Does Alcohol Have a Place on Your Spiritual Path?
Alcohol consumption has a wide range of effects on an individual's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how alcohol consumption affects spiritual growth and awakening, however, there are many spiritual traditions that view alcohol consumption as one of the most destructive behaviors because of how greatly it interferes with spiritual growth.
In these traditions, complete abstinence from alcohol is seen as an essential requirement to maintain clarity of mind and cultivate spiritual awareness.
A clear and focused mind is essential for spiritual practices and connection to a higher power.
Alcohol consumption can impair cognitive function, dull awareness, cause a strain on human bodies, cloud judgment, and greatly hinder the ability to connect with the divine.
Alcohol can also exacerbate negative emotions and behaviors, such as anger, aggression, and impulsivity, which can hinder spiritual growth and connection. Additionally, even moderate alcohol consumption can lead to the later abuse of alcohol and addiction, which is a significant barrier to spiritual growth and awakening.
Alcohol has no benefit for you on your spiritual path. There is no positive or high vibrational shift that comes from drinking alcohol, despite society's marketing messages that highlight otherwise.
In fact, alcohol does the opposite of supporting your spiritual growth. Alcohol lowers your vibration, numbs your psychic senses, and creates energetic holes in your aura.
And yet, in the early stages of my own awakening journey and walking the spiritual path, I too was drinking alcohol, believing the perspective that alcohol in moderation would not have an overtly detrimental effect on my path and growth.
I knew that alcohol was overall detrimental to health, to the energy body, and ultimately to spiritual growth and ascension…
And while I went for years without drinking, and then would take months off from drinking, alcohol had this sneaky way of reintroducing itself into my life. Whether it was a couple of glasses of wine with friends or margaritas while vacationing in Mexico, alcohol had a way of finding its way back into my life.
Now … that has completely shifted and I'm grateful to be sober and free of the negative effects alcohol has physically and spiritually.
Learn more about my experiences with alcohol here:
Why Do Humans Drink Alcohol?
If alcohol has so many harmful effects, why is it still ingested by a multitude of people all over the world?
One of the reasons is how it's portrayed in media.
Alcohol consumption is often portrayed in mainstream media as a social activity associated with celebration, relaxation, and fun. In movies, TV shows, and advertising for alcohol, characters are often shown drinking alcohol in social situations such as parties, bars, and restaurants. Alcohol consumption is often depicted as a way to bond with friends, unwind after a long day, deal with the stresses and challenges of life, or to celebrate a special occasion.
There may be some TV shows and movies featuring characters who choose not to drink or who struggle with addiction and alcohol use disorder, but largely alcohol is portrayed as being a completely benign, or even promoted as having positive effects.
And yet …
If you're like I was, you see through this, and know that alcohol can be harmful to the physical vessel, to the brain cells, and to the spiritual journey in general.
If you deep down know this, and still find yourself consuming alcohol, even if it is in moderation, the question is why.
Why do you drink?
The answer lies in the gap between the conscious and subconscious mind.
Even if you consciously want to release alcohol from your life, your subconscious might still believe that you receive benefit from it.
Why would your subconscious think this? Look at movies, at popular culture, at the media. Everywhere you look, there are messages about people having more fun with alcohol.
“Oh, just have a glass of wine to relax.” Is a very prevalent thought and belief.
Pay attention to the next movie you watch and notice these messages programming around alcohol.
They lead your subconscious mind to believe it's beneficial.
My Experience With Alcohol and Spirituality
I find this book to be incredibly accurate on about how alcohol operates in society. Grace writes about the challenges about how you can shift your subconscious mind to effortlessly let go of alcohol. As a huge added benefit, your spiritual growth accelerates and your light shine more fully.
Because here's what we all know: each time you drink alcohol, your vibration drops. It can take up to ten days to restore the point of vibration you’re at before you drink.
This means that one glass of wine a week causes your vibration to continually drop over time. I think we're all here on this channel to step into higher levels of light and that's why I wanted to come forward. Society makes alcohol look glamorous. Chances are, that like me, you have friends who drink alcohol. There are also spiritual teachers who drink. Until recently, I was one of them.
But I know now, without a doubt, that alcohol has no space and no room in my life. It has no room on the path of stepping into the highest possible vibration.
Ask the Archangels for Support
In addition to “The Naked Mind,” I would recommend you call on Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael for cutting any cords of addiction. They can help you release any alcohol spirits that may be in your proximity. From a spiritual perspective, this is what’s happening. Your aura is being weakened, you are attracting a lower vibrational quality of energy, and you become susceptible to lower vibrational entities and energies as a result.
You can protect yourself against these and I recommend you do. Simply ask, “Archangel Michael, please protect my energy body. Surround me with light, help me to maintain a strong auric field, and help me to stay in a state of love and joy.” This is essential.
If you do drink alcohol, it's important to replenish your energy body the next day. Fill yourself up with light, work on your aura. Shine light to restore your vibrational balance.
How I Feel Now Without Alcohol In My Life
After fully releasing it from my life, I feel more vibrant, happier, and so charged up. My gifts are coming through clearer than ever before and I am so excited to see where I am going. I would love for you to join me.
Ask the Angels to release any and all alcohol spirits into the light of the divine, and so it is. Keep yourself surrounded with love, light, and joy. Know that love and light are more powerful than darkness or negativity, so keep tuning into the light.
I hope this is helpful for you.
With love, and gratitude,