The reasons for preaching vegetarianism or veganism for meditation purposes primarily have to do with one thing: reverence for life. Many people who meditate on a regular basis feel that all life is connected, and exists as one organic entity. Veganism functions as a form of purification. When an animal is killed for food, their final emotions are “imprinted” in their bodies, which are then eaten by people. Not only are people eating the animals, spiritualists suggest, but they are consuming the energy of fear, and this energy is released throughout your body as a poison. To follow these beliefs is not to say that it is impossible to meditate as a carnivore, but it is much more difficult for your inner consciousness to navigate a body filled with negative energy.