When it comes to sugar, the concept of slavery is inevitably intertwined. Sugar, as a product, contributed to the slave trade of the past and today, the presence of sugar in many people’s lives is keeping them in metaphorical chains. As Jeff O’Connell said in Sugar Nation, “Sugar gave rise to the slave trade, now sugar has enslaved us”.
Sugar is a drug, and as with many drugs, they dampen the voice within all of us that is calling for us to be the best version of ourselves. It is impossible to be the best version of ourselves when we are avoiding our intuition by indulging in the safety we feel by consuming sugar.
So if we look at sugar addiction as a form of enslavement, then we must look at addressing the healing journey as a process of breaking free from the chains that sugar keeps us in. Being chained means you don’t have access to the freedom of following your intuition. By continuing the vicious cycle of sugar addiction, that freedom remains locked up.
It is extremely powerful to make the decision to make a change. In the realm of sugar addiction, the decision to make a change means actually freeing you from the chains of that vicious cycle. This is a scary concept for many people as it may feel safer to remain in chains.
The reality is that feeling of safety is what keeps you enslaved to the addiction and enslaved to the depression of living in this way. By taking a step forward and making the bold decision to change your life, you are telling the universe that you are ready to become the best version of yourself.
Each and every human on this planet is on a different path to becoming their best selves. This journey is halted by those chains, but as soon as you break them, the universe will come to meet you and support you on the difficult journey you have ahead.
Breaking free from the stronghold of sugar addiction doesn’t mean that there is nothing but sunshine and rainbows on the other side. It does mean, however, that you will be well equipped and resilient when it comes to meeting any challenge that comes your way.
Sweet Freedom is not about the complete absence of sugar in your life but breaking free from the power sugar has to enslave us in habits that limit our bodies and our minds.