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 Cod consciousness, Buddha consciousness, Christ consciousness or I simply call it self-awareness. You can recover your higher power and experience instantaneous enlightenment right here right now for free.
Or you can pay failed actor and comedian Russell Brand to teach you that you need his online community and the abundant use of the F-word. Mr. Brand re-wrote his own version of the 12 Steps and eliminated both God and Higher Power. He even eliminated prayer and meditation. Here are Russell Brand’s 12 Steps to becoming a fast talking, profanity spewing comedian:
Thank you for your feed back, you have all saved me from becoming a recovery guru
Thank you for helping me to recover my higher power and the realization that I do not want to be the head guy in Alcoholics Anonymous. I know from my recent experience with feed back from these recovery blogs that for every idea that people agree with me, there will be two people who disagree. Thank you for your valuable feedback. You have saved me from becoming a recovery guru like Russel Brand. Maybe we all just need to recover our inner comedians. You can recover your inner comedian right here in this blog for free!
You don’t need a sponsor so much as you need to recover your lost yoga mat.
The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous were designed to practice timeless spiritual principles, not become dependent upon another human being called a sponsor. The word sponsor is not mentioned in the short form listing of the 12 Steps and the word sponsor is only briefly mentioned in the long form. You can get a sponsor for free at any A.A. meeting whether it is on Zoom or one of the recently re-opened live and in-person meetings. There are also plenty of people who are offering to be your sponsor for money. You could even pay Russell Brand to recover your lost yoga mat.
I am teaching about recovery for free
I know from recent experience that when I write about the causes of alcoholism as stated in Steps Eight and Twelve some of you will immediately fight me. Even though I am discussing the violent emotional twists that cause our alcoholism in Step Eight, your alcoholic mind will immediately disagree. I love you and thank you for your postings disagreeing with me, I really do. The 12 Steps have taught me to stop fighting everyone and everything. I love you because your online disagreeing with me helps me to recover my higher power. This saves me from the time and expense of going to a Primetime A.A. meeting for you to disagree with me. Gas is expensive. I am an old man with less time in front of me than there is behind me. I do not think that my God of my understanding wants me to go out and become an A.A. guru. I am one of the most broken souls to ever recover from alcoholism. What the heck do I know. I know nothing.
What the heck to I know, I only read books and go to my own Higher Power of my own understanding. When I post my opinions and those of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Step Eight are that childhood trauma is one of the causes of our alcoholism some of you have posted disagreement that “I need the allergy principle to be included” or “I need the meeting aspect included” or “I need this” or “I need that.” The Steps state that we must stop fighting everyone and everything. Of course the Steps discuss Bill W. and Dr. Bob’s theory on the allergy concept of alcoholism. Your self-awareness can lead you there if you so desire. For me personally, I am done with drinking alcohol and so the allergy concept is not at the forefront of my consciousness. Maybe you are new and physical sobriety is still an issue for you. My sobriety date is January 21, 2004 and so I am into the emotional sobriety of being a semi-recluse during this coronavirus pandemic that is well into it’s second year.
Celebrities are teaching recovery for money
Russell Brand, Bessel van der Kolk and myself are all of the opinion that practicing yoga and mindfulness can help you to recover your inner awareness. You can purchase Dr. van der Kolk’s excellent book, The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma for $11.00 on Amazon. You can pay Russell Brand $199.99 for him to tell you about yoga. Or you can read about yoga, alcoholism and healing right here for free. I have just had my second cup of morning tea and so now it is time for my yoga practice!