How to Break Cycles of Cravings to Accelerate Your Consciousness Shift

Submitted by Open on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 05:13

I felt to address the value and importance of confronting and breaking cravings in the 5D Ascension Shift, and especially now as we enter a 'new normal' in society and how we live physically. We have the window of possibility stretched before us to reset unhealthy patterns and lifestyles, because of the window created - meditating and fasting much more for example. And also to reset our focus for the ultimate direction of life - allegiance to our soul within the consciousness shift.

So what exactly are cravings, where do they arise from and how might we best break them open?

The Root Cause of Craving

I put this to you: cravings are where we've attached to some paticular pattern or behaviour in the past, that conceal unrealised aspects of soul.

What's happened is that some particular behaviour, eating for example, has activated an aspect of soul which has felt good, but then we've unconsciously engaged in ever more of the behaviour seeking ever more of that soulful feeling. It becomes an addiction, which then diminishes the feeling of soul. Nevertheless, the cravings can still open doorways back to the original experience if we're prepared to break into and through them.

In society in recent years there’s been a growing fixation with excessive consumption, excessive entertainment, distraction, denial, deferral and investment in everything physical — especially for the younger generations, even though they’re coming in with more awakeness. Society has been finding ever more sophisticated ways of hooking people into the system. The system itself is progressively morphing into ever more technologically sophisticated iterations. It appears to be consuming consciousness within it.

For plenty of awakened people, one of the positive aspects of the Virus Lockdown, has been the slowdown in the external matrix. And thus the window of opportunity to question past behaviourisms and the way we've been living. This is incredibly positive.

Another dynamic I witness is that, for a broad group of awakening people, there’s still a strong investment in that high-tech reality. Even though many see the disadvantages and the downside, the disconnect from the natural authentic, there’s nevertheless a widespread want and desire for many aspects of the system itself. Which in some ways is fine - it helps us connect up, commune with each other and inspire the shift of consciousness. But balance is essential - setting healthy boundaries, making sure for example, that when we use social media it's not simply because of habit, craving and addiction, but rather with a sense of purpose and community.
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Orientation into the Higher Consciousness

This dynamic perplexed me for a while. But now more and more, I see the realignment taking place of various waves and groups who will likely head in different directions to create different reality constructs. I see the strong likelihood of human colonies on Mars, for example. I find much discomfort in the possibility, because of the likelihood that the synthetic reality created would likely be quite removed from the natural authentic, and thereby quite difficult for souls in such realities to realign. And yet of course I also realise that if a being is choosing this journey, then they have something to learn from it. If it’s what they’re strongly choosing to experience, and there are enough beings wanting that, then it’ll likely be created — if not there, then somewhere else.

For those yearning to ascend to a more aligned 5D reality consciousness, one that’s more divinely connected to the flow, we’re going to have to be increasingly mindful of the noise and distractions of the lower densities — and this is on the increase. Specifically there’ll be the control dramas of those around you, for which you may find yourself compelled by aspects of truth (since all reality constructs are founded on some truthful inquiry). In working with various people, I’m hearing a pattern where the lower paradigm densities and noise are drowning out the more subtle frequencies forming in the new vibrations. I’d say there’s a question of ‘loyalty’ and attentiveness building. When you inquire within, where is your true loyalty?

There will be many around you, even awakening people, who are still quite invested in ‘the system’; who will attach to “healing the Earth” (for example) by reforming society through ever more sophisticated ‘sustainable’ ways, yet overlooking the fact that the Earth has a natural alignment and balance for ALL sentient life — beyond society — not just for human life. Nevertheless, their arguments are very convincing because there are degrees of truth in them.

What I observe this tends to do, is to hook in those who might be on an ascending pathway — loyalty becomes stretched and bent (often by excessive empathy, acceptance and compassion). My encouragement is to work to be really clear within yourself what your soul yearns for. Maybe it is a more sophisticated sustainable yet synthetic reality? If that’s the case, then so be it. But many drawn to the Openhand work naturally yearn for the more aligned and authentic way of living and being — one that’s respecting and embracing all sentient life. In this case, I can see that it requires increasing attention and embodiment of the higher frequencies, loyalty to soul families taking greater precedence, and the vibrations of the New Paradigm that are strengthening day by day.
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The Need for 'Completion'

It’s essential also to confront cravings — comfort eating for example. Often such behaviours conceal several layers of conditioned pain that we’re reacting to. Often people eat when they’re not actually physically hungry or in need of sustenance. Or else they’re eat food that is not nutritional, yet placates a feeling of emptiness. I switched to OMAD fasting (one meal a day) a couple of years ago, and found it tremendously expanding and vibration raising. And despite having looked deep into diet over many years, I still found there were cravings to overcome.

Not that we shouldn’t still enjoy the physical — the risk would be to deny key aspects of the soul too. The key here is transcendence — effectively tantra. You embrace the physical experience, and yet feel through it, to connect up the vibrational loop into the higher dimensional experiences and back to the source. Which becomes completiing, wholesome, with the sense of belonging.

What often (perhaps always) underlying a craving is the need for some kind of physical experiential ‘completion’. The less you eat, the more time you have, and the stronger your energetic flow becomes. It invites you to put this extra attention somewhere. Pranic breathing has become essential in that. Increased time in meditation and stillness, feeling the completion within, but also gaining sensual completion elsewhere — the scent of a flower for example, feeling the sun or wind on the skin, or a deeper attention to simple acts of nature around. Of course it’s also essential to spend time sitting in the contraction that needs any completion at all — breaking through the feelings of these contractions that can then take you into the Void of Presence.

The point being, it’s essential to allow the contractive pains, not placate them so much, but spend time inquiring deeply through them and challenging the judgments the mind makes - around the judgment of ‘hunger’ for example. Basically you have to sit in this to break it out. You normalise and equalise with it, unravelling the layers of feeling until you become awesomely okay in the feeling. You can then 'reframe' it as something else - emptiness becomes the excitement of adventure and possibility for example.


Openhand's Breakthrough Approach offers a simple but effective way of getting inside the loop of contractive cravings (exemplified above). Essenitally it is this...

1) Confront the truth of the situation
2) Honour and Express the tightness
3) Become as-one with your feelings
4) Unwind soul out of the constriction

If you practice this by turning into the contractive pain rather than placating it (with food or soft comfort or distraction for example), you'll find it a tremendously empowering experience. When you touch soul inside what was previously a contractive craving and you liberate it, it's the most empowering and uplifting feeling imagineable - you've cracked an old limitation, let something go and gained greatly in the process.
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Time to Switch Allegiance

My encouragement to all on an ascending path, is to really penetrate the increasing noise of the 3D, to work through any contractive cravings and engrossments. The more you work on this, the stronger I find you connect up with the higher dimensional flow, and the sense of loyalty to one’s real ‘home’ and soul family strengthens. It makes it much easier to set boundaries in the 3D and mediate through the various challenges we’re tending to experience. It gives you a solid connection, so we’re much less swayed by the machinations and drama of the 3D.

If you follow the path of Breakthrough into the Soul, it leads to the Transmutation of Beingness, something I've expressed in this video together with a guided meditation at the end. It's high time to transform our lives!...

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22/04/2021 Openhand Journal Update

I felt to feature this article again today on breaking into cravings and unwinding them - how important and helpful it is to your shift. Cravings often happen because of some unconsciousness within the behaviour and then also a judgment - that you need a particular completion, when actually, it is possible to transform the 'base layer' of the experience into something positive.

I'm sure everyone has various forms of cravings. By confronting them, they become a powerful tool for evolutionary growth. With this in mind, do check the article above which is featured today...

How to Break Cycles of Cravings to Accelerate Your Consciousness Shift


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Hey Open,

Can you elaborate on the nature or form of a synthetic reality and how it is opposed to authentic soul beingness? Who controls it? 

Also, what’s your preferred method of addressing opposition consciousness in the field? 

In reply to by Mystique


My knowing is its the 'greys' essentially behind the creation of the synthetic reality here.

It's created via a number of means. Firstly by downgrading DNA, which is a receiver/transmitter of soul consciousness. This interrupts the carrier signal of the soul so it's more difficult to come through. There's also energetic implants that interrupt the soul frequency. So then the being becomes more susceptible to programming - such as fear based propaganda, as we've seen in the pandemic. Thus people are directed more to a way of living - Smart/AI - that is divorced from the soul and can be more easily directed according to their agenda.

It's essentially broken down by going within and reconnecting with soul, infusing it in all our daily activities; coming from the soul as much as possible in any given moment. This starts to infuse soul more and more, which naturally challenges and dispatches the interferring frequencies.

That's a very brief overview. Here's an Openhand article that goes much deeper into it...


Deception on the Spiritual Path and How to Overcome It


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In reply to by Open


With their advanced technology, I am puzzled by the need of OC to desire/invest in soul harvesting, as opposed to creating and living in their own synthetic ideal without interfering in the evolution of other sentient beings. 


Also, why harvest an evolving/wounded soul when you can invest in the evolution and healing of your own? 


It all seems so pointless, lives torn apart with hatred and pain. For many here now, that don’t even realize or acknowledge soul loss, how can they find the light? How can a harvested soul regain sovereignty? 


Thanks for the article. I’ve read it a few times and will continue to refer back to it as needed. 

In reply to by Mystique


Hi Mystique - good questions.

Souls channel consciousness, they channel energy. They're simply furthering their number just like any group or species - the Universe has an inherrent impulse to thrive. It's just that this impulse in them has become distorted at the expense of all else.

Why do they continue to harvest souls?

Through energy workers, grey souls are being progressively reconnected and brought back to the light, so it is the only way for them to protect and build their number.

Utlimately there is an inherrant belief that to insure and assure their existence, they must control their reality, rather than surrendering to the flow and the progressive journey of reincarnation.

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Let's be clear folks, we're entering a new norm in society where things won't be the same again. The time of the humble spiritual warrior is upon us! You can empower yourself beyond measure and expectation simply by breaking through cravings (as explained above). So how are you getting on getting inside the loop?

In reply to by Open


I am getting on ok, better today than I was this time last week and I feel that is mainly due to staying loyal to my commitments whereas last week and the weeks prior I lacked the discipline and 'caved' into cravings and old habits. I still find myself having to confront and and express my will power. 

What do you feel is going to happen with the lockdown? Some are saying it is going to be lifted soon but I can't see it happening. But I also feel a growing number of people are becoming unhappy and discontent with the forced lockdown. And especially with summer arriving, are people going to be happy 'giving away' their summer and staying locked in?