Daily Steps On Our Road to Recovery for 16 to 22 August 1999.

Published  Last Week.  A daily hint published each day since June 1996.  This is past my third year anniversary since starting my web pages.  Page Down for the next days that are added a day at a time.  I have moved to http://www.recoverybydiscovery.com  and this daily page is now here at daily.htm .  I would appreciate any feedback, questions and suggestions that you have.  

16 August 1999


     We can have many lists. Shopping list, To Do lists, Completed lists,

Item lists, Outline lists, etc. Lists can be very valuable. We can see some

things better on some lists.

     In a way most lists can be shopping lists that we do not get everything

on. When we do not get everything, we need to prioritize what we have

on our lists. Sometimes it helps to have fun tools to prioritize our lists.

     I used to love using my old DOS "Better Working 8 in 1" program.

I liked the colors and the Outliner and how simple and responsive the

program was. I am glad that we can still use DOS programs on Windows

because I am getting my old program out and installing it again to use

that Outliner again. I used it to keep my To Do list in outline form. I

wrote it in affirmation format like: "I am enjoying washing my car."

Now I am adding formats like: "I am wondering what my car needs


17 August 1999


"chutz-pa or <chutz-pah>(KHoot'spuh, hoot'-) n. Slang

1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.

2. audacity; nerve." from Webster's Electronic Dictionary.

     It took the God and Christ team to have the Ultimate Chutzpah,

to demonstrate that we are all innocent. The chutzpah to atone for

all our sins, that means all. As Paul wrote, we have their righteousness

through adoption. The only catch is that to receive this innocence,

we need to have the chutzpah to also declare everyone else as innocent.

When I write that we all are doing the best we can, considering the

baggage we are dragging behind, I am declaring us all innocent. A

lot of people I know, resist this concept. They are just resisting their

lord most high within.

     We also need to develop our chutzpah and to release our chutzpah.

It takes chutzpah to face our lord most high within. It takes chutzpah to

be "peculiar" people as the Bible calls people of the lord most high

within. It takes chutzpah to learn how we are all doing the best we can

considering the baggage we are dragging behind.

18 August 1999


(A)ccepts you as you are

(B)elieves in "you"

(C)alls you just to say "HI"

(D)oesn't give up on you

(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)

(F)orgives your mistakes

(G)ives unconditionally

(H)elps you

(I)nvites you over

(J)ust "be" with you

(K)eeps you close at heart

(L)oves you for who you are

(M)akes a difference in your life

(N)ever Judges

(O)ffers support

(P)icks you up

(Q)uiets your fears

(R)aises your spirits

(S)ays nice things about you

(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it

(U)nderstands you

(V)alues you

(W)alks beside you

(X)-plains things you don't understand

(Y)ells when you won't listen and

(Z)aps you back to reality

I got this from a friend of a friend. I do not know who the author is,

but if you do, tell me and I will give them credit.

19 August 1999


     For those following what I was writing on the DSM-III-R, you

might be interested in buying another book , "DSM-IV Made Easy"

by James Morrison at Amazon.com.

20 August 1999


     We are all searching for somethings. The web is one way to

search. I ran into a simple tool for searching done by some young

boys from India. You may enjoy using this web page search manager,

like I have enjoyed it.

     Searching for our answers is something that we know we are

doing, and, or we are denying we are doing, but we are. We are in

our conversation with God. Our life is that conversation. We can

make our life as lonely or intimate with God as we want. How

intimate our life is now is what we really want. Admitting that

we consciously and unconsciously want some intimacy and do

not want some intimacy helps. Admitting where we are can start

our process of changing where we are.

21 August 1999


     http://www.health.ufl.edu/hscc/storiesmar99/autism.html had

an interesting article from the University of Florida. Basically

autistic and schizophrenic people had high levels of milk products

in their urine and blood. Some were put on milk free diets and 80%

dropped their symptoms. I received this reference from

sylviac@netcom.com in her "Isis digest".

     I know that dropping milk and cheese products can help for

some conditions. I know of someone who dropped them and

dropped their sinus problems and problems with their nursing


     Soy milk is an interesting substitute. Soy in Spanish mean

"I am". It is interesting to me because I can trace problems

back to some judgments. Milk is a representation of nurturing,

maternal love. Not all of us got enough of that, nurturing

maternal love. Not all of our genetics got enough of that,

nurturing maternal love.

     One way back to nurturing maternal love is to let spirit

begin to provide more and more of that. One way to let that

happen is to forgive more and more.

22 August 1999

Our Day of Rest

     Join God in Enjoying the Whole Day.

Very Respectfully,    

Michael Foster, MA

Discovery Coach




"Learn HOW to recovery by discovering the blocks you need to remove and the actions you need to take and what you need to let go of as your blocks to your blessings."

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