“Faith without works is dead.” There is an eternal question we all must address: are we willing to go to any length for a Spiritual awakening? No one can answer this question for another, and it is only truly answered through our actions and regardless of path of enlightenment chosen, one of the side effects of walking this path is often feeling unworthy, the sense of “who am I” to suggest to others how to grow spiritually. The adversary, Fear, will cajole us into inaction, to downplay the work we have done, to soften the import of the truths we hold in our heart of hearts because we are afraid of looking pompous or self-righteous.
We must turn the “who am I” into “I am who” walks the path that leads to freedom, the freedom from the bondage of self the adversary revels in. Fear will bluff us into inaction, try to convince us the well-earned lessons of our growth into warriors of the light somehow lack value, our demonstrated freedom should be kept secret, lest we appear full of ourselves. As Children Of The Light we must stand ready, available, to testify to the work we have done and be counted, when asked. Will some, still locked in the bondage of self, disparage, perhaps even attack us? Yes, but take heart, for this is just another indication you are on the right path.
By stepping out in faith, trusting in a Power Greater Than Ourselves as we have come to understand it, to use us as instruments of Divine Love and Knowledge at whatever our current level of understanding is, we can alleviate fear, pain and suffering for others and light the way for those still lost in the bondage of self.
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Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives.
My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years.
As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives.
In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725.
I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at https://livinginspirit.blogspot.com with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.
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