My Road to Freedom

by Kate Maroney, Melbourne, Australia

For the first time in more years than I can remember, I feel like I am free to choose the life that I want.

Up until recently, I had a problem with sugar. It wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that I was addicted to sugar. I was preoccupied throughout the day with when and how I was next going to be able to eat chocolate, cake, biscuits etc.  If I wasn’t thinking about when I would next be able to eat one of these things, I was preoccupied with how much I hated the cycle that I was in. Every time I ate something containing sugar I told myself it would be the last time. That this one would ‘fill up’ the emptiness that I sought relief from and I could move on… but each chocolate, biscuit or cake I ate only made me want more… and more… and more. I actually can’t remember when this cycle started, but it went on for at least 12 years. 

I had tried many times before to ‘give up’ sugar but here is how I finally did it…

With some help from Serge Benhayon and some other amazing people I began to examine why sugar was such an integral part of getting through each day. I came to realise that I was using sugar to try and distract myself from feeling that I wasn’t ‘ok’. Up until that point, I hadn’t felt that I really was ‘ok’. It took some time for me to really feel that not only was I ‘ok’, but so much more than that again.

I discovered that the essence of me is truly amazing, but the way that I had been living for so many years (without caring for myself properly) did not confirm that the incredible light I felt inside me could truly be the essence of me. I remember someone summing it up beautifully for me…. they said that I was seeking sugar because I was ‘missing the sweetness of Kate’. Finding my own sweetness opened up the possibility to not need sugar to enjoy my day, because within me was all the sweetness and beauty I needed.

Once I started believing that I, as well as my body, was worth nurturing, I was able to start choosing to not eat a substance that was harming me. I also started supporting myself in other ways so that I was more readily able to say ‘no’ at the times when I most wanted sugar. I started looking at all the things that were leading to my being exhausted during the day, such as going to bed late and frenetically rushing from one thing to another throughout the day. I also started nurturing my body by doing things gently and with grace – rather than stumbling and clunking through daily tasks.

Now, I don’t even want sugar. People can be eating it all around me and I am not remotely moved to have any myself. My body generally vacillated between feeling buzzy and dull when I was eating sugar, whereas now my body feels a lightness and a stillness that I rarely experienced then.

A ‘bonus’ to my choice to give up sugar is that I now feel an incredible potential within myself. My problem with sugar was the most formidable thing in my life. There are so many basic things that I felt were out of my control because of the lack of control I perceived I had over my ability to not eat sugar. Since giving up sugar, I feel for the first time like I am piloting my own star ship (or plane if aviation is more your thing than space travel), and I really can choose for myself the life that I want to live.

108 thoughts on “My Road to Freedom

  1. Thanks for this post, you have summed up a similar journey to my own – I too have stopped relying on sugar as my reward in life and have never looked back either. I also used to rely on the thought of champagne as a treat to get me through my own dreary life, never realising that I had the ultimate sparkliness within me… I felt this one day a few years ago. I have never had alcohol since, as no sugar or alcohol can compare to the incredibleness I have naturally. I would never suppress this awesomeness ever again with such things.

  2. Kate, thank you for sharing your story – I too have been a sugar-holic. I love your words “I also started nurturing my body by doing things gently and with grace – rather than stumbling and clunking through daily tasks”. They are such a great reminder to be aware of the quality we do things in. My developing awareness of how I was living on nervous energy and emotional issues really helped me to kick sugar. I’m working on accepting just how much I and my body ARE worth nurturing. I’m working with simple things, like doing the washing up before I got to bed, so I come down the next morning to a welcoming clean kitchen. I’m taking time to do the ironing with gentleness and grace so the clothes I put on feel lovely. I am developing my awareness when my thoughts take me into anxiety and changing my breath and posture so that I can be more calm. I’ve found that taking care of what I eat in the evenings makes a difference to my sleep pattern, so I wake up less exhausted to start the next day. It’s all a work in progress and, as you say, a case of choosing the life we want to live.

    1. Hello Carmel. I too have been living in nervous energy for most of my life until I found Universal Medicine. Sugar and chocolate played a big part in my diet, sustaining me as I was exhausted. I am still not sugar free as I still eat fruit, some honey and some maple syrup and it is very much work in progress as I deepen my awareness.

      1. Nervous tension is so key in the conundrum of eating sugar – sugar feeds the nervous tension and we eat the sugar to not feel the nervous tension. A self perpetuating cycle until we cut it somewhere along the line.

  3. I love the line “I came to realise that I was using sugar to try and distract myself from feeling that I wasn’t ‘ok’. Up until that point, I hadn’t felt that I really was ‘ok’. It took some time for me to really feel that not only was I ‘ok’, but so much more than that again”.

    The whole cycle of wanting to give something up, from sugar to coffee to alcohol or whatever your drug of choice is, and not giving it up and beating ourselves up for doing it again and again, can be just a part of the self-loathing pattern of behaviour. We get all these thoughts that tell us we can’t give up, we don’t need to do that, we need what sugar/alcohol/coffee gives us, but what if all these thoughts are lies?? Big fat lies we have allowed and listened to?? The proof they are lies is living in me as I live sugar free too. I love how Kate puts it:

    “Since giving up sugar, I feel for the first time like I am piloting my own star ship (or plane if aviation is more your thing than space travel), and I really can choose for myself the life that that I want to live”.

    So whatever your poisons are, this is an awesome testimony of someone who has let go of her poison and the control it exerted over her.

    1. Well said Kate and newlookstresssolutions – yes, this is an awesome testimony of someone who has let go of her poison and the control it exerted over her.

  4. Awesome Kate. I have also had a similar experience to you, I found it very disabling mentally when I had an addiction – it was the forerunner topic in my thoughts, so to be free of the mental overload was not short of amazing. Thanks Kate.

  5. ‘Finding my own sweetness opened up the possibility to not need sugar to enjoy my day, because within me was all the sweetness and beauty I needed’. BEAUTIFUL, Kate!

  6. I’ve had a bumpy road with sugar too, Kate. It took a stranger to show me the harm I was placing in myself and also in others closely connected to me, and the resultant effect sugar had in my body – raciness, confusion, shakiness, heaviness, and a whole host of yucky emotions. Once I made that connection, giving it up was easy, empowering and freeing. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Thanks Kate for sharing a major concept here… that life felt out control because of your feeling that you did not have control over eating sugar. If medical doctors, dieticians, and psychologists, to name a few, could work with this concept with their patients / clients, think of the change that would follow. It would change the world for all of us. Just think of it…

  8. Kate Maroney – I love what you have shared here. It is very inspiring and deeply profound. I was a ‘sugarholic’ and there is no denying that. Sugar sandwiches and chocolate were part of my daily diet growing up. I could not live without sugar through most of my adult life. It was out of control and I never dreamt I would ever be sugar free.
    I was touched when you shared about your ‘sweetness’ and yes we miss our own sweetness and fill up that emptiness with the sugar.
    Today with the help and support of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, I no longer need sugar and I really do feel cree inside. The biggest thing has been that I am not craving it and to put sugar in my mouth is unthinkable – it just isn’t in my radar.
    I am the compass and I steer my own star ship and yes it is a huge bright star out there.
    It is clear and has no exhaustion so it is not dull, slow or sluggish.

  9. I love this Kate – thank you so much for sharing. I’ve been the hugest sugar addict too and I absolutely agree that it feels like you have no control. The power to say no and claim our own sweetness is amazing, I love your analogy of driving your own starship, that is exactly how it feels… that you are back behind the steering wheel.

  10. Thank you Kate for sharing your journey connecting to your true sweetness. It is very inspiring for all of us.

  11. Lovely blog Kate, the line that stood out for me was, “…once I started to believe that I, as well as my body, was WORTH nurturing.” It was only until I had come to the realisation that I was worth it, which was inspired through the presentations of Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, did I start to make the changes that truly supported me.

  12. “within me was all the sweetness and beauty I needed.” – Yes, Kate, when we connect to this there is no need for artificial sweeteners in any form.

  13. “I was seeking sugar because I was missing the sweetness of Kate” well I know that sweet Kate and she is more beautiful than any chocolate or honeycomb. Thanks for the great blog!

  14. A sweet blog, highlighting the importance of looking at the root cause of our addictions. This is necessary whether it be sugar, cocaine or emotional addictions.

  15. Oh, I “loved” my sugary treats, highlight of the day, daily rituals of rewarding and calming myself – I was totally addicted and caught by it, knowing that something was not right but anyway indulging the desire. It does not help much to force oneself to resist, even when one succeeds it is not a healing but a control. But like you did Kate, to heal the emotional cause is a loving way of unchaining oneself from such harming behaviours.

    1. I can totally relate to that Alex, quitting something because I know that it’s not good for me has been so easy but deep down I wanted it anyways so I just put a blanket on my wants and thought it was alright. When I then saw someone eating something I’d put under my blanket I felt uncomfortable because it revealed that I still wanted it. I’ve been great at controlling myself through life but it doesn’t work in the long run. It’s better to be honest about what I still crave and can feel is not food for me and do something about it rather than using the blanket technique. And to be honest it feels like even though I don’t eat what I at times crave I still consume it energetically, which I experience affects me a thousand times more.

      1. Good point Matts ‘even though I don’t eat what I at times crave I still consume it energetically, which the experience of affects me a thousand times more.’ This is why using willpower doesn’t work and it is only when we are willing to look at the reasons behind the craving and heal them that we can let go of the behaviour.

  16. Thank you Kate – the knowing that I am the one with the strength to change things in my life is a big one. Often I feel I don’t have what it takes to change things around but I’m becoming aware that that is just a thought, not a truth.

  17. Thank you Kate, I love these words; “Once I started believing that I, as well as my body, was worth nurturing, I was able to start choosing to not eat a substance that was harming me”. Very inspiring.

  18. I really enjoyed reading this insightful blog Kate. I have been addicted to sugar for as long as I can remember and lately I have noticed that it makes me feel so anxious and detached from myself that there is no doubt in my mind it is a powerful drug. I may eat something sweet at 10pm, only to find myself awake at 1am and feeling terrified. When I check in with my body the culprit is always clear – sugar. Sugar does so much harm to me, yet it is so addictive it can feel difficult to stop the cycle.

    Your blog has allowed me to ponder the fact that I may just be missing my own natural sweetness. I am inspired to connect to myself and feel this so that next time I experience a craving for something sweet I can serve up a gorgeous slice of me.

  19. Great blog Kate, as kids growing up we always had puddings most nights, I made puddings for my family when I grew up and lots of biscuits and cakes and other baking. When I look back on those times, having been mostly sugar free for over 5 years now, I can’t believe I used to use at least 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar in most things I made.
    I don’t need that kind of sweetness any more, and if I had that amount of sugar in anything now I would become highly anxious and shaky and definitely pass out having nearly done so once not long ago after eating half a banana. I felt very unwell and just had to wait for it to wear off. It is easy to feel how sugar does alter the workings of the body if you do have it after stopping it.

  20. Great insights Kate, I too am someone who has struggled with sugar having grown up with it being a big part of my life. I find the revelation you shared about it being about missing the sweetness that is us to make so much sense. My cravings for sweetness seem to come up when I feel down or needing comfort. Feels like it might be time to look closer and begin to appreciate the natural sweetness that is in me!

  21. This is so wonderful Kate, and your one line here is the key for me: “I came to realise that I was using sugar to try and distract myself from feeling that I wasn’t ‘ok’” – so huge to consider and admit this fact: that we’re not actually doing ok. What I loved the best here was the analogy of ‘you missing your sweetness’, so symbolically true, and relatable.

  22. Kate I loved this ….seeking sugar as you were missing the sweetness of Kate – and within you was all the sweetness and beauty you needed…what a beautiful way to look at it. I will remember this when I find myself craving something sweet so thank you for sharing.

    1. Agreed Samantha. It’s so confirming reading this blog, to truly stop when we might find ourselves reaching for a food, or anything habitual really, that may not actually be ‘in our best interests’. Kate has beautifully shared what it’s like to listen to her body and look ‘underneath’ at what was behind her cravings. Without doing this, we may at best be ‘abstaining’ from something, but not actually come to a point where we may actually wilfully leave it behind, as she has found.
      Having experienced many similar things with sugar, caffeine, alcohol… I totally attest to this being possible. And then look at what can transpire… not only does Kate get to feel more of her sweetness and ease with herself, but WE get that from her too, rather than the racy ‘sugar-fiend’! Absolutely awesome.

      1. great Sharing Victoria, there is indeed a difference between “abstaining’ from something and ‘will-fully’ leaving it behind. A beautiful destination.

      2. What is occurring here is truly ground-breaking for humanity – if we are willing to see Harry. It turns everything on its head and asks us to look at our quality of love for ourselves, first and foremost – rather than seeking solutions that are simply outcome-based.

  23. This is a brilliant blog Kate – thank you for sharing your road to freedom. I love this line – ‘I remember someone summing it up beautifully for me…. they said that I was seeking sugar because I was ‘missing the sweetness of Kate’. You have offered wonderful insights and exposed valuable truths into how sugar makes its way into our lives and becomes such a vice for us. It’s a true ‘bonus’ for us all that you are able to feel your beauty-full potential and the ‘sweetness of Kate’ is being lived.

  24. Love the title and the opening phrase. Sugar addict, uh? I was too!! Everything sweet please and lots of sugar (four spoons in a little cup of coffee for example). Coca Cola, cakes, you name it. I was really into sugar. Yet, in one of these things that amaze me from myself, quitting it was a piece of cake (pun intended). One day, I said enough. My relationship with adding sugar ended there. It took me some time to be out of anything sugary. But now I cannot stand what sugar does in my body. I get totally lost if I eat anything sugary even if a tiny bit.

  25. Lovely to read your inspirational story Kate. I particularly like what your friend said – that you were “..missing the sweetness of Kate”, and this led to you appreciating the ‘sweetness’ you naturally are.

  26. Sweet and beautiful Kate what you reveal in your amazing blog is wunderbar. I also was a chocoholic and could feel exactly what you are describing and therefore I know that what you express here is a great opportunity for all other chocoholics in the world to think about their relationship with sugar.

  27. I love how the freedom that having no food control me feels. Sugar was an addiction for me too and it was exhausting to be at its mercy. It’s inspiring for others to read that it can be made history; we just need to uncover why we need it in the first place, address that, then see what happens.

  28. That’s awesome Kate, it seems you definitely are more in control now that you actually don’t need to sugar. Now that you don’t need it, you can feel how amazing it is to not have it and it’s very beautiful how you get your sweetness from yourself… that’s inspiring.

  29. Kate although it’s a very long time since I had a problem with sugar I can relate easily to unwanted aspects of us dropping away once we start to treat ourselves with care. Once we fill ourselves up with our true selves then the things that don’t belong just fall away.

  30. Very rarely do we stop to question why we crave things. It’s like a complete blinding to everything outside of that which we crave. But looking under our need for these foods or any behaviours can feel liberating, no longer are we held in their grip but understand that that is how we have chosen to cope with whatever situation or hurt that has unsettled us, past and present. Thank you for sharing this Kate.

  31. Most of us can relate to this blog. I know I certainly can especially having the sugar ‘treat’ at the end of the day. This I would look forward to and it would be the highlight of my day! It has been a while since living my days like this and although I don’t eat the obvious sweet foods now, I am learning that the food I eat is a constant refining to support and honour my body as to where I am at.

  32. Kate, to share that you were seeking sugar because you ‘were missing the sweetness’ of yourself is a revelation for us all. Thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring blog.

  33. These are miracles to me. Not craving for sugar anymore is such a freedom. But I have to admit: I am still having craving moments with other foods, that I know are not nourishing for my body. So the work isn’t done yet and I feel is probably never done, until nobody on earth craves anymore.

  34. Thank you Kate I loved what you shared here – your beautiful story is deeply inspiring for anyone trying to stop any addictions or behaviours that are harming to them.

  35. I grew up with a Great Aunt who lived in our house and a Godfather who lived around the corner. Both of them were lolly freaks for Callard and Bowsers Toffees and Fox’s Glacier Mints respectively. Every time saw either one I got a lolly and one for later, I had two spoons of sugar in my tea and my Mum fed us sweet sweet puddings and deserts after our dinner. By the time I was thirty my teeth were full of cavities. Every time I ate sugar my teeth hurt and the only relief was to stop eating sugar. I don.t know if my family ever realised what sugar does to your teeth but I certainly did

  36. Beautiful. Thank you, Kate. Totally agree with you. The more I accept myself as love, the more I am able to treat myself with loving choices, and this goes in tandem. And what I eat is a great reflection of where I am at with that.

  37. Great article Kate, I loved your words “I came to realise that I was using sugar to try and distract myself from feeling that I wasn’t ‘ok’. Getting to the root cause of why we have an emotional attachment to having sugar and other sweeteners allows us the opportunity to deal with our issues and let go of them.

  38. Thank you for sharing the sweetness of you Kate and how learning to truly nurture yourself allowed you to let go of your sugar addiction and feel your true potential. I used to claim that I didn’t have a ‘sweet tooth’ but I now recognise that I used sugar to mask my exhaustion for many years and for example stopped buying biscuits because I could not trust myself to not finish the pack so who was I fooling? Choosing to focus on my diet and the effects food has on me is a work in progress because I can still override the signals and then suffer the consequences. The more I choose to treat myself lovingly the more I am letting go of this behaviour and connecting deeply to my potential.

  39. Living without sugar is a true freedom that everybody should experience. To feel so light, clear and connected with yourself is certainly a blessing and true gift to oneself.

  40. Great article Kate. I remember you telling me that you gave up sugar and inside I was in awe of your decision. I also didn’t see it as something I would be able to, but it is something that has fallen away. Occasionally I may still have cravings and give in to something sweet but I can see why I am reaching for it.

  41. Thankyou Kathryn. sometimes giving up a substance like sugar has nothing to do with forcing ourselves or ‘being good’ by not having it. As you have shown there is a greater depth to why we choose such substances in the first place and choose to run our life so erratically. Once we feel the devastating effects sugar has on our body, then there is no way we can choose it again. I know once I started to appreciate being present, gentle and feeling naturally energised, I didn’t want sugar because I found I couldn’t have those qualities.

  42. I also vacillated between feeling tired and nervy when I used to eat sugar regularly, it was interesting how long it took for me to let go of the sweet stuff. I realised that I let go of it when I began to love myself and yes consider my own sweetness to be true.

  43. Kate I love this quote “I was seeking sugar because I was ‘missing the sweetness of Kate”. A powerful statement and so true. I too thought I would never be able to give up the dairy products I consumed in great quantities. And yet by allowing myself to feel rather than rationalise the reasons I should not choose this food, the change over has not been as dramatic as I expected. It sort of just fell into place once I accepted myself as an amazing human being.

  44. Thank you Kate for the much needed blog on Sugar, as far as I am concerned not enough is ever written about this addictive substance, which seems to be added to everything these days. On one hand it seems as though the Joe public are becoming more aware, but on the other hand do not want to acknowledge their reliance on it.
    I know from my own experience that I find it very addictive and the slightest bit of sugar has me wanting it more and more everyday. It seems to me that it has become an accepted drug, which has the craving side effects just like other illegal substances available on the market.

  45. I felt you have delivered some very important messages here around being addicted to sugar or being open to our natural ‘sweetness’. The latter doesn’t need the former. I have found that my sugar addiction changed when I started to recognise that it was being justified by me as a form of escape from how I was feeling. The more prepared I was to look at what was going on, the more I could appreciate that I am worth nurturing and that the flicker (or flame) of light inside me was actually true. There was a corresponding decline in the urge for the sugar hits. I love that these days I can go to the supermarket and walk straight past the confectionery aisle and not have even the slightest urge to buy anything.

  46. A great realisation Kate, when we feel we are worth nurturing ourselves we are able to make self-loving choices that truly support us and frees us up from filling up our body from a need.

  47. It’s so interesting and a revelation when you discover how you feel without sugar and other foods that change the way you feel from clear and amazing to dull and confused. Decisions are so much better made when we feel great and able to deal with whatever comes. There has to be a level of anxiety that comes from trying to deal with things when we feel awful. Nothing tastes as good as amazing feels.

  48. When I was young I loved sugar, it was a highlight of my childhood. However since becoming older I have realised sugar was always a stimulate and a buzz. Now every time I consume too much sugar I assess why I needed and why I wanted it?

    Not ever being harsh on myself but being interested in my own behaviours.

  49. This is such an awesome sharing Kate, it should be printed in newspapers for the general public to read. Sugar is accepted as normal in society when in truth it can affect us in so many ways and insidiously control us making it hard to reach our true potential. When we let go of these unwanted behaviours it empowers us to look at other areas that are also holding us back.

  50. I like reading your blog Kate and the fact that you found your own sweetness and abandoned sugar for good. I have made good progress towards eliminating it from my diet but have the occasional relapse. I do not beat myself up, I examine and feel why did I need this biscuit, although homemade and with little sugar?

  51. So good to be reminded from time to time how far one has come. Thank you Kate for taking action and for getting to the bottom of the sugar addiction. You did this representatively for us all and this power still holds us specially during these sugar-crazy weeks around Christmas.

  52. We all have the free will to choose the life we want to live and how loving we are with ourselves or not. The more I learnt to accept myself the more I valued my true worth and then my choices became much more self-loving and self-nurturing. I began to engage in life and with everyone around me and to enjoy being with myself with the need to sweeten my life naturally dissolving.

  53. You present an undeniable truth here about the role sugar plays in many people’s lives – that cycle of addiction followed swiftly after the sucrose crash by self-loathing – and how it takes a choice to hold ourselves as more worthy of nurturing to begin to break that cycle and start to make more loving choices that respect and honour the body.

  54. “Once I started believing that I, as well as my body, was worth nurturing, I was able to start choosing to not eat a substance that was harming me. I also started supporting myself in other ways so that I was more readily able to say ‘no’ at the times when I most wanted sugar.” Great sharing Kate – thankyou.

  55. Sugar is undeniably an addictive substance and I used to justify my addiction with ‘I have a sweet tooth’ – a statement that my teeth did not agree with! When we learn to appreciate our natural innate sweetness then the craving to replace it with artificial sweeteners is no longer there.

  56. ‘Finding my own sweetness opened up the possibility to not need sugar to enjoy my day, because within me was all the sweetness and beauty I needed’. This is so true Kate, once we connect to the nectar within us all, we eliminates our cravings for outside sweetness.

  57. I like how finding your own sweetness has left you with no desire whatsoever to seek this sweetness from outside. The more we stand in our fullness (sweetness) the less we need anything from the outside to fill us up.

  58. The thing about sugar is that we can reach out for it for comfort or solace but has a detrimental effect on the body and can lead to increased moodiness. This can add to the cycle of reaching for it more and more – we eat sugar in an attempt to solve a problem, but end up with many more.

  59. This is great Kate, the need for sugar is very recognisable. I can feel that sugar is a deep distraction from feeling the stillness that is within, and this stillness within for me equals the sweetness that is there.

  60. Looking at and addressing the underlying causes of our addictions in whatever form they are is the only way to truly heal them.

  61. “I came to realise that I was using sugar to try and distract myself from feeling that I wasn’t ‘ok’.” That is really an important insight for all people suffering of sugar addiction. So it is only a choice to allow oneself to feel the love and beauty which lay inside in each of us. The sugar industry will not love this insight at all!

  62. Thanks for sharing this story Kate, I used to pride myself on not eating sugar and would boast about the amount of years I had gone without it, but on recent reflection I was eating huge amount of sugar in the form of fruit. I was eating really sweet stuff too like bananas, grapes and dates and I would label this as ok because it wasn’t a refined sugar, but this had the same effect on my body as sugar had. I would go racy and numb because of eating these foods. Now things have really shifted once I got a lot more honest about what this was doing to my body. Its not perfect and at times I still eat things that I know are too sweet for me but the difference is now I know that there is always something going on beneath the surface when I’m looking for the sweet foods.

  63. It is great to read this story, and feel that there is always a cause of our behaviour. It is only up to us and be honest, and let ourself feel the truth of who we are beneath all that we used to ‘substitute’ it.

  64. This is a great blog how to free ourselves from this highly addictive substance called sugar. I was hooked on that too and whilst I knew how detrimental it was to my health, as I do not tolerate sugar very well, I could not stop it until I actually started to explore the root cause of why I needed it and I came to the same result as you describe in your blog, I missed my innate sweet essence, which was re-introduced to me by Serge Benhayon and his teachings through Universal Medicine.

  65. That’s the tricky thing with sugar, you can’t feel your potential while you are under the influence and high of its after effect.

  66. The raciness and fast paced of our present day society that presently is overwhelming us is definitely being fed by our over consumption of sugar in its many hidden forms. Only when we wake up to this fact will we be able to bring true change to the quality that we live our own daily lives in and thus the quality of our overall society.

  67. I haven’t really been one to crave sugar as such but put my hands up to craving drama and issues to not feel I was not ok or ok. I would use food to fill myself up with something ‘yummy’ instead of connecting to the yumminess that has always been within me. This is revelatory and makes so much sense! – “I remember someone summing it up beautifully for me…. they said that I was seeking sugar because I was ‘missing the sweetness of Kate’.”

  68. It is amazing that you realised the harm that sugar was causing and what it was denying you… and through recognizing you are worth nurturing, you found a way to say no and embraced the sweetness you already possessed…. allowing you to then live the life you always wanted. If this is what is possible for one person, I can only imagine the potential of people as a whole in a sugar free world.

  69. Beautiful blog Kate and I relate all too well as I am addicted to sugar. Sometimes I feel the worst consequence of this addiction is the way it results in self doubt as I cannot trust my thoughts once I eat it.

    1. A very powerful point Leonne – it is so true. You highlight just how important our connection to our bodies indeed are. As regardless of what our influenced minds are telling us, the truth remains absolute within our bodies.

  70. It seems to me that when we get to the root – or the heart – of why we say ‘drink alcohol’ or are addicted to sugar, and we address the real issue there, then our desire for that thing simply leaves us. There is no will-power involved, no resolve – just the power of awareness and the power of a true choice for a more self-loving way of being in life. In my experience, such choices come with a permanence that exposes any temporary ‘high’ showing us that the subject of our ‘addiction’ is not really solving anything and once this is seen we are able to let it go. It is a process we go through many times, with many less obvious layers too – for example, with emotions. When we are on the path of awareness, we start to reveal all those layers of ‘addiction’ we have in our lives and letting go of these old habits becomes quite familiar.

  71. Thank you so much for writing this blog Kate. I am going through my own process of letting go of sugar and other foods that are not supportive for my body. Your post reminds me that I have a responsibility to connect to my own loveliness and live it.

  72. This is a very loving approach to let go of things that do not support us but we have a hart time letting them go. Instead of forcing yourself you allowed yourself to look ‘behind’ the sugar, to look at why you needed the sugar to then being able to lovingly build a relationship with yourself in that area of need to close the gap so that no sugar is needed anymore. Beautiful, thank you Kate.

  73. A few years ago I could only dream of a time when I was not hooked on sugar. My journey was similar in that in it was only when I started to look at the underlying issues as to why I was needing sugar – thanks to the presentations of Universal Medicine – that I too have left sugar behind and no longer have any desire to eat it. That’s pretty amazing.

  74. So true Kate, we really can choose for ourselves the life we want to live and in learning how to connect to the sensitivity, delicateness and love inside my body, I now appreciate how these qualities support me to build a steadiness within. I had dismissed, overridden and numbed what my body had been communicating for many years in being addicted to sugar not realising how it always left me feeling racy and anxious.

  75. “I remember someone summing it up beautifully for me…. they said that I was seeking sugar because I was ‘missing the sweetness of Kate’.” Such a revelation to read this Kate. I have a similar formidable issue with macadamia nuts. They are used to numb my innate awareness aka sensitivity. I shall embrace next time (tomorrow) that feeling rebirths itself .. because it is me who will be on offer if I do. Sounds fantastic!!

  76. I love this blog Kate. When we feel ruled by our addictions it makes it really hard to trust ourselves. When we address the root cause of our cravings and desires we are truly free.

  77. We could say our freedom is to choose to have sugary snacks when we want to and that that is awesome, but as you say it can feel very much like being trapped and not being in control at all. The ultimate freedom is to be able to choose to not have the sugar without having to fight a need. I found too that this is only possible when we feel how divine we are ourselves. No sugar can ever match the feeling of how divine I am.

  78. “Finding my own sweetness opened up the possibility to not need sugar to enjoy my day, because within me was all the sweetness and beauty I needed.” I smiled from the inside out when I read these delightful words as I could absolutely relate to them. My path from being a sugar-holic to a life where I have no desire in the least to consume it, has been so similar to yours Kate; I too came to find my own “sweetness” thanks to the inspirational presentations by Serge Benhayon.

  79. A lovely sweet and inspiring blog showing the importance of seeing why the addiction is there, what is behind it.

  80. Go for it Kate, ‘Since giving up sugar, I feel for the first time like I am piloting my own star ship (or plane if aviation is more your thing than space travel), and I really can choose for myself the life that I want to live.’ Gorgeous.

  81. Absolutely awesome healing Kate, where you start to feel more yummy inside, because you no longer have to replace your lack of acceptance of your sweetness with outside sweets (sugars)! Gorgeous!

  82. “Once I started believing that I, as well as my body, was worth nurturing, I was able to start choosing to not eat a substance that was harming me.” Love your words here Kate, deepening our relationship with ourselves and knowing our true beauty and inner worth is the key to building a steadiness and quality of connection that when committed to enables us to consistently choose to honour our worth as there is no need or emptiness to fill.

  83. When we begin to connect to our inner-most essence, it reveals of just how much we have allowed ourselves to dishonour our worth, our exquisite delicateness and instead be self-abusive and unlovingly treat ourselves. There is no greater reward in this world than to be our true selves, as the sweetness it delivers is out of this world.

  84. When we are inspired to nurture and support ourselves and to be more loving and tender with our body, we free ourselves from the ideals, beliefs and false behaviours that keep us trapped and living less. Connecting to and living from our inner essence frees us to live from the quality and beauty of our true selves.

  85. Powerful yes – we have this freedom inside us (this space, that we know to be true and loving). We can enter this place within us if we allow ourselves to feel and surrender to it.. very simple, very loving , very true.

  86. Sugar is the one thing I have found the most difficult to give up, and through honouring and valuing myself, I have found that my worth is far greater, and the temptation then is far lesser too.

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