Many experts address the potential physical and psychological effects that alcohol and drug use can have on the human body, warning about serious long-term consequences from liver damage to neurological changes, potential heart problems to complications in pregnancy. At this point, it is no news to Americans that these substances, when abused, can cause some serious problems. However, most of these discussions overlook the potential spiritual consequences of substance abuse.
In order to understand the true impact these substances can have, we must first understand the existence of the human aura. Author and spiritual physicist Guy Needler MBA, MSc, CEng, IET, MCMA describes the aura as an extension of the human energy field. The lower frequency energies we experience are those that we experience here on earth. Following the Brennan Model, he looks at the ‘True Energetic Self’ (TES) divided into 10 frequency bands (FBs), the first 3 are identified as the Etheric Body, the Emotional Body and the Mental Body.
Starting with the 4th FB, the Astral Body, we begin to see the emergence of the human aura, which then moves onto the energies of the soup as it reaches the top layers of the 10. Each of these layers is capable of being influenced and altered through the decisions we make and the actions we take in our physical lives here on earth.
Needler explains that substances that impact the body’s central nervous system can actually impact the soul. Among these, he includes hallucinogens (LSD, ecstasy, peyote), depressants (alcohol, valium, oxycontin and heroin) and stimulants (methamphetamine and cocaine). When we take these drugs Needler describes a situation in which our soul is actually ejected from our body to a higher level. The level it travels to is dependent on both the type of drug and the dose that was taken. This splitting of the layers to allow the soul to travel causes disharmony which can take days to heal. The more often you take these drugs, or the higher the dose, the higher the soul is thrown and the more layers it impacts.
As these levels are disturbed, it leaves them torn and altered. They are no longer the clear, easy to read aura that you once carried around, attracting those that shared similar energies. Instead, your aura becomes muddied and hard to read. Once a protective energetic shield around the body, it’s effectiveness is now hindered by these changes.
There are some cultures and belief systems that have advocated for the use of drugs to bring spiritual awakening, citing that they will help to raise your frequencies, exposing the soul to new experiences. When asked about his, Needler stated:
“I’ve always had an innate feeling that we can do what we want to do by pure meditation, so the answer to that question is no, I’ve never had the desire. I don’t advocate it. I don’t think it’s appropriate. It’s unnecessary as well. It’s a mechanical short cut, which ultimately results in us struggling to do it properly.
Now if people want to go down that route, they can do. I wouldn’t stop them. If they feel that they’re getting an appropriate level of response in terms of their journey, then that’s fine. But I would say it does stop you from progressing, because it’s basically a physical tool to try to achieve a metaphysical response.
There are different ways of doing it naturally (e.g. shamanism, meditation, kriya yoga). Psychotropics may become an unhealthy addiction or a crutch, when not used as a stepping stone but as the only method of getting there.”