Ultimate control, ultimate surrender

by Giri Ocean

Addiction is the ultimate control and the ultimate surrender.
It is a paradox that can only be known by going into it.

One of the crucial life lessons is to come in alignment with spirit. Personally, I know that is the only purpose of life. A sacred purpose. Of the portals known until recently, the most frequently available was Pain and suffering. The key is surrender.
Disconnection is the source. Fear is the response, pain is the result. Anger, addictions are just the blossoms.

In the ongoing process of addiction, there is often an unknown affinity to pain. The process is, of course unconscious. The initial pain which formed the seed and kernel, never got proper expression. So in aversion, fear and anger develop, further increasing the pain.

This will carry on until a ground is found where surrender happens, both internally and externally. Part of the life purpose of that person is to know that much suffering and pain. Alcohol is just the vehicle.

So instead of surrendering to pure pain which belongs to the formless realm, the person surrenders to the realm of form. I say this not as a judgement but out of compassion, for such a surrender happens as the pain is so great. Looked at this way, paradoxically it becomes surrender and choice at the same time. For surrender to form has happened, but the amount of pain felt or received is controlled.

This probably explains the demonic hold a person feels. Anything paradoxical has the potential to be both demonic and divine ……. often at the same time.

Space. Space and courage is needed for healing. Not answers and analysis.

with permission from the author

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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4 Responses to Ultimate control, ultimate surrender

  1. Michaela says:

    Very beautiful and insightful. It touches on the core of addiction, something we all have to come to terms with.

    Thank you

  2. Isa says:

    Yup, really insightful…

    And as it usually happens, directly related to what we were talking about in the “On making decisions” post… :o)

    Thank you Giri, it has helped me to clarify some important things.

  3. Angelika says:

    Addiction, what a great “All you can eat” offer for the ego! :)

    And all the same, like so often, there is coemergence as well, if awareness meets distortion.

  4. Martina says:

    Thank you Giri. With love, Martina

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