One of the ways we demonstrate spiritual fitness is by our willingness to give, freely, not only in riches but most importantly, of ourselves. Consider for a moment the disheveled individual holding a cardboard sign seeking money for “food.” Now, they may in fact not use the money for food as we would judge it, but does that make their need any less real? A dollar wrapped in a blessing, given with a smile and kindness, saluting the Divine within, provides more relief, opens more pathways of heart than can be experienced with human eyes.
All reap as they sow, by giving with joy, never out of grudging obligation or with strings attached for that defeats divine purpose, serenity and peace with intention are the harvest. So, ask in prayer to be shown how to best be of service, tithing the gift of your time and expertise to those who need your gift. We are greater and more valuable than our fear driven carnal mind often allows or accepts. Remember: you are a child of the Divine, directly connected in truth to all of creation.
So regardless of the size of our pocket book, a genuine smile accompanied with gentle eye contact wrapped in a kind word to those suffering, acknowledging them, is a tithe that multiplies itself in ever widening circles, helping to release them, and ourselves, from the bondage of self, a simple confirmation of the relationship we all have with the truly Miraculous. “Let there be peace, and let it begin with me.”
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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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