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Addictions, Breaking Bad Habits

Addictions are like everything in life, just HABITS…..bad habits more often than good ones, but conditioned habitual BEhaviours none the less.

We are, from birth, taught and thus conditioned to CHOOSE from amongst the morals, values, perceptions and BEhaviours that are considered acceptable to the current cultural society we are born into.

For exmaple:
During the Roman Empire it was culturally accepted that going to see two grown men, Gladiators, rip each other to shreds until one lay brutally murdered BEfore a stadium of cheering fans, a special and very entertaining treat, something we have evolved into two grown men or women beat each other until one is lying black, blue and unconscious BEfore a screaming stadium of fans.

We are taught what BEhaviours, even what thoughts and feelings are acceptable to have, and thus are we “Creatures of Habit”.

Recognizing this, we understand that addictions, like ALL Habits are, MALLEABLE

….who KNOWs mayBE boxing will evolve into the art & sport of telekinesis :)

Addictions CAN BE rendered obsolete, just as ANY HABIT CAN, just as our habit of violence towards ONE another can, with dedicated perseverance and a commitment to LOVE SELF.

This dedicated perseverence and commitment to LOVE SELF will give ONE the motivation to DO what IS NECESSARY to TRUEly CHANGE a Habit, which IS to CHANGE ONE’s MIND.


In order to change a habit, to change our BEhaviour, we need to CHANGE the way we THINK about whatever it IS we are seeking to change.

Here IS a personal example:

I started smoking in highschool, as with most teens, I wanted to fit in, to BE Cool and so BEgan a long, nasty, smelly relationship between my lungs, my clothes, my body and nicotine.

It wasn’t until I CHOSE to start to IDENTIFY mySELF differently in relation to cigarettes that I could even fathom honestly letting them go.

I started by focusing on the WHY, why did I smoke the cigarettes, how did I BEgin, what was my motivation, attempting to really understand WHY I was DOing what I was DOing in the first place.

Most people who have an addiction [which we shall assume for this piece IS NOT a ‘good’ ONE] did NOT set out to get addicted. They may have BEen experimenting, wanting to escape, fit in, BE cool, etc…..

It’s important to figure out the why, BEcause it takes the addiction one step out of yOUR SELF identity, yOUR SELF Image and if we want to “break a habit” we’ve got to disassociate with it.

I then quickly moved into the how, how did I FEEL about mySELF smoking cigarettes.

Understanding of course, BEing an individual with a Personal Legend of service for the BEnefit of ALL, within the Wisdom and Wellness, the Fitness and Nutrition industries, I was not exactly broadcasting my nasty little habit to the world.

So, I focused my attentions, my MIND upon these facts, upon those aspects of this habit that I didn’t like as opposed to the potentially and quickly fleeting 5 seconds that I may have enJOYed, sometimes, when first lighting a cigarette.

In fact, it was during the moments of fleeting enJOYment that I focused my Mind upon these facts of why and how even more, until, I didn’t need to consciously focus my Mind, it was just there, as I went to light a cigarette, my Mind’s voice of discord grew stronger and stronger until finally I just calmly put the lighter and cigarette down and never picked them up again.

It happened calmly, naturally, and without struggle.

It happened without special medications or interventions outside of mySELF within my own Mind, regarding my own thoughts and feelings as pertaining to this addiction that no longer was associated as “mine”.

As shall it BE for ALL of WE when we transcend from our mind set of competition, violence & separation into collaboration, unity & LOVE.

Radiating LOVE
Rhonda Sheryl Lipstein


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    1. Lynne (Reply) on Jan 7, 2011

      The website above is my incredible friend Julie Mann who has helped me with EFT – she is intuitive and amazing.. However, related to this blog she has the most WONDER-FUL mp3 ‘s that you can download.. for confidence and weighloss and her work as per her website is all about this using LOA and REALLY positive ways to bring a life you LOVE to reality! There is a free taster if wish to join the mailing list too.. I hope you think she is a COOL as I do.. I really would not have gotten through the last few months without her friendship, kindness and love

      want to introduce YOU to her as she is BRILLIANT! ๐Ÿ˜€

      lynne hazelden
      Planting Seeds & The Kind Foundation

    2. Steve Eldridge (Reply) on Jan 7, 2011

      Just wondering what your thoughts are, if addictions are just habits then why has the medical industry classified alcoholism as a disease?

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    4. Julie Mann (Reply) on Feb 14, 2012

      I enjoyed reading your blog thank you.
      I am absolutely in agreement with you.
      Looking at ‘why’ we are choosing to have a particular habit and the ‘need’ at the route of it, is key to change (e.g. need to fit in/belong/connect)
      Once we’ve identified the need then we can then look at other ways of getting that need met and develop a new habit that nourishes us. Habit Fixer

      Thanks again,
      Julie Mann

      • love (Reply) on Feb 14, 2012

        Thanks so much Julie, we appreciate your energy in reading through our blog and your insightFull wisdom regarding habitual BEhaviour.

        Indeed, that which IS habit IS learned and those habits that are NOT uplifting, assisting, empowering and enLIGHTening CAN BE changed and it IS ONEderFull to KNOW that you are aware thereto and have experienced success there with.
        Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜€

        Blisssings to YOU,

        Radiating LOVE,

    5. love (Reply) on Feb 15, 2012

      LOVE ALL the amazing comments, thank you ALL for sharing your thoughts, insights, questions and resources of information. ๐Ÿ˜€

      @Lynne, Sweet Angel of LOVE & Light thank YOU my dear for sharing Julie’s insights with ALL of WE and sharing your amazing BEingness. So touched to have your energy upon our site. }*{

      @Julie, thank you Angel for journeying through and leaving your wisdom for the BEnefit of ALL. We send forth deliberate energy you continue to enJOY your journey here with us and in ALL of your endeavours. ๐Ÿ˜€

      @Steve, unfortunately, there is MUCH the medical industry has labelled as “disease” that may otherwise BE labelled, perceived, interpreted as something different. There is a level of “deceit” withIN the industry that exists to support the industry evidenced by the promotion and proliferation of medications advertised for example on almost every 2nd commercial in the U.S. television stations.
      Without going into a whole diatribe herein I would suggest looking up Kevin P. Miller’s documentary “Generation Rx” to give you a more clear picture of that to which I speak herein.
      Alcoholism is amongst the more deeply negatively affecting habits we may take up and does require greater resilience thereto once we have made up our minds to “break the habit” and adopt healthier lifestyle choices, however as with any habit, the more we DO, DO, DO that which IS towards our benefit – taking steps towards incorporating the healthier lifestyle choices the easier it does become.
      Luckily as Alcoholism is recognized for its more negative affects there are that many more resources available to assist those in need in breaking their habit and once they so do, in maintaining. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you so much for your question Angel, ALL positivity and LOVE’s Light to YOU.

      **Please DO keep in MIND if you or anyONE you know are seeking assistance, guidance, I DO remain available for one-on-one journeys/sessions via skype, phone and email.
      You can get in touch through the “contact” link above.

      Radiating LOVE,