“Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best bet is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.” Abused drugs include Amphetamines, Anabolic steroids, Club drugs, Cocaine, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, Prescription drugs. NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is a synthetic spiritualism. Synthetic is a word describing something that is not natural or genuine, but is artificial or contrived. Therefore, drug abuse is an attempt to replicate spiritual qualities of the soul to provide a person with something they feel they need to experience a more tolerable existence. Their initial intent is not to die in an automobile accident, nor to engage in violence, nor to abuse their children. Those tragic events are consequences of seeking a “spiritual high.” The synthetic spiritualism of drug abuse reveals the lie that drugs tell within the “high.” From this introduction, let’s continue on with this article called “Drug Abuse: The Synthetic Spiritualism.”
Drug abuse is a synthetic way for abusers to discover something divine, or highly desirable, within themselves. Drugs help people to have feelings that artificially replicate the resources of the divinity of the soul. Everything that the divine spiritual intelligence offers the soul of the human animal is what those who abuse drugs are seeking. They want the world to open to them in a way that feels fruitful and comfortable. That helps them to feel a peace of mind without oppressive rules of rights and wrongs or do’s and dont’s. Their drugs are their “lovers” that provides them with a steady flow of “love” that enables them to cope socially and to present themselves “appropriately.” Their drug use gives them a “high” within their esteem of self which bolsters their estimation of the worth of their usage of drugs. There is a stimulation that keeps them “going” inwardly as they continue to fuel their metabolism with toxic substances. That is the lie that drugs tell within the “high.” The tragic results of drug abuse are the differences between synthetic spiritualism and the real presence of the divinity that lives in our soul. Synthetic spiritualism will eventually desolate inner fruitfulness, cause conflict to stir inwardly, create walls socially, instill irreverence for the decency of the soul, and cause negative energy in words and behaviors. Alternatively, the divinity of the soul opens our inner being with spiritual fruitfulness, creates tranquility of mind emotions and behavior, instills a love for life, builds awareness of our divine worth, and stimulates positive energy through inner goodness.
Drug abuse is a synthetic substitute for the fruit of the spirit. Part of drug use is for making the user a better lover, and as they interact with others can come across as a generous person of goodwill who exhibits kindness in their deeds. They feel heavenly. But the tragic part is the trouble within the drug abuse culture that surrounds them, which includes criminals with ill-intentions, cruelty to those who oppose the abuse of drugs, and hatred towards those who consider them to be anti-social. The users of drugs are bordering on the edge of violence, harsh interactions with others, and being dominated by those with illicit purposes. Even so, the abusers of drugs are sedated with a sense of tranquility, and feel comfortable as a meek and gentle lamb amidst the devouring lions. Their demise is eminent in one way or the other because the tranquility they feel is the lie that drugs tell within the “high”. If they were sober enough to be aware of their situation they could feel the despair, sadness, and evilness of their circumstances to the point of knowing an inner change is necessary. However, the synthetic fruitfulness of their drug usage keeps them “high” with joy, a “faith” that everything will be OK, and that all is “good.” In other words, they are addicted. Addicted to the lie within the “high” of the toxins and locked into a culture of ravenous wolves. Instead of self-control their habit is out of control and so are their behaviors. You will not discover much patience within the drug abusers or the criminal culture that surrounds them because they are impulsively quick to lash out at “do-gooder” “intruders.” Their lifestyle is not one that perseveres, either they quit their abusive use of drugs or the drugs will fatally quit them if the violence around them don’t. Alternatively, the genuine nature of the spiritual fruit eliminates the criminal network within social interactions as positive connections are made with others through faith in goodness, love for inner decency, a peaceful spirit for the civil community, and perseverance in constructive attitudes. The real spiritual fruit brings blossoms within our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of kindness, goodwill, joy, goodness, meekness, gentleness, patience, and self-control. The spiritual fruit that blossoms from the soul needs no “miracle grow” drugs, they blossom from the divinity that exists within the soul.
Drug abuse is a synthetic substitute for blossoms of bodily health. Drug abusers defend their habit by stating how open their soul becomes to reservoirs of healthy feelings in mind, emotions, and body. Of course, the vibrant feeling of the body is what makes drug use appealing, that’s the lie in “high.” The consequences come because once drugs begin to prevail in the body it closes the reservoirs of healthy blossoms. In fact, bodily health begins to deteriorate, mental processes begin to burn out, and emotions become dead. They essentially give up on civil or mainstream society. Their behaviors are known to be out of control by conventional standards. In essence, they are impulsively harsh with people who prohibit their lifestyle, or deny them the drugs they crave. The genuine spiritual fruit comes from perseverance within the divinity of the soul, self-control in the presence of short-cut temptations, and patience for fruitful blossoms of the inner being.
Drug abuse is a synthetic fix to reinforce safe and secure feelings of the inward being. Drug abusers attest to how the drugs quell unwanted impulses, brings mental tranquility, and stabilizes their reactions in social situations. In reality, that inner sense of “serenity” is a lie within the “high” of drug abuse. That serenity enables the abuser to commit acts of violence, engage in domestic hostility, and cause chaotic disturbances within a smooth but unfeeling process. The genuine nature of the spiritual fruit creates peacemakers through the divinity of the soul. The fruit of the spirit brings attitudes of peace within physical interactions, conveys gentleness in home settings, and fosters meekness to stabilize turbulent circumstances.
OUR PLACE OF BELONGING
Drug abuse is a synthetic answer to fitting into a place of belonging. Essentially, drug abusers testify to how drugs equips them socially to circulate freely amidst a devoted network of friends. Even then, when drugs quit flowing in, their network of “friends” are no longer present, and they have no social circles in which to circulate. In that event, the dried out abuser discovers how exclusionary, hateful, intolerant, cruel, abusive, and ill-intended are their associates. When alone, shunned, and suffering “withdrawal,” the abuser realizes the lie in the “high” of drug abuse. The genuine nature of the spirit of love, kindness, and goodwill blossom from the divine presence in the soul, and no booster drugs are necessary. Within that divine place of the soul is acceptance, belonging, tolerance, and sensual intimacy within a wholesome environment.
Drug abuse is a synthetic substitute that fosters a sense of divine worth. The drug user feels very confident, brave, and full of self-assurance in the process of accomplishing their plans. They feel fruitful in their endeavors as a tranquil numbness overcomes their doubts. There is a feeling of being “larger than life” which means a disregard for the sanctity of life. The estimation of their own worth supersedes reverence for the goodness in others. Drug abuse stimulates their behavior to accomplish activities from day to day. A genuine reverence for the divinity of the soul fosters mutual respect for the spiritual fruitfulness of one another. Within that reverence is esteem for peacemakers, givers of life, and the fuel of positive energy. The soul, the home of the intelligent spiritual presence, is a drug free place.
Drug abuse is a synthetic patch for expression of a desirable identity. Drug users need substances that stimulate the ability to mobilize with the desired energy to be the person they seek to be. There are drugs to make you feel superbly sexy or healthy, to give you calmness in any situation, to increase conversational momentum, make you feel god-like, or to energize the body. The lie within “high” is that you can be all things to all people without fruitful intentions. The negative consequences come about because the genuine spirit of optimism towards others and self through goodness, joy, and faith are not present. The divinity of the soul is not stimulating fruitful rewards within the metabolism of the human spirit. That’s because there’s drug dependence instead of divine dependence. The identity and self-expression of the drug abuser comes across as synthetic, phony, or pre-meditated.
Some people deny that drug abuse is a synthetic replacement for divine spiritual qualities. Even then, those promoting drug abuse are willing to provide drugs to calm a persons’ anger, but they desolate the peace coming from the divinity of the soul. Likewise, they recommend narcotics to remedy feelings of sadness while simultaneously prohibiting the joy that flows from the fruit of the spirit. The extent of their negotiations relating to the distribution of drugs is to usurp the civil fruitfulness of love, peace, joy, and perseverance in exchange for the synthetic “civility” found in narcotics. Even so, acceptance of the divine presence of the soul,, that produces the spiritual fruit, is the genuine spiritualism of the human animal.
There are reservoirs of people who rely on the synthetic spiritualism of drug abuse. The attitude exiting the drug culture are beliefs, words, and behaviors expressing the idea that love, tranquility, social skills, self-worth, and energy are found in narcotics. Those attitudes transfer directly through people who intend to promote a synthetic form of spiritualism through drug usage. Indirectly, those attitudes transfer through those who testify to the “high,” or euphoria, found in drug use. The lie in the “high” of drug abuse originates in distributors and users, but ultimately manifests in those suffering fatal consequences.
The abuse of drugs to replicate divine spiritual feelings enter us because we want to feel super in our sense of worth, and to feel acceptance within a “family” network. Without drugs, some people may feel worthless while experiencing loneliness, isolation, and being friendless. They welcome a synthetic “way out” where they feel wanted and valued.
The people likely to host drug usage to replicate fruitful qualities are those seeking to experience life more fully. They begin seeking a divine pizazz to bolster their inner life, but are not aware how near they are to stumbling upon the divine presence of the soul. At those crossroads, drugs are offered by those pushing a synthetic spiritualism, the seeker accepts the drugs as experimentation, and drug abuse begins.
We can interrupt the cycle of relying on synthetic spiritualism that drug abuse causes. We do that by realizing the divine pizazz enters us when the spiritual fruit blossoms as rewards from the intelligent spiritual presence of the soul. While there is hardness in a synthetic spiritual life, the genuine spiritual qualities flower in the soft and moist tenderness of the soul.