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Drinking is a Religion

Drinking is a Religion

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Yes, I said it…

Drinking is most definitely a religion.

Here are the bullet points as to why!

1. It is ritualistic
People tend to drink at the same times and use the same methods from week to week.

2. It is an object of worship
Yes, people take it upon themselves to worship the specific form of alcohol they like the best. They pay tribute to this lessor god that takes them to a place of non-feeling or extreme emotion through their payment to its makers/distributors.

3. Like Religion, it can be used for good and/or evil.
No, I am not necessarily saying that all drinking is bad, but the ritual element is just as psychologically addictive as the substance itself. Going out with friends can be addictive, looking for a new mate can be addictive, gawking at beautiful people can be addictive, getting dressed up for attention can be addictive, looking like a big shot who buys others drinks can be addictive, and socializing so you don’t have to come to terms with your inner self can also be addictive.

4. Alcohol is rife with (dark) symbolism.
Yes, almost every container of alcohol dawns some kind of odd symbols within the logo on the label. People subconsciously dismiss this, but it’s a very poignant issue in the discussion. What about the blood-sucking vampiric bat of Bacardi or the demon on arrogant bastard ale? Harmless, I doubt it. They play to your need to indulge your dark side and bring out those “Wine and Spirits”! Don’t fool yourself, nothing in the alcohol industry is all that harmless.

5. The industry is run by people who seek control.
They want your time and your money and your motivation. You can mask the pain, but alcohol offers no long-term emotional outlet. Those looking to improve their lives are usually unable to harness a positive out of alcohol. Yes, it can be used for bonding amongst peers, but amongst all of the Buddha’s, only Lu Dongbin from the Chinese pantheon was truly able to harness the alchemical properties of alcohol to serve his spiritual purposes.

In Conclusion…
Drinking is obviously alright in moderation, but for most people, it’s a trap and a stumbling block on the path to inner peace or balance in daily life. Again, some people are cool with it and never have an issue, but for the most part, you are unwittingly taking part in a religion that you may or may not want to be a part of.
Have a great week and let me know your thoughts!

Best,
Austin Muhs

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Austin is an experienced Astrologer, Numerologist, and a veteran Tarot Card Reader. (www.astrologybyaustin.com (And more recently a veteran Cajun Relief Member... www.cajunrelief.com) He has also studied the occult sciences for the past six years. Austin’s spiritual quest began at the age of 19 when his father died. This tremendous loss filled him with grief and led him down a negative land self-destructive life path. After immersing himself in the way of Psychology, Philosophy and Spirituality he discovered Meditation and the Hermetic Arts and was guided out of the darkness that had befallen him. It was precisely at this time that Austin learned a valuable life lesson about how he could help himself. He realized that the only way to make life a rich, rewarding adventure was to help others. Astrology, Tarot, and Numerology offered him a new avenue that enriched his quest of making a positive difference in other people’s lives. This holistic approach gave him a thirst for self improvement and led him to become a Tai Chi and Chi Gong practitioner; and instilled in him a deep love for nature. All his life experiences and accomplishments gave him a personal philosophy: in order to make life rewarding he needed to do his part to make the world a better place and in order to make the world a better place he needed to help others because helping others was really all about healing himself. This personable, caring, authentic behavior is what separates him from other practitioners in the field. Book a session with Austin and experience an immediate, positive shift in your life. Be prepared to ask the deeper questions about where you truly want your life to go. Astrology, tarot, and numerology allowed Austin a new avenue of expression and a way to make a positive difference in others’ lives. He is also a Tai Chi and Qi Gong practitioner, in addition to having a deep love for nature. His personable, caring, authentic manner is what separates him from other practitioners in his fields. Book a session with Austin and experience an immediate shift in your life. Be prepared to ask the deeper questions about where you truly want your life to go.

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