Spiritualism is submission to the Divine Presence. That means knowing, accepting (not necessarily understanding) and acting. So, it is not a theoretical relationship, a temporary convenience. With integrity, it is a real, substantive bonding. Our Creator has made everything in the universe subservient to us, the Human. We are, in turn, their protector. Do we not cherish each and every gift, whether it has arrived to us in the form of a hope-giving relationship, a beneficial possession, an income source, a knowledge base, a sound leadership, a caring progeny, and nature’s bounty – good health, clean air, sparkling water, bright sunshine and nourishing food?
None of us really could have gotten any one of these things all by our lonely selves. Together we can make a car, but could we have made the iron, the aluminum, the copper, the silica, the rubber, etc. that goes into it? Of the nourishment that we regularly find in our glasses and on our plates, they too no human could have really brought to us.
So, as for those items that nourish our body, we must be grateful. The way to do that is not just by enjoying it, or thanking for it, but by taking care not to waste it. Just like all other gifts relatives and friends give us, our Creator’s gifts must be taken care of and shown respect.
So, an early, simple, easy task to determine our progress toward genuine spiritualism demands that we do not waste any drink or food. So, we should do grocery both by financial budgeting as well as on its expected use before expiry or spoiling. We must plate and pour only that much we can actually, healthily clear. Remember if every scientist, engineer, and factory owner on earth got together and all the spiritualists fell into a collective religious swoon neither a drop of orange juice nor a grain cereal would be coming forth.
Then, if we are to successfully use the Higher Being to sort out our lives for a better behavioral future, then let us respect what is on our plate and in our glass by not uncaringly and mindlessly throwing it away. Let us all learn to treat a gift like a gift!
Whether born of fun, situation-bred, or acquaintance-led exposure, and regardless of the age of initiation, alcoholism is an uncontrolled, debilitating chronic disease of the mind. Having become the go-to source of relief and leisure, a financially expensive habit, alcohol casts a pall of gloom over normal life. It affects people variously. In fact, five impact categories have been identified. Regardless, in the worst case scenario [9.2% of alcoholics; 38 years average age;
Drug Addiction originates in habitually consuming hard drugs [i.e., illegal or controlled substance without prescription]. Entering the body variously [via drinking, smoking and inhaling, snorting, smelling, injecting, inserting, etc.] for the express intention of gaining pure pleasure and relaxation it produces, in the long run it reveals itself to be the Trojan horse it is. It is an induced/acquired mental (i.e., psychological and emotional) and physical disease.
Once viewed as an impulse control failure, GA has been reclassified as a mental disease. No matter what gambling has been to a person, how it has arrived and is pursued – as a past-time or a challenge, casually or regularly, self-discovered or inducted, as an early starter or a late-comer, openly or secretly, in solvency or in-debt, family-sensitive or irresponsible - girded by precarious financial condition, its steely grip produces tremendous psychological and emotional
According to current professional assessment, HSD/IDO/SA is not a disease but an impulse control disorder. It is taking a normal, adult inclination into directions, places, times, people, and processes that are far from normal. Sexual Addiction is very secretively pursued and is quite destructive to one’s social status, health, relationships, legal standing, spiritual and ethical moorings, and sometimes even to one’s income earning capacity and assets
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“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”
“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”
“We are only as blind as we want to be.”
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
O God, I realize Your presence having been blind before Failing none, to every supplicant You lend Your blessed ear I am turning to You now even if I cared not to do so before With hope and prayer, inside Your high walls I take refuge Afford me clemency, security, and in all my affairs, reliability! Amen
Below, some punch lines hustle and little poems create Easy and handy, like prayers be, for earthly use To dust off and see each day through royally Good luck, fair weather and Godspeed!
O God, Save me from the excessiveness, indignity and hindrance created by “the piece of flesh between the jaws and the piece of flesh between the legs”! Amen
Religiosity appears winded, narrow to some Just like a river, for one given to compare But the river eventually meets up with the sea Imagine with proper religiosity where one could be!
Who hasn’t seen it, can anyone anywhere deny it A storm as it gathers, as it bears down and batters Yet at the end, it must wither and completely disappear? So, surely as the pesky storm, my future is clear with fair weather!