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SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING

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BY ERYKA STANTON
global empowerment coach | spiritual mentor &  trainer psychic | author | artist | founder consciousness coaching®

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AFFLUENZA - AN EPIDEMIC


We have more abundance in the Western world than ever before and supposedly more intelligence yet we are the unhappiest species on this planet. Has anyone stopped to look at the correlation between consumerism and the growing rate of depression, anxiety, suicide, obesity and relationship breakdowns?

We need to seriously put an end to our ego's consumption binge! The planet and all its occupants are suffering and facing annihilation because the human psyche has for far too long been infected by a bad case of affluenza.

Affluenza has been identified as being "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." This is our most pressing epidemic as it is the root of all dis-ease in the world. Whether it be emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. It is our shadows of greed, envy, pride and desire for power that has created a major imbalance in the psychic fabric of human consciousness.

Something is definitely wrong. We seem more empowered than ever before but perhaps it is only our egos that are. Our soul's seem to be dying a slow death. Our Western society is built on the idea that more stuff equates to more joy. Despite the flood of Eastern influence on our psyche we still just don't really GET IT. The Easter cultures completely debunk that myth as their way of life is proof that the human soul is not quenched by 'stuff' but instead it is only filled through connection, gratitude, spirituality and being connected to nature in harmony.

The more is better mentality has turned us into mindless consumption addicts and robotic workaholics. We are infected by the we are not enough virus that infects all of our thinking and choices. Our insatiable desire for more and more stuff has ironically however only exacerbated the emptiness we feel. That emptiness is calling for us to quench it with compassion, love, connection, togetherness, spirituality, and reunion with nature. Being disconnected has caused us t live a soul disconnected and spiritless life.

Our sense of entitlement, desire for instant gratification, need for speed and misguided ambitions have programmed the human species to become mindless workaholics, shopaholics and social media junkies. People were slowly waking up to the power of direct advertising and how it breeds discontentment so they introduced the social media game to help us experience even deeper levels of envy, comparison and drive the idea that we ARE NOT ENOUGH deeper into out consciousness.

While we are so busy aspiring for MORE, we trade in the things that truly matter such as our health, connection with friends and family, time to rest and enjoy life, relationships, spiritual commitments.

Are you thinking no that's not me? Think again. Affluenza has infected the very fabric of our existence and its claws are deeply embedded into every system and institution you can think of. Who is selling you the idea that YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED? WHO IS OUT THERE CONVINCING YOU THAT YOU ARE ALREADY ENOUGH AND COMPLETE?