Category Archives: SPIRITUALITY

False Evidence Appearing Real – The Power Of Fear On The Mind

False Evidence Appearing Real is a well known acronym in recovery. In reality, fear isn’t actually happening in the present moment. It doesn’t exist.

As Eckhart Tolle, says there is a difference between your life and your life situation. Your life situation may be a mess but do you have what you need in the present moment? Do you have food, clothing, and shelter? Are your thoughts your thoughts or in reality are you just pure consciousness experiencing life. Can you be fully present in the now and enjoy God’s creations?

Could you have very little in the physical world but still be at peace? The answer is yes.

Another acronym for FEAR is Fuck Everything And Run – Well, that’s the reason we turn to addiction. To escape the burdens of life. When your life is falling apart before your very eyes the mental noise can be unbearable. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, it’s the only way we can turn off the dysfunctional self talk for some temporary relief. It seemed to work for a while but then it no longer works.

Let’s say you are in a position were you lose your job. Your mind starts projecting into the future. What am I going to do? How am I going to survive and take care of my family? I’m going to end up in the streets and I can’t deal with that. I don’t want to go on anymore. It drives people to the point of insanity and possibly suicide. Alcoholics of a certain variety need to either follow the spiritual path or drink, there is no in between. Many alcoholics wont follow the spiritual path because they can’t open their mind and have faith in a higher power. They are will not’s.

It requires major discipline but you can’t let the ego function control you. The mind is a tool just like the body. The difference is the body works on automation, the mind doesn’t. The mind is a great tool for thinking but other than that it should be turned off.

Be the watcher of your mind and witness how many thoughts are actually productive. As you witness you’ll realize that most thoughts are dysfunctional. Your mind is constantly trying to project fear, anger, jealousy, arrogance, fault finding and judgement of others. When these thoughts come up immediately dismiss them, think about God and become more aware of the present moment. Be of service to others, it gets you out of your head. Do God’s work and stop obsessing on your self. This is what has been working for me.

 

Freedom From The Bondage Of Self – The Spiritual Path To Finding God

In my recovery I realized that what is separating me from finding God is my self identity. This false sense of self identity that has been created out of dysfunction and has controlled me my whole life up until now. This self identity that has gripped me with fear, feelings of unworthiness and inferiority to others but at the same time feeling superior to others. It tells me I’m better than or less than you.

The ego is not your amigo. It is what separates me from everybody else. The ego will build a case against anybody. My ego will find fault in you, judge you, pretty much tear you apart in my mind. You can do something I don’t like and that is the end of our relationship and vice versa. I look back and think about all the people that have come and gone throughout my life.

Self will the enemy
My warped thought process is what keeps me from finding God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to form a relationship with God you have to let go of all preconceived ideas, present habits of thought, basically empty your self of self will because it is the self that blocks finding God. It is fear that keeps you from freedom and keeps you remained in bondage. It’s the fear that holds you back from moving forward and enjoying life.

We were all created unique in God’s image. We are each unique in our own way so to judge or find fault in others yourself is disrespecting God. I’m just starting to love myself for the first time in my life.

Psychic Change – Living in Peace By Doing the God’s Will

Addiction is a disease of extreme self centeredness. The addict is always pointing the finger at everybody else not aware that they are the problem.

The ego and the mental disease of alcoholism are constantly entering the mental state with dysfunctional thoughts such as resentment, finding fault in others, judging, anger, fear, inpatience, self pity, self delusion, etc. The ego function lives in the past and the future and is in denial of the present moment. You will begin to notice that most dysfunctional thoughts are fear based. Addicts live in fear.

We addicts have created a false sense of identity by believing all our thoughts are actually ours. When you realize they are not your thoughts you can be free from them. You no longer have to live in this false identity and can be free of it. You can begin to have a different perception of reality.

We have to watch our thought stream and when the ego projects a negative thought we have to repudiate it. This is what works for me. I’m fully aware of my thought stream. I don’t entertain negativity. The mind is a tool just like the body. When it isn’t being used it should be set aside. Watch the thoughts and you’ll see that most of them are dysfunctional and not constructive.

We have to be fully immersed in the present moment which is all we really have. When the ego begins to project negative thoughts into your mental state begin to concentrate harder on the present moment. Pay closer attention to your surroundings. Notice the trees, the birds, the sky. Stare in wonder and awe of all creation. Appreciate how amazing everything is. It’s all about shifting your mindset.

By shutting self centeredness out we can begin to think of and help others. You actually get a spiritual high making a difference in someones life. Give thanks and gratitude to God for being. You’ll no longer feel that you need and external possession like a new home or car to fix you. Being at peace is an inside job.

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Emmet Fox Sermon On The Mount

Emmet Fox was a mystic and biblical scholar whose writings had a profound effect on the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous and still do to this day.

Emmet Fox Sermon On The Mount was a book used by AA’s co founder Bill Wilson and the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous before the Big Book was published. Bill Wilson and his colleagues would listen to Emmet Fox speak in New York City. It’s a must have to help the reader get out of self will and develop a “God Consciousness.”

It focuses on the metaphysical teaching of Jesus Christ and how you can apply them in your life to develop the right mind set. The main premise of the book is that whatever is going on in your thought life will be produced in the material world. As within so without. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. That life is all about how you perceive things. We have to rid ourselves of all defects of character that keep us disconnected from God such as anger, fear, greed, jealousy, etc. If we are to have a relationship with a power greater than ourselves, we need to get rid of all preconceived ideas and be completely receptive to God’s guidance by having a completely open mind. The ego is constantly trying to block us from having a relationship with God.

What did Jesus teach? Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet Fox’s answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a “textbook of metaphysics” and the teachings of Jesus express—without dogma—a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be. For Fox, Jesus was “no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be.”In his most popular work, Emmet Fox shows how to: Understand the true nature of divine wisdom. Tap into the power of prayer. Develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality. Transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs. Claim our divine right to the full abundance of life.

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