Subscribe now to Podcast of Prayer for Today
Halloween is here and everywhere there are piles of candy, cupcakes, cookies and an abundance of treats. I don’t know about you, but my favorites are peanut butter cups and Smarties. I also love carmel corn and candied apples. Caramel rocks! Right now, it’s SO easy to overdo it with sugar and maybe even alcohol, if you attend Halloween parties.
Self-medication is for the purpose of blocking how we feel. It distracts us. It dulls our senses so that we don’t feel the intensity of emotion that disturbs us. There are many times when self-medication feels like a really good option to get through the day. Almost everyone I know has moments of self-medication of one kind or another.
Self-medication comes in so many forms:
It can come in so many forms. It’s anything you do to escape how you feel.
Many people have huge swings in emotion and upset.
This drives them to self-medicate.
The belief is that these emotions are bad and the upset is bad.
The belief is that it’s better to self-medicate, block the feelings and dull the senses in order to diminish the pain and escape from it.
Dr. Phil might say: How’s that working for you?
The answer is probably not going to be: It’s working great! I’m experiencing a much better quality of life through self-medication.
Self-medication intensifies the self-judgment which is the opposite of healing.
Love is the healer.
Love is the ONLY healer. There is NO OTHER healer. Only Love gets us back into the flow of the all-good. Self-medication is a self-inflicted block to healing that usually leaves us feeling more self-judgmental. It usually leads to self-attack. We find ourselves saying things to ourselves like:
What’s wrong with me?
Why don’t I have any self-control?
How could I hurt myself with ________ substance AGAIN!
I know better than this!
My Higher Holy Spirit Self warned me not to, why can’t I ever listen?
I’m always going to be stuck in this pattern of playing small!
I can never get out of this cycle.
etc., etc., etc.
What I’ve learned is that trying to make myself stop self-medcating doesn’t really work. What has helped me heal SO MUCH is this:
Those feelings that I used to block with self-medication are to help me WAKE UP and pay attention to my thinking. All emotions are a by-product of my thinking. When I can pay attention to my thinking, I can PARTNER UP and surrender the STINKING thinking and open my mind to the thoughts I think with God. The upset feelings are the Divine Alarm Clock going off to let me know it’s time to Partner UP and change my mind. It’s time for me to choose again.
Self-medication is not a “choose again” option.
Self-medication is choosing to repeat the past yet again, knowing that what the results are: shame and self-judgment.
It takes great willingness to be able to feel the feelings as a way of recognizing the Divine Alarm Clock and answering it with Love. When we’re willing to be guided and led by the Spirit, then we can find our way out of hell.
Next time you feel the strong pull to self-medicate, recognize it as a Divine opportunity to heal an old pattern. In an earlier edition of Spiritual Espresso I gave you my What to do to help break the pattern forever – click here to read it now
Let’s break these patterns FOREVER! And share the benefits of our healing and expansion with all beings because we’re one with them!
Would you like support to heal the patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening? It’s easier than you think! People are joining my 7 week spiritual bootcamp class right now – you can too! Now, you can start Finding Freedom whenever you like! No waiting! Join us today in Finding Freedom, align with others who are ROCKING their healing this fall! People are already experiencing amazing healing! It’s not too late to join us. If you need a payment plan, I’ve got one! Register now and make this the Fall that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!
We’re waking up together and I’m so grateful for that! If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter let’s other know? Thank you!