addicted to memory

Our million year old brains are failing us.

Our brains cannot and are not operating successful without the back-up of our other faculties. As we become more intellectually driven and inclined, we also become more personally destructive and addicted to memory in the longer term. Our brains are diseased, in other words, they have become addicted to memory and what it has learned. The disease means it is doomed to repeat it. Success as we see in the modern world, seems to be plagued with failure. Sport, television stars and business persons alike have little problem with creating success – but they maintain it as poorly as they do themselves! Emotions, spirit, soul and whatever else we’re collectively made up of. The brain is addicted to memory, It has us addicted to days of old!

As the saying goes, we are addicted to our thinking and not just our drinking. This is the learning disorder that all us us fall victim to. Doing the same things we’ve learned that don’t work, over and over again, has left our new generation more desperate than ever for clues as to how to experience a sense of peace. People have tried to find this peace through using hard drugs and all kinds of medications.

At its core, drug addiction involves a biological process: the ability of repeated exposure to a drug of abuse to induce changes in a vulnerable brain that drive the compulsive seeking and taking of drugs, and loss of control over drug use, that define a state of addiction.

Addiction occurs when the brain relies on an external solution to an internal problem. It then becomes just like the addict, wanting more of what doesn’t work. Instead of peace and less stress from abusing the growing need we develop for these drugs and medications, we end up with progressively increasing levels of anxiety and depression. The very thing we were trying to avoid in the first place. But the brains memory function only remembers the pause of pleasure it received the first time it used the drug.

That pleasure can never be repeated, much like a heroin addict always chases the feeling of their first high, that never ever comes. Memory in the brain tries over and over to have the same experience’s that it believes worked. But emotional pleasure and relief from drugs cannot be repeated twice. Addictions may be nothing more than a go to that we resort to when we can’t deal with our thoughts and thinking. Addictions are a bad reaction to a once off solution.

addicted to memory

The good news regarding the issue of being addicted to memory,  is that our feelings, emotions and even visual thoughts can be put together to change these custodial memory patterns to find new and real solutions. So in a sense our work in healing addictions is to be able to go beyond memory and transcend it. In fact the word transcendence means to push beyond normal or physical limitations and implies a spiritual experience of some kind. It has been agreed worldwide by millions that the way to heal, arrest and treat addiction lies in such a spiritual solution. Should we not look at healing our own brains neurology in the same way?

So, we have discovered that addictions for the most part are reactions to our thinking. Our thoughts get into what we see and expect. They leak into our bodies and make us tense and anxious, even when our present outside world experiences are not happening in that way at all. And so, a non-reality or fantasy world, or hell, is created where we become stuck in a prison of mind looking for any kind of pleasurable experience it can get from excessive eating, alcohol, drugs or even doing things compulsively and repeatedly.


Change from being addicted to memory, only comes when we have a secure platform of foundation upon which to build something new. As mortal beings, blasted by uncertainty and a lack of control, this is difficult. Maslow’s famous Hierarchy of needs clearly shows the link between being addicted to memory and how we evolve from it. It shows us that in order to grow, we need safety and security first. We first need all things physical taken care of before the emotions come into play enough to bring about further growth and what he calls self actualization. This is the transcendence that we speak of here. Getting past the physical, the cellular and the neural mind maps we have physically created and moving above them into feelings, problem solving, morality and profound creativity where we create new things in our lives easily and on a whim. Yes, the best selling self help books of America are not betraying us with what they are selling. Get rich quick, create anything you need over night and being your personal best as the titles offer are all real possibilities, for everybody, without exclusion, provided you have this foundation for change cemented in place first.

Addiction comes about through an array of neuro-adaptive changes and the laying down and strengthening of new memory connections in various circuits in the brain. We do not yet know all the relevant mechanisms, but the evidence suggests that those long-lasting brain changes are responsible for the distortions of cognitive and emotional functioning that characterize addicts, particularly including the compulsion to use drugs that is the essence of addiction.

The work in the book will show you just how to do that to move beyond or transcend our thoughts that have converted into an hostile physical and emotional reality. The Spiritual or higher parts of ourselves, the part that all the ancient texts refer to, is where we need to get to. Even if it’s second by send or moment by moment. We need a key to unlock the doorway through to the path of healing and enlightenment. The sound key is one such tool we have provided for you here is one of our most effective keys to moving through to healing your pain through pleasure. You should experience this ‘pleasure’ after each time you use your key. This is the process of how lasting healing can really begin for you. Creating the life you want, until it is intensely rooted back into memory and retained correctly as a pleasurable or good experience. All addiction, including being trapped and addicted to memory, is far from a pleasurable experience.

Memory says, once the solution comes, I will find peace.

Higher Self says, when I find peace, the solution will come.

Accessing this transcendent peace though creating a sound key that flips the switch on false memory perceptions is what we will do next.

Addiction and Memory

Addiction is addictive. Like attracts like. Bad brings more mad, as is with our universal laws of attraction. And so it is with anything toxic we bring into our lives. Bring in toxic substances and toxic relationships are bound to happen as a result. Toxic body and mind brings with it toxic associations, substances, foods and other attractions.

When athletes are described as being “in the zone,” they are operating from a state of learned performance. They may be performing at such a high level that they seem unstoppable. Every aspect of their performance may appear effortless, almost as if they were operating on autopilot from learned memory. It is as if they are in sync with the universe and have tapped into its tempo. This is the shift that is possible from despair to victory on the battlefields of our minds. How do we get there? We become aware that we are operating from unconscious memory patterns.

We observe that what we think, feel and do are all out of whack and are not working for us. So we intentionally stop the pattern. We invade the process with conscious effort and re-wire what our brain thinks it knows is good for us. The evidence of the pathological patterns can be seen in the chaos of our lives. It can be felt with every breath. We keep doing what doesn’t work and become trapped like lions stalking through the grass, willing to maim, destroy and kill or be killed to endure the nightmare. Addicts through to the anxious are normally always lodged in survival mode. Three dominant responses of fight, flight or freeze dominate our responses to people, places, conversations, events and things. Yet, we are seemingly incapable of doing anything to get out of the brutal cycle. We become isolated and incapable of doing what we want and ought, and do what doesn’t work again and again. This is the true face of addiction.

Perhaps this is why Saint Paul exclaimed in the book of Romans that “ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do…As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin [addiction] living in me…I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing [addiction] Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin l[addiction] living in me that does it”.

That sin and evil desire within himself that Paul describes is possibly what we are starting to understand about addiction and our minds and memory today. Our cells get hooked on the memory of the process.

 Addicts are looking forward to a deep sense of peace. A real pleasurable experience is not the one you remember from the chaos of yesterday’s using. We can’t erase but rather replace the memories. Mantras, Mindfulness, Meditation and Spiritual experience sensed through the body, mind and soul create positive and sustainable patterns of healthy living.

Remember that addictive patterns are not sustainable. Neither is staying addicted to memory. Getting pleasure from massively overeating is not sustainable. It ends in heart disease and hip replacements. Remember that breathing in cigarette smoke and pleasurably easing the tension leads to a dozen forms of cancer that is not sustainable. Getting pleasure from gym and running and meditation is however highly sustainable. It works in the long term. It is non-toxic, and therefore we get toxic free results happening in our lives that we end up calling miracles of transformation. This is healing addiction in its highest capacity.

For more information regarding the subject of being addicted to memory contact us. Get involved with a program. Learn about the power of mindfulness and meditation. Heal addictions once and for all. Spend some time at our center. Personal transformation is the new currency that is as priceless as wisdom has been since the big bang.

addicted to memory

Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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