Daily Steps On Our Road to Recovery for 6 to 12 September 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.
6 September 1999
What To Do
Now that I can choose what to do, I need help
choosing. When I was working for someone else,
they often chose for me. That often was not the
wisest thing to do. That is why I choose to listen
to the lord most high within, for what is the wisest
thing to do, or not do, at that time.
A funny thing happened when we chose for our
self. I did more. That is because I was enjoying what
I did, more. Now, we are slowly learning how to be
more efficient, so we can enjoy more things.
7 September 1999
I am not a healer. This is just information that I am sharing.
When working with spirit, I have yet to find any difference in
the generic things that heal. The form of the wounds do not
seem to matter. Financial, Sexual, Addictions, DSM Coded
Disorders, and on and on. Wounds do not seem to matter,
our recovery processes are the same. They are the same for
me and anyone I work with.
It seems to me to be more important, to learn how spirit
heals, than to feed our egos on how we should heal. I am not
a healer, I just introduce some to that which is, the healer,
that helped and still helps me heal. My only real skills are
as a midwife at rebirths, and as a marriage broker with spirit.
I just want gratitude, I do not want to be needed.
I added a couple of directories to my page on searching.
I added a link on my bipolar page.
I updated my index page.
8 September 1999
I watched a show last night, about a court case of a mother,
accused of abusing her child, by over insisting on medical
procedures and operations and of doctoring her child to produce
symptoms. There is a fancy mental illness name for that. But, they
did not look at this as a place to assist in her recovery, they looked
at this as a way to punish someone. The had a lot of circumstantial
evidence, but no direct proof.
Interestingly, some of the circumstances continued to happen
after the child was separated from the mother. You know, when
there is a random pattern, life is like that. When the same thing
keeps happening, we are causing that, some how.
They were unfair to a jury to decide guilt or innocence. Some
day we will really believe we are innocent until proven guilty.
Some day, we will think first of family therapy, instead of the
our more expensive criminal justice system. Some day we will
use therapy to assist, instead of punish. Some day, we will see
that everyone is doing the best they can, with the baggage they
are dragging. Some day, we will help with their baggage, from
time to time. Unfortunately, so far our criminal justice system is
a mostly criminal and lessly justice system. Life is like that, until
we change that.
I added a new on line bank with free checking and bill paying
and an associates program for you on my get paid page.
9 September 1999
Black and White Thinking
Black and white thinking is stinking thinking. Black and white
thinking is either or thinking. Black and white thinking is irrational
thinking. Black and white thinking is when we think something is
always or never so. For example, when we say that "You never
take out the trash." The accurate thinking would be something like:
"I take out the trash 25% of the time. I want you to take the trash
out 100% of the time. I resent it when you forget and I remember.
I am angry that you do not do what I want you to do. I need to do
something different. What I am doing is not working. I need to
learn how to enjoy taking out the trash 25% of the time until I
can find ways to have to take it out less. I wonder what I can
I added a new place to store your backup files on the net on
my free page.
I added another free program to my recommended utilities
programs on my programs page.
10 September 1999
Never Give Up
There is a part of us that never gives up. There is a mystery
in that getting to know that part that never gives up, is known
only by giving up, to that part that never gives up. Another part
of that mystery is that we need to learn how to never give up
to get to know that part that never gives up. We need to
develop our capability to never give up, to contain and be
in harmony with our real part, that never gives up.
That part that never gives up is our lord most high within.
That part never gives up on us. That part loves us, no matter
what. That part forgives us, no matter what. That part lies in
wait for us, however long that takes.
11 & 12 September 1999
I am taking my weekend time to visit with my children
and grandchildren. Something we all can enjoy.
Michael Foster, MA
Your Personal 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."
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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