(Re: addicted behavior) "Again it goes back to fear. When an entity perceives that he is not adequate to life, that he is not able to deal with life, that he has to have something to hide behind, that he needs something to give him courage, it is then that he becomes locked into the idea, 'Well, if I take this or if I have that, I will be acceptable, I will be able to speak well. I will be able to do this. I will be able to do that.' After a bit, he becomes so dependent upon the crutch that he feels he cannot function without it. It goes back to being afraig to be himself. That is what all addictions are, fear of the world knowing who you really are, and 'If they know me, they won't like me. So I will hide behind this or that.' All people who have an addiction feel they are better in charge of their lives and in charge of their situations if they have whatever they are addicted to."
06/28/2023 Blog. Archangel Gabriel, HEALING OURSELVES, February 7, 1993, Pg. 17. Copyright © 1993 Rev. Penny Donovan. All rights reserved. Photo by Brandon Jopko.