“We answer to a higher authority”

“We answer to a higher authority”

We have been on the path of spiritual living for a time and now find ourselves faced with a serious problem or difficulty seemingly out of left field. What should we do, we have been following directions faithfully, should we redouble our efforts, work harder?  Isn’t that usually one of the first thoughts to cross our mind? Even possibly thinking that we will need to work hard on this, that it is going to require extra time and effort, spiritual toil to get to the other side? Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

As an old hot dog commercial intoned, “We answer to a higher authority” (everyone does actually, some just don’t realize it, yet). Remembering change is the natural course of living, we have quietly and resolutely turned to the Miraculous and placed the trouble in His hands as well as having taken whatever action the secular world requires; we’ve prayed and meditated as we have learned to do, so the footwork is done. Now the hard part, we stop and leave the results to God. When we feel the “do something” urge (which is the adversary Fear at work) begin to creep back into our consciousness we turn to God in prayer and ask if there is anything further that needs to be done, that He would have us do, for we are willing. If there is, he will provide an intuitive (God) thought, the action made clear.

Our problems and difficulties require trust and faith for resolution, not spiritual hard work. Living on the Spiritual Basis we trust infinite Creation rather than our finite self. “God can and will solve this problem”, remember there are no small or large difficulties, spiritually size is non-existent; when in pain and discomfort, the ultimate solution is always found through our reliance on a Power Greater Than Ourselves. So, save the hard work for the garden, relax and enjoy a hot dog, perhaps with some chili on it.

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Published by Vincent Lee Jones

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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