A reader has asked if drug addictions will doom a person to not ascend. Let me offer Matthew Ward’s three discussions of the matter. Matthew treats a number of questions relating to drugs.
Discussion One from Oct. 10, 2010
Q: I fear that alcoholism will doom me to some astral hell.
A: Dear soul, be assured that it won’t, but it can make life here on Earth a hell for you. There are so many addicts and alcoholics…what are we to do if we can’t overcome our addictions? Soul contracts that include experiencing one kind of addiction or another usually also include the intention to overcome it through spiritual strength; not accomplishing that chosen goal means another lifetime opportunity to do so. Many addicts do keep repeating previous life circumstances and experiences because drugs form a barrier between the soul and the consciousness that prevents communication between those two aspects of self.
Mother, please copy the part of the book that contains suggestions that can assist in overcoming addictions.
The key is wholehearted desire to overcome the addiction. This begins with one’s self-honesty, admitting “I am addicted” to self, which is very difficult because the intended effect of drugs is denial that they are a problem even as the user’s life is centered around the next “fix.” If people truly understood prayer and the power of prayer, they could use this to overcome their drug dependency. No power on Earth is greater than the light, and the light energy in prayer is inestimable! Prayer is not kneeling in public humility or even in private — it is one’s innate connection with God in thoughts and feelings, anywhere, anytime. In a calm, quiet way, ask for help: “Help me overcome my need for drugs” or “Give me the strength to stop drinking” or any other few words that are comfortable. The longings of the heart speak equally clearly to God.
Of course, the dark forces don’t intend that anyone dependent upon drugs desire any help to forego its use. The weakened will and reasoning of the person due to decreased light within cannot permit recognition of his problem. This is an intended inherent effect of drugs! Consequently, the spiritual supportiveness of family and friends is essential, and the same from a rehabilitation clinic with proven success may be necessary. Visualizing the user in radiant health surrounded by light can be effective for both self-help and all in the supportive group. Visualizing light around and permeating oneself and others — and Earth as well! — is wondrously uplifting and healing.
Various methods of “alternative” health care can effectively reduce or eliminate dependence upon [addictive substances] and the holistic therapies that include one’s approach to life offer great benefits. Changing a negative outlook to positive is especially beneficial in helping one achieve balance in mind, body and spirit — balance is optimum health!
Preoccupation with gambling, sexual activity, unnatural eating habits or any other obsession also is addiction. Individuals indulging in those activities can become seriously unbalanced — once again, the importance of balance cannot be overstated! — and my suggestions for overcoming drug [and alcohol] addiction apply equally to those kinds of behavior. [Amended excerpts from Revelations for a New Era] (Matthew’s Message, Oct. 10, 2010.)
Discussion Two from July 4, 2008
20. A reader who has experienced heightened illumination by using peyote, marijuana and psychodelic drugs asked if those also are hindrances to spiritual growth like regular usage of pharmaceuticals or “heavy” drugs such as cocaine. I have to say that hallucinogenic natural substances don’t deter spiritual awareness as do the chemicals in legally or illegally manufactured drugs—and these include psychodelic drugs—which destroy brain cells, muffle bodies’ self-healing mechanisms, and form a barrier between the soul and the consciousness. With the power of will and prayer, addiction to those kinds of drugs can be ended and the damage repaired. But as for the comparatively harmless natural substances, they produce only fleeting illumination, and that may be distortion rather than an illuminating experience, whereas spiritual growth comes only from absorbing the power of light energy and is everlasting—now that is the ultimate “high”! (Matthew’s Message, July 4, 2008.)
Discussion Three from Feb. 3, 2007
Most of you don’t remember your lifetimes at that evolutionary level, but as a comparison example that you can relate to, even carbon-based cells have a high degree of innate intelligence, such as that which aids the body’s self-healing and regenerative abilities. Understandably, those abilities are seriously compromised by chemicals, toxins and viral strains spread through means such as vaccines, prescription and illegal drugs, chemtrails, and other pollutants in your atmosphere, water and ground; and returning to the benefits of gold, while it can help offset the effects of those, it cannot completely prevent them. (Feb. 3, 2007.)