There’s a teacher named Bashar who talks about drugs and alcohol being tools to help human beings realize what they’re capable of.
- Freedom to be fully self-expressed
- Connection with others
- Deep mental thought that can lead to profound, life-changing realizations
All great things!
No wonder we get attached!
Where he says we get stuck, however,
Is in thinking that by continuing to use the tools (drugs and alcohol, sugar and flour) that we will continue to attain the same great results,
When really we might just be hindering ourselves from more and amazing personal growth…
Not to mention take a pretty good toll on our mental and physical health longterm…
He says, where we could experience the most “bang for our buck,” if you will,
Is if we choose to learn how to do all those things:
- Have life-changing awarenesses
All on our own!
Without the use of any unsustainable substance or crutch to “help” us along the way.
I used to like drinking a lot.
I also was a HUGE lover of food, especially baked goods.
I definitely always loved exploring my mind and my feelings and chilling out,
and the substances helped!
…Until they didn’t.
One time my parents were joking around and called me “glug glug” because I’d always pour myself large glasses of wine.
I didn’t find it funny.
The reason I didn’t find it funny, wasn’t because they said something wrong or mean, but rather because the truth was that I had already been living with a small voice inside my head that knew that I liked drinking too much.
And it scared me.
Sneaking more alcohol at social events when I felt it wasn’t appropriate to have more but I wanted more…
Drinking and driving…
I was lucky!
I never got into any trouble because of it or failed at life…
But I could have, and I totally don’t judge people who do.
I know it easily could’ve been me.
Fast forward to now.
- I don’t drink.
- I don’t smoke.
- I don’t even eat sugar or flour because of their addictive properties.
Basically anything that makes my mind go a little crazy after ingesting, I just stay away from.
What I gain:
- Mental clarity
- Peace of mind
- Personal power
- Healthy body/weight
Let’s just put it this way:
I know I would not be as successful as I am today, living my most Ecstatic life, living and working from Southeast Asia, doing what I love, if I hadn’t gotten sober.
I know I’d still be artificially enjoying my life back at home with those substances that made me think life was grand and satisfying all on its own.
To be clear, the path of sobriety is NOT for everyone.
If you’re happy doing what you’re doing, then you’re happy and that’s great!
No one is asking you to change.
This is more for the people who can relate to their conscience kinda telling you there’s something else going on…
The thing about getting sober should you choose to think about it?
It’s actually really not a bad thing!
Like “poor me,” I have a problem?
I don’t see it like that at all!
It is true, however,
My brain IS wired differently from some others’ brains, making it impossible for me to just have a little bit and be satisfied.
There’s science behind different kinds of brain types proving that.
There’s also science behind the fact that more than 50% of the population HAS an addictive brain like mine, so…
That’s an interesting fact.
BUT, regardless of the science, what I know for SURE is that I am 100% happier and life is 100% grander without these substances now!
Don’t get me wrong,
At first, when I gave up sugar and alcohol especially, I felt REALLY sorry for myself.
I felt like fish out of water, especially at parties, etc.
And my energy level and mood…
But it’s been almost 2 years now consecutively without these substances,
And I gotta tell ya…
I feel the OPPOSITE of sorry for myself.
In fact, I am having the time of my life.
- I am happy.
- I wake up every day energized, and positive, and excited for the day.
- I am creative and I am tuned in to my intuition and truth and allow my truth to guide me in every next area of my life.
- Life feels like a huge miracle.
All the time.
What is also true is that I NEVER could have been successful doing this, choosing to live this way, without my coaches and coaching programs that I’ve invested top dollars in.
When I first gave up drinking and sugar…
- I felt like crap.
- I was tired.
- I had no energy.
I felt like I was stuck between a rock and a hard place.
I knew if I went back to eating and drinking, I’d be miserable.
But I also felt miserable now WITHOUT those things.
So what to do?
This is usually where people give up and just go back to their old ways.
(Understandably!) It’s super hard to do something when you’re not sure where it’s leading you and you feel like you’re the only one!
But luckily I had my coaches.
All I could do during the hard part was:
- Trust my coaches who said it would get better
- Listen to their advice as to why I should keep going and stick it out
- And allow myself to whine frequently about how hard it was
And I’m so glad I did because
Today I am totally reaping the benefits.
And it’s fun!
- I now love going out and partying and dancing and enjoying the day all on my own energy derived from healthy fuel from whole foods.
- I love waking up energized and happy every day with the freedom and energy to do what I want when I want.
- I love knowing that whatever I’m feeling is ACTUALLY what I’m feeling versus not being sure if I’m feeling negative BECAUSE of the substances I’ve put into my body or what and left confused and foggy about life.
Can you relate to that?
Life is really cool now, and I’m committed to staying on this train because of how good it feels.
And I want the same for you!
I want you to have:
- More fun
- More freedom
- More energy
- More positivity
- More creativity
- More life satisfaction
And it’s my belief that letting go of your substance of choice right now, might be the only thing that’s really standing in your way of all of that and much much more.
So friends, it’s invitation time!
Right now I have 2 spots left in my coaching practice.
I only take on a few clients at a time so I can be super present for them on their path.
So, if you feel serious about taking your life to the next level now,
Go ahead and schedule a Free 30 minute phone consultation with me.
You can visit my scheduling page here and get on my calendar today.
Spots won’t last. When they’re full they’re full.
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With love and support,
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