I will start by saying I live in a very small town in NE Oklahoma and about a 15 minute drive into town from my home.
About 2 weeks ago, on a Sunday, I became overwhelmed with a BBQ rib craving! Drove into my town…both BBQ places closed on Sunday! Ugh…drove 25 miles to Muskogee and the only BBQ place open was Rib Crib. And to be fair, they do not advertise SMOKED BBQ ribs, but if I wanted microwaved meat…I would eat at home, right? Decided to make the triangular journey to Tahlequah (another 25 miles) in search of the now elusive smoked BBQ ribs!
Driving with windows down and music louder than needed, I felt a “God” nudge! Y’all know…that small still voice inside that screams louder than wind noise and blaring music. Anyways…paying very close attention to this unsettling voice which insists my Angel Card Readings would be so much clearer and precise if I cut out meat. I found myself saying aloud “Wait…you do know I am looking for ribs, right?” Continuing toward the BBQ place in Tahlequah, I started downloading all the times I had felt “blocked” and recalled the article about energies being stored in animals and how those energies can transfer into our bodies and spirit lives.
Could it be? I am a country girl from Texas and as a child we grew and raised our veggies and meat (chicken, pork, beef) so I am not ignorant to the “harvesting” techniques of animals. So here I am nearing Tahlequah and my mind will not shut up and darn it…everything I was feeling was spot on…time to give up the meat! As I passed the Tahlequah city limits, I committed to God to give up meat in an effort to up level spiritually and found my focus change from BBQ ribs to organic veggies.
Strolling the aisle of the grocery store, I began to bargain with God. “I must have my cheese and grass-fed butter” and much to my surprise HE was willing to accept my “compromise”!
After buying the veggies, I now have another 25 miles to home and as I had just discovered…a lot can happen in 25 miles. But much to my surprise, my focus wasn’t on food at all…in fact it was on change! How things can change when you are open to be better than you are right now!
I do miss my bacon but I can honestly say, it hasn’t been that challenging giving up the meat! Today I had a black bean burger from Wendy’s…it truly was good!!!
It is amazing how being open to change can flip your life upside down in just a matter of 25 miles!!! Blessings…Mama Char