“Think about when you were a kid and someone you loved gave you a little wink across the dining room table…Mom or Dad or Grandma.
You didn’t say, “What do you mean by that?” you knew it meant..”Hey kid, I’m thinking about your right now.”
That’s what a Godwink is too: a message of reassurance from above, directly to you, out of six billion people on the planet, saying…
”Hey Kid..I’m thinking of you!
Keep the faith. You’re never alone.” – Squire Rushnell
What is A twelve-step program
Admitting that one CANNOT CONTROL one’s addiction or COMPULSION; recognizing a HIGHER POWER that can give strength; examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member); making amends for these errors; LEARNING TO LIVE A NEW LIFE WITH A NEW CODE OF BEHAVIOUR & HELPING OTHERS WHO SUFFER FROM THE SAME addictions or COMPULSIONS.
An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation:
Compulsive behaviour involves an action that, on its own, is not physically addictive. It is defined as a behaviour that is conducted repeatedly due to a strong impulse – often against the best interest of the individual. The lack of a physical addiction separates this condition from alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, but compulsive behaviour can still be very harmful, and should not go untreated. The list of compulsive behaviours is wide-ranging, and can include any day-to-day activity that has become overpowering and destructive in an individual’s life. Compulsive behaviours are a recognized psychological condition in the mental health community, due to the frequency of the behaviour and the overall affect on quality of life.
People from all walks of life enter centers offering 12 step programs for addictions and compulsions. I truly believe one does not have to have an addiction to benefit from a 12 step program. So many people are suffering spiritually, which is showing itself in disruptive behaviours, in the young and younger, robbing them of inner peace and self sanity.
After a very trying time in my life, HE lead me to a place where I could see first hand what a person looks like physically and what they go through when their life’s are lead by addictions and compulsions. And the first shock of that is at intake which I did on Sundays, the Lord’s day, of all days, people looking to be saved from the greatest beast, the self. In need of learning how to tame that beast which we all have in us and learning how to treat it and live with it.
In a 12 step program, each step gets harder to take because you’re up against yourself, the person you can’t fool for too long before it shows in so many ways in your life..
*You will be
*Admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or COMPULSION;
*Recognizing a HIGHER POWER that can give strength; examining past errors with the
help of a sponsor (experienced member);
*Making amends for these errors; learning to live a new life with a new code of behaviour;
*Helping others who suffer from the same addictions or COMPULSIONS.
The greatest part of working at this certain center was the fact it had the native culture embedded into the program, which even brought those seeking, spiritual soothing. We all can use spiritual soothing at some point in our lives, it’s just admitting we do and realizing we are not alone.
So it is all about getting back to the basics, living a spiritually calming life in a world that is in an uproar. Help to do so is out there, just ask.