Friday, 22 May 2015

Joining The Ten Stages Study starts the emotional healing process

By: Fraser Trevor On: 08:33
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  • Joining The Ten Stages Study starts the emotional healing process, if it goes well, it risks much. Basically at risk is our false self, which is all most of us have. It’s how we’ve been defining ourselves for most of our entire conscious lives – ever since we created it to fit into our childhood families. Healing attempts to help us understand ourselves and to modify this false self, to help us manifest our recovery our true self that lies underneath, dormant or partially dormant for years.We know our truth but have not been able to manifest it until now.
    When this process succeeds, the consequences are great, and often seemingly negative. Becoming honest is a betrayal of all our false relationships – be they with friends, parents, partners, family members, colleagues, or with society as a whole. It throws our old dynamics into turmoil, which can be especially painful if there is much interdependency – and history.Our belief system turns upside down and now we taste real freedom and real recovery for the first time.Sometimes the truth hits like a bucket of cold water, spluttering we surface as the old gives way to the new.

      Monday, 13 April 2015

      The longer we go without healing our traumas, the more our problems in self-care compound.

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 08:20
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    • When we make decisions to try to take perfect care of ourselves, we become lost,frozen because at this stage our inner compass has become damaged. Our decisions, to the degree that we are traumatised, become faulty. And what’s worse, we will FEEL as if we are actually taking care of ourselves.
      We will at this stage defend our actions to the hilt, but our decisions are bad and end up only hurting ourselves worse. This happens in a myriad of ways, including through sex, food, drugs, personal hygiene, relationships, romance, money, and even through seeking help in the helping profession. We trust people who are not to be trusted, because at a deep level we cannot trust ourselves.
      And the longer we go without healing our traumas, the more our problems in self-care compound. Our lives become more and more damaged and more and more off-course. Our bodies, Our relationships, and our very connections with ourselves get more and more broken. Our very decisions only end up traumatising ourselves worse. This is the tragedy that pays out a dividend of more tragedy and locks into the very heart of addiction.
      None of this is a great mystery. We all hear stories of people who have been severely wounded in childhood who end up living the most hurt, suffering-filled adult lives.The difference for us is that we have a solution in the Stages Study Course that directly challenges and gently heals our predicaments.

      Monday, 14 July 2014

      Power of the 12-Step Process and the gift of that power to the 12 Keys to the Kingdom.

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 23:54
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    • One step at a time.
      One step at a time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


      Power of the 12-Step Process and the gift of that power to the 12 Keys to the Kingdom. 

      From the book Alcoholics Anonymous: "In spite of the great increase in the size and span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope."

      What is the Twelve Step Model? How is it a "treatment for alcoholism" or "alcohol abuse?"

       "A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles (accepted by members as 'spiritual principles,' based on the approved literature) outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioural problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism in 1939. The method was then adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs. Twelve-step methods have been adopted to address a wide range of substance-abuse and dependency problems."

      "Addiction treatment" WORKS! There is addiction help out there and "addiction recovery" is possible. If you are battling "alcohol addiction" there are people who know EXACTLY what it is like! 

      From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: "Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny."

      Thursday, 26 June 2014

      contemplative monk Br. David Steindl-Rast.

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 21:50
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    • "When I go within myself, I feel that I have discovered something over which had no power. Life and death are constant changes, but I have something that is one and unchanging." So says renowned contemplative monk Br. David Steindl-Rast. Is this the deathless soul that survives the ego's death? Is this what we are all here to look for?

      Tuesday, 24 June 2014

      Assignment Higher Power

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 21:50
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    • The danger of taking life too seriously as a spiritual person

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 16:33
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    • Life is too serious to take it seriously.   I see all things new.   My mind is like that of a child. New.

      The danger of taking life too seriously as a spiritual person

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 16:30
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    • "The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."   - Gisele Bundchen

      The danger of taking life too seriously as a spiritual person

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 16:28
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    • "Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go." - Natalie Goldberg

      Thursday, 19 June 2014

      Han Shan ( 9th century)

      By: Fraser Trevor On: 16:22
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    • cold mountain, tribute to han shan
      There's a tree that existed before the woods,
      In age twice as old.
      Its roots suffered as the valley changed,
      Its leaves deformed by wind and frost.
      People all laugh at its withered aspect,
      Caring nothing about the core's beauty.
      When the bark is stripped off,
      Only essence remains. 

       - Han Shan ( 9th century)