Welcome, welcome, dear human, on this beautiful new day indeed. We are so pleased to be able to speak with you again, and we’d like to talk about addictions.
When your mind is telling you lies
Now this may not be your average topic to talk about, and we get that many of you are hesitant to talk about it. But we would like to share some insights and new perspectives on addictions and on people that are addicted to anything.
The human mind is a complex thing. It can go ways you don’t really want to go, but you feel like you can’t help yourself. You’re thinking thoughts that are diminishing you self-worth, you’re feeling low in vibration and before you know it your mind is telling you the worst lies and you end up believing them.
That is usually the state people are in to become susceptible for addiction. And we want you to remember that addiction isn’t always something threatening like smoking, alcohol or drugs!
Different kinds of addiction
It can be something so subtle, that you don’t even recognize it as an addiction.
For instance, your eating habits can become addictive. Look at what you’re eating and how you are craving things.
If you feel the need, the urge, to go and have some specific food item, no matter what time of day it is, you just feel that you ‘have to have’ it, you’ve most likely stumbled onto an addiction.
It can be sugar, it can be because of a certain taste. With food it’s usually connected to something you ate as a child, like a comforting thing.
Some food that has been subconsciously been attached to you feeling better, feeling comforted. Many people eat ice-cream or candy for that reason.
We know our channel has had a licorice addiction in the past, because it was attached to feeling loved by her grandmother when she was a little girl.
Another thing can be that you watch a lot of television or YouTube videos. Or you’re thoughtlessly scrolling through Instagram posts or reels, without any goal or intention, just scrolling and scrolling.
Sure, that can be relaxing after a busy day, to just let your mind relax and enjoy fun things, but be aware of the times you’re doing that.
If you feel really bored, or down, or not content with your life in any way, and you find yourself then endlessly watching YouTube or Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, anything on social media that keeps you hooked, you may have discovered you’ve got an addiction.
It can be that you can’t pry yourself away from games, because they offer you an escape out of the harsh reality of daily life, so you immerse yourself in virtual online games.
Lack of self-love
Now, we want you to remember, we don’t judge you, ever. We love you so deeply and unconditionally, we never have any judgement about you or your habits, even when you have an addiction in any way, shape or form, we still love you.
The point is, that when you have an addiction, you are not loving yourself. You let your mind, and habitual behavior take over.
Usually you’re not being in the now-moment, but instead you’re trying to avoid the now-moment. Addiction often arises from being in your head all the time, overthinking, judging yourself, or others, making you feel miserable.
Even the overthinking and talking yourself down, can be an addiction in and of itself!
So one of the things to work on when you feel that lack of self-love and/or when you discover that you might have some addiction going on, is to take a close look at yourself.
How much love do you feel for YOU? How much do you like yourself? Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? If not, take a look at why that is.
And find a way to change that. Get to see your positive trades, see the beautiful things you can do, your skills, your talents.
And don’t sell yourself short by stating that you don’t have skills or talents, because every single human being has talents.
You may not know what they are yet, but you do have talents! Go find them, see what brings you joy, what makes you happy, and go from there.
Get help and change your habits
Whenever you recognize that you have an addiction, for whatever it may be, it’s paramount that you start talking about it. Let someone you trust know.
And connect with them whenever you feel the urge to give in to your cravings.
Another thing to do is to start meditating. Just take a few deep breaths, let go of the thoughts that keep you trapped, put your mind on hold.
It may not be easy at first, but with a little practice and having a fixed time to do some meditation, like every day at 2pm for example, or every morning right after waking up, make it a habit, you’ll have your mind getting used to it.
Then you will be able to connect more with yourself and be more in the now-moment!
When you’re in the now-moment, by breathing in deeply a few times, you are much more able to be in the now-moment. And you will see that the cravings to do or use the things you’re addicted to, will slowly subside.
When you have an alcohol or drugs addiction, the same principles are valid, but we encourage you to also take some more steps, like going to AA meetings or going to a rehab center, where there are people that can help you.
Nothing is ever lost, you’re always loved!
Just know, always remember, that you are loved, no matter what.
You came to this planet with a purpose, and even your addiction can be a part of that purpose, to let you experience certain things, that in the end will lead you to your strengths!
Never give up, and when you can find it, give yourself the love you crave, because most, if not all, addictions, start with a lack of love, and a lack of self-love.
Love yourself, be in the now-moment, and connect with your higher self and Source, by going from your head into your heart. We cannot emphasize that enough.
You have all the answers and solutions within you. You didn’t come to this planet ‘unarmed’, you’re fully equipped to be able to thrive and live a happy life.
Take the first step by staying in the now, and not being ruled and bossed around by your mind.
We hope this helps.
We love you, we love you, we love you.
We are the Collective Consciousness of All That Is, and with that, we are complete.