My question is based on alcohol consumption.
I've noticed more and more whenever I drink alcohol to a level of tipsy drunk, the more susceptible I am to the inner torment of past pains etc.
When on the path, do we become more easily targeted by these states? Or is it just in my head.
Im not a big drinker day to day and will probably only have a drink once or twice a month. It's on the occasions of going out on a night out.. I can only have 2 or 3 drinks and either during or the next day I'm so anxious and lost in my mind.
Even as I write this Ive had a night of drinking at a house party, and so many past pains have come through, my anxiety is strong.
I've never had these issues with only a few drinks, up until this year when I found the beautiful teachings of gnosticism and started on the spiritual path.
Is this a lesson I must learn to comprehend why we shouldn't fall into drunkenness?
Any help would be amazing.