Many are using chemicals such as alcohol and or drugs to create a ‘self’ that temporarily feels better. This is because they are unable to ‘feel’ what they want to feel without exposure to the addictive stimulus. The cause of what they feel when sober is not the lack of drugs or alcohol but their mind’s perception of their experiences. What changes when an individual consumes food, alcohol or recreational drugs? What changes is the body’s chemistry. The objective of addiction is to feel better. The exclusive source of our emotional responses is our perception. Our body’s neurochemistry creates all emotional feelings.
We each inherently have the neurochemicals to create the feelings that the externally derived chemicals create without any need for those chemicals. We each have ultimate power to control what we think and feel. The externally derived chemicals used by addicts to produce the ‘chemical high’ they feel is actually being produced by manipulating the body’s own chemistry. The drugs are mimicking a natural neurochemical reaction that we can feel in certain situations. When recalling a childhood experience, we may refer to it as a ‘happy memory’. When we remember what we did, we remember what we felt. The cause of those re-experienced feelings is not our recall of the experience but our recall of our perception of that experience.
A child is expected to ‘behave’ in a specific or implied manner. In school a child’s natural behaviour is severely curtailed. Each child sits in silence and listens to a teacher who tells the child how it must perceive ‘reality’. Perception is confined to a number of ‘contexts’ existing within the parameters of ‘academic subjects’. A child may feel like going out to play but they must deny what we they feel and do as they are told. Before the mind is conditioned with educational beliefs, a child day-dreams of many things during a day.
If the teacher thinks a child is day-dreaming they may try to get the attention of the child’s mind with a command or a question. The teacher is perceived to be an authority figure that is more knowledgeable than their students. Until educated a child does not know what their teacher knows so they must listen to the teacher if they are to learn what the teacher is teaching. This requires the child to consciously deny or reject anything else within their own mind. Focussed concentration prevents the mind from taking our awareness away.
When we deny our imagination we deny our self. We deny our self so that we can ‘concentrate’ on what we are being told to ‘concentrate’ on. What we naturally feel is what we are. So to deny our feelings is to deny us. When we develop our ability to deny our imagination we can concentrate on developing ‘skills’ such as multiplication or spelling. As these skills develop we begin to consciously ‘over-write’ and control our natural free will. Our natural self-expression is experiential and our guide in this exploration is what we feel.
A natural child cannot deliberately hurt another child because of the in-built safety mechanism commonly referred to as ‘compassion’. When we replace how we naturally experience what we experience with the perception of an educated mind, our mind’s perception of those experiences takes our place. The more comprehensive our vocabulary becomes, the more ways that our mind can categorise, contextualise and judge ourselves and our experiences. It was religion that originally introduced the words to define the concepts of ‘guilt’, ‘sin’ and ‘murder’.
History shows how prevalent violent behaviours are in religious followers. All fearful beliefs create a chemical reaction experienced within the body. This chemical reaction is represented by words such as ‘fear’. The feelings represented by the words ‘guilt’ and ‘fear’ are perceptually induced chemical responses. Education seeks to replace our natural mind with a mind controlled and conditioned by ‘beliefs’. When we think of what we know in the context of knowledge what we are doing is accessing a part of the mind that has been programmed and is controlled by beliefs.
That programming is only sustained for as long as we put our faith in those beliefs. If we are educated to believe that something that feels good is morally bad, we may have to deny our self the experience if we wish to avoid feeling guilt. We are our good feelings so to deny them is to deny our own true self. If we do what we are told we should not do we may experience a chemical effect. These chemical effects are generically referred to as ‘feelings’. ‘Guilt’ is a chemical effect. These feelings are chemical reactions. All chemical reactions are the effect of a cause.
The cause is our judgement of our self and our experiences. If we remove our judgement of our self and our experiences we dramatically affect our body’s chemistry and peace of mind and body is restored. Addiction uses external stimulus such as alcohol, food and drugs to create particular chemical responses within the body. We pursue externally derived chemical feelings in this way because our mind’s conditioning prevents us from experiencing them naturally. Education programmes us to deny who we are. We are the feeling. We are not our religion. We are not our given identity.
In truth our identity is that of a child of God. A religious scripture may be of God. Many religions are not of God. We are all someone’s son or daughter. We are all children. We are one. We have billions of brothers and sisters whose minds have been trespassed against by education and religion and are occupied by both educational and religious beliefs. These beliefs condition our minds to ensure that each one of us deny what we are. What we are is our feelings. We are the feeling. Our beliefs prejudice our perception which forces us to deny those wonderful feelings. This is why we use drugs, food and alcohol. Addiction allows us to temporarily transcend the limits our perception has placed upon what we feel.
To remember is to restore to its rightful place our full consciousness from the exile that is enforced by our beliefs. To ‘remember’ is to rejoin. We can only believe what we do not know because, when we know, we have no need of beliefs because we know. Our perception is the cause of all unhappiness. Perception replaces vision to ensure that we only see what we have been educated to believe we can see. Perception ensures we define our experiences using the words of an official language that create and sustain uniform perception. Excluding accident, injury or attack, perception is the exclusive cause of all bad feelings.
Perception is prejudiced by what we believe about our experience. Perception replaces the truth of the experience. This is how perception works. We laugh at comedy and recoil in fear at horror. This requires a mind that can discern and sort what it perceives so it knows which chemical response will be appropriate. Perception is a unique prescription that each mind uses to dispense neurochemical responses that are felt in the body. These feelings can range from fear to laughter. All perceptually induced neurochemical responses are feelings that are exclusively generated in response to our perception. We generally refer to these neurochemical responses as our feelings and refer to each one as an emotion.
Once the mind’s perception is programmed with the beliefs that control our perception, our feelings must respond to all pre-defined stimulus accordingly. If that programming replaces our natural responses we may feel an unpleasant neurochemical effects that we refer to as a bad feeling. There is no happiness as it is defined by that word. When our mind is conditioned by language, our feelings are always responding to our judgemental perception. Matthew 7:1-3, “Judge not, that ye be not judged, for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
We are all addicted to the truth of us. The truth of us is a wonderful feeling that our judgement denies. It is only if we judge our self or our experiences to be ‘bad’ that we can feel bad. Our bad feelings are the effect of our own perception. This is why one can feel less joy than another when they are jointly engaged in the same activity. If the activity is the same the only thing that can be different is the separate perceptions that each participant has regarding a shared activity. If for example there are two people engaged in an activity and one perceives it to be fun and the other person perceives it to be boring, how will they each feel?
It is our own judgement of our experiences that creates what we feel about those experiences. Unless attacked, injured or sick, the cause of our feelings is our own perception. So what is the cause of our perception of our experiences? The cause of our perception of our experiences is what we each individually believe about those experiences. Many have not realised how powerful they are. Unless ill, attacked or injured we each have the power to control what we feel. Most of mankind has not realised that we each create our own ‘bad’ feelings.
Most people who define themselves to be unhappy, stressed out or anxious can provide a narrative that identifies the cause of what they feel. The narrative is not ‘truth’ but merely a truthful explanation of how their perception defines their experience according to how they perceive it. Anyone whose narrative excludes peace, joy and happiness from their explanation of how their experience feels is susceptible to becoming addicted to any stimulus that will give them access to better feelings. It is fairly well established that the body’s feelings responds to food, alcohol, sex and drugs. Addiction is caused by an individual’s inability to deliberately cause the feelings that are generated by addictive stimulus.
What controls our body’s neurochemistry, experienced as our own feelings, is what we believe. What we feel about any experience is the direct effect of what we believe about those experiences. If we perceive an experience to be good or bad, stressful, anxious, disgusting or fearful causes our brain to neurochemically manufacture and dispense matching feelings. When our perception decides what something is, it is replaced by our perception of it. These beliefs become truth within our mind by programming our own mind’s perception. Our perception controls our body’s chemistry in obedience to our beliefs.
Our body’s chemistry responds to what we believe about an experience. This is because in emotional terms our brain’s neurochemistry is controlled by perception. In the moment our perception confirms that our awareness has been exposed to a qualifying stimulus our brain dispenses a matching neurochemical response. For example, we may believe an experience is fearful, terrifying, boring or disappointing. How our beliefs prejudice our mind’s individual perception of an experience will determine the neurochemical response that we feel in emotional terms. The beliefs work in the same way that software determines the functional expression of a computer.
The truth of an experience is replaced in emotional terms by the specific beliefs that hold about that experience. Once we give our allegiance to a belief a greater truth cannot be realised within our mind until our faith in the belief is removed. Addiction is a method that is used by an addict to consciously change their body’s neurochemical responses. These are perceptually induced neurochemical response. The neurochemical effect of addictive stimulus is experienced as a change in how we feel. The word ‘feelings’ is unhelpful in explaining this dynamic. ‘Emotions’ are words that describe concepts that attempt to separate, define and categorise particular feelings.
A more accurate explanation for what is represented by the word ‘feelings’ is the term ‘neurochemicals’. What we are experiencing as each separate feeling is the separate dispensation of neurochemical response to our own perception that we feel within our body. These neurochemical reactions are the qualified response to our perception of qualified stimulus. What we define to be ‘good’ or ‘bad’ interpreted by our brain as a prescription created by our mind to generate specific neurochemical responses. Perception causes ‘fear’. Perception does not cause the chemical response defined as physical pain. Physical pain can be caused by disease, impact or injury. Examples of perceptually induced chemical responses are taste, fear, laughter, tears, anger, stress and phobia.
Once educated our mind is controlled by perception. Our perception is prejudiced the personal beliefs we worship as truth. Beliefs are created by assembling a selection of words to create a particular meaning. Knowledge of words requires an understanding of language. Our minds are now controlled by ‘language’. We are not born with language. Intelligence is inherent, but language is not and must be acquired. Our minds are now incarcerated within a code that exists as language which is similar in its operation to computer software. We are ‘spiritually’ incarcerated by our perception. Our mind cannot think, dream, understand or communicate without language.
It is our own words or the words of another to which our feelings respond. Our words reveal how we perceive reality. Our perception exclusively determines how we neurochemically respond to our experiences. We believe that each word in the dictionary is what it represents. The book of spells in folk tales and fairy tales is a metaphor for the dictionary. ‘Spelling’ is the way ‘our educators’ ensure comprehension. When a word is ‘spelled’ correctly it replaces what is represented by the word ‘within our mind’. This gives each word dominion over how our mind perceives what is represented by each word and how we feel when exposed to anything that is defined by a word. Everything perceived is represented by a ‘word’. In order to explain what we are experiencing and what we are feeling, we use words.
Every words reveal and define our perception. Our perception creates a quid pro quo neurochemical effect. Our mind is ‘programmed’ by the words we individually use to define what we perceive. What we perceive is what we believe. Individual beliefs are the personal assembly of words arranged in a specific order to create a specific meaning. The words are arranged in a specific order to create a specific meaning. The mind acts like a pharmacy. What the body feels in emotional terms is more accurately described as a neurochemical reaction. Our emotional feelings are a response and our perception is their ‘exclusive’ cause.
In emotional terms, our body’s neurochemistry responds to any qualifying stimulus that we perceive in our experience. Accident, sickness and injury also create neurochemical responses within the body but their cause is not our perception. The biggest cause of neurochemical responses that control our emotional life our perception of what we perceive to be our experience. We are always feeling how we specifically judge our experiences in perceptual terms. If we perceive our experience to be frightening, fearful, disgusting or boring, our mind will instruct our brain to manufacture those neurochemical responses.
Our neurochemical responses vary in emotional terms but always reflect our judgement of our experiences. The emotional categories of our neurochemical responses are generically defined as ‘feelings’. To discern the neurochemical response created by an individual’s perception we simply ask them ‘how they feel’. What we feel is up to us. Until we realise that we are the creator of the neurochemical responses we generate we will continue to believe we are the victim of our experiences. If we define our self to be unhappy our mind must, in service to us, instruct our brain to dispense that neurochemical response.
When a person defines their self to be ‘unhappy’ they have instructed their own mind to instruct their brain to dispense matching neurochemicals. Addictive stimulus is addictive because it allows the addict to override their own mind’s control of their brain’s neurochemical responses. We can become addicted to anything that allows us to consciously change our body’s neurochemistry in this way. An addict commonly but not exclusively becomes addicted to what causes them to ‘feel better’. In the early stages of addiction an addict may describe what they feel as good, better or higher.
If we associate ‘better’ feelings with an activity, we may consciously decide to recreate or repeat that activity. The way to convert neurochemicals described as ‘bad feelings’ to ‘greater feelings’ is to stop or change how we judge our experiences. How will we know truth? The truth feels wonderful. If we lose our judgement we remove the conditions we have placed upon our ability to feel good. Feeling bad can lead to the belief that the only way to feel good is exposure to stimulus that makes us feel better. If we remove our judgement of our experiences we will change what we ‘feel’.
Our natural feelings are the same as a new born child. An experience may feel good or bad for us but we must have the experience before we can know this ‘in truth’. If we judge our self or our experiences to be ‘bad’ then we feel bad. When we feel bad for long enough we become more susceptible to becoming addicted to anything that enables us to ‘feel better’. When there is no judgement of an experience, the experience is what it is. In truth an experience can be pleasurable or even painful. The experience is the lesson and the feelings are the teacher. The world demonstrates that we are poor learners.
When we began to define our experience using moral concepts we usurped our innate wisdom and let that judgemental criteria ‘of others’ take its place. The judgement of ‘what is’ replaces our natural emotional responses with a pre-defined neurochemical response. Unless damaged or injured, our brain must dispense the neurochemical response that our beliefs demand. This is because we were each given ‘free will’. Our feelings worship the beliefs that create fear, guilt and self-denial. When we respond to our judgement of an experience the truth of the experience is usurped. If we get out of our own way our true feelings will be our guide.
Our desire and longing shows us that we are not living a truthful life. Our desires are showing us that we are living without Love. When we experience or think about something that feels wonderful it is sometimes accompanied by guilty feelings. The feelings of desire are true but the feelings of guilt can only exist if there is judgement about what we desire. We can only desire what we deny our self. This is a conflict that can make our life feel unhappy, unfulfilled and without love. So why don’t we change this?
We don’t change this because we see others whose desires involve the financial exploitation, sexual exploitation and greed. Greed ensures that some have more whilst others have less. So how can we have what we desire without causing suffering or loss to others? With compassion! Compassion is to feel what others feel when they feel it. This is our natural state. We are compassionate but the official language has replaced our innate wisdom with an education that our faith has allowed to replace our natural intelligence. If what we believe is our personal truth then our mind is controlled by our beliefs.
We can only believe what we do not know. Beliefs prejudice our perception. What you have read here is either realised or believed. So if the mind cannot believe what it sees written here it cannot accept what is written here. Anything we believe must be introduced to the mind because until we believe in something it cannot take up residence within our mind. The beliefs act like a Trojan horse that conquers from within to control the mind of each believer. To remove the power of any belief we merely withdraw our faith in it.
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