Everything in life changes. This is the only single truth of the universe. A grain of sand was once a mountain. Nature grows and dies. We are always in a constant state of change.
This is fact.
Once this truth is understood, then it makes no sense to get attached to things. To be prepared to let things go is to be inline with nature. Of course, letting go when the time is right.
For me the right time to let alcohol go was this year. Or probably more accurately a couple of years earlier. Yet my resistance to letting go of it formed part of my suffering.
For others, now may not be the right time. Alcohol may still be serving you in some way. Though, quite honestly, I highly doubt it.
I beleive we are entering a collective period of awareness. A raising of consiousness of the negative effects of drinking. The pain that it causes.
Social media has introduced a new level of collective consiousness. Where we can see as one, collective rights and wrongs. It’s clearer and clearer to see that rowdy, drunken behaviour is anti. Anti-social, anti-human, anti-health, anti-finance, anti-Facebookpictures, anti-life.
The positive spin of the uprising of social media induced awareness is a revolution in health. People now are more health conscious than ever. Instagram insists on it. And alcohol does not fit into that health model.
Even if we look at it from a genetic angle. We are merely survival machines for our genes. Our genes have lived for thousands upon thousands of years. We just live in the small period of time to procreate and pass on our genes.
In my growing up years, alcohol was a tool that assisted the procreation process. My society was alcohol driven and to ‘handle’ your alcohol was a positive trait. It gave (false) confidence and helped to form a self image of community acceptance. It developed the ego in a way that enhanced confidence in procreation.
That model doesn’t exist anymore. It has now changed. 18 year olds getting drunk and making fools of themselves are now plastered all over the internet. It is genetically detrimental to be seen to be drunk. We are evolving and in order to evolve genetically, you need to be on point consciously.
Alcohol is losing its foothold on society from the ground up.
Its the older generation that find it more difficult to accept the change. Some won’t accept it, some will carry on. But just as the light was shone on nicotine and it was banned from pubs as new health laws came in, alcohol has also had its day.
Scotland has already introduced a ABV tax system, which hits the heavy drinkers in the pocket. It’s the start of the turn away from alcohol.
The new dawn will see people raising their collective consiousness and cutting back. Reducing the number of hospital admissions due to a whole range of ailments linked directly or indirectly to alcohol. We will see a reduction in the amount of police hours spent dealing with alcohol fuelled violence and petty stupidity.
Its an age where we grow out of the haze and into the light. Were we focus our energy on creativity and love.
There are still fears to be addressed, and these fears will come to the forefront more than ever if they are not being hidden behind the drink. But as we grow together we heal together and shine the light of consiousness on the darkness of these fears as we face them head on.
The time for change for alcohol has now come. And I for one am all in 🙂
Onwards and upwards 🙂