by Giri Ocean
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.