Thank you for this.
Since I know an alcoholic very well, I'm happy to hear the debunking of the idea other spirits attach to the alcoholic (unless it was chosen). Glad it's rare.
These people have enough to contend with just dealing with the addiction.
Also, I knew that there was no impairment to receiving messages from guides when not under the influence. My friend absolutely does receive guidance, including guidance that has benefited me!
I will share something that has helped. He had two strokes which resulted in a lot of pain. So he started taking Kratom, and not only has it helped with pain; it has also helped him to cut back drastically on alcohol.
Check your state laws to see if Kratom is legal.
Interesting about Kratom. I would like to know what the Committee has to say about kratom. It has been a hot issue in the news off and on with the FDA trying to ban it. I think it is because big pharma wants to make it illegal so they can research it and come up with a pill from it to market.
Can the Committee answer if kratom is a safe plant to use or if it has risks like the FDA wants us to believe?
Thank you Patrick and TEC😊
"Generally safe; the risk is excessive quantity or frequency in some people ingesting it. It should not be consumed with the idea it will reduce the urge to consume other substances magically; the consumer must actively think about avoiding the target substance. Then s/he must go slowly with consumption, and determine for him/herself what amount achieves the desired effect, or absence of effect, by working up to it.
Yes, you are right. I don't think Kratom on it's own would curb excess alcohol consumption.
I am also acting as a brake. He can't get it without my help, and I only allow a very reasonable amount. What the Kratom helps with is to reduce anxiety along with pain. So drinking to control anxiety is much less of a drive.
A small percentage of stroke victims experience severe pain after a stroke. The pain is concentrated in his shoulder of the arm that was affected and it's severe enough to be debilitating. The muscles in the shoulder have strong contractions and the Kratom relaxes those muscles.
The Kratom has been an absolute God send. It comes in different varieties depending on what you are trying to treat. He uses the red varieties for pain.
I also read that it can help with toothaches until you can get treated, and that's some serious pain. It's a better alternative than opioids because you can still function.
Thank you for exploring this subject . Do addictions cross over bleed through to other lives ? If a longtime addiction is overcome in one life would that experience / lesson be considered finished forever ? How deeply how destructive does an addiction retard or block spiritual growth ? Or is it probable / possible to have great spiritual awakenings breakthroughs even while being addicted ? Would one expect to see a great difference in human spiritual growth between when one was addicted in life and later when one is then living a sober life ?
Great questions Kim! I wonder also why some people can drink and smoke like crazy and live to be in their 90’s or at least to an old age and others who do the same have health issues from it. Does it have anything to do with the beliefs the person holds about it?
@ Candi: The Committee says: "three basic components operate to create this variation; life plan & course, physical constitution and resistance in any one body and focus and need for life experience as yet incomplete."
Q1: Do addictions cross over bleed through to other lives?
C: No, never. If this condition exists in one incarnation or another, this happens because the soul intentionally brings it into both. No bleeding - unintended, undesirable leaking or seepage - is involved.
Q2: If a longtime addiction is overcome in one life would that experience / lesson be considered finished forever?
C: This depends on the soul, from the perspective of that soul at home in Heaven. What is completed in any single lifetime or incarnation can be set aside permanently as a well ticked box, or can be pursued for the experience inside new circumstances and to provide for interaction with other souls, who have the drug abuse or addiction experience as new or repeated also for new circumstances with similar-condition reasons.
Q3: How deeply destructive does an addiction retard or block spiritual growth?
C: The question assumes addiction achieves this; there is the possibility the addiction IS a desired spiritual growth experience. Mass murder, rape, embezzlement and many acts considered criminal can also have this aspect, if abhorrent and deemed necessary to avoid at all costs.
Q4: Or is it probable / possible to have great spiritual awakenings breakthroughs even while being addicted?
C: Not only possible, intentional in some cases.
Q5: Would one expect to see a great difference in human spiritual growth between when one was addicted in life and later when one is then living a sober life?
C: No. Both can be shallow or deep growth.
I think one of the avenues of spiritual growth with addiction is learning what happens when you ignore warning signs that you're in trouble, and what impact your addiction has on other people.
I can honestly say that even though I drink sometimes I've never been drunk mostly because I don't like the vomiting and headaches that usually come with it and I've never had a issue with drugs or smokes although my sister has issues related to her smoking and I assume past drug use not sure if she still uses drugs anyway have a good day everyone
I'm addicted to sugar to an extent, and that's pretty unhealthy.
I was never attracted to alcohol or drugs, though I now think that's remarkable considering the stress in my life.
@lorri lol amen about sugar the worse I do is drink pop I don't think I'd ever go full blown druggie but I might consider marijuana just one time out of curiosity but I mostly drink cuz my parents won't take no especially my dear mother 😫
I appreciate all the enlightening information on this topic! Very helpful! I love your website and I read it everyday when I get the chance.
Thank you again Patrick and TEC