This blog is a continuation of a discussion from two previous blogs: (1) Can I be a psychic, a medium, or a healer if I consume caffeine or if I use cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs? and (2) Antidepressants (or antianxiety medications) and your psychic connection 101.
In this blog, I ‘d like to address a topic that is perhaps even more debated in the metaphysical field than the topics above — do you need to become a vegetarian or vegan in order to be an effective psychic, medium, or even healer. In addition to vegetarianism and veganism, other dietary recommendations have been presented by various authors and teachers, including not eating processed foods, not consuming white sugar or chocolate, etc.
I am often asked by new metaphysical students about my beliefs regarding food consumption. As I have stated in the 2 blog posts listed above, I tend to disagree with some metaphysicians and teachers who are advocates for one position or another, and that includes extreme positions regarding dietary controls. For example, there are some who are adamant that becoming a vegetarian or vegan is essential to becoming an effective psychic, medium, or healer. I respectfully disagree with my colleagues. I do not believe that there is one “appropriate” or “necessary” diet for psychics, mediums, or healers.
That’s not to say that some people don’t benefit greatly from certain dietary restrictions, both for health reasons and as an aide in their metaphysical development. For these folks, becoming vegetarian or vegan does appear to improve their psychic abilities and/or healing skills. What I have witnessed is that when these individuals decide to change their diet, they often find it relatively easy to make the necessary changes. Some may experience a short “detox” period; but these periods are brief because their bodies support the dietary changes that have been made. They quickly adjust and feel healthier than ever before.
However, this is not the case with some people, and I will use myself as an example. Let me begin by saying that I am a very strong proponent of animal rights; so even before I began my work in the metaphysical field, I tried on numerous occasions to become vegetarian and even vegan. Sadly, the result was never positive. As described in the paragraph above, some people experience a short “cleansing” period; for me, this “cleansing” period never ended and the dietary changes resulted in feeling less healthy, even when these dietary changes were made under the guidance of certified nutritionists. At times, experienced vegetarians would tell me to “just hang on a little bit longer” so I could reap the benefits. But “a little bit longer” never resulted in feeling better . . . only worse.
Consequently, I repeatedly returned to a “balanced” diet, which included lean animal protein. I feel so much healthier when I eat in this way. And I think my students and clients will affirm that my psychic, mediumship, channeling, and healing abilities have remained strong regardless of my diet.
Sadly, with some of my students, I have personally witnessed some serious medical consequences of trying to become vegetarian or vegan in an effort to become more psychic or a clearer channel for spiritual energy. These were usually people with certain medical conditions (e.g., diabetes). What I have repeatedly seen is that after returning to a diet that is better suited to their body’s needs, some of these students have blossomed into incredibly gifted psychics, mediums, and healers.
Therefore, because of my personal experience and what I have witnessed with some of my students, I have to disagree with the “one size fits all” approach to diet. Certain dietary restrictions may benefit some people, but not everyone. In my effort to find answers over the past few years about this topic, I continually return to the compelling research that has been done showing that each blood type requires certain types of diets in order to remain healthy. For example, Type A’s often flourish on a vegetarian or vegan diet, whereas Type O’s (like myself) need a balanced diet that includes adequate amounts of lean animal protein.
One final note: A healthy diet (as defined by your body!) is an important part of doing energy work of all kinds. I am not recommending that you eat whatever you want. The research also supports that we all need to consume a moderate amount of calories. Additionally, these calories should come from a variety of healthy food sources (e.g., protein, carbohydrates, healthy sources of fat) in order to get adequate fuel, vitamins, minerals, roughage, etc. If you think about it, you can probably remember a time when you consumed either too much food or food that was not good for you. You probably felt pretty rotten! That condition is not conducive to effective metaphysical work and should be avoided, particularly when you know you will be conducting readings or healings with others or with yourself.
In conclusion, based on my own experiences, the experiences of my students, and my communication with Spirit about this topic, I now firmly believe that it is essential for each person to determine for him or herself what a healthy diet will be. If you have been unable to convert to a vegetarian or vegan diet, it should not be viewed as either a failure or as detrimental to your spiritual journey. It may be due to a number of factors, including blood type, medical conditions, or genetics. Regardless of the cause, it is important that you listen carefully to your body and eat what makes you feel the healthiest. Listen to what your body tells you! It knows best!!