New beginnings. We have had and will have many in our lives and though all are remarkable, the greatest of these however is the day we chose to live on the basis of trusting and relying on a Power Greater Than Ourselves. This conscious decision to Live on the Spiritual Basis begins closing the chapters of our lives lived on self-propulsion and self-will and starts us on the one true journey; our rebirth into the light. Just as was our physical birth, there is pain, made all the more difficult because we are fully conscious for all of it, but is necessary for, Pain is the only instrument sharp enough to cut away the excess of self. Is it any wonder this path is the road less traveled? Our carnal mind seeks, and the secular world offers many “easy” alternatives to address our discomfort, whether it is a “pill for every ill” or some new book or teacher offering a path promising freedom without discomfort. Many pay the path lip service, few willing to pay the price required, a great sadness indeed. Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth, we can wish it were not so with all our might, but in truth, without pain few, if any, would be moved to act, for complacency is one of the true Adversary’s, Fear, most effective tools.
The Good News however is that once moved to act, we tap into the power of the miraculous, taking a partner in living who has all knowledge and power, the True Source of all. The promise is that once we have embarked on this new beginning, steadfast in willingness and refusing to be turned by the Adversary, life will take on new meaning. We will comprehend Serenity and we will know peace, no matter what our current circumstances, we are, in fact, reborn, Freedom in spirit personified.
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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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