What Is Wrong With Drug Addicts and Alcoholics – Replacing Labels With Truth

Posted on January 6, 2012. Filed under: Treatment of Addictions | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is wrong with drug addicts and alcoholics? That is the question most non-addictive personality types usually ask when baffled by such destructive behavior as demonstrated by their addicted friends and family. The truth is that addiction is baffling for those who have never walked that path. In our advanced, one of a kind program for treatment of addiction, we ask a different question. We ask, what is right with these individuals and how can we learn to help them through the unspoken messages of their painful and self destructive behavior?

Given that all addicts know that their periods of relief are brief, expensive, and shame inducing; why do they do it? Obviously, there is no simple answer, OR IS THERE?  That is a question we have asked of more than sixty addicts who said that they use because “it makes them feel better at the moment. It makes them feel so much better than the way they felt before they did it,” and it makes them feel connected to everything rather than unbearably lonely and separate from everything and everyone. That is very telling and especially so because of the shame and personal disappointment most feel as soon as they detox and get back on track, however briefly.

Unfortunately, it is usually only days or weeks before their will to stay clean and sober is once again overrun with the seemingly unbearable and desperate urge to use again immediately and they really don’t care if it kills them.  In fact, they will often tempt fate with the carelessness of supply, source, or even amount, and scoff at the idea that they might have died. Many addicts have gone into coma only to have been discovered by loved ones who got them to the hospital before they died. Others have gone into coma among strangers who walked away and left them to die, too fearful or drugged to face reality or the law while under the influence of illegal substances.

So what is going on here? What is the truth about the people who choose substance abuse over the natural high of a healthy life where one does not require chemical fixes to deal with daily living and emotional peace of mind? What are they really addicted to? Is it the drug (heroin, cocaine, crack, Vicoden, etc.), the alcohol, the abuse, the sex, the shopping, the shame or the failure?  I do not believe so.  People get addicted to that which makes them feel good, empowered, powerful; connected to God, the world and everyone in it – even if only for minutes. They want that feeling as often as they can get it. BUT.  The big BUT right here and now. BUT they are looking for it outside of themselves; separately from themselves, because they can’t believe that they already have it inside and they refuse or do not know how to go within. Too many things have gone wrong. Too many wounds have never healed. Too many lies, too many disappointments all beg the question “what is wrong with me,” and the answer seems to be “everything is wrong and nothing is right.” Anything that confirms that horrible and sad belief sends them running to the next drunk, high, crash, or even suicide, as my own family has experienced.

Alcohol and drugs promise the fastest ride on the highway to heaven only it always stops there just briefly before making a beeline to hell. If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got. Even addicts see the truth of that statement.

So we show them what is RIGHT with them. We use their own bodies, minds, spirits, hearts, and energy to make it possible for them to help themselves with our expert guidance. We lead them to the truth that no one else could show them EVEN IF they could see it. We help them experience it too, and we measure the difference so that they can see it, feel it, measure it, and document it themselves, as they improve day by day. Every step of the way, the painful past and hurtful memories gently disappear.  Without the anger and blame there is no resistance and no magnetic negative energetic record to attract more of the same. In many ways, it is like being reborn and rediscovering your pure inborn core of radiant health and perfection.

Do you ever wonder…

“Who were YOU before the world left its imprint all over you?”

Come to Costa Rica for sixty days and let’s find out. Peel off the false labels that have become your identity. You are not an alcoholic and you are not an addict. Do not worry. It is true.We will see who you really are and you will discover your inborn core of pure health that no one can take from you ever again once you know it is there. You will own it.

The truth is that addicts are addicted to finding a way, any way, to feel good, to feel right, to feel powerful and in control, as often as they can. They do not care anymore what it takes and it is even worth dying for when they are at that point. 

At Nueva Vida Health and Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica, we do not ‘rehab’ you and send you back just to have you fall down again and come right back for more. Just be clear that you have to take the time and you have to do the work and we are here to help you succeed AND we won’t stop until you do.

If you are reading this and need help for someone you love … call me or Michael. Make it the last time you need Treatment of Addiction. Call us and let us answer your questions about who we are and what we do. Now is time for YOU.

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Healing Chakra Meditations Ruby Red Root Chakra (video)

Posted on September 4, 2009. Filed under: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This meditation is the first of seven beautiful entrainment meditations that combine mild hypnosis, sounds attuned to the chakras with the use of singing bowls and vibrant color attuned to each chakra. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do. It is important to balance the chakras and this technique by Dr. Jane Ma’ati Smith uses a combination that is loaded for a total effect that feels healing. Addressing the root chakra using rich shades of ruby and deep red, and Solfeggio frequencies which are the original sound frequencies used in Ancient Gregorian Chants, such as the great hymn to St. John the Baptist. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart tremendous spiritual blessings when sung in harmony during religious masses.” Vibrational alignment of the Root Chakra takes place while watching and listening to the video below. Allow yourself some quiet time and preferable use a headset for the most focused effect. Over all one has an increased sense of wellness and energy when the chakras, the energy centers of the body, are aligned. It is another form of health awareness often not addressed in the traditional medical community. Eastern health practitioners have addressed energetic health and the chakras for centuries.

“In Tibetan Buddhist practice, singing bowls are used for meditation, trance and prayer. The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation, while others say they were magical tools for transformation of self and of matter. Personally, I think it is both, and that is why I primarily use Chakra tuned Tibetan Singing Bowls (in harmony with the soothing sound of the ocean’s waves) to produce the magical and transformative tones used in my binaural beat audio programs. The organic chakra tones are unrivaled for inducing a trance state, and by using Tibetan Singing bowls that are attuned to the various Chakras, we can facilitate near magical transformations body, mind and soul.”
Dr. Jane Ma’ati Smith,C.Hyp.Msc.D.

Fine Tuning The Chakras with Sound

Fine Tuning The Chakras with Sound

I would like to thank Dr. Jane Ma’ati Smith for her beautiful work and you can find more info at her blog which I love! Chakra Healing Sounds.

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When Is Love Authentic?

Posted on May 20, 2009. Filed under: Law of Attraction, Love | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When is love authentic? Well, isn’t all love authentic? It is debatable, isn’t it? What is love? Maybe we need to start there.

Let’s start with what love is not.

Love is not rejecting.
Love is not mean.
Love is not needy.
Love is not pity.
Love is not clinging.
Love is not jealous.
Love is not possessive.
Love is not critical.
Love is not judgmental.
Love is not distrustful.
Love is not hurtful.
Love is not anger.
Love is not pain.
Love is not guilt.
Love is not incomplete.

And yet every person who has ever been “in love” has felt one or all of those emotions and reactions toward a loved one. Those emotions and reactions are not love. They also interfere with and disrupt the natural flow of love. The worst is when those feelings are turned on ourselves. When we do not love ourselves we are the meanest of all. We lash out at everyone and we are never satisfied with anything.

The worst of it is that when we do not love ourselves we cannot possibly authentically love anyone else. We simply cannot give what we do not possess. According to the law of attraction we will see who we are by the mirror image of who we attract into our lives. It cannot be any other way. If the people you want to resonate with are not showing up in your life you have to look at what you are generating energetically. If the people you do resonate with do not feel good to you then there is a need to evaluate what kind of energy you are communicating. Could it be that you do not appear to others to love your very own self?

One of the first things to do is to examine your own authenticity.

By that I do not mean that you have to try to be nicer or give more to others. Although that may be true somewhere in your life. What I do mean is this, how do you feel to yourself? Do you know who you are? How is your integrity? What are your values? Do you know what you like? Do you live in the truth of what you like and who you are? What do you like to do? Are you doing that on a regular basis or even daily? Or do you possibly not do it at all anymore? Why not? Do you at least have plans that target the changes you desire in order to acknowledge and create the life you do desire and dream about? Can you see yourself living a happy life as YOU?

An Old Paradigm

Have you sold your happiness up the river for something that made you feel safe once and now just makes you feel closed off or trapped and hopeless? Are you living a life that others have chosen for you or that is a sacrifice for others happiness and not your own? If that is true I hope you will go through whatever it takes to change that as soon as possible. No matter what, that lifestyle will rob your life of joy, longevity, health, satisfaction and creativity. How can you be authentic when you hate your life and you have all those losses?

Another way to know if you are living authentically is to ask yourself if you admire others more than yourself and wish you were more like them. I used to do that. I thought I should be more like this person or that person. That was because I didn’t know that I was already uniquely myself and that if I would simply be who I was inclined to be and trust that then it would all be fine and people would love me because they would finally see me and not my version of someone else who I thought was better. I had to see that I had my own purpose and my own divinity. I had to feel that I was worth more as myself than I could ever be worth as a copy of someone else!

I had to see that the only failure in my life was my failure to be me!

The more you love yourself the more you will love others without wanting to be them or to be more like them. I love Mother Teresa but I am not her and I never will be. I didn’t come here to be Mother Teresa. And Mother Teresa did not enter this life to be me. It is fine to admire skills and attributes and model them to learn from them. It is a very good way to learn but that doesn’t mean you want to become that person. It is important to know the difference.

So when is love authentic?

Love is authentic when it comes from people who love themselves and accept themselves as they are even if they never changed a thing. Love your appearance. Love your character. Love your abilities. Love your life and everything in it. Resistance to WHAT IS causes you pain and prevents you from loving yourself and thus others authentically. When you love yourself the way you are you will naturally change the things that do not align with the best version of you that you came here to be. It won’t be you being someone else. It will be you being you and you loving you. Then the love you express is authentic and it does not require that others change for you to love them either.

In your authenticity you will naturally gravitate to those who mirror you and we all do that every day. We are all at varying levels of learning to just love ourselves and turning off the voice that says “why can’t you be more like so and so?”, or some version of that.

It seems to me that one of the reasons there is so much change going on right now in the world is because people are changing so rapidly as our awareness of love and acceptance of ourselves and others awakens to a new level of authenticity never seen before on this planet. We are manifesting ourselves like never before! Hallelujah and amen to that!

I love myself.
I love you.
Thank you for showing up!

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