It’s such a joy to help people find their freedom from addiction to drinking alcohol.
Alcohol is not the power many people believe it to be. It has no mind to control behavior. It cannot force itself upon a person. It cannot attract attention or hold thought in a stupor. Alcohol is mindless, and it does not control mind. It is not superior to mind. Mind governs the thoughts and actions of man, not a bottle of booze taken down from the shelf.
However, to the person caught in the mesmerism of believing alcohol has power, it can seem like alcohol is controlling their behavior. But it never is. Every individual is a thinking child of God who can make intelligent decisions that keep their thought sober and clear.
Any feeling of emptiness, loneliness, fear or anger within that a person tries to fill or suppress with alcohol, is crying out for spiritual inspiration. And God is the source of the inspiration that is going to give that person true happiness.
Spiritual inspiration comes through prayer which opens thought to the divine influence. Anyone can pray. The simplest of prayers is heard by God, and will be answered. No matter how hopeless a person feels, a sincere short prayer can be a step in the right direction that empowers them to walk away from alcohol and find spiritual peace.
Mary Baker Eddy shared some helpful ideas on conquering an appetite for alcohol. She wrote,
“There is no enjoyment in getting drunk, in becoming a fool or an object of loathing; but there is a very sharp remembrance of it, a suffering inconceivably terrible to man’s self-respect”
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 406.
“Let the slave of wrong desire learn the lessons of Christian Science, and he will get the better of that desire, and ascend a degree in the scale of health, happiness, and existence” Science and Health p. 407.
“If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, — strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, — and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man” Science and Health, p. 407.
Christian Science is about finding our happiness, life and reason for existence in God. Spiritual living and spiritual mindedness are the paths to successful living and the happiest existence possible.
Alcohol is not the power it appears to be. It can be left behind and replaced with something much better—the joy and inspiration that come from knowing God.
Drink the wine of spiritual inspiration. It has a far better effect than any drink from a bottle.