Life beyond Addiction – One Woman’s Experience

by Mary-Louise Myers

At the age of 14 I was anorexic, after that I substituted that disease for another – bulimia, which continued till my late 30’s. At 16 I turned to heroin to try and drown out the terrible emptiness I felt inside, and in the ensuing years I tried any drug that was available to me, alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, morphine, mogodons, valium, even cough medicine with codeine in it (when nothing else was available). I did stints on methadone trying to get off the drugs that I knew were slowly killing me. Always to no avail, so my self-destructive ways continued. For a brief time I even resorted to prostitution to support my drug habit, sleeping with any drug dealer that was interested.

By my mid twenties I was married and had 2 children and they were being raised in this unhealthy lifestyle.

In my late 20’s I substituted drugs for the New Age crusade thinking that this would give me the inner-connection I was looking for. I trained in Crystal Healing, Astrology, Psycho-Somatic Therapy, Psychodrama, Chinese Massage, Chinese Medicine and Yoga and trained under a so-called Sharman for ten years. Again, to no avail so I was back drinking, smoking and taking ecstasy.

At 44 I was still feeling the same emptiness, I was depressed and disillusioned with life and working as a massage therapist and energy healer and thought nothing of the fact that I was treating clients whilst I was depressed and using drugs and alcohol.

I was then introduced to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and in a one-day workshop with Universal Medicine that inner-connection I had been searching for all those years happened. This was a true miracle, I re-connected with me, I felt myself come home to me, and I will never forget that moment. For the first time in my life I felt re-connected to myself and empowered.

I continued to attend all the Healing courses that taught me about Energetic Integrity and Energetic Responsibility and the difference between prana and fire, which none of the other modalities that I had trained in had. Through this new understanding and this ever-deepening re-connection with myself, I chose with great ease to give up drinking, smoking, and drug taking. Many of the people I knew from those days have died of drug overdoses or from their body breaking down from too much abuse. Many others are still ‘recovering addicts’ — while they abstain from the drug or the drink they still seem to have a daily battle with addiction. In contrast, drugs and alcohol never cross my mind, it is like those days happened to another person. One may ask, how is it that at 54, I am healthier in my body than most who have never lived the debauched lifestyle I did? When my earlier life comes up in conversation, people have been floored as they see how amazing and successful my life is now.

Just after I had begun Universal Medicine workshops, one of my daughters who was in her 20’s and had been drinking and taking drugs since she was 13 had a psychotic breakdown. She had one session with Serge, who supported her to re-connect and she was herself again. Another true miracle. I personally feel I would have needed to have her institutionalised had she not seen Serge. Today she does not drink, nor take drugs – all from her own choices and having been inspired by seeing the incredible changes in my lifestyle. She, who once was a party animal, now runs her own very successful jewelery business. Whilst my eldest daughter is not interested and does not attend any Universal Medicine workshops, my relationship with her is better than ever. The damage that I caused in those earlier years of parenting has gone a long way to being healed through the deeper responsibility and love I am now able to be with her.

My once self destructive and miserable life has now changed to me feeling inspired and joy-full every single day. Many of my friends and family members were so inspired by the change in me and my lifestyle that they started coming to see Serge Benhayon and attend the Universal Medicine workshops and now their lives have also changed enormously.

I am now a practitioner of the Esoteric Healing modalities and live love daily to the best of my ability, thus inspiring others to re-connect with themselves and live with love if they so chose to.

I am eternally grateful to Serge for his consistent point of reflection that shows that it is possible to live in Love, Joy and Harmony every single day.

125 thoughts on “Life beyond Addiction – One Woman’s Experience

  1. An amazing transformation Mary-Louise and inspiring to feel the power of your return to living in connection to who are in essence. You highlight so beautiful how our bodies are endlessly intent to restore harmony, so that we can live in connection to who we are in essence, our Soul, regardless of how far away we find that we have rambled.

  2. This is such an amazing story showing us all that no matter what we may have done in the past, it is always possible for us to choose to start living what we are in true essence. You are such an inspiration, Mary-Louise. So amazing you made that choice and have been staying with it, and now sharing with the world the glory of who you are.

  3. Amazing Mary-Louise, you are living evidence that we are always enough and everything inside intact and never tainted by our outer escapades. Truly a story worth sharing on the front page of every newspaper!

  4. Be it at 18, 27, 44 or 60 years old, we can stop self abusing ourselves and re-found our values in life. It may take a few years to feel solid, but we are all completely worthy of love no matter what our previous choices may have been.

  5. This is an incredible transformation and am without speech actually – because it is so big, where you come from and now able to actually truly have love for yourself – almost makes me roll down tears of joy. Simply because when we allow the true support in we are being offered heaven. As the Esoteric Healing modalities offer. Thank you Mary-Louise so much…

  6. You bust so many ‘accepted truths’ in this blog Mary-Louise, the biggest one that once an addict always an addict, not true and your experience clearly shows this … if we are given the opportunity to be ourselves and supported in that connection we have the space to drop those things which do not support us. One of the huge things Universal Medicine offers all is the idea that you are not broken, that we are all whole and that we may have chosen ways and methods which are not us, but underneath all of this we are whole … this has been a huge support in my own healing and that of you and many others, to see and understand that no matter where people are, they have in them everything and they have the capacity to heal no matter what. It’s so beautiful to hear of your transformation, it is a miracle, thank you for sharing you and your story.

  7. Each time I read this the potential for others who have chosen drugs or alcohol to cope in life is theee to be felt. Very clearly, this article puts into perspective the fact that we all are making choices, constantly, and it is this that our lives are formed from

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