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 →
Our problem is not really drugs and alcohol and simply removing them. Our problem is the person we are – a person who is broken spiritually and mentally. We are selfish, morally destitute lunatics. Sobriety alone will not change the man nor will it make the insane man sane again.Continue reading →
The following is an excerpt from, ‘The Privileged Addict’
HAND OF GOD
It was the middle of a moonlit night in the chapel up North. My body told me when I was finished meditating. I sat down for a few minutes. A feeling of certainty calmed me. I was ready. I knelt down on my knees and opened up the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous to page 76 and read the 7th Step prayer out loud.
“My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.” Alcoholics Anonymous, 76.Continue reading →
Last Sunday, our pastor elaborated on a theme I’ve tried to convey over the years, which is that the spiritual life is not an intellectual exercise but an experiential one, created and established through right action. He spoke of the sanctuary and the people and the teachings in the book of John. He said that there is much more going on here than just a bunch of random, disconnected people listening to an intellectual seminar, but rather something bigger, something alive, something powerful. When people come together with the intention to grow and evolve spiritually, the presence of God increases and the scene becomes much more than a room and a pulpit and a few breathing bodies.
This is why service is the most powerful and essential action to the life of an addict, or anyone who desires to get close to God and to evolve spiritually. Continue reading →
I am fully convinced that the new-age, collectivist push to invalidate the immorality of addiction, and more specifically the behavior of addicts and the inevitable effects of that behavior, to be the work of the devil. Modern progressives and cultural Marxists have indeed co-opted science, sanity and sense. Everything you hear today about so-called science is essentially a joke, or just a lie. The truth is elusive – it is so simple and easy to see and grasp yet so difficult for those who’ve been dulled, numbed, poisoned and weakened mentally to a degree that is beyond repair. When you spend a lifetime ingesting poison of all kinds and when you have become brainwashed by your puppet masters, your entire world is a lie – down is up, wrong is right, lies are truth and on and on in the matrix. Continue reading →