Addiction is a compulsive condition where a person obsessively craves a substance or behavior with a lack of concern over consequences. Most often, addictions are detrimental to the person’s physical and/or mental health.
Addictions usually develop as a kind of coping or escape mechanism to some form of emotional distress. The person tries to get away from the original problem by distracting himself with something else that takes away his attention from the pain for some time, and when he does this repeatedly he develops an addiction. Common addictions include alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc. Behavioural addictions include nail-biting, excessive use of internet, anger, working or exercising to excess, shopping, gambling, or even indulging in a particular food, etc.
Addictions and the chakra connection
Most addictions have an overactive Root chakra at the core, in combination with imbalances of other chakras. An overage of Root chakra can trigger extreme feelings of insecurity. In order to compensate for the security you once felt within the core of your being, the person clings to outside influences to fill up the void. The Root chakra governs our habits and routines in daily life, but with an excess of energy in the Root chakra, one clings to even unhealthy habits even to his detriment. Besides this, addictions indicate a weakness of the Solar Plexus because it governs our will power. So a lack of it results in the person clinging to the addictive substance or behaviour. In general, the lower three chakras are the most affected in addictions to alcohol or drugs.
Healing the addiction
There are several rehabilitation and de-addiction programs which focus on abstinence from the substance or substituting one substance for another. However, there are always chances for relapse even after de-addiction until we fix the root issue. So in addition to the aforesaid, the healing requires dissolving the original emotional issue due to which the person developed addiction. It could be a lack of understanding, feelings of insecurity, anxiety, or anything else.
Here are a few steps to beat the addictions with a deeper level healing:
1) The Reiki solution: The key to resolve any kind of addiction is to dissolve the energetic blockages and Reiki is one of the best techniques in this context. It helps to align our energy vortexes to an optimally functional state and helps to keep us grounded. In case of addictions, it helps to balance all your chakras and develop your upper chakras which are often weak in comparison to the lower chakras.
2) Practice catharsis: Release your negative emotions to resolve blocked Root chakra energy. You might explore dynamic meditation, or simply dance away your worries and fears. This would help you release the excess energy in the lower chakras.
3) Affirmations: Use the affirmations like ‘I am safe’, ‘I am strong, stable and at peace’, ‘I trust in the wisdom of life’. Addictions are a kind of escape mechanism that the person depends upon in order to evade the feelings of mistrust, instability, and insecurity. So these affirmations help to uproot the negative programming created by past experiences and rewire your brain for the positive changes.
We need to acknowledge that emotions are a part of our existence and emotional injuries happen to each one of us. The problems crop up when we do not process these wounds properly and the unresolved traumas lead some people towards addictions of different kinds. The addictive substances, like alcohol or drugs, temporarily soothe the emotional trauma. So when you come across someone with an addiction, help him/her navigate through his emotional journey, rather than showing contempt for his habits. It is perfectly okay not to be okay sometimes. Spread kindness, and set him(her) free to enjoy his life in sobriety and recovery. That’s the way to the emancipation of the whole human tribe as one Spirit.
Love and light
Article by Dr. Jayashree Ramana
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Dr. Jayashree Ramana is a scientist and nutritionist. She uses Reiki healing as a part of her holistic healing program.
She is Usui Reiki Grand Master and practices Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Crystal healing, Lama fera, Magnified healing, Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), acupressure, etc. She is a fitness enthusiast and helps people achieve optimal levels of wellness by amalgamating physical measures including nutrition and exercise along with various alternative therapies. Her vision is to empower people and help them tap into their individual power while simultaneously creating a life of abundance and joy.
She is working as Senior Information Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. She was formerly a university professor and scientist in the field of Biotechnology for a decade. Her own personal transformation with reiki sparked her passion for metaphysical sciences and this led her to found ‘The Healing Soul’.
Get in touch with Dr. Jayashree Ramana through her website www.thehealingsoul.in or you may reach her at email@example.com. Her youtube channel is www.youtube.com/c/DrJayashreeRamana.