Liquor and your Spiritual Self
Liquor and Spirituality; do they mix?
Al kol: Genie or spirit that takes on varied shapes or supernatural creature -Arabic mythology. Al kol: Any drug or substance that takes away the mind or covers it. The word alcohol is also linked to the fixed star in astronomy known as Algol- also known as “the Demon’s head.” The current Arabic name for alcohol (ethanol) is الغول al-ġawl – properly meaning “spirit” or “demon” alcohol (n.) – 1540s (early 15c. as alcofol), fine powder produced by sublimation, from Medieval Latin alcohol “powdered ore of antimony, from Arabic al-kuhul “kohl,” the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids, from kahala “to stain, paint.” Paracelsus (1493-1541) used the word to refer to a fine powder but also a volatile liquid. By 1670s it was being used in English for “any sublimated substance, the pure spirit of anything,” including liquids. Sense of “intoxicating ingredient in strong liquor” is first recorded 1753, short for alcohol of wine, which was extended to “the intoxicating element in fermented liquors.” In organic chemistry, the word was extended 1850 to the class of compounds of the same type as this. You have probably heard me say that after an attunement, healing or Activation you need to avoid drugs or alcohol for at 24 to 48 hours. And you should avoid these substance for 24 hours prior to your attunement also . As well, you want to make sure you’re sober before, during and after giving or receiving reiki, healings or readings This is best for you and for the client. But what is the reason for this? And how important is it? We will find out! You may also wonder if alcohol or drugs affect your energy. They do affect your ability to sense the energy strongly and make intuitive decisions with a clear mind. They affect your energy bodies and aura and affect your ability to shield and filter out negative and transmute negative energy and toxins. Your aura is more than just a colourful energetic field. It actually serves a purpose, which is to protect you from negative influences or harmful energy outside of yourself. Alcohol or drugs can cause the aura to rip holes in itself. And when the aura is ripped, it creates a hole for negative influences to come in
The trouble with doing drugs and alcohol in excess is that when you get the feeling of being high, your aura expands in an effort to contain that energy. And when the aura is ripped, it creates a hole for negative influences to come in. When your aura is weakened, it literally creates a vacuum for people, situations and experiences that could drain you of your energy and vitality, which could further weaken your aura.
To the Right is a clear aura and next to it, one that has been damaged by alcohol and substance use. Not only do substances and liquor affect your aura, they also affect your mind. Just as your common sense and judgment are affected by the use of such substances, your decision making process is affected also. You wouldn’t go to a doctor , massage therapist or a nail appointment if that person had had a few drinks? So for the same reasons You wouldn’t treat someone with Reiki or provide an Intuitive or Tarot reading if you’ve had a drink or two or smoked marijuana or ingested any other substance. What you do in your own free time is up to you, but to be a responsible practitioner, you need to consider your clients well-being and you want to give them the best version of yourself possible. Not an intoxicated version. Technically, the energy will still flow, but you may not sense it as well as would if you were clear, sober and grounded. Further, you may not use your common sense regarding communicating about the energy or you may lack tact in situations that call for it. . You wouldn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or make that person uncomfortable More info on The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption Although it is mass-produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol. Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the Word alcohol. Etymology means the root of the word… where it is derived from. The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children. “In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the soul essence of an entity. Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the sterilization of medical instruments. By consuming alcohol into the body, it in effect extracts the very essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to neighboring entities most of which are of low frequencies (why do you think we call certain alcoholic beverages “SPIRITS?”). That is why people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol often black out, not remembering what happened. This happens when the good soul (we were sent here with) leaves because the living conditions are too polluted and too traumatic to tolerate. The good soul jettisons the body, staying connected to a tether, and a dark entity takes the body for a joy ride around the block, often in a hedonistic and self-serving illogical rampage. Our bodies are cars for spirits. If one leaves, another can take the car for a ride. Essentially when someone goes dark after drinking alcohol or polluting themselves in many other ways, their body often becomes possessed by another entity.” ... How many of us have seen families broken and lives lost because of alcohol and alcoholism? Do you think it makes us smarter or healthier or overall better people? Read more here To add to all of this, as we all know, alcohol does cause immediate (hangovers) and long term damage to the body. A glass a day may do little damage to your overall health. But if the habit grows or if you find yourself having a hard time stopping after just one glass, the cumulative effects can add up. When someone starts out drinking, he or she feels relaxed, confident, happy, sociable. The pleasurable effects of alcohol are undeniable. It makes it easy to forget about the negative effects: slowed reflexes, reduced coordination, warped thinking, poor judgement, impaired memory, impaired motor functions, and plenty more impairments. These negative effects occur every single time one drinks, even a single beer. The more one drinks, the stronger these negative effects. Over time, the body becomes damaged from drinking.
*The amount of damage alcohol causes to the brain is incomprehensible *Excess drinking causes the liver to accumulate fat, which can lead to fatty liver disease *Alcohol consumption raises the risk for breast cancer *Alcohol makes the stomach produce more acid than usual, which can cause gastritis, and creates irritation and inflammation in the stomach lining *Excessive alcohol use is a common cause of pancreatitis *Heavy drinking can be very hard on the heart *Excessive drinking can accelerate the rate of bone deterioration *Alcohol affects the central nervous system *Alcohol consumption causes what are known as adenomas in the colon So while alcohol is not good for your Spiritual health, neither is it good for your body. While your mind may find its effects fun, your body does not. Hangovers are still not completely understood by science, blackouts are are actually bouts of amnesia. It is not a coincidence that alcohol has often been referred to as spirits. I encourage you to deeply consider the information shared here, look at the effects of alcohol in your life, in the lives of the people you know, and in society at large. While drugs and alcohol can sometimes be useful tools that provide a window into higher spiritual realms, they are only meant to be a glimpse of what's there. The feeling of getting high or drunk is like a preview of what could be possible naturally through intense spiritual work. After some time and self work you wont need them!