Today I want to share something personal with you about my own journey.
You see, I made the decision to give up alcohol 4 years ago, and have kept my commitment to sobriety to this date.
Something spoke within me and made me aware that alcohol became a vice for me. It exacerbated certain old, emotional patterns that were no longer serving my growth.
We all have these unhealthy patterns within us that cause addictions to the visceral experiences, and our senses. This could either range from sex, drugs, alcohol, sugar, distractions etc.
When our cravings take over, we become a slave to our senses and addiction happens. This takes us further away from our true selves.
This could also set a ripple effect into other areas of our lives, as how we do one thing, is usually how we do all things.
By identifying your root patterns, this can set the wheels in motion for a powerful, transformation in your life that can literally shift your trajectory.
My inner guidance also showed me that in order to fulfill the spiritual call on my life, I needed to have a clean vessel and that alcohol weakened my intuitive gifts and affected my ability to hear divine guidance clearly.
One of the keys to living your highest, most vibrant self is to have an honest conversation with yourself, and get to know your patterns or shadows.
It takes a lot of courage however, by doing so, you begin the path to healing through loving acceptance and naturally, the spirit within us will emerge and take the lead.
So I decided to give up alcohol.
I can recall the day of this transformative shift in my life when I was collecting my empty wine bottles to take to the liquor store for recycling, when I saw a guy in the elevator that looked at me, puzzled.
I could hear his thoughts say, “You like to party,” and I laughed silently to myself thinking, this guy thinks I’m a lush.
And that was it, I made my decision.
Fulfilling the call on my life was way too important to me, it was beyond my excuses, beyond my limitations, in order to become a divine instrument of service.
Now I didn’t go completely cold turkey at first, however I am completely off of alcohol now as I go deeper on my spiritual path, and I feel so much better from the inside out.
Plus, I have mastered this vice and no longer crave it. One down, more to go.
It’s also made a huge difference on my skin as it’s more hydrated and miraculously has taken years off of me.
My intention is to show people that we are more powerful than we think, and that we have the willpower to stop unhealthy patterns.
We all have the ability to overcome our patterns my friends, and by discovering your Why, it will give you the strength to discipline yourself and choose differently.
For only when you believe in something greater than yourself do you find the willpower to be committed to being your highest, most vibrant self.
Cheers to willpower, you can do it!