Daily Steps On Our Road to Recovery for 23 to 29 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.
23 August 1999
I am amazed at how easy it is to have conspiracy
theories, about governments and secret groups. Theories
are even starting now about John Kennedy Jr. A straight
forward case of a human tragedy. However, there is a
Governments and secret societies are up front about
what they are about. They are about "Control". The secret
societies are about "Chaos" so that they can attain "Control".
They are the Persecutors in the Eternal Triangle. The People
are the Victims. The Secret Societies think they are the
Rescuers, but they are really only Persecutory in their actions,
and in their future intents.
There is a Rescuer in the Eternal Triangle. That Rescuer
is in a conspiracy. That conspiracy is about bringing health,
wealth, happiness and spiritual peace to the people. That
conspirator is the Holy Spirit. It has many names, but its
purpose never varies. It is always working to transform
our curses into blessings. It is always working to transform
our persecutions into blessings. It is always working to
transform our victimhood into blessings. The catch is that
we have to learn how to let it, and to become aware of how
it is working. and to get on with cooperating with our grand
24 August 1999
Recovery is about Discovering How to Cooperate with our
own Recovery. Others recover as we cooperate with our
recovery. I have discovered many ways the hard way.
Perhaps we can discover easier ways together. What ways
have you discovered?
Recovery is about discovering who we are. We are
children of the lord most high within everyone. Saying that
and discovering that are two different things. Saying helps
to discover that.
Recovery is about taking actions that tell ourselves who
we are. Recovery is about choosing better, choosing more
important things. Recovery is about accepting the choices
we have made. Recovery is about learning how to let our
lord most high within choose.
25 August 1999
Spirit and Religions
Religions are attempts to organize spirit. Spirit is inherently
incapable of being organized. That does not mean that spirit
does not use religions. Spirit uses religions to form relationships
with followers of religions. When a relationship happens and the
person is open to the process, a spiritual journey with spirit is
an adventure. Where each adventure leads is where spirit leads.
Ultimately, it is up to spirit to show what and who spirit is.
Too many religions try to do spirit's job. The real function of
religions is to perform an introduction for a courtship and then
stand back and watch the marriage with spirit, pregnancy by spirit,
rebirth in spirit, and spiritual growth happen.
Too many religions are afraid of what spirit might reveal to
their followers. That is why they set up control systems and
hierarchies. When you are seeing hierarchies you are seeing
religions and when you are seeing equality you are seeing spirit.
26 August 1999
There is a forgiveness self test that helps tell how much we
have forgiven. The test is at:
And, it is worth a bookmark, just to check back for each person
and or situation or history or ... that we have problems forgiving.
Forgiveness helps the forgiver. It may help the forgiven, when
they are ready to let go of their own judgments and stinking thinking.
27 August 1999
Forgiveness and Power
Someone wrote, that JC did not mean to forgive someone, of greater
power. They thought that sexual or domestic violence could not be
forgiven, until there was equal power. That is, the abuser must be
stripped of power and or the victim must be raised in power. There
is a good thought in there, about equality of power, but they have
mistaken earthly power for spiritual power. They also noted that
some churches support a disparity of power, to maintain their
positions and power. Also sometimes true, but this is only about
When they consider this some more later they may realize that
they are saying that they could not forgive God, because He has
more power than they do. Again, they may fall into the same trap
of confusing earthly power with spiritual power. God has infinite
spiritual power and no earthly power. The only earthly power
God has is when we let his love and forgiveness flow through us.
What is flowing is spiritual power, not earthly power.
28 August 1999
So, let us consider spiritual power. God forgave everyone.
God atoned for everyone. So, spiritual power is gained by
coming into agreement with God, accepting His atonement
and by giving His atonement.
When it appears that abusers have more power than their
victims, they only have earthly power. When the victims forgive
their abusers and themselves, they gain spiritual power. They
become spiritually equal to their abusers. The nature of spiritual
power is not to lord it over others. The nature of earthly power
is to lord it over others.
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29 August 1999
Our Day of Rest
Time to let Meditation Happen All Day.
Michael Foster, MA
"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."
From my book in process, The Spiritual Cookbook (Generic Recipes for a Better Life)
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I started my daily page, because it is useful for me to look for some recovery tip or secret each day for my spiritual growth. we and I only need one secret to work on and let it work on me each day. They are secrets because they are usually the opposite of what the majority of society teaches. They must be secret because they are not commonly used. A friend of mine once said "Common Sense is not much in Common.". Now that I have grandchildren I am also writing for them. I would have really liked for my grandparents to have passed on what they learned.
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