October 9, 2023
We have been given existence, and we consider it individual, even though in reality, it is not, as we are all united and identical to our Creator.
Our consciousness has distanced itself from the Whole because we have had the possibility to create with our own will. However, we are still contained within Him; it cannot be otherwise because God does not divide. He only gives freedom to the particles of His consciousness to act as they wish, but then gathers them back into His Infinite Being.
This whole process can be summarized or defined as Love, for it is out of love that He grants the freedom to these sparks (originating from His essence) to live all kinds of experiences and welcomes them back into His being with infinite love.
When we are incarnated in this plane (the third dimension), we live in a world of duality. We come to experience life in physical matter with its challenges, joys, and sufferings.
We are spiritual, divine beings who have willingly limited our understanding to be able to act in this material and physical world. The purpose is to experience the opposite of what we are and gradually discover our true essence, which is love.
When we forget who we are, where we come from, and where we will return, we feel lonely and abandoned. Sometimes, human beings cannot find the true meaning of life and experience immense soul loneliness. This sense of lack, whether it’s love, money, or something else, can lead to compensation through addiction, which allows an escape from this reality.
Addiction can occur in relation to others. An individual can become so attached to someone that they cannot live without them, even if the relationship is entirely negative and causes suffering. It’s because they feel a strong sense of abandonment (which we all feel when we sense separation) that they try to compensate with this dependency.
Alcohol and drugs create an altered state of reality perception. Once under the influence of these substances, the individual no longer feels the sensation of infinite loneliness and existential emptiness. This creates addiction.
Cigarettes can produce chemical reactions that calm anxiety and provide temporary tranquility.
Work obsession is another example of addiction. Work, when experienced solely as a way to occupy oneself, can help avoid listening to emotions and life’s daily problems.
Food obsession also tends to compensate for certain emotions such as fear, abandonment, or a lack of love.
This is how addiction occurs: the body becomes so accustomed to nicotine, alcohol, or any substance that it needs to be given to feel good. It’s a way to escape from reality, a means to avoid pain.
The tendency to blame and feel like a victim can also be a form of addiction. Guilt is a feeling that arises from the ego. It’s one thing to realize that one has acted wrongly, to try to make up for that mistake with the intention of not repeating it, and it’s another to be entrenched in guilt, refusing to accept one’s imperfection for having made a mistake.
In this latter case, it’s about pride, as the individual denies the fact that they are not perfect, sometimes leading them to act in situations that generate guilt and thus justify a dependency they try to conceal.
Inscription in Our DNA
Typically, these challenges are chosen before we incarnate on Earth, so we can accept and transcend them.
A person struggling with addiction may belong to a group of souls who carry this gene in their DNA. The purpose is to overcome this dependency and seek spiritual fulfillment through expanding one’s consciousness.
Depression is another form of avoidance that can also be encoded in DNA. It’s something chosen with the intention of overcoming it. What triggers it is the non-acceptance of life’s circumstances, which leads to a series of chemical imbalances that result in illness. Left untreated, it can lead to suicide, which is the ultimate expression of rejecting life as it is.
Breaking Free from Addiction
Meditation is a means to manage depression or addiction. It’s a tool that connects us with the Whole, allowing us to feel inner completeness, peace, and harmony. Through deep meditation, we communicate with our true self, which is not separate from creation but an integral part of it, as well as with the source and heart of all that exists, which may be called God, the Creator, the Whole, Universal Consciousness, and so on.
Meditation helps us return to the awareness of unity, understanding that we are neither alone nor separate.
It is in moments when we mentally withdraw from the third dimension that we connect with the magnificence of what we truly are. We are like drops of water in the Ocean, which, once united with it, become the Ocean, as there is no separation.
Acceptance is the best antidote to all these behaviors: accepting what happens to us and who we truly are.
Everything that happens to us is part of a plan decided before we incarnated to learn and practice different virtues such as humility, patience, generosity, and, in summary, love in all its forms. This will lead us to evolve and return to our origin.