When you think about addiction, you probably think about alcohol, drugs, and/or food. However, there are numerous things to which we can become addicted: drama, sickness, lack, fear, abuse, being a victim, etc. We don’t often think of those in terms of addiction. But, they are real too.
Addiction is a form of automatically programming yourself to be limited. When you go back from there and ask why would someone do that, the answer is typically unworthiness. When you go back and look at where that came from, it typically surrounds the person’s beliefs about themselves related to God/Creator/Source and the fear(s) that they don’t measure up and what that means to their meaning of life. If you then address their beliefs about those things, you can break the pattern of addiction. However, another facet of addiction is to change the addictive behavior of the cells as well.
Science has proven that our cells exhibit addictive behavior. We teach our cells what we “desire” by the feelings we have associated with events in our lives. The more frequently we have a particular feeling, the more likely the cells will generate a receptor site for that feeling. Then, if you do not provide that feeling, your cells react and actually move you to again fulfill their need for that feeling. Wow.
So, what is the answer? Re-program the cell receptor sites for a new vibration, a new frequency, a new feeling. Every feeling has a vibration. The closer you are feeling to joy and unconditional love, the higher the frequency/vibration. The closer to fear, the lower. That, then, allows you to choose what you are feeling in order to re-program or re-calibrate the addictive nature of the cells responding to what you have subconsciously programmed via your past thoughts and, hence, feelings.
There may also be a genetic factor. Many addicts find that if they disconnect from one addiction, they substitute another. They also find that it is a constant struggle to not go back to the original addiction. One big dramatic or traumatic event can push them back. Why? Because they tend to look at the addictive behavior as an escape from that drama and trauma. They don’t feel worthy or strong enough or even willing to face it head on. Escape has proven to be easier. And, they feel they deserve that escape. They don’t deserve all the things going on in their lives. They deserve to be happy and addiction is the best way they have come up with to handle it quickly. That’s right, quickly – a key component. They may have this as a learned response or they may have a genetic pre-disposition to handle stress and unexpected life events in this way.
And, for alcohol especially, there is the social component. For eons, alcohol had been used to break down barriers, to bond people, and to celebrate. Many deals were made over mead or whatever. To toast to that union was considered a binding agreement. So, with some addictions, there will also be the cultural and environmental component to clear and resolve before the re-patterning can become complete. If this is the case, be sure to teach the person how to move forward without this social component and what that feels like and give them truth on how they will be “judged” for not using it in the typically accepted social way. People tend to fear judgment until they know they can live without it. They also tend to judge themselves until they know better. Teach them both and that they are already enough just as they are and without the need of “social props”.
Disengagement from and re-patterning addictive behaviors of all types is possible and it is possible without any lingering struggle. This is not a call to dismiss current therapies of any type that are helping people. However, there are other ways to work with these behaviors and/or to supplement current therapies. Whatever works. Addictive behaviors limit you and keep you small. Why would that serve you? Well, from a higher perspective, it doesn’t. You can also download the person with whatever lessons they still need related to “taking on” and/or allowing addictive behaviors. There are many component parts to addiction since it goes so deep to the core (typically to their beliefs about God and their relationship to God). Not everyone is the same nor do they come to addictive tendencies for the same reasons. Always ask. Ask why and ask how best to assist. Then do as you are guided from within a space of pure unconditional love which can hold no judgment. It just is. Everyone deserves to be happy and to experience life from a space of joy and wonder and good abundance. Releasing addictive behaviors is an excellent start for someone who doesn’t feel that in their life now.
I realize that this doesn’t begin to address it all. However, it’s a start. Creator will guide you as you work with people with addiction. And, as I write this, I am guided to add for your consideration “I am addicted to my own righteousness.” That could also be expanded to being addicted to “being right”. Wow. Yet another way to be addicted. For whoever needs to see this for their client, I’m so glad you are reading!
From my heart to yours, from my soul to yours… Mahalo (may you be held in the breath of God)
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