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The ASMR Daily 129
Biscuits of Sobriety
For me, this series has daytime vibes written all over it. Sometimes, ASMR can be a picnic in the park by yourself, eating biscuits and drinking tea with ASMR Angel. I don’t usually listen to ASMR in parks though. I have, in the past, listened to ASMR while I went on walks, and even while I did work! For those of you that haven’t heard it before: I’ve been a dishwasher for most of my life. Someday, the term “dishwasher” to describe a human being will sound very antiquated – or archaic, if you will. Like the word computer. Some of the smartest people in the world were computers at NASA. If you call someone a computer nowadays, it’s either an insult or a compliment, but it doesn’t mean the same thing as it did in 1967. Anyway, I used to listen to ASMR while I washed dishes at work. It helped me keep my sanity, and allowed for a constant reminder that there are other people out in the world who are not perfect, but that are confidently making videos of themselves whispering, and without much of an explanation for their making them. Human connection in the form of ASMR has been a really, really important tool in my fight to stay sober at work. I’ve been fired blackout drunk on the job twice in my lifetime, but without ASMR, that count might be even higher.
Shall we watch the video? I think it’s going to be a jolly good time! Today’s Video Of The Day is short, but it is powerful in the sense that it is genuine, and I believe that it can genuinely help you. First however, you must know what you want help with.
Want to really stretch your imagination? Close your eyes, and pretend to view the world from where the microphone is sitting. At least in the beginning of the video; when she’s doing the tea and all that. For the rest of the video things don’t sound as binaural. Well, actually, I don’t think that the microphone we see on the table is anything more than a phantom power unit for the condensers she probably has set up on either side of her. Still, it was a fun time to just close my eyes…and for a second, be that microphone.
Microphones don’t drink alcohol, and I’m pretty sure neither did Jesus. I’m going to look it up. I bet Jesus is happy that he is more popular, yet less important than ever. He’s just a dude! Can you imagine…that guy must have been intense in person. Jesus was a real dude. If I could go back in time and meet him, I would. I’d tell him of what he becomes [in Ancient Hebrew], and we would laugh and drink. I haven’t been able to conclude if Jesus drank alcohol, but fu*k yall! Look what I just found!
The following is taken directly from this Wikipedia page:
*Alcoholic beverages appear in the Hebrew Bible, after Noah planted a vineyard and became inebriated. In the New Testament, Jesus miraculously made copious amounts of wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2). Wine is the most common alcoholic beverage mentioned in biblical literature, where it is a source of symbolism, and was an important part of daily life in biblical times. Additionally, the inhabitants of ancient Israel drank beer, and wines made from fruits other than grapes, and references to these appear in scripture.
The word “Alcohol” is Arabic; from the root word (Al-Ghawl/Ghul) “Ghawl” or “Ghul” which translates to Ghoul, Hobgoblin, Bogey(man), Ogre (man eating giant), and Alcohol,. The Qur’an—verse 37:47 uses the Arabic form “Al-Ghawl” referring to the intoxication associated with alcohol when in wine. The root word “Ghawla” translates as ‘foolish’ or ‘ignorant’. Referencing a Ghoul, this is known as an evil spirit and further translates ‘to seize’. The term Bogey(man) is sometimes used as a personification of the Devil. Along with the root word that refers to a spirit or demon, Europeans later adapted the word (likely in the 17th century) and eventually it also came to be used in science circles as a technical term for the Ethanol it also is.
Given the root of the word and its description/nature as being that of a “Demon who seizes and destroys”, many Christians abstain from Alcohol, noting that Jesus drove out demons. Along with citing its destructive power on individuals and society, as it’s often listed as the most dangerous drug in the world, they cite, among other verses, 1 Corinthians 10:21, which states, “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”*
That was all Wikipedia.
So apparently alcohol has always been bad. Now that the internet connects us all some intimately, we have actually realized that it is as bad as we’ve always known. I would like to think, even though I have no proof of this, that we are – or are about to be – in the most significant rescission of alcohol consumption of mankind’s history. Alcohol is obviously bad, but now the people who are seeking an excuse not to drink, can certainly find one with the internet.
Okay, now I’m watching the What is ASMR video from ASMR Angel. Her description of ASMR is really good. She describes her ASMR to occur differently than most, and honestly, I’ve never thought about it until now. I get tingles on the back on my neck from time to time [at first it was a lot, but it has decreased to almost-never over time. This doesn’t bother me], but I have also gotten it at the front of my head. Some scientist mght someday be able to tell me what that means. I’m less concerned with the science, and more concerned with the application. However if ASMR at the front of the head is a common trait among specific individuals, that would be an interesting find to note. What if it turned out that all the people who get ASMR [anywhere about their bodies], also have good vibes? Seems impossible, right? Life is cruel, in that it made us equal, but not equivocal. What I find to be good vibes might not be the same as what you find to be good vibes, and both of us might vibe different about how Frank vibes.
I’ve been writing this article since this afternoon, and I’m starting to not make any sense and I am quite tired now. I write my articles in batches, you see. My personal blog is more about the where and when, but I don’t put times and dates in on this blog. It’s a blog right now, but with a name like ASMR.Community, you can bet I am thinking bigger than just a blog. There so much power in the ASMR Community, that I believe it can eat-alive a good portion of the addiction recovery community, and it will still hunger for more!
Earlier today I made a video which I might never post…I’ve filmed at least 100 hours of video which I haven’t posted, but that is not the point. The point is that, in the video, I vocalized exactly my vision for the melding of the ASMR Community with Addiction Recovery.
Right now, when you need someone to talk to as a recovering addict, you usually end up going to an AA or an NA meeting. The thing about those meetings is, everyone there is very similar to you in that they are also addicts, and so really, there is not much outside influence or outside thought in those rooms. Just wisdom within similar rankings. With ASMR however, a new door has opened, and the space it has opened us to is…drumroll pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
The comments section.
I believe that hope, happiness, love, truth, and sobriety can be found in the comments of ASMR videos. Not necessarily in reading them, but in participating in them. Commenting yourself. Anything you need to say, you can say in those comments. And you will find a group of people that, I’m pretty sure, has good vibes.
I don’t much venture into the comments section, but when I do? I leave a comment. A lot of times I feel like I leave the most valuable comment. I’m not happy I feel that way, but I legitimately read other peoples comments and think “Why are these people volunteering this information? It seems selfish, yet doesn’t provide any value. At least when I’m selfish I provide value.” And so what I need you to do for me is this: Comment on an ASMR video next time your having troubling resisting your drug of choice, because I want the comments sections of ASMR videos across the world to be filled with real-time stories of sobriety, instead of lame asmr jokes and useless praise from other asmrtists. I think we can all agree that ASMR is being treated more like a cash cow than a sacred cow.
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriey Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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