SPIRITUAL TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL RELATED MENTAL ILLNESS
The purpose of burning gasoline and venturing out to a 12 Step Meeting of AA is to find your own personal higher power. If you find yourself in an AA meeting you have reached a stage where you must find some type of personal Jesus in order to escape the personal hell you have so handily created for yourself and everyone around you. Spiritual treatment is the only known cure for the mental diseases associated with alcoholism and drug addiction.
The reason for going to a Bob Anderson Primetime Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting is to self-identify my own rat brain thinking. It is only necessary to identify my own emotional illness so that I know what I am up against. I have to know what my major malfunction is so that I can deliver it up to God for cremation.
Rat brainism is an emotional development disease of self-authorized self-importance. The mentally ill rat brain alcoholic is preoccupied with internal experience. The anesthetized alcoholic acts in much the same way that a child with autism flails and screams at his impenetrable interior existence. Rat brains live in an inner fantasy world self-constructed to escape a painful outer existence and denial of consensus reality. This is why drug addicts have a tendency to stand out in the community.
Once deprived of his soothing and sedating mother’s milk of booze the sober alcoholic must experience who he really is. This can sometimes be painful and even lead to suicide. Some recovering patients are merely socially awkward individuals demonstrating mild Aspergers Syndrome. However some dry drunks become AA “leaders” pegging the needle at the rat brain end of the psychopathic scale. Most recovering people fall somewhere in-between. The healing goal is to demonstrate equanimity at AA Meetings and in consensus reality. Where in the Autism Spectrum do you score the highest: Mild Aspergers Syndrome or Full Blown Rat Brainism?
Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated by a number of major religions and ancient philosophies.
How Rat Brains Are Formed
According to the 12 Steps of AA, alcoholics suffer from “violent emotional twists below the level of consciousness” and this is the reason that they self-anesthetize with their drug of choice. In other words rat brains are created by their caregivers. Rat brain parents copulate to produce rat brain offspring. In a spirit of love and forgiveness imagine your parents not getting the strokes they wanted and maybe needed from their parents, i.e., your grandparents. Love is all you need.
The only known cure for alcohol related mental illness is to develop a daily spiritual practice. By meditating into Oneness with God the defense mechanism known as my personality dissolves and dissipates. If you want to recover from alcoholism you have to extinguish your tired and broken ego. So start meditating more and more each and every day. Increasing my total daily meditation time a little bit every day is how I thrive in the world today. She who meditates the longest wins!
The purpose of attending an AA meeting is to find God. The reason to stay at an AA meeting is to practice the application of spiritual principles to become the embodiment of God consciousness. Spiritual treatment for the disease of alcoholism can be found at only a few Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Here is a list of the best spiritual treatment meetings in metropolitan Los Angeles.
UPDATE – February 28, 2017: Please make sure you check the Internet for the latest information. Since viewers are hitting this blog I wrote a new alcoholism blog this morning. Everything happens within. Meditating in the desert is also extremely productive.
Sherman Oaks Primetime Men’s: 8:00 p.m.
Sherman Oaks Primetime Women’s: 7:30 p.m
Sherman Oaks Church
14401 Dickens Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Primetime is Now: 7:30 p.m.
Fairfax Senior Center
7929 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
New Freedom: 7:30 p.m.
Christine Emmerson Reed Park
Santa Monica Tennis Courts
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Primetime AA Saturday Night: 7:30 p.m.
Sherman Oaks Church
14401 Dickens St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Primetime AA Founder Bob Anderson’s Book:
Spiritual Treatment for Alcoholism
MAY 10, 2016 UPDATE: I am promoting spiritual healing of alcoholism with this new page on meditation and alcoholism.
Alcoholism is a disease that needs to be treated just like you would have your cancer treated. You can’t just talk about cancer and you can just talk about your drinking. The treatment for cancer is best done by medical specialists at special cancer hospitals.
The treatment for alcoholism is spiritual and can be learned and practiced at special Primetime AA. In Primetime there is only now moment treatment of alcoholism through spiritual practice. There is no one to blame and no one left to fight. Primetime AA is different and you will probably either love it or hate it. People hate Primetime because it is not easy. In Primetime you have to work on yourself, not your neighbor. I tried to get sober by going to civilian AA meetings and telling amusing stories about my drinking. It didn’t get me sober and it didn’t get anyone else sober. I didn’t get sober until I started practicing the first three steps of AA.
I had have the necessary spiritual awakening in order to fully recover from my disease of alcoholism. I couldn’t get sober by simply attending regular AA meetings. I had to recover from my illusion of separation with God. I found practical connection to God and a way to live my life through God source instead of my despondent, injured ego.
In Primetime AA Step One is an Awakening
Primetime AA has been called American Zen because of the immediacy of Primetime practice. I can only treat my alcoholism in the day that I am in. I begin to treat my alcoholism with a awareness of waking up to God consciousness. I continue to treat my alcoholism by maintaining my awakening.
In Primetime AA There Are No Drinking Stories
Most of the dialog at a regular meeting of alcoholics anonymous revolves around drinking. The speaker begins with: “I took my first drink at age twelve . . . ” The speaker then proceeds with a blow by blow account of his drinking career in a dark and entertaining spiel and then in the last minute of his pitch he says, “And then I came to AA and got sober. Thank you. Good night.” The recovery part of the person’s pitch is minuscule compared to the drinking part of the story. In Primetime the recovery and spirituality part of the story is the focus. In Primetime AA the focus is on the application of spiritual principles in the day that I am in. In Primetime there is a lot of quoting from “The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous” as well as “The Big Book of AA.” In Primetime these books are read aloud in first person singular: I admit that I am powerless over alcohol-that my life is unmanageable.