…what’s the guy thing again?”

 “You are seriously going to give me a rash. Thanksgiving is a time to let your inner cave man out, man. Make that sound that Tim Allen made on his TV show….ar, ar, ar! Even if you don’t, you just pretend to. On the down low. You know…hush, hush.”

 “I see what this is about. I went across social masculine norms. Okay, I feel you. So you want me to lie to be accepted.”

 “Thank you for understanding.”

 “That was actually rhetorical.”

 “What?”

 “Simon, I am not going to pretend to be something I am not just to fit in with your perception of everyone else’s perception.”

 “I’ll give you twenty dollars.”

 “Simon, you don’t have money. What is under this concern, Simon?”

 “I guess I am afraid you will be laughed at or judged by other men as not being a man because you chose not to eat animals and other animal by-products. Like you are weird or from another planet.”

 “What if they are weird and from another planet to be eating animals?”

 “Uh…I don’t know how to answer that.”

 “Do you know how many vegan males there are in the world?”

 “Ten?”

 “Simon, You know that isn’t true. More than you or I can possibly know. What if that number grew to ten thousand or ten million?”

 “Then I would feel more comfortable.”

 “Why?”

 “I guess I would feel more a part of a larger crowd. Safety in numbers, I suppose.”

 “I feel your need for safety and acceptance, Simon. That is understandable considering years of social and familial conditioning. It’s not healing overnight. But it is important for me to be who I am for reasons that are mine which are emotional, spiritual, and physical.”

 “I feel where you are coming from. I have some work to do with this. I actually love the food we have been eating. It is just this perception piece. In a way, it feels cool to be a little different. Like the cashier seems genuinely interested in what a vegan eats.”

 “You are intriguing to people, Simon. That is another way to feel into it.”

 “Hmmm…okay. I can feel some coolness in this.”

 After this internal dialogue had been going on, the cashier and I talked a bit about what I eat. She ended by saying, “Well, I think it would be a process for me. You are a brave man.”

 “Did you hear that, Simon?” I asked him as we were headed for the car.

 “ar…ar…ar!”

 “Oh boy.”

Christopher Tydeman has been embracing the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life off and on since August, 2010. He is a SoulFullHeart facilitator-in-training, author on this blog, and he hosted the SoulFullHeart Experience Radio ShowFor more information about the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life, visit soulfullheart.com.

The Emotional Reasons Why It’s Hard To Give Up Certain Foods

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To truly be conscious about what we eat is not just about what is going in our mouths, but what is going on in our hearts.

There are many great practical tips and guidelines out there for transitioning from a meat eating or even vegetarian diet to a completely plant-based diet and lifestyle. Lots of wonderful tips for how to give up and find substitutions for your favorite meats and dairy products. I don’t want to just share tips about what vegan foods to eat or great recipes, I want to offer an exploration into an area that I feel is most at root of our food choices but is the one that is least talked about: the emotionally conscious and subconscious reasons that we eat the food that we do.

I introduce this topic in this post about choosing a vegan diet being what I feel is the most emotionally and spiritually conscious choice. I have been working with parts or subpersonalities of myself and with others for over 10 years and I’ve been serving others in various capacities for over 15 years, including a five year career as a certified medical assistant in which I gave dietary advice to cancer patients. Once I began getting to know my own parts, I realized that their relationship to food was deep rooted and often not even conscious to me, until it was.  My inner magical child part called Aurora was the one who was leading the cry and desire to not eat animals anymore.  As a kid, I was not a big meat eater and I remember sitting for hours at the table with ice cold pieces of fish or steak in front of me because I just couldn’t find a desire to eat them and my parents wouldn’t let me leave the table until I did. This is a common practice for parents to do this and one that I feel is blatant emotional abuse, but that’s for another article perhaps.

When I began to connect with my inner child and through the years developed a relationship with her, it became impossible to ignore that I would be actually harming this part of me to eat and prepare meat. I remember having a very strong visceral and emotional reaction inside of me the first time I heard the sound of pigs screaming when they were being slaughtered (sounds just like humans! says Aurora.) One of the journaling questions that we have people engaging in SoulFullHeart ask a part of themselves is, “What is your favorite food and why?” It is an interesting exploration into your emotional consciousness to feel the answer to this question.

The reason for a favorite food usually has to do with a subconscious emotional need or association of comfort related to family or childhood. We receive a huge template related to food choices from our birth families. We are literally ‘at their mercy’ every day and night for most of our childhoods in terms of what we will be fed and what we eat. Most of us have little choice about what we are going to eat or not eat (cold fish swallowed down by warming milk, feeding food to the dog under the table…sound familiar?), so we learn to associate love and emotional needs with certain foods. It amazes me how many times I have witnessed, especially men, share a process around how they felt their mothers loved them through the foods that she would prepare for them. This may have been the only source of affection and love they received from their mothers, so it leaves a very deep emotional impression. My husband Wayne has felt this very deeply in parts of himself, including his inner child. So, if your mother fed you meat and that equaled love and attention and emotional needs getting met to part of you, wouldn’t it make sense that it would be really difficult for parts of you to give it up? Or milk and cookies after school? Or a big turkey on thanksgiving?

This is where emotionally conscious negotiation with parts of yourself comes in. Through journaling with your parts and sharing this with a SoulFullHeart facilitator, we feel the relationship that parts of you have with certain foods, what you experienced in your childhood around food, and support you to become more emotionally conscious about what you are eating connected to your feelings. We also offer body health and nutrition sessions which aren’t just focused on your physical body but also connected to your emotional process and your parts. We have seen this offer much deeper and permanent results for people because its working at the level of physical consciousness and emotional consciousness.

People commonly talk about ‘comfort eating’ or how they are ‘emotional eaters.’ I am offering that we are all emotional eaters to the degree that it is predominately subconscious to us. This is why diet programs so often don’t work for people. This is why facts and data about animal violence in raising meat, the environmental impact, and the health benefits still don’t get people to change what they are eating to a vegan diet. This is why most of the diseases that people suffer from can be traced back to diet. One of the very few things that we can completely and totally control in our worlds is what we eat or don’t eat. And parts of us like to make big (subconsciouslly motivated) statements with that control. Until we can consciously feel what our relationship truly is to the foods we eat, we are literally in the dark about why we eat what we do and how to change it. Unless another part of us comes in and uses will power or self righteousness or even self image or peer pressure to change our food choices, but none of these motivations is actually a self loving and emotionally healthy reality. To truly be conscious about what we eat is not just about what is going in our mouths, but what is going on in our hearts.

Jillian Vriend is co-creator of SoulFullHeart, parts work facilitator, writer of books and on this blog, and sacred humanity-Divine Feminine teacher. She has been serving others in various capacities for over ten years. Visit soulfullheart.com for more information about the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life.

Vegucated: A SoulFullHeart Movie Review

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By Christopher Tydeman

If we really want our future generations to live in a clean and sustainable home, we must stop this meat addiction. 

I was asked to do a movie review by Jillian, which brought me back to the more serious and heart-centered side to my journey into a vegan lifestyle. I saw a documentary last April titled, Vegucated, and just watched it again on Netflix. I remember watching the movie Forks Over Knives several months earlier but was not as moved to action as I was with this film.

The premise of Vegucated is to educate about the importance of a plant-based diet in regards to health, but it takes it a step further to address the environmental and ethical impacts of animal factory farming. The film’s creator makes this a human story by taking three different previously meat-eating people on a vegan journey for six weeks. They are introduced to vegan foods, travel to witness factory (and family) farming practices, and learn about environmental degradation that is a result of our increased animal farming needs.

At the time I watched this, I was already a vegetarian but still ate fish and eggs. I became vegetarian initially for health reasons, but also was feeling into the spiritual aspects as well. After watching Vegucated, all of this just clunked inside me, big time. My heart was open and I felt the emotional and ethical ramifications in not going all the way. Like the people in the movie, I was transforming. I could not consciously continue half-assed.

 Of course, like those in the film, it has been a transition. A part of me still missed meat and eggs. They represent my childhood and past social gatherings. They were a way a part of me felt love from my mom and dad. Memories of barbequing with my father and having breakfast made by my mother. They also represent societal acceptance. If you don’t eat meat you are considered odd, or a communist. These are emotional connections we have to our food. I have “cheated” a few times. It is all part of a transition. We must negotiate with parts of us or else we are just paving over their emotional needs. To be honest, it hasn’t been all that difficult because of that negotiation. I have had a burger once since I became vegetarian and fish and chips a couple of times since choosing to be vegan. I met a need with a negotiation and the desire for those foods is on its way out the door.

Watching Vegucated a second time really allowed me to let in the environmental impact that increased animal farming is having on our planet. This is no small truth. If we really want our future generations to live in a clean and sustainable home, we must stop this meat addiction. That is exactly what it is…an addiction. We do not need animal protein. It was necessary for a part of our evolution, but somehow it got stuck in our collective consciousness that we are carnivores. So the more people that inhabit this planet, the more meat is produced. More meat means more space needed to graze, more water, more methane, and on and on. Along with our dependence on oil, we have a dependence on animal protein. Both will have huge impacts if we don’t turn it around. This is not crazy talk. It is just plain science.

 Okay…a part of me clearly needed to vent. Thanks for taking that in. I feel I am preaching to the choir in this blog, but if you know someone who is not sure about this whole vegan consciousness, have them watch Vegucated. If you are vegetarian, you may want to do the same just to feel the parts about dairy, fish, and eggs. It will change you. I promise. If there are other documentaries you know about I would love to hear about them.

Christopher Tydeman has been embracing the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life off and on since August, 2010. He is a SoulFullHeart facilitator-in-training, author on this blog, and he hosted the SoulFullHeart Experience Radio ShowFor more information about the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life, visit soulfullheart.com

Meat The Truth: A SoulFullHeart Movie Review

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By Christopher Tydeman

After my last movie review, I ended with a passionate interest in the environmental impacts of factory farming. I spent some time doing some research and found a documentary titled, Meat the Truth. It curiously asks why Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, neglected to mention that the biggest contributor to greenhouse gasses is due to the full scale farming of animals for food. Feels a bit inconvenient when you are a cattle rancher and have friends in high places. Though, to be fair, I have read he is advocating for less meat in our diets due to the connection of food production and environmental impacts.

 The film illustrates this connection with interviews of scientists and current and former ranchers. It also uses a LOT of analogies which are hard to wrap your head around sometimes. What I did come away with are a few important points. It takes a considerable amount more resources to produce one pound of meat in relation to one pound of wheat. The methane production from cattle is off the charts. The amount of land needed to grow feed is increasing, which means less trees. There is no defined management system of the waste produced, which is WAY more than what we humans produce and we have an extensive waste management system.  This waste then pollutes our water supply.

 This impacts us and our planet. You don’t have to be an agricultural scientist to see that. From a spiritual place, this is disheartening. Not only are we maiming and murdering hundreds of thousands of animals each year, we are aiding in the degradation of our planet. How have we closed our hearts to this? A part of us, or even more than one, has been formed to adapt to the status quo. Not to question, just accept. I am not judging this part of us. It has done so for its own need for survival. I feel for this part.  It is hard as hell to go against the norm when you just want to be accepted.

 So this part uses “reason” to fight against what is truly reasonable. To fight for an industry of death even though our very nature is an industry of life. It is an awakening to feel the lie that this part has had to agree to just to feel accepted. It is painful, but when this part gets to be felt, it can let go of the postulating. It can feel what is real and true in our soul. It is a new frontier of compassion and sacred activism to stop the barbarism and destruction.

SoulFullHeart feels life as all-connected. What we do to the animals and our planet, we do to ourselves energetically. Each choice we make reverberates in the web of life and the Divine. I choose to love myself and in turn love all life. I don’t eat meat anymore. I feel the spiritual price and it is too great. I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The main thing I got from this movie is that one small change makes an enormous difference. This leads to other small changes which have even bigger results. We can damn near change the world by just taking small steps to changing what we eat. And a part of me says…that’s pretty fucking cool!

Christopher Tydeman has been embracing the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life off and on since August, 2010. He is a SoulFullHeart facilitator and healing arts facilitator at SoulFullHeart retreats.

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