Trigger Warning: Mention of drug use, addiction, and trauma
On the final episode of the first season of the Cam Kashani Show (be back in a few weeks), I want to cover a massively complicated topic, and one that I myself struggled with: Addiction.
What is addiction? I define addiction as dependence. Dependence on something outside of yourself and believing that you need that thing to continue, to be yourself, and to function. As a former addict myself, I have come to the realization that none of that is actually true.
You need nothing outside of yourself. Everything you need already lies within.
In the spiritual context, addiction can be defined as a lack in your aura. A part of your soul has left your body and so an outside dependency has taken its place. But where does addiction come from? How does that spiritual rift occur?
If you have listened to the first eleven episodes of Season 1, you have a basic understanding that most everything comes down to trauma. No matter how lovely your childhood was, how amazing your parents were, or how happy you are now, we have all experienced trauma. Trauma is part of the human experience, and not one human being in the world has lived a fully trauma-free life. Addiction, in my experience, stems from trauma and is used by humans as a way to either avoid processing or avoid feeling what we have gone through.
Addiction comes in many forms. It doesn’t always look the way it does in the media, where someone is found on the floor with a needle sticking out of their arm. Of course, this kind of addiction is devastating and does occur, but for many people, addiction looks very different.
I was a closet addict. I hid it well, so well that no one knew about my 20-year on-again-off-again amphetamine addiction (adderall). Yup, in this episode I’m going there.
Before I had any hope of beating my addiction, I had to begin working through trauma. I did trauma work every single day at the beginning of my journey with the help of incredible mental health professionals and the support of family and friends.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, and the story of how I overcame my addiction helps you, I encourage you to start by 1) asking for help, we cannot do this alone 2) taking steps towards loving yourself and working on trauma. It’s not easy AT ALL, and everyone’s addiction is different, and to be clear I am not offering medical advice whatsoever or claiming I know what’s best for you -- I am simply sharing my journey and what worked for me. Once I realized that I did not need anything but me, I was astonished by my remarkable divine power, and realized I need NOTHING beyond mySelf. And that’s the possibility I hold for anyone struggling with addiction.
Join me during the final episode of this season as I journey through the story of my addiction and recovery and share wisdom learned along the way.
Sending you all love,
Sacred Queen Embodiment Guide
Awakened Leadership Expert
*Disclaimer: this is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. Every addiction is different. Every human being is different. Do not do anything without consulting with a professional first. Addiction is serious and should be treated as such.