When I quit drinking, I told myself that it was going to transform my life. And my god was I right. My life has begun to completely transform. In ways that, at the time, I could have never predicted or even fathomed.
Here are some more of the 8 ways going sober has transformed my life:
Yup! You guessed it! The clarity with which I began to see things is what has propelled a full-on spiritual awakening!
I know there are probably some of you who will understand what I mean when I say “spiritual awakening” without me having to say anything about it or explain it.
And then, of course, there will be other people who scoff and roll their eyes because they don’t believe in this kind of shit. It’s not a part of their paradigm and something they believe to be “placebo” or “woo-woo, fairytale bullshit” that is only available for delusional forest fairies who live in altered realities and wear bark to cover their nips and genitals and wash their hair with fucking sap. So, it’s just not information or an idea that they can even listen to or receive with any semblance of an open mind.
Well, I’m the one who this is happening to. And I don’t give a shit how pragmatic you are, this is happening to me, it’s very, very real, and it’s fucking magical—and I feel sorry for you if you don’t believe in this kind of thing.
Someone recently told me that a spiritual awakening is like coming home. Coming home to yourself. Coming home to the person you’ve always been. The person you were always supposed to be. It’s like you’ve been wandering through this life aimlessly, lost, trudging, trekking, and then off in the distance you finally spot your warm log cabin with smoke spewing from the chimney.
For so many years I was trekking through the jungle. Bushwhacking. Discovering. Failing. Learning. Trying. And then this period of clarity revealed my yellow brick road home to the heart of who I am and who I was always meant to be. It’s shifted me into complete alignment with my mind, body, and soul, which has created this free-flowing state of synchronicity between my heart and mind. An awakening is like gaining full access to your spirit, to your light, to the essence of you. This experience can be overwhelming. Intense. Confusing. Scary. Uncomfortable. Exciting. Inspiring. And completely and utterly joyful.
It can also be kind of sad because you understand that certain parts of you are dying in order for these new parts of you to be born. Because an awakening is going to change, shift, and alter the course of your life by recalibrating your body to a new, higher vibration in order for you to live at your new state of enlightenment.
An awakening puts you in full contact with your gifts and talents. Your life purpose. Your power. The full scope of how you can impact and affect people. Your paradigm shifts from a scarcity model to that of infinite possibilities. You literally feel like you can do anything and everything. Your wildest ambitions come into clear focus because you can literally feel the full flow of your God force pumping through your heart and spirit.
You not only feel it inside of you, but the Universe is also gifting you with real-world manifestations and constant confirmations that all that you see is actually possible. That’s because when you operate from such a place of abundant soul fire, the Universe begins to respond and tilts in your favour. And it does this because it can sense the aligned magic that is stewing and brewing inside of you like a majestic soul rocket headed right for the fucking sun of possibility.
During an awakening, everything becomes clear. Your path becomes clear. Your divine assignment (life’s work) is revealed. And all the bullshit just washes away. All the non-essentials. The energy you want to surround yourself with becomes clear. You see perfectly which connections and energies will serve your soul, versus those that will poison your soul.
It’s also during this time that I have been able to make contact with my psychic nature. The clarity in which I feel the energy of others has been profound. I have come into contact with people and have literally been able to feel what they’re going through all the way, deep inside of my body. I can hear someone’s voice, listen to the way they talk and understand what is happening inside of them without them having to say anything. Additionally, the amount of honesty combined with sheer compassion that I feel I am being led by has been profound and at times, emotionally overwhelming.
I have always been a spiritual person. I have always admired people who had strong faith/spiritual embodiment in their life. I always wanted it. I just never knew exactly how I wanted to embody it. But through this period, I have gained full contact with my spiritual nature and realized exactly the type of life I want to have. I want to live a spiritual life. And when I say a ‘spiritual life’ I mean a life where you’re continuously surrendering to soul, to truth. That your divine purpose within self is to continue to stay within alignment to maintain synchronicity in self and continue making contact with your higher self. And the more and more you continue to peel away at that truth, the closer you get to true divinity and enlightenment.
This has led to some major life shifts. It’s like my heart and soul are finally getting rid of everything that has been holding it back from happiness and running towards everything it needs to be nourished, at peace, full of love and light. This shift has led to me putting in my notice on my apartment and making the decision to uproot my life and move across the country in a couple month’s time.
Before I used to make decisions. But this time I decided to feel a decision. I decided to surrender to what was already inside of me. Surrender to my subconscious, allowing it to reveal my path to me. Let it guide me and trust that it would all become clear in time. The crazy thing is…I always knew what the answer was all along. It was just about me shifting into this awakening and state of clarity to gain enough access to and confidence in my intuition and heart to be able to step and lean into this shift.
This awakening led to me making one of the most important heart decisions of my life that is going to alter the course of my life into its most beautiful state of abundance it has ever experienced. I’m fucking psyched.
It won’t be a surprise that because of this clarity and spiritual awakening, I have gained access to my imagination and creative fires in ways like never before. I actually wrote my first feature-length movie, an animated movie about the life of sperm, in a 48-hour binge-writing, spiritual, creative download. I had nothing planned except a world that I saw in my head.
And I sat down at my computer, nothing written down and began to do a direct download without hardly taking a break until the entire movie was finished. I was literally coming up with the entire story and direction on the spot. I had no control. I was being guided by something. The angels and muses of inspiration were in charge and I was simply a vessel to bring it to life.
On top of my breakthroughs to start my online coaching business, work with clients one-on-one, and develop relationship educational courses, I’ve come up with the most amount of great screenplay ideas during this sober period than any other time in my life. I’m now in the process of writing/outlining six large film projects, including two feature films, a web series, two TV shows and a short film, which I will now be working on developing through 2018 and 2019.
For me, there have always been two major passions: relationships and film. Before, I was always torn and confused, thinking that I had to choose one or that I would be spreading myself thin by trying to do both. I never quite understood how they worked together and what their purposes were and how they interacted with one another at some level.
But through this awakening, I now understand how they work in tangent with the other and how they’re in service of one another. As one begins to shift into a state of abundance and growth, so will the other. And through all the inner work I’ve done during this time, I can directly see that path inside my heart and soul of how that needs to unravel. I realized I don’t need to choose, but I’m actually supposed to do both. And the more I continue to flow into alignment, the more those answers will continue to be revealed to me.
Achieved A New Level Of Self-Mastery
Finally, this sober period has helped me achieve new levels of self-mastery. It’s allowed me to do this through strengthening my relationship with my intuition. I have learned how to tap into my subconscious regularly, to make contact with what my heart and soul needs. By improving and growing this relationship to your intuition, you’re able to receive a clearer pathway to what you need to feel good inside of yourself. By sitting with yourself in clarity for an extended period of time, you are granted clear eyes and ears to your higher self.
This can initially lead to discomfort because you realize all the ways in which you’re torn, broken, and disconnected. But it’s also the most precious gift because you have been given your own personal, direct pathway to healing yourself. To align yourself with a course of nourishment and peace.
Being privy to this type of introspection allows you to reconstruct and redesign your thoughts and your life in a way that heals yourself and propels your life to a higher vibration.
Additionally, this revelation of the subconscious also has taught me how to consciously think about my thoughts. To be wary of them. To actively design the positive thoughts of possibility that permeate my consciousness, while learning to consciously steer away from those negative thoughts that come barging into your head to try and take you off your centre and into an immediate stress response.
Success is an inner game first. The most successful people on this planet are those who first learned how to master themselves. Learned how to master their thoughts. Learned how to make their subconscious, conscious. And construct and design their thought patterns in a way that brings favourable experiences into their life. The kind of experiences that are going to lead them towards their divine assignment. The assignment that ultimately ignites the God force within them.
I had a hinting suspicion that going sober would change my life. And it did. Without a shadow of a doubt, it did. It changed and altered the course of my life in a magical, transformative, spiritual way. Perhaps it was simply changing a habit that opened the vault to a new way of thinking. Or maybe it was divine intervention showcasing its magical powers to me. I am in a Year 7 of my numerology life cycle, where big shifts and changes are supposed to take place and everything from your past that hasn’t been dealt with comes up to the surface.
If things aren’t working for you right now. If you feel stuck or in a rut in some way. If you aren’t happy with the results you’re getting in your life. Then you very well could be like me, in need of a shakeup to breed a new way of being.
Quitting a toxic habit and truly following through and leaning into it with every part of your being, can be the flame that ignites the fire of change inside of you that you’re looking for.
Just don’t go into it expecting to have a full-blown spiritual awakening. But hey, speaking in the realm of infinite possibility, it could totally happen.
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