Because of the energetically dense world in which we live, we humans often tend to numb our own unbalanced mental state, i.e. our suffering, which in turn is a result of our materially-oriented mind, and we do it through various addictions and addictive substances. The result is that almost every person is dependent on some kind of substance (either recreational drugs, prescribed medications or certain foods).
A FUTILE SEARCH FOR BALANCE AND LOVE IN THE OUTSIDE
It doesn’t even have to be addictive substances, but certain situations, circumstances or even people. Every addiction is a result of unbalanced mental state and karmic ballast.
For example, a person who is very clingy or even extremely jealous in a relationship suffers from lack of self-love, or rather suffers from a lack of self-acceptance and has little self-confidence. Thus, people often doubt themselves, fail to kindle their own inner love, and therefore seek that love out of them.
One tends to hold on to his partner as if he/she owns a person, and deprives him of his freedom and keeps him in fear of losing this love (manipulative behavior).
Dependence on life situations and addictive substances is always an indication that something has not been cleared up in our lives, that there are circumstances which cause mental imbalance within us, which in turn always results in lack of awareness.
The same applies to people who have been abused or who have experienced certain events that traumatized them and marked their lives. These innumerable issues which are not cleared up, are often even suppressed and trigger an increasing mental imbalance. This imbalance then leads in turn to a diminished self-love and this lack of self-acceptance often needs to be “balanced” by addictive substances.
CREATING OF A LIBERATED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
It should also be said that our soul plan in this incarnation can be such that we become dependent on certain things/substances/people/events, simply for the purpose of working off karma from our previous lives. For example, when an alcoholic dies, he takes his addiction into the next life and then again to get the chance to clean up this burden. However, this is not always the case, and we tend due to difficult life events and other discrepancies, our lack of self-love and the resulting lack of happiness to seek happiness in the form of short-term satisfaction such as addictive substances. Whether tobacco, alcohol or even unnatural foods (sweets, ready meals, fast food, etc), we then succumb to lower energies in order to bring about a temporary numbing of our pain.
At the end of the day, however, this does not make us happy and merely amplifies our own imbalance, i.e. such an addictive behavior merely strengthens our pain. Thus, addictions always rob us of our peace, preventing us from experiencing the present moment and prevent the creation of a strong and balanced mind. For this reason, overcoming addiction is very important in the long run, because not only do we “clean up” our karma, we not only gain in willpower, but we also succeed in being able to keep up the power of our self-love. Ultimately, we also gain a much clearer mind, become able to manifest more happiness in our own reality, and end our supposedly insatiable desire for momentary happiness and gratification.
Those who manage to overcome their own addictions will be rewarded at the end of the day with a much clearer and more balanced state of consciousness and this in turn means that we can accept ourselves much more, that we can be proud of ourselves and gain more self-love.
Of course, we also need to explore our inner conflicts, i.e. we should try to recognize and understand why we are not in harmony with ourselves and with life, which permanently blocks our own mind. Here it is important to go into ourselves and to face the problems that we may have been left unsolved for a long time. First comes the recognition, then acceptance, then the transformation and then the redemption.