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When You Can’t Speak Up! #simonebiles #MeToo

Yesterday on the news, one of my favorite gymnasts, Simone Biles, shared that she had been sexually abused by the heinous ex-doctor, Larry G. Nassar. #SimoneBiles and some 100 other USA elite gymnasts have spoken out against Nassar who is now in jail for 60 years. He will be going back to court to face another group of accusers very soon. You might be asking yourself: why had it taken superstar Simone so long to speak up about this #sexualabuse ?

I believe that the further up the food chain you climb, the more famous you become, the harder it is to share your truth. Her fear is probably that everyone will say exactly what I’m saying now:  “Why did you wait so long to say your truth? Look, 100 of your best friends have spoken out. Still, you have stayed quiet.”

However, sooner than later, she realizes that fear of this horrible doctor attacking her again is not the culprit of her silence. A light being shone on her vulnerability is probably the reason. She says to herself, you appear to be the strongest, most decorated gymnast in the world. You stand on the top of many shoulders of the people have come before you. If you shake, if you create imbalance, all of this pyramid will crumble. The little girls who admire you will be forced to look at their own fears. Do I really want that? Do I want everyone to know that when you pursue your highest dreams, you may face some ugly demons along the way?

The answer is, of course, yes! Absolutely, you want those without a voice to be the first to know of your hardship on the way up the perilous ladder of success. These little children can’t speak—won’t speak, because of the same fears and guilt you had. So, you must!

I was sexually abused. I had not waited until now to speak. I’d even written a book about it eight years ago called “Learning Alone.”   Read it! Find out about my struggle! You know what? Not many people actually read my book. Do you know why?

It wasn’t popular to speak out. The ones who had stayed silent read it and the book hopefully gave them courage to face their own demons. But most of us don’t want to know about demons and what lurks in the closet of other people—friends and family. If we don’t know, then we can remain guiltless. If we read a book about abuse, we will be held accountable for those around us struggling, this is true!

The reason I share that I haven’t waited until now is because I spoke up when it wasn’t cool to #MeToo. When I knew that people who were in my past would stick up for the people I was accusing. Still, I had to say what was on my heart to clear my pathway forward.

We cannot live in the damage from our past without demolishing the old hiding places and rebuilding the past. This would be like asking Puerto Rico to continue to live in their country under the rubble of the hurricane without any hope of fixing it. Or, worse yet, this would be like asking Puerto Ricans to build a new city on top of the rubble, without power. How stable could that city be? (By the way, this is exactly what is happening in that country.)

“My Best Buddy” by Bo Sebastian

I say all this to place focus on the most vulnerable of all species on Earth, the ones who will never have their own voice, the mute and the mentally incapable, the voices of many species of animals will never be able to fight for themselves. Your dog, for instance, can’t tell you that when you leave for work the neighbor—whom you gave a key to for emergencies—has been sneaking into your home and torturing your puppy. Your pet may show signs of struggle. She may begin to act out. But, she will never be able to point a finger and say these words: “#MeToo”!

So, who is left to speak up for your dog or your cat or your pet bunny or piglet?

As humans, when we begin to grow spiritually, we must begin to look at how we interact with others. If we start with the small things in life, we can observe that not everything that comes from our mouths produces life, support, and love In fact, we often speak poorly about those we see walking among us, even though we know nothing of their struggle and can clearly see a problem exists.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have done this very thing. As a spiritually evolving person, I have to ask myself the hard questions, “What exactly do you expect to gain, Bo, by saying something terrible about anyone? Does this make you feel stronger or better? If so, why?”

When we begin to ask ourselves the hard questions, we come to an even harder questions to answer without remorse: “Why do you feel the need to eat or ingest anything that has been killed and slaughtered to survive?

Do you not know that no man or woman for 1000s of year on Earth ate flesh until after Noah in the Bible?

I painted this while waiting for Hurricane Irma to touch down on Florida.

These people, like Methuselah lived to be almost a 1000 years eating just plants and fruit. Cows, horses and large, strong creatures eat only grass. Why do humans insist on the need to eat dead flesh to be strong? Is it to satisfy their basest desires? Is it because cooked flesh smells like you’ve conquered something? Or does it simply taste good?

As a vegan, what I cook tastes even better than any meat, I guarantee you. Sometimes you wouldn’t even know that what I cook is plant-based. None of us need the guilt of dead animals decomposing in our bodies or even the ovaries and milk from the teets of these animals same animals we ingest, because none of it is meant for our humans.

Yes, this is plant-based burgers, made by Beyond Meat

My doctor said to me about going vegan after blood tests had shown that my blood pressure and cholesterol had sky rocketed: “This is the best choice you can make for your body right now.”

I’m no saint. I had been 25 years a vegetarian when a few medical professionals told me that my arthritis would never get better if I didn’t begin eating beef, which was the meat for my blood type. So, I went 3 years closing my eyes to the harshest bloodshed in the world. Every day, millions of helpless animals are led to the worst lives in factory farms, only to get fat and killed without ever having the chance to live as God created them. Besides this the waste from cows is causing greenhouse gases that harm the Earth.

The first bloodshed for animals was to repent for human sins. It was a symbol for the Savior to come. Yet, so many who believe in the absolute sovereign truth of the Bible will continue to tell you that animals are meant to be eaten. “Well, certain stupid animals, at least,” they may say.

You don’t have to look hard to see signs that some pigs and chickens, for example, are smarter than 4-year-old children. Humans have only their broken legs to stand on when trying to push through this argument to the end. However, just like trying to argue with an Atheist about believing in a Higher Power, you would know that there is no changing a mind that is already made up.

We see this all around us with 45 supporters. They voted for him. They will follow him to his demise, because, gosh darnit, everyone is making up stories about him. Only Fox News is telling the truth. He didn’t really say those horribly racists comments. This is just the democrats or the horrible reporters making something out of nothing.

Of course, a close observer would see what goes through the mind of a 45 supporter is exactly what 45 wants to go through his or her mind. He has primed the pump and created lost sheep of his followers with false evidence. 45 has led the way to brainwashing millions of people on this Earth.

You only have to go to another country, outside of the US, to see that no one thinks that President 45 is good accept crazies like Putin and Kim Yon Death!

This same kind of brainwashing has happened when it comes to Factory Farms and brainwashing the public with commercials about what is and what is not Healthy!

We must speak up for those who can’t speak up! We must continue to fight the hard fight of being a voice in the darkness when it isn’t popular to be that voice. We must stop waiting for 100’s to speak out, first, before we decide we can be strong, too. We always have the right to say our truth! Always!

Help a friend today. Help an animal today. Speak out for justice all around you. I guarantee you’ll feel better for it.

 

 

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Fighting the Myths of Veganism?

Everyday I get more excited about launching our new Website and Vlog Series on YouTube: #Angel Feast!

This is a #Vegan Vlog that focuses on taking the “tree bark and wild seed myth” out of #veganism and putting the amazing flavor of homegrown, plant-based food back into your recipes.

If you’ve been watching my Instagram (bo_sebastian) and Facebook pictures, you will notice that #Veganism can be decadent and flavorful. I have written two cookbooks: The Protein-Powered Vegetarian and The Gluten Free, Almost Vegetarian Cookbook to prepare newbies for the process of changing their diets. This new book: Angel Feast: Vegan Recipes for a New World, will be more amazing recipes with pictures that will enhance the YouTube Videos. It will also share the styling of my husband, David Menton, who understands more about #veganlifestyles than anyone I know.

Finding a commonality and a shared passion in relationship truly can bring your idea over the top. We are planning to launch this project within a couple of months. We even coerced the man holding the rights to “AngelFeast.com” to sell us his rights for this project for $250. We feel blessed. We sense that the angels are ready and waiting to help restore humans to health and restore animals and wildlife of the Earth to their purposeful and natural state.

Factory farms and cow’s milk to make cheese and feed our children are going away, as you can see from the dawn of an entire two refrigerator sections at the grocery store for alternative milk. If you go to upscale stores, you can find a wide array of alternate cheese and meat products as well.

David and I saw a plastic container with two hamburger patties on it that we could have sworn was beef. However, the beast burger (23 grams of protein) was made by a company called #BeyondMeat that uses only plant-based protein for its recipes.

I prepared the burgers by frying some onion, searing them with a dash of garlic and coarse-ground pepper and melted almond cheddar on the top. I dressed the sandwich with tomato, mustard, and avocado. We both were groaning and drooling the entire time we ate.

The need for our bodies to taste the flavors and delights of old is buried deep in our DNA and subconscious. To be able to consciously delight in a sandwich that is plant-based that tastes exactly or better than the original version makes one’s senses come to life! This is our goal. This is the challenge.

I promise you won’t feel judged. You’ll simply say to yourself: “Hey, I know so many heart attacks and cholesterol problems are as a result of eating meat, eggs, and milk-products. Why not see what the other side experiences and lose some weight while I’m at it? Enjoy!

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You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

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Coming soon, my partner David Menton and I are planning to start a Vlog with Vegetable Based enriched recipes from my plethora of fun and easy ways to make food taste amazing. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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My Pet Is Sick! #animalcruelty #petsarepeople #vegan #lovewins

People all over the world will spend money way over their budgets to protect the helpless pets we call our pals, best friends, and life mates. Animals love us unconditionally in exchange for being taken care of: food, water, baths, grooming, monthly medication to resist fleas and ticks, heartworm, etc.

But what of the animals that are used to test drugs, eat, cruelly farmed and treated without humanity for the sake of humans need to eat meat?

If God is Love, if every being is made in the image of God and Love, then all that is in existence is expressing love is a unique and varied color in the spectrum of love’s rainbow. How can we cherish one kind of animal and eat another? Honestly, I have wrestled with it the majority of my life, and I can no longer justify eating products that are animal based.

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This is especially so when so many vegan products (plant-based products) are created and made specifically to replace meat and meat-based products, such as almond milk, vegan cheese, protein-based products that can act as meat replacements. Look at the variety of vegetarian and vegan products that can replace what meat you eat now. When just 20 years ago there were probably 10 products, there are now 100s of great-tasting products that will help you make a vegan pizza with a gluten-free crust, veggie pepperoni, and almond cheese. You can’t tell the difference, accept in your body, which will on the first month of this kind of diet will prove to you that you no longer need meat. I lost 15 pounds in the first month, and never again felt a stuck, stuffed feeling in my stomach that took me days to digest. No more, not ever again.

I have found my entire body has changed just as a result of replacing cow’s milk with almond milk and eggs with tofu. I literally can fry some onion, pepper, and a few veggies, add some crumbled tofu, top it with salsa and vegan cheese: and I will never even remember what an omelet tasted like or care. Plus, can you honestly say that you enjoy looking at a raw egg. There is nothing grosser.

I remember as a child, I used to have to close my eyes when my mom cooked eggs, until they were done. Even as a 5-year-old child, I remember telling my dad I couldn’t eat meat anymore. I bit into a hotdog and a large red vessel was in the middle of the meat. I vomited right there—at 5 years old.

Perhaps, some of humans are a lot more apt to feel empathy for strangers and animals, I get that—but, if anyone stopped to think about the killing of anyone or anything, meat would be a lot more difficult to eat.

So many manufacturers makes meat look delicious, easy to fix, prepare, and we never have to think about what goes into the lopping off of heads of animals, the conveyor belts that these poor creatures face every day being mutilated and living their sad lives in incubation chambers with their feet cut off.

“Well, I only eat grass-fed chicken and beef.” That is a little more humane, yes, but these animals still have to be slaughtered. If you took a minute to watch any of the videos on http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm you’ll see the reason why people like Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Mayim Baylik, Stevie Wonder, and Al Gore (just to name a few various types of celebrities) have given up meat. Their stories will beg you to listen.

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Deciding on and living by your core values is a tenuous challenge. My many years of spiritual coaching and life coaching can help you with this. I have helped many people in this situation see light and overcome the darkness of the past. Give me a call: 954-253-6493. SKYPE sessions are available. http://www.bosebastian.com/client-praise/

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What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493
(Sessions CAN BE DONE via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bo%20sebastian&sprefix=bo+seb%2Caps%2C190&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abo%20sebastian]

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Coming soon, my partner David Menton and I are planning to start a Vlog with Vegetable Based enriched recipes from my plethora of fun and easy ways to make food taste amazing. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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