I was conditioned as an infant to use animals

05 Feb 2016

Profile of a new vegan: Michael Lanfield had an awakening that we were all interconnected. Here is his vegan story.

It has slowly come to my attention, over the past several years, that this world is in complete chaos. Violence is rampant and everyone is contributing to it. Even though they are unaware of the repercussions of their actions, it lies heavy on the global consciousness of all life. For me, personally, it started in 2009 when I had an awakening to the realization that we were all interconnected. I saw myself in another living being, and thus, I could not imagine killing or getting anyone to kill on my behalf. A few months later I realized that I was vegan and became an activist.

I understand that I, like everyone else, was conditioned as an infant to use and kill animals for food and never question it. For the first twenty-six years of my life, I was unaware of the suffering and death I was causing to other innocent creatures. I was even concerned about the suffering of plants and the environment. And as a consequence, after reading 'Destination Eden' by M. Wodzak I knew that I needed to further my spiritual path to fruitarianism. I understood that, potentially, fruit was the only food that causes zero harm when harvested.

I decided that I would do everything I could to help raise global consciousness and to teach others of unconditional love for all beings. It is my great honour to be able to do this; as I believe this is why I was born. I am here to give back to the Divine universe for all the years of blatantly causing violence to innocent beings. I am here because unlike us; non-human animals cannot speak for themselves; I am their voice. In essence, this is why I am here.

Why we are born into this world of madness, we will never know. But one thing is for sure, we can change our course in history to a benevolent one, one of kindness and compassion for all life. We don't need to continue being violent. There is another way to live in this world. Throughout my years as a vegan, I have been blessed with the ability to offer truth and knowledge to the world. Having written two books on ethical and spiritual veganism and fruitarianism and being able to spread this message globally is such a privilege. I thank everyone for doing his or her part in spreading this vital message. We must do what we can, in this time of emergency. The time is now! The time is here! We can all be vegan educators for a better world, for all life on this planet and for future generations to come.

Vegan Australia is an animal rights organisation that campaigns nationally for veganism. 
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