Marnia posted a comment on my previous blog with a link to a NY Times article about Free Will and how Free Will just might be an illusion after all. I find Free Will (capitalized for emphasis) to be a fundamental concept for addiction and more importantly addiction recovery. It's always easy for a non-smoker to look at the hideous smoker and say, "Just stop smoking!" The smoker hangs his head in shame and says, "I know, I want to, and I've tried with all my might --- but I just can't". As we know, this shame and guilt inevitably leads the addict to value his/her "drug" even more as a means to "feel better" - albeit falsely and temporarily.
Blog Number 1. Where to begin?
To free myself from my pornography addiction and to remove all barriers that get in my way of true love and truth.
- Willpower is very low --- have repeatedly told myself "Never again" only to come back "again and again".
- This addictive cycle creates guilt, shame, lying, and low self-esteem.
- These emotions, combined with the withdrawl from my last "high", create a perfect environment to "use" again.
- "Use" what? What am I addicted to exactly?
- Masturbation? Maybe, but sometimes I get a high from looking at porn even when I don't masturbate to it.
QUERY: If "the two becoming one" is a key piece of our spiritual awakening, what does this mean?
Dear Fellow Detectives,
Know that Magdalen is a rising archetype of tremendous collective importance and transformation potential. Be open to the alchemical references. Also go back and look at the subject of divine androgyny. You are getting closer to understanding the significance and the importance of the process of the two becoming one...."
"How do we move our sexual energy up through the throat chakra, and put an end to this trend of sexual confusion/distress?"
Dear Fellow Detectives,
I started working on an article today and the Alice A. Bailey material kept "intruding." I read again something I had forgotten was in the book "A Compilation on Sex," (p.82) which I want to share. Even if you aren't familiar with the Bailey material, "pretend" that you are. As you know, I'm fascinated by all the different sacred texts that have similar "takes" on the connection between sex and spirituality. I could as easily frame this same basic question in terms of three or four other metaphysical texts. Today's "flavor" is Alice Bailey, so please do your best to play along.
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail - Ralph Waldo Emerson
This blog has an unusual mission: to record what Spirit has to say about metaphysical mysteries.
From time to time I will post queries, and poll various people who are willing to do some inner listening about them. Replies will be posted below the queries (listed below).
All of this is done anonymously. The purpose is not to debate the answers, but to share them, in hopes that we can inspire each other to raise vital topics and gain clear insight about them.