De addiction – alcohol, substance abuse, sex, food, smoking
”At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain”. Frank Tallis
Addiction is a spiritual disease. It is a thirst, hunger, or starvation for some type of fulfillment or wholeness in a person’s life. People who become addicted to something or another either have an initial void within, an innate drive for a connection to that lost energy that created a void.
It causes a part of ourselves to be splintered off and lost. This is also known as ‘soul loss’.
The energy loss or soul loss is created some time in one’s life when situations arose that caused them to feel a sense of worthlessness and dis empowerment. When they felt they were not enough. It is a dis-ease of isolation- isolation from people, circumstances and situations that are a reminder of our reality. The pain is felt emotionally, physically and mentally. Addiction is a response & attempt to “numb out” from an underlying pain
Addiction takes away the reality and substitutes it for a feeling of contentment & power. This unreal world has to be maintained by continuing to use the addiction of choice. It is a vicious circle of trying to find oneself in a maze.
Addictions are of various kinds. From the obvious ones of alcohol and drugs to shopping, eating, sex, gambling, etc.
After reading this can you say to yourself?
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
No matter what happened before, now you get to choose what you do next.
The answer you give makes all the difference.
Can you take responsibility that will empower you?
Will you isolate yourself and continue the downward spiral?
Or, will you reach out, get help, and do the work you need to do in order to heal?
Are you ready to take personal responsibility in your addiction recovery?
First, here’s what personal responsibility does NOT mean.
It does not mean that you caused or “deserved” the hard things that happened in your life.
It also does not mean that you assume a heavy weight of guilt, blame, and shame, because you “should have known better.”
How can you blame yourself for something you did from a place of ignorance?
Do you resonate with this & want to go further in your journey of healing?
Are you looking for a safe & nonjudgmental container to hold you as you journey?