I used to think I went vegetarian for health reasons and that going Vegan was a little to extreme for me. In many meditations I was guided to look at the vegan lifestyle but I sort of refused. It just seemed a little extremist for me. But you can't fight the divine voice forever.
During a recent meditation I was guided kick my vegetarianism into high gear and in a stroke of 'coincidence' I found myself viewing animal cruelty videos on www.goveg.com I cried and cried and no longer did the Vegan lifestyle seem that difficult.
A switch flipped in my heart and brain that afternoon and I had no choice but make my point regarding animal cruelty. Baby steps though. Baby steps. I choose not to buy dairy products from the grocery store. I only use eggs that come from our own three lovely pet chickens. They are happy girls and roam our 1/2 acre freely and go home each night to a house even Martha Stewart would envy. The only dairy I buy is the occasional cheese from local family farmers who treat their cows like family and even that is rare.
So, I'm making baby steps. Maybe I was a closet vegan all along?
P.S. My 9 year old daughter has vowed to go veg as well. I'm so proud of her that I promised her that we'd rescue a new Corgi for her at the end of her first vegetarian year.