ARCHIVES Written by international spiritual
author Roy E. Klienwachter
Addiction and Spirituality-a
What does spirituality or being spiritual have to do with
having an addiction? Are addictions really a spiritual manifestation outside of
our control, or are they a free choice made by ego in our physical life?
A trip to my step son's treatment facility has opened my eyes to a program that
treats addictions spiritually. It's called the ConRoy Treatment Program. It's a
holistic treatment program for addictions that treats the addicts
holistically-mind, body, and spirit. The ConRoy Program is not a religious based
program, but a spiritual one, and uses the natural resources of the human body
and psyche to treat addictions.
Any dependency on a physical object or event can be regarded as an addiction.
Addictions are not totally uncontrollable; if they were, no one would ever
overcome them. If they are controllable, then that means there is intelligence
behind it. Intelligence is the ability to reason and all things physical are
reasoned at some level of consciousness. All human experience is created or
manifested as a thought first.
Illness and accidents happen through reason and they are not random events
executed by chance or by an act of God or the Devil-if they exist in your
thoughts-they are created by you. Illness is a direct physical response to
something that is not working in your life-this one or a previous one. Just as
good health is a physical response to living a life that is working for you.
Illness is invited into your life by you at some level of your consciousness.
The illness is cured in part or in whole with the awareness of why you got the
illness in the first place. Terminal cancer is cured when you discover the
reason for it. Cancer is a thought manifested into your experience by your own
mind. The permanent cure for cancer will come when the reason for it has been
addressed by your thoughts. This may sound cruel, but nothing in the physical
world can exist without first being preceded by a thought.
Addiction is an illness and it is manifested by a thought whether it is
hereditary or a byproduct of your own conscious choices. The ConRoy program
brings this awareness to its clients. It is successful because it treats the
roots of illness not its symptoms.
Lying on a basement floor very near death, my step son was rescued and put into
treatment. He not only recovered but bounced back and used his experience to
help others. His lectures, interviews and job related experiences led him to
start his own program and treatment centre for men. His passion for the ConRoy
Program and Holistic treatments has benefited many. Life's greatest experiences
come from personal knowledge and the willingness to share those with others. For
those with addictions there is a greater need to find themselves; to discover
their spirituality. They are driven to discover their purpose-to rediscover life
and their connections to others even at the risk of their own life. If the
addiction doesn't kill them, many become models for others and move on to
greater experiences. Many will look back to their addictions and the experience
and are grateful for where it has brought them. They view life differently and
from a unique perspective that is alien to most of us and fortunately never
Ever human being suffers from some form of addiction. In fact the number one
addiction in the world today is television according to some researchers.
Addictions are desired by the ego. Ego will hang onto anything that reinforces
its identity. Ego always fears for its own survival, so addiction is a natural
for it, because it identifies so closely with it. Addiction is a bond ego will
fight to maintain.
Permanent recover from addiction really comes from the will of spirit to move to
its natural state of existence, which is freedom. Addiction is an end to life,
and the natural state of spirit is to move on-to experience life in all its
aspects. Life is movement-addiction is a small box; a pine box. Addiction leads
its victim in an endless circle disguised as life. Addiction programs often fail
because they do not address the true nature of spirit. Addiction programs which
are religious based just lead the addicted into another addiction-this is not
true recovery. Programs which are feared based are just as destructive to the
relationship between ego and spirit. Spirit is the power behind all things which
we experience or manifest in the physical world. It makes sense to use that
knowledge to lead the body into a more natural state of physical being without
religious penance or redemption, suffering, fear or dependency on others drugs
or programs or beliefs.
No one can judge accurately the root causes for the addictions of another. The
individual most likely will not know the reasons
themselves. But once they have let go of ego, the answer comes to them
automatically and without prejudice.
Although I am not an advocate of any addiction treatment; the ConRoy program
falls within my own knowledge of why people get sick and have accidents. I
believe that all of us have the ability to make ourselves sick and experience
accidents. It is only natural that we also have the power to correct the
thinking that brings them to us. If you accept the responsibility for your
illness then you also retain the power to change it. If you do not; you
automatically become a victim and have disempowered yourself and have little
chance for complete recovery. Either way the choice comes from the unconditional
love that is our experience; that was a promise before we came into the physical
world. You will always survive, and you will always have freedom of choice
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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