“The Game of Life and How to Play It”

Below is Chapter one from the wonderful book, “The Game of Life and How to Play It” written by Florence Scovel Shinn in 1925. She says fear is the opposite of faith, which is true, and it will literally prevent all health and prosperity from coming into your life. The demon of fear has also possessed billions of human beings today across the globe. Until we remove the fear, there will be no freedom and no peace.


Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.

It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness. Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving.

“Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.

If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive love; if he gives criticism, he will receive criticism; if he lies he will be lied to; if he cheats he will be cheated. We are taught also, that the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game of life. Continue reading

Message for Parents & Spouses – It’s Not Your Fault and There Is Nothing You Can Do

Do not let anyone deceive you about your addicted child or spouse. They have not become addicts nor do they continue being addicts because of you. There is not a single thing you have done or could do as a parent to cause your child to become an addict. Why? Because the causal relationship does not exist. It is a myth and a lie. You cannot cause anybody to do anything. NOBODY is responsible for us becoming addicts or alcoholics. Continue reading

Newsflash: Addicts and Alcoholics LOVE Drugs & Alcohol

     It is a myth that addicts and alcoholics hate drugs and alcohol and are just victims of some dark entity that took them over involuntarily. If you are an addict or alcoholic, you may or may not reject this fact. If you are honest with yourself, you will admit it is the truth. If you are a parent or a spouse, it is crucial to understand this so that you do not get deceived and taken to the cleaners by some mainstream treatment center, which is close to 100% of them. You are being lied to about addiction and addicts on every possible level. Big business recovery, doctors and government do not exist to tell you the truth. Sorry. They exist for themselves. Continue reading

Addict or Not, Drinking Alcohol or Using Drugs as an Adult Is Cowardice

Normal adult human beings understand that adult life is challenging, that is does not entail feeling good 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They understand that it can be exhausting, uncomfortable and sometimes quite painful. They understand that it requires the strength and will to walk through difficulty of all sorts. They understand that it involves being tested, perhaps daily. Continue reading