What if your addictive personality is a symptom of your vast unused creative expression and spiritual connection?
You are a spiritual being, and maybe your addictive personality is an attempt to express yourself in a new way. The addiction itself—whether it's alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, or other things—is a way for you to create meaning in your life. You're trying to make meaning by expressing yourself through the use of the substance or activity that you're addicted to.
The fact that you're using this substance or activity to express yourself means that there are certain parts of yourself that you haven't learned how to express yet—and this is why you've become addicted. It's not because you're weak-willed; it's because parts of yourself need healing before they can be expressed through positive behaviors like healthy relationships or meaningful work.
The good news is that when we heal these parts of ourselves, not only does our addictive behavior go away but so do all negative feelings associated with those behaviors: shame, guilt, fear, etc. We can begin using our lives in ways that feel more authentic to who we are as spiritual beings.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!