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12 Step Mysticism

Obsession with Mysticism Thank you for your interest in 12 Step Mysticsim. My lifelong obsession with mysticism helped me to recover from alcoholism and become a 12 Step Mystic. My obsession with mysticism also led me to become a Freemason. A true yogi must transform himself. Thank you to B.R. for your email about 12…

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SYMBOLIC

Black & White Symbolic Power This is the continuing story of how I was miraculously healed of postherpetic neuralgia using symbolic representations of ancient cosmic power. I did it spiritually by using meditation and visualization. My meditation is a constantly evolving practice and an enduring subject for yet another blog. I just lifted my practice…

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THE KINGDOM OF RECOVERY IS WITHIN: SELF-LEADERSHIP

The Body Keeps the Score, (2014) by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., CHAPTER 17 – PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER: SELF-LEADERSHIP, page 284:  “The critical insight is that all these parts have a function: To protect the self from feeling the full terror of annihilation. The final stage of healing is developing self-leadership skills to manage the…

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BUDDHIST MEDITATION MEETING VENICE CALIFORNIA

A Buddhist Recovery Path. The location of my new apartment was carefully chosen to be near recovery meetings, enlightened community and the beach. Randy Mermell’s excellent Principles in Application Primetime A.A. meeting will probably soon be live and in-person a few blocks from me at the Westside Hope Center. But it gets even better. I…

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PTSD & EMDR

EMDR Heals Traumatic Memories. Eye movement desensitizing and reprogramming (EMDR) has brought about a miraculous healing of my posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is one of the greatest things to happen in my life since I got sober on January 21, 2004. Step by step, bit by bit, my brokenness has been repaired. All it…

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ROAD TO RECOVERY

The road of recovery is the road of life. Working with trauma is as much about remembering how we survived as it is about what is broken. I survived my traumatic upbringing by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. The most effective trauma treatment available to me was the plant based medicine called alcohol. However, no…

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BROKEN

The most broken man ever to recover from alcoholism. It is quite possible that I could be the most broken man ever to recover from childhood trauma. Only very recently have I miraculously recovered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By practicing love and forgiveness I am now aware of my traumatic childhood and stunted emotional…

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COMEDY RECOVERY WITH RUSSEL BRAND

Lose the Personalities and Recover Your Higher Power. The way to cure your alcoholism or drug addiction is to recover a higher power of your own understanding. My higher power works for me and probably nobody else. My higher power is constantly unfolding. Today my higher power is mindfulness. Sometimes I call my higher power…