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Addiction: 9 Causes and Cures

THE SUPERNATURAL QUALITY OF YOUR ENERGY ANATOMY

If you believe that consciousness, as opposed to physical objects, is the seat of reality and this thing we call life then at the deepest level an addiction represents an energetic imbalance in your system. It’s as if your sixth chakra (mind) and fourth chakra (heart) are out of alignment.

If you can see addiction as an energetic dissociative disorder, no one describes it better than Caroline Myss:

Will is an energy. Every thought is a choice. Every word in your head is a choice. You don’t realize how many choices you make all the time. Without a unified or congruent energy your will will find something to give it stability.

One of the reasons it’s so hard to break an addiction is because from an energetic point of view you are withdrawing your spirit from a continuity, and you’re allowing your head and heart to make contact with each other perhaps for the first time ever.

In The Language of Archetypes, Myss doesn’t recommend asking, What would Jesus or the Buddha do? in this or that situation. Her prescription is . . .

. . . to determine right thought and action by “going archetypal.” Ask yourself which life choice dovetails with your deepest instinctual nature. Make everything in your life proto-thoughts and actions. They can’t help but marry your head and your heart.

Soul’s Code is devoted to pursuing the many ways that approach and others can be expressed in both users and experts alike. You can read all about it in our Prescriptions and Peak Experience sections.

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  3. [...] Caroline Myss, the author of a cross-over hit called Sacred Contracts, is fun to hear on this tipping point in personal growth. Her starting point: people who seek a safety net in tribal structures like family, a company, or a community are unconsciously sabotaging their personal power — or in our language, planting bugs in their individual soul’s code. The reason: the tribe can no longer hold up its end of the contract . . . If I asked you, ‘What tribal rules are you plugged into?’ Could you answer me? Have you ever even thought about it? Your first chakra requires that you plug yourself into a tribal structure that nurtures you, that you feel safe in. We are essentially communcal creatures . . . Your first chakra is your expression of whether you expect society to be there to take care of you. Your personality can say, ‘No, I don’t’. But if I sat down with you and said, ‘Oh ya? What do you expect from your boss? What do you expect from a place that you work for?’ . . . Whether its General Motors, Dupont or little companies, the universal phenomenon that’s going on is that no tribal system is able to take care of its own. The tribal archetype is changing. [...]

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