After listening to the Alex Jones’ interview that is taking the Hollywood gossip rags by storm, I say that Mr. Sheen (I’ll call him Charlie when I actually know him…) ain’t out of the woods yet, but he’s well on the way.
Simply put – the idea that a substance or an internal chemical urge, or anything along those lines, ‘controls’ one’s actions is the clear belief that one is ‘being controlled by other forces’, which is a DE FACTO symptom of psychosis.
Therefore, the entire field of psychiatry, and every discipline it intersects with or touches, meets this very profession’s definition of psychotic ideation.
AA is a cult preaching a philosophy of helplessness that feeds into the goals of the pettiest of control freaks – people seeking relief from their own sense of inadequancies by perversely indulging themselves in those of others.
I say – from experience – that the ONLY true way out of ‘addiction’ (an idea we are taught now from infancy – that a substance can and will control you), is to explore the idea that Total Control is by definition inherent in the beings that we are.
This is the true miracle of self awareness and rational thought. We are constructing the entire experience of our existence – to believe that one’s thoughts and feelings are chemical reactions that occur in one part of the brain, generate and regulate themselves, and are subsequently experienced by another part of the brain with its own set of behaviours similarly claimed to be separate from the self, not only eviscerates any concept of a singular whole that encompasses one’s overall identity in this life, it is in and of itself a psychotic ideation and premise.
For example, no one makes you drink a beer – YOU drink it. The idea that the alcohol molecule can trigger such a complex being as yourself to carry out a series of similarly complex actions IS psychosis.
Once inside you, I would even argue that what you do with these substances is also something YOU are doing – this is a philosophy of inherent control and oneness, rather than helplessness leading to a schizophrenic sense of existence. Regardless of such finer points – YOU put that substance inside you, therefore YOU enact whatever follows.
To anyone out there battling ‘addiction’, I say this : beware of those who line up to take advantage of you at your weakest moment and place. Your actions are BY DEFINITION choices you are making – it might be nice to deflect the ‘blame’ onto some abstract physiological cause, but this is the first step down the road to true insanity and spiritual imprisonment.
Instead, face the FACT that YOU are enacting and constructing the experience of your reality, and if that reality is self destructive, realize that YOU are in control of that self-destruction, there are defineable reasons underlying it, and the only way out is to face the painful truth of your own self-hatreds, and work to rout out these mental, spiritual and physical behaviours from your daily life, from a position and philosophy of INHERENT SELF CONTROL.
Given to you by God, I might add – the proof of this is your hand in front of your face.
Explore the simple concept that total control is by definition inherent in the human being – any other premise meets the current clinical definition of psychotic ideation.
Think about it. That you can is a gift from your Creator.