The Wheels Of Life Go Round & Round!

I am reading aritcles/books with regards to the human thought process, spirituality, issues, recovery ideas and overall the human condition. Having worked at the addictions centre, I did read the big book, those years ago, as well as study the program and the steps. I have been going over some of what I learnt, gathering information regarding, even coming upon The Big Book, a few day ago at a sale and buying it to read again. I have been reading, Canadian Addiction surveys, from difference sources..
” About 1 in 10 Canadians has these styles of heavier drinking, with significantly
higher percentages in the four Atlantic Provinces and in
Alberta. For a country of Canada’s size and diversity, there is considerable convergence in findings across provinces regarding the prevalence of alcohol and “illicit” drug use and related harms. There are also important differences in terms of levels and patterns of use, and risk of harms that are of significance not only to researchers, but to decision makers and ultimately to all Canadians.”
.. what caught my eye in that articles was the, 1 in 10 Canadians having this life style, to a point where it may cause harm to the user and their relationships. You love the addict, but hate the disease and that is why ALANON is out there and of course AA for the addict, themselves. No one is perfect. Addictions are diseases, not just in alcohol or drugs, but food, sex, etc. Then we have the mental labels/disorders, such as depression and bipolar, then the physical ailments such as, convulsions, auto-immune diseases and more.
So if statistics are showing, 1 in 10 have alcohol and drug issues, the other 9 maybe have the mental, physical, the gene pool maladies, leaving you a population of ailing people..lol.. and I am one of them and so is the other person on your right, and on my left. 😉 I think the world needs to be more compassionate with each other, stop being so dam judgemental!
The old saying, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors or don’t judge a book by its cover, should be more than just words! We need to take action. Read up on maladies of human kind, understand more of what others are going through. Because some day, you just may be the person who wishes, others were not so judgemental, if your life took a 360 turn, for the not so better.
Don’t take your health for granted, mental, physical and or spiritual. Some body loves you just the way you are!
Next week, to re-read, The Big Book, is on my agenda, of understanding. And remember, tomorrow is another day, to get it right and the day after that and after that and…  😉

My Trail Mix

me4I started walking this path the day I was born, but it did not become a reality for me until 2005 and I don’t think it will ever end.

My belief in something greater than myself.. a Goddess, a God, a Creator.

This Creator of mine is not who/what my parents believed in, the schools or churches I went to as a child. This Creator is something/someone who was with me through all my own life experiences, the most recent since 2005. My Creator has brought me comfort and salvation through lessons and unconditional love.  My Creator showed me, my own strength.

Until the day comes when we all hit our bottoms or begin searching for peace of mind, soul and body, the Creator awaits without judgement, arms wide open and guidance.

I found my Creator between the Wicca teachings and my native culture. I am fulfilled and humbly grateful.

 

 

He Forgot To Say I Love You

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11 yrs ago this month, a great man left this earth…My Father..Eugene D. Solomon. Dad wrote me a letter before that year, explaining why and apologizing for not expressing the words..I love you…to me as a child. I did not take his apology serious…until…after his passing, he come to me through a medium. Now some may say its all hocus-pocus,  however I never met or knew of this mediums existence before that day. She said, your father stands behind you (described him in detail) with a small dog in his arms, your dog and with a sad face he said he apologizes for taking your dog away. (he also related other details that no one but he and I would know about). Yes, that was my dog and yes this time, I accepted his apology for all the wrongs and accept to this day all the love he shares with me as my Guardian Angel with each breath against my cheek before I go to sleep..my father whispering the words, I love you. His personal best was what I received as a child and his unconditional love now, into eternity. Take no one for granted! This is the day of a new beginnings, don’t waste the season, live in the now and love every waking moment!!!

Moderation Is Key!

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I am one of those people, well, maybe I am only the one of the people I am talking about.. lol.. I doubt that. I don’t feel I am unique in every way and the way that I am unique, I won’t tell you about, that my friend, is what makes me unique. There are some things I do not need the approval of being, by any one, on this planet. So I have that little bit of mystery, which I think we all should have, mystery.
I have learnt over the years, the thing to enjoying life, no matter what it is, food, family, friends, people in general, activities, physical, mental and emotional standards is, MODERATION. I know I am the only one who can supervise my wants, needs and cravings. By the time we are 19, we should have some grasp on that, I think, but yet not always. I believe it is because life can toss shit our way, that saying, the shit hit the fan? Its unexpected and can set you back, however, all we need to do is get back on track.
I love, hot dogs! So instead of eating 8 hot dogs, which includes the bun and the wiener.. (wink) there’s an inside joke with that statement.. lol..I will eat one a day for 8 days and voila, its out of my system. C’mon, think of it, 8 hot dogs in one sitting would make me puke, but one a day, makes me smile. The same goes for my favorite chocolate bar, Big Turk.  Too many in one sitting would make me sick, but one Big Turk a day, makes me happy with a little sugar high.
So now, you see the method to my madness. After 8 days of having what I love, is not an overload at all, but learning to live a life of moderation, so when the time comes again, in 6 months to a year when those cravings pop up, I will moderate myself and enjoy spoiling that craving for 8 days.
Life is too darn short to rob ourselves of the devilish desires and cravings. Live life to the fullest! Just do it in moderation. Yes, even with love. I can love long and hard, but yet again, I have learnt how to take a breather and give my partner a breather.  Then it seems not to be going stale or making us sick…lol…  we can love other with all our hearts and unconditionally, that does not mean we have to be by their side 24/7.. remember, too much of a good thing, is probably not such a good thing. 🙂
Now where is that hot, Big Turk and my Dream Man at this morning!

Honey!?, You wouldn’t have chocolate hidden some where in your house, eh? 😉

 

 

My Twins Within

“My wisdom for the day, after 1 cup of coffee, is to simply define what I call, the twins, Dharma & Karma. Dharma is that child that can live within me for life. Karma is that child that can leave home, but guaranteed being, the prodigal child.. will always come back home. It’s never too late to practice some self loving, mindful Dharma, then good ole Karma will naturally come back to me, through others, in a good way.” – Snowy