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Miracles Of Recovery Blueprint

Miracles Of Recovery Blueprint To address the increasing overdose death rate as well as the staggering relapse rate for individuals who have “completed” a professional program, I created Miracles Of Recovery. Having over 30 years’ experience down in the mud, the blood and the tears of addiction, both as someone in recovery and a treatment professional, the truth is:RECOVERY IS NOT ONE SIZE...

Courage Birthed

"Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace." - Amelia Earhart. "We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage." Alcoholics Anonymous.  Society often honors those who demonstrate courage, sacrifice and selfless devotion with medals,...

Ignoring the Signs

I am a hiker. I live in Southern California which is a wonderful place to live if you love to hike. Mountains, hills, and panoramic views abound. My "playground" is the Laguna Wilderness area. It surrounds the town of Laguna Beach with some 77 miles of hiking trails. Now, Laguna Beach is an artist colony and a beautiful little town. It runs along the coast climbing from the Pacific Ocean to the...

Happiness Is Birthed in Gratitude

"Grateful people are happy people and those who aren't, aren't." I first heard that many years ago in a 12 Step fellowship meeting. When I wore a younger man’s clothes I believed, incorrectly, that I would be happy when I achieved some arbitrary milestone: get out of my childhood home, get a job, get a better job, get a steady girlfriend, get married, get some money in the bank, get a new car,...

The Truth About Fear

From Fear all forms of Spiritual disease and unease are birthed, and Fear is a bluffer. Look back on your life,think of all the things you were frightened of that turned out to be phantoms once walked through, and even if it was something difficult, it rarely was as bad as imagined. We are bombarded with fear daily. Most of the advertising we are subjected to is fear based. Hurry to this or that...

Growth Requires Taking Risks

Living on the Spiritual Basis is often about stepping out in faith and taking risks. Leaving the job or career where we are "comfortable" but uninspired or just plain bored. Asking someone out on a date, risking rejection. Agreeing to go on a date, risking rejection. Leaving a relationship that is "comfortable" when we know it is time to go in our heart of hearts. Giving the keys to the car for...

A Touchstone Of Growth: Failure

Failure is inevitable. Everyone fails. Often. Consider the observations of a few highly successful people about the importance of failure in our growth: "Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be" - John Wooden, “We are all failures - at least the best of us are.” - J.M. Barrie, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” - Henry Ford, “Failures are...

Riding The Red Horse

We ride the Red Horse when our emotions and feelings dominate us, overriding everything else. When we act out without thinking it through, without considering the possible consequences or ramifications of what our words or actions in enflamed haste may bring. The Law of Unintended Consequences on full display. The heated snap decision to leave a job or abandon a relationship we soon come to...

Riding The Pale Horse

The four biblical horsemen in The Book Of Revelation are tied to the end times but I will leave that discussion for another day. That said there is still much we can learn spiritually from these examples. Consider the first three horsemen from an individual spiritual perspective: The Pale Horse represents the physical body and its destruction through all forms of addiction, the negative as well...

Miracles Of Recovery

Vincent Lee Jones 714-366-1725 vlj@miraclesofrecovery.com Specialties: Assisting those not only struggling with addiction in all its forms and guises, but their loved ones as well. Guide not only to classic 12 Step based recovery, but other modalities and paths since recovery is not one size fits all. As an avid hiker I incorporate nature into recovery, to slow down and appreciate the beauty and...