Alcohol is bad for your body – surprise, surprise. Colon cancer, breast cancer, high blood pressure, inflammation, heart disease, liver disease, ulcers, dementia, osteoporosis – you know these things and yet you may still be drinking.
It isn’t hard to find information on the internet that will inform you in graphic detail just what alcohol does to your body. You know this. You drink despite this. You drink and ignore this horrific physical alternative. Why?
It may be that, as a unique human being, you have a reason that is different from every other woman and there is no immediately obvious answer to why you ignore this inevitability of doom and keep throwing wine down your neck.
But, if this knowledge isn’t enough to make the change and the risk of cancer isn’t enough to make you stop, what on earth would?
What does your soul need?
Perhaps what you need is something deeper, more meaningful.
What if the real problem is your soul?
I know there is a yearning in the deepest part of us that is crying out for something. It sat in me for 40 years while I drank away my life. I could never have named it because I was never clear-minded enough to identify it in the first place.
I could never have connected with it because I couldn’t get anywhere near it. I just had this ache somewhere that I couldn’t find that alcohol kept far enough away from me so that I couldn’t see it and quiet enough so that I couldn’t hear its song.
Now that I have been sober for over 5 years it’s blindingly obvious. My soul wanted peace. A quiet, gentle peace, undisturbed by doubt or fear. My soul wanted to be unshackled from alcohol to pursue its own freedom and wants.
There isn’t one drop of alcohol that could ever have given me that. Ever.
In your journey, perhaps you are focusing on being terrified of the detox symptoms whilst at the same time being scared of the health harms you know alcohol is inflicting on your body. It’s an endless catch-22. Fear of the detox – drink, fear of the health harms – drink so you don’t have to think about them.
Connecting with your soul and what you truly, deeply want in your life might be the answer.
Get answers from your soul
Try this – Imagine you have overcome your fears and know with 100% certainty that you will physically recover. Take a few calming deep breaths, close your eyes and imagine you know exactly where your soul is and ask yourself these questions:
- What matters most to me in the world?
- What do I want to have achieved by the time I die?
- How do I want to live the rest of my life?
- Who do I want to love more?
- How do I want to be remembered when I am no longer here?
- If I had all the resources I needed, what would I do?
- Who could I serve that would give my life joy and meaning?
- If I was free – what next?
- Without alcohol – who am I?
- Without alcohol – who could I be?
Listen to what your soul has to say. Perhaps the answers that rise up from within you are the ones that can be your motivation to let go of this useless liquid that is draining the beauty and joy out of you and your life.
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What does your soul truly want?