I had an alcohol attachment which ended with me in rehab before I came to Canada in 2004.
Recently I thought I would give it another go and see if I can keep it in check.
Not so much as I just came out of a 4 day binge. It felt just like getting sick, an infection of unconsciousness.
It's teaching me allot about lingering fears, my avoidance of pain and being humble.
Yesterday I put on the first show during this phase of "recovery".
Damages S1 E5 Regular Earl Anthony.
Ted Danson, famous as the bartender from "Cheers".
This scene focusing on actual substance abuse.
Alcohol is SpiriT and this is literally true. It is a plant spirit you need to respect and honor or it makes you sick.
Spirit can also be interpreted as Essence. The essence of a plant Being merges with your self when we ingest them.
Perhaps these plants are trying to teach us about how we misuse them in the production and consumption of them by making us ill when we do not respect them.
The substance abuse entrains with ones attachments, fear and pain - all forms of unconsciousness or areas where you do not have awareness - and interacts with them.
This is all there is, consciousness and less consciousness. The ebb and flow of awareness/Being.
Where we have extreme areas of unconsciousness, they can eventually take physical form as sickness.
I would go so far as saying all illness is unconsciousness having taken physical form.
This is why all phenomena that raise consciousness are healing, as they spread awareness into areas where there are blocks in the flow of consciousness.
"Heal my body heal my soul"