Healing Addictions, Solutions at the Spiritual Root Cause (Part 5 of 11) is written by Steve Robertson
This article, “Healing Addictions, Solutions at the Spiritual Root Cause”, will attempt to deep dive into the root causes of addictions and then offer spiritually empowering solutions from which one can forever free themselves to heal and become more authentically whole to live in a more loving state of miracles that are always and ever-present.
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(Part 5 of 11)
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
I believe that all of humanity is lovingly connected and part of God’s unified family. As such, I pray that each of you when you look into the mirror each day, always remember and reflect on the reality that your life, and those of your fellow brothers and sisters, is the expression of God’s living miracle here on planet earth…that your purpose and that of all humanity is to further the teachings of loving-kindness, compassion, forgiveness, serve in the reverent stewardship of all nature so that we collectively bring manifest a true and lasting peace on earth. This is the true miracle you and we are here to bring forth. This is the new co-created possibility that you and we are destined to manifest.
“The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.” Hazrat Inayat Khan, 14th century.
“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.” – Buddha
As such, please allow Lesson 186 of A Course in Miracles to remind you every waking moment of each day: “The Salvation of the world depends on me.”
I believe, that our parents, at the time of each person’s conception, send out or broadcasts a homing signal that resonates specifically with our soul so that at birth there is a perfect and maximized opportunity to share learning experiences with our soul midwives and/or our related siblings. This complex matrix of broadcasted information deals with a variety of physiological, psychological, emotional, intellectual and genetic factors that make up the background of each parent, their parents, siblings and/or ancestry as well as additional factors that make up the present-time home, geographical, environmental and economic setting in which our birthing and learning trajectory is established.
Our parents have certain strengths and weaknesses from which we are to learn, grow, and adapt. Some souls appear to be born into wealth and while others appear less so. Some souls are born to highly aware, educated, conscious, emotionally present, enlightened and financially successful parents while others may be born to less aware, uneducated, emotionally unavailable, addicted, financially challenged or poor and sometimes violent and sexually abusive parents. Let us call all of this consciousness/soul information, and much more, our pre-natal state of awareness.
Unbeknownst to us in this early stage of awareness, we carry our cumulative soul awareness/consciousness into this and future dimensions of time and space. Like a musical note that seeks union with the harmony of itself, our soul returns to human form, to earth, in order to heal and integrate into a more perfect remembrance of the Divinity of love it already is.
The soul, on this plane of reality, innocently expresses itself through the lens of the body’s DNA. This crystalline prism holds the harmonic records of our soul’s evolutionary journey towards enlightenment. In Sanskrit and ancient Hindu teachings, this soul record or blueprint is known as the Akashic Records.
All thoughts, loving or fearful, are recorded onto your soul record. Imagine the Akashic Records if you will, as your soul’s cosmic cloud memory. Each and every thought and experience is recorded, becomes imprinted and integrated into our DNA. As our thoughts advance towards greater love so does the DNA helix, back and forth, in the reflection of this awareness. The greater our consciousness of love, the more direct and clear our body antenna, the DNA, points in alignment with the broadcast of the Divine or Music of the Spheres and the greater the ease we experience in both receiving and transmitting information. In other words, the less conscious we chose to be about our mission to advance toward love, the less direct and more scrambled the message we receive from the Divine.
Certain spiritual texts remind us that the Divine, or the Kingdom of Heaven, is within each of us. They remind us that we may not enter this Kingdom of Heaven until we become as a child, a metaphorical reference to a consciousness of innocence. In such innocence, we are able to find stillness from which we can know the creative power of our God-self within.
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10
Towards this ultimate state of awareness imagine, if you will, that your soul’s record is literally imprinted onto an old vinyl record. From birth, the needle of our awareness is dropped (gently or otherwise) on the outer edge of our soul’s record of this particular time and space reality. The needle both plays and records each note of our life’s symphony. Like all records of this type, the needle tracks from the larger/outer radius of our heart song toward the inevitably smaller/center of our radical enlightenment.
Through love and gratitude, we become aware of the rhythmic flow of our soul’s grand melody. Through fear and judgment, we find the needle sinks into a groove of disharmony and unpleasantness, discordant notes that painfully repeat over and over again. In Sanskrit, such grooves in consciousness are called “Samskaras”.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Buddha
Stuck in these self-created grooves, the needle of our awareness digs ever painfully and deeper into the record of our subconscious. The ego-mind ensures that we become attached to disharmony, begin to suffer and adjust to the discordant notes as being normal. Attached in this unconsciousness and suffering, our heart ever longs for the true melody of our soul’s joy.
This crossroad of unconsciousness and joyful longing marks the awakening of our intent to rejoin the symphony of our life song, our life purpose. Mindful of the disharmony of fear and lesson of greater love, we can choose to drop the awareness pebble of the Ho’oponopono into the groove to interrupt the monotony of discordance and pain.
The Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian process of reconciliation and forgiveness. At its mystical core are the elements of mental cleansing, putting things right and rectifying errors. Attending with this awareness activation is the recognition that we are always 100% at cause and responsible for any problem. Similarly, it is defined that we are also 100% capable of rectifying any and all errors. Four short phrases activate the process of this healing process and release us from the groove of suffering: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” Through the melody of these words, we can transmute and transcend the error of attached and fearful thoughts and choose instead to co-create an inspired new heart song.
Now, as the needle begins to track back through the old groove of unpleasantness the pebble now serves to bump the needle back onto the record surface. A new and ever more gorgeous melody begins to play. Our heart feels lifted and we are inspired by a song of new possibilities.
“Consciousness is somehow a by-product of the simultaneous, high-frequency firing of neurons in different parts of the brain. It’s the meshing of the frequencies that generate consciousness, just as tones from individual instruments produces the rich, complex, and seamless sounds of a symphony orchestra.” – Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA
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The ROOT CAUSE OF ALL ADDICTIONS AND SUFFERING:
The great metaphysical elephant in the room that perpetually presents itself is the misinterpretation and action upon of one of Jesus’s most important quotes “Love thy neighbor, as thyself”.
Ultimately, I encourage you to understand that one of our world’s greatest teaching, again, Jesus’s quote “Love thy neighbor, as thyself” may be at the root cause of every addictive state and horrific thing on our planet to date. And, this is because people and humanity, whether they are consciously aware of it or not, are literally doing exactly what he says. Now, before you react to this statement, please think through how I arrived at this conclusion and more importantly, how each of us and humanity can heal from addictions and choose to live and create a world of true and loving peace.
Yes, on the surface the above statement appears to be an insanely bold statement until you consider it from the literal reality that people and humanity are literally loving our neighbors exactly how we love ourselves…and that is ‘we have chosen to love ourselves horribly’.
You see, one person cannot give to another what he or she does not first have for themselves. Therefore, if I have not first found inner peace, love, kindness, compassion, and care for myself then the only thing I am capable of projecting and acting on, in regards to other people, animals, and mother earth, is the opposite of this, self-hatred. The truth be told, if I have anything less than a state of loving reverence for myself then I will only project and act on my inner state of suffering as expressed through my consciousness of agitation/impatience, self-hatred, cruelty, intolerance, and indifference.
In other words, peace from emotional disorders and physical disease, peace between cultures and on our planet are inextricably linked to our ability to first find love and peace within ourselves. Therefore, until each of us truly finds the kingdom of heaven that is within, that which is defined by expressing the loving, peace, compassion and innocence of a child, then we will continue to project our crazy self-hatred on to other people, animals, and mother earth…defining them as “the Others” and then psychopathically harming, murdering and destroying them instead of lovingly embracing them as “all are one” as an extension of God’s Divine gift to us.
You see, the Jesus figure said: “Even the least among you can do what I have done and greater things” ~ John 14:12. How else can one rationally interpret this quote other than: “I did it (enlightenment), you can do it and even go further than I.”
Later the Jesus infers this is possible and/or achieved if you first find: “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” (Luke 17:21). He later states this is attainable by: “Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children (attain a metaphorical state of spiritual innocence), ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 18:3).
Then, and only through this state of aligned innocence (or what the Buddhist call “egoless” or what Christians might term a state of “surrender” or “atonement”) with God’s Will, can we be awakened and integrate the state of being as referred to in Psalms 46:10: “Be still, and know that I AM God”.
“I am the miracle.” – Buddha
Only from this cognized state of awareness can we know “And God said (spoke the “Word” which means “the primary creative harmony”) let there be light.”(Genesis 1:3). From this state of consciousness we will know as it says in John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” Hence, we can understand and witness what Einstein said in his famous equation E=MC2 that “Energy and Mass are different forms of the same thing.”
“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering of the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu (4th Century BC)
“The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan, 14th century.
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