Four years ago I decided to clean up my mind and become a loveatarian. The definition of a loveatarian is someone who commits to thinking with love over fear in all areas. This is a considerable commitment. In my case choosing loving thoughts over fearful delusions was a tough transition at first. Giving up fear is like giving up sugar. Much like sugar, fear is a sneaky ingredient that hides out in everything. And just when you think you’ve got it under control, it suddenly pops up again to tempt you. Therefore, releasing fearful patterns on a long-term and continuous basis requires you to become a loveatarian.
One of the key components to my loveatarian lifestyle is my dedication to the teachings of A Course in Miracles. The Course is a self-study metaphysical guide that can be approached in whatever capacity works best for the individual. The Course teaches, “An untrained mind can accomplish nothing.” The main objective of the Course is to guide the student to relinquish their ego (from the Course’s perspective the ego is “quite literally a fearful thought”) and commit to aligning all thoughts with love. My experience studying the Course has resulted in a full-blown mind cleanse and a super rockin’ life. As soon as I reprogrammed my fearful thought patterns, everything began to change. The most significant change was shifting my perception from fear to love. In addition, I now see all adversity as learning opportunities rather than tragedies. Overall, following the Course’s suggestions has led me to forgive my past, release my future, and show up for the present with love and faith.
The crucial ingredients to workin’ the Course’s mind cleanse are the following concepts:
- “Nothing real can be threatened” – Translation: Only love is real.
- “Nothing unreal exists” – Translation: All fear is an illusion.
- “Herein lies the peace of God” – Translation: Choose love over fear and you will be way more chilled out.
So how do you choose love over fear? The most crucial tool is forgiveness. The act of forgiveness is to the loveatarian as a wheat grass enema is to the raw foodie. Forgiveness guides us to remove all of the old fearful scenarios and clear space for love. The Course teaches that forgiveness is the key component to bringing the ego’s darkness to the light. Rather than continuing to play the role of victim or attacking others we can forgive and be set free. With each choice to forgive, we can shift our perception from fear and clear space for love.
When you choose to forgive and perceive love over fear, life becomes incredibly fun. You feel peaceful and you see love into all situations. Anxiety, anger and fear subside. Overall you feel relaxed, happy and guided. As it says in the Course, “There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet.”
If you’re inspired to make positive shifts like this, begin your loveatarian diet today. Proceed with the following plan:
Breakfast: Pray to God/ Universe/ Inner Guide or as Kris would say Jesus, Buddha, Elvis whatever… Talk to whoever you think is listening and ask for help. Ask the power greater than you to align your thoughts with love just for today. Following your prayer, add in a five minute meditation. In your meditation recite the mantra, “I choose love over fear.” Repeat this out loud throughout your five minute meditation.
Snack: Make a list of all the people you need to forgive.
Lunch: Start forgiving. Go down the list and send a silent blessing to them all. Say out loud or in your mind, “I accept you, I forgive you and I release you.”
Afternoon Snack: Send a loving email or text message to someone on your forgiveness list. Keep it simple. If you’re having a hard time forgiving just write, “I hope you’re having a great day.”
Dinner: Make a list of everything in your life that you’re grateful for that day.
Late Night Snack: Pray again. Thank (God/ Universe/ Inner Guide or whoever you speak to) for another beautiful day. Say a prayer for anyone in need and everyone on your forgiveness list. Turn your day over and set your intention for a peaceful night sleep.
Like any great diet, true transformation will occur with daily repetition. Begin with a thirty day commitment to start seeing some positive results. By choosing to follow the loveatarian plan for the next thirty days you will begin to re-program your thoughts from fear back to love. If you dig the results, stick to the plan and commit to a life as a loveatarian. Trust me, you’ll feel much lighter!