Psycho-Babble Faith Thread 247597

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Opening to Light/Letting go of Addiction, etc.

Posted by Temmie on August 2, 2003, at 13:27:46

Jimi, et. al., I've been chanting chanting chanting, and find it is helping some ...

OM AH RA PA TSA NA DIH (Hope I got that right).

Yesterday's meeting at Al-Anon was very helpful .... This morning's was not the case. Paul is definitely using cocaine. Probably in crack form, given the "homies" he's hanging with. I've gone back into the archives to reprint Mercury's message about addition (main gem for me, "he understands just fine. he just doesn't care. He doesn't care about you ... or anyone but himself. He only cares about drugs and alcohol.")

I am trying to understand addiction as a disease. One that I don't have anything to do with, and that I can't help, fix, or cure. I am looking at my own addiction -- in terms of this person -- and I'm trying to keep my heart open to Light and Truth.

OM AH RA PA TSA NA DI ...
OM AH RA PA TSA NA DI ...

It is not easy, and there are times I feel better than others ... but it's all helping.

Thanks everyone. Temmie

P.S. I would have tagged this on to an earlier post, but there's something wrong with my computer, and I can't access the current thread.

 

Lifting up/Prayer/Al-Anon, etc.

Posted by temmie on August 3, 2003, at 19:38:48

In reply to Opening to Light/Letting go of Addiction, etc., posted by Temmie on August 2, 2003, at 13:27:46

Excuse the double-post above. I must have hit enter twice .... Just wanted to say I am grateful for every bit of advice I've gotten on this site. Mercury, I'm sorry I wasn't fast-moving enough to suit your tastes, but I appreciate the referral to Al-Anon, and have been to three meetings in the last three days. It is helping. I have also made a friend of my new chanting string .... thank you, Jimi .... And last night, since I'm no longer taking Seqoquel for sleep, literally prayed all night. I prayed to be a better mom. I prayed to be a better student. I prayed to be a better teacher. I prayed for Paul's safety. I just ... prayed ... without stopping, and it was wonderful. Paul called first thing in the morning and sounded "normal," but I know that's only because he ran out of money, was ripped off, robbed, or whatever, and had to "do without" yesterday ... spending the whole day in bed. Today, his [foolish] brother cashed a check for him, so he'll be out using again tonight. I feel so much clearer, and so much more capable of "letting go." That's not to say that I'm all the way "there" yet, but I'm finding it easier to detach -- and to fulfill obligations that are far more important for my higher growth: commitments to my family; commitments to myself; commitments to my higher-education; to my students; to my career; and to my long-range goals. Thank you. I wish there was another site here ... related to addiction/substance abuse, and recovery -- but perhaps that's not necessary, being that so much has already been accomplished here.

Thank you thank you thank you.

Also want to put another plug in for "The Jesus I Never Knew". Good bedtime reading.

Sweet dreams to all. Keep reaching up. Keep asking for help. Keep moving forward.

XXX, Temmie

 

Re: Lifting up/Prayer/Al-Anon, etc.

Posted by rayww on August 4, 2003, at 15:25:30

In reply to Lifting up/Prayer/Al-Anon, etc., posted by temmie on August 3, 2003, at 19:38:48

If only we could all follow your admonition and keep reaching up, keep asking for help, and keep moving forward. What excellent advice.

When it comes to addiction recovery, it's OK to be selfish. Work on your own perception by using your chants, or singing a song, or whatever it takes to ease the pain of desire for whatever it is you are addicted to. It passes, and with every effort, with every tiny success, you gain more power over it.

If I may mention Satan in terms of personal destruction, Satan is a coward. If we stand firm he will always retreat. He meets us in our addiction and trys to suck us down into his own dark territory where he can speedily destroy us because he hates us. God in us is more powerful than Satan. Believe that. By trusting God, and reaching, asking, then moving forward, you will surely conquer whatever it is you are fighting against. It is a way of life, a daily exercise, and though there will be set backs, it is easy to return to, because the pay back is immediate, and once you recognize God's gifts, you begin to feel so loved, honored, respected for the individual you are. You begin to honor your own place in the harmony of the universe. There are many new beginnings. Each day can be one.

 

Re: Lifting up/Prayer/Al-Anon, etc. rayww

Posted by Temmie on August 4, 2003, at 20:19:27

In reply to Re: Lifting up/Prayer/Al-Anon, etc., posted by rayww on August 4, 2003, at 15:25:30

Thank you, Ray. I don't remember whether I said it here or not, but I always felt -- if there were such a thing as "devil," surely that force were involved with the manufacturer (and unfortunate outcomes) associated with cocaine. It's just a bad, bad, bad drug. My addiction is to people, I guess. (!) Not any better (or more honorable than the other). Anything that deters our attempts (or experience) of highest good ... needs addressing. I hope I'm making sense. Am trying to thank you for your remark -- and to add to it. I also wanted to use this post to try (again) to post correctly a book I mentioned earlier: "Awaken Healing Light of the Tao". Whatever works, as you said!!! For now, I am blessing and thanking all forces and folks, seen and unseen who have contributed to the healing and redirect of my journey. I am grateful for chanting. I am grateful for prayer. I am grateful for Light. I am grateful for Al-Anon. I am grateful for community, and all who gather in the name of good. I am grateful for our discussion here ... and the unselfish giving I've received from so many during a time of exceeding need. God bless you! Temmie

 

re: Opening to Light/Letting go of Addiction, etc. Temmie

Posted by lil' jimi on August 6, 2003, at 0:58:38

In reply to Opening to Light/Letting go of Addiction, etc., posted by Temmie on August 2, 2003, at 13:27:46

> Jimi, et. al., I've been chanting chanting chanting, and find it is helping some ...
>
> OM AH RA PA TSA NA DIH (Hope I got that right).
>

that is perfect
... .... be at your ease
... the spirit's intention is enough
... ... ... ... perfection is not neccessary ....

take good care of yourself,
~ jim


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