Updated: May 24, 2019
AS HUMANS WE HAVE THE STRUGGLE TO FIND OUT WHAT OUR PURPOSE ON THIS EARTH IS AND TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS CRAZY THING, CALLED LIFE IS? IT IS SAID TO ASK YOURSELF ONE QUESTION. WHAT, REALLY BREAKS YOUR HEART? WHAT TOUCHES YOU TO YOUR CORE?
ANIMAL CRUELTY is what shatters our souls, the exploitation and suffering that is inflicted onto millions of these trusting vulnerable souls. As huge animal lovers with heartfelt empathy, we are very sensitive to the suffering of every living creature and what they so very unfortunately, through no fault of their own, must endure. “We choose to live “Consciously”. We do this, because there is “No humane way to kill something with a soul that wants to live”. Veganism is a way of living which, seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation, of cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
Every act of animal cruelty and every face with hopeless eyes that cry real tears of fear, break our hearts at Oh My Soul Café and become a part of us. Animals know what’s coming. They can feel it. They can even smell death. They don’t beg with words, they beg with their eyes. They beg with their screams. Animals do not “give” their life to us, as the sugar-coated lie would have it. No, we “take their lives”. They struggle and fight to the last breath, just as we would do if we were in their place.
Mankind is not the only animal that laughs, cries, thinks, feels and loves. The sooner we acknowledge that animals are emotional beings, the sooner we will cease destroying animals and embrace them.
There is nothing humane about bringing an animal into the world only to profit off their death.
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul. In every living being, there is the desire for love. Oh My Soul Café was born on COMPASSION (Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled, with the wish to relieve it.), love (A very strong feeling of affection towards someone.) and empathy (The ability to step into the lives of another, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives and to use that understanding to guide our actions. We believe the earth was made for all beings not just human beings, “my soul honours your soul”. Our soul is the sacred essence within us: our deepest purpose, the guiding force behind our individual lives. All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear and pain. If they breathe, they live, if they live they feel. If they feel they love, if they love they are aware. If they are aware, they have a soul.
Being vegan is not a diet. It is not a religion, political party, elite group, club or cult. It is a “conscious, responsible, ethical decision: to make every reasonable effort to live and enjoy life without harming, enslaving exploiting, depleting, contaminating and killing”. Making the choice to be kind, compassionate and loving to all living beings and the earth.
As small as our café is, we are a voice for the most vulnerable, “the animals”. We support local Non-Profit Organisations, Phoenix Animal Care & Treatment, S.P.C.A and Rainbow Warriors with food, donations and supplies to help promote others to do the same. We strive to make a difference in this cruel world, by creating awareness, and being kind through food that is free of all animal products. Where no sentient beings with souls are harmed in the making of any of our food items. We provide nutritious and delicious 100% cruelty free, plant-based meals. Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking and improve your diet. You won't be consuming saturated fat from meat, milk and eggs, and you'll be avoiding processed meat, which the World Health Organization has classified as a cause of cancer. Getting your nutrients from plant foods allows more room in your diet for health-promoting options. If you make smart choices, a vegan diet can be a healthy way of eating. These foods are packed full of beneficial fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Oh My Soul Cafe strives for a world where every earthling has the right to live out their whole life. Our customers remember us for our kindness. We hope to make people aware of just how totally helpless these souls are. How dependant on us they are, trusting us with their lives and wellbeing.
At Oh My Soul Café, our daily choices are a reflection of our deepest values, our compassion is reflected in our “cruelty free food”, fun staff, positive energy, and our voices to speak for those Suffering Souls who need us the most, those who have no voices, those who have no choice.
Oh My Soul Café stands tall and proud as a platform for “ALL SOUL’S” not for Soul Food.