Have you ever had a vegan nightmare? Let me share my story to clarify.
Firstly, I'm a total LFRV n00b, hopeless beginner, so to speak. I went vegan... a week ago after watching Earthlings. And this week I've repeatedly had these weird dreams where I end up eating dairy and feel horrible about it. And then I wake up, I feel amazing about not having done any harm to anyone! I'm still not a true vegan (shampoo with honey, soap with goatsmilk, beeswax in my lipbalm, some random leather and wool in my closet, you know), but I don't see how disposing of (a.k.a. wasting) these items would help anyone or the planet. I will try to use those items with respect and the understanding that I won't be buying them anymore.
Has anyone had a similar experience? What are the foods/items that I might not know of that are not vegan?
Thanks in advance!
Congratulations on going vegan. I haven't had weird dreams about food, but I've had similar experiences when I gave up smoking. I used to have a dream where I was smoking or buying cigarettes and I would wake up devastated that I failed. Perhaps cravings trigger dreams when the body is getting these toxins out of the body.
Keep reinforcing why you've made this decision, read The China Study and get active in protecting our fellow beings. Do what you can, every action helps.
As for the other stuff (honey, beeswax etc) I understand what you mean about not wasting, but remember your setting an example for people around you.
All fruit and veg is 100% Vegan, I'd stick with that. :D When you buy cosmetics, clothing etc don't just check that it's vegan, check that it (and none of it's ingredients) haven't been tested on animals and have been ethically produced. PETA and other sites have lists of ethical and cruelty free companies.
Yes. i definitely did. Not so much the meat/cheese eating but the animals being slaughtered etc...
It's quite common from what I hear...
We are more open to feel what everybody else is hiding from their conscience, what we
are doing wrong or did wrong...
And sure, don't throw away what you already bought but maybe avoid
wearing the leather/wool in public :)
bye and congratulations on the switch :)
Oh, that's horrible. I hope that is the worst nightmare you ever get.
Thank you so much fro sharing, and sweet dreams xx
Glycerine? Wow, that's a discovery for me. Skinny bitch is a tempting read, I wish i had access to it.
Grazie mille, bella xx
I had another one this very morning. Shrimp this time...
Ann I have just found out that my prescribed meds contain a shitload of animal ingredients... Gosh I hate this world!
Well, I love this world, obviously, but why dowe rely so heavily on animals? Every simgl;e animal ingredient has a plant-based, or vegan, alternative. I understand why people love cheese, steak, seafood, eggs - it tastes good, but ground up feathers in shampoo? Boiled bones in candy? Beetles in applesauce? Stuff derived from horse's urine? I mean, yuck. Even a regular meat eater wouldn't be thrilled about that.