Last week a study came out and stated the obvious: no amount of alcohol is safe or healthy. Naturally, it was met with resistance of all kinds, primarily from two camps: the alcohol industry and those hooked on what the alcohol industry provides. The latter mostly citing the all too common, faulty idea of everything in moderation.
A few weeks before this study came out I listened to an excellent episode of Ideas on CBC Radio with Paul Kennedy entitled, Alcohol: Tonic or Toxin? in which the leading experts and researchers who set the alcohol guidelines back in the 80s explained that they had no idea what they were doing and should have set drinking standards to zero but no one would have taken them seriously. So they put out numbers that many people have come to live by as if these were the ultimate truth when nothing could be further from the truth; not even science backs up those numbers.
Alcohol and Your Health
Today, we are given a new opportunity, one to see this substance for what it is, something that disrupts and limits your highest physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential, and costs you financially in so many ways, and our entire society in countless ways. I like to speak out a lot about this and bring awareness to it because alcohol is one of the strongest substances that keeps people asleep in this virtual matrix reality and disconnected from their true Self. If you want to be fully alive, fully awake, and fully aware then you need to reconsider the habit of putting substances into your body that interfere with your consciousness. Every substance has an energetic vibration that impacts our energetic vibration, regardless of what our personal beliefs may be about the substance.
This is above and beyond alcohol’s negative health effects on the brain and body, given that it is a carcinogen, a neurotoxin, and a depressant. In the article entitled, I’m surprised how happy I am after giving up alcohol, author Catherine Gray sums up the false health ideas perfectly:
Drinking alcohol for health benefits is like eating burgers for the gherkins. Anyone still imbibing under this delusion needs to remove their head from the sandpit in the pub garden.”
Catherine Gray, author of
Alcohol and Your Psyche
Although the mind-debilitating effects of alcohol may seem obvious to most, there is something else to be considered for those who are interested in seeing beyond the surface. I highly recommend reading the article The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption, which openly exposes and calls out alcohol intoxication for what it is - a mental possession. If you value expressing and living from the highest state of your consciousness, then there is no place for alcohol to blur, steal or muddy any aspect of your energy field and consciousness.
Upon reading the above article, some might feel called to remove alcohol from their life out of fear or guilt. However, such motivations are never sustainable and sooner or later you will succumb to its addictive nature yet again. This is why there must be a greater understanding of its impacts and effects on you. There must be a greater motivation if you are to free yourself from its demonic grasp once and for all. Once you find this within you, you will drop alcohol for good out of your own will and desire without ever looking back
As we learn, grow, and progress on our life journey, we become more discerning about what we allow into our body, onto our body, into our mind, home, relationships, and energy fields. The more discerning we are, the more consciously crafted our life becomes to reflect the work of art that it is.
For more information about this topic, I recommend the following reading:
- For a spiritual and consciousness perspective: Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption
- For a health perspective: No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes
- For a social perspective: Cheers! No Thanks! Low and no-alcohol lifestyle booms
- Book: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober