The true key of our freedom lies in
forgiveness and we forgive not for the other person’s sake, but for your own.
Can you think of a single spiritual teacher that has not made this point?
Without forgiveness no real spiritual progress can ever be made. When we fail
to embrace forgiveness we lock ourselves into a circular path which inevitably
leads back to the same difficulties clothed in different garb, again and again.
Living on the Spiritual Basis requires forgiving not only in word and deed, but
in our heart, breaking the cycle, but how?
When we hold onto an old hurt, justifying the feeling for any reason, we chose
to stand outside the sunlight of the Spirit, placing ourselves in the shadow of
resentment and fear, morbid reflection ascendant. By embracing any justified anger our thinking becomes
stale, stagnant and unhealthy; by throwing open our heart to forgiveness we are
rejuvenated. The course here is clear; when negative thoughts appear in our consciousness,
we immediately treat them with prayer asking to be shown how we can be of
service to the person we are seeking to forgive. Becoming willing in Spirit
sets us free. To be very clear, God will never place us in a position to
be harmed if we are about His business, so forgive free of the
fear of being spiritually harmed further. By taking the contrary action to what
the World and our carnal mind would have us do, we raise our consciousness and
stand in the sunlight of the Spirit, clean, rejuvenated and free, the Law of
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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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